So I've been looking around at some of this body armor junk and got to thinking. Is there an advantage to doing that over wearing a good chest protector and elbow pads? i can see the ease of putting everything on, and that everything stays nicely in place, but are there any real protection benifits. Seems like they'd be hotter too. I found many on ebay for under $100. What's with that? Is it cheap China junk or what? Most B.A. suits are $140+ new. If there are real advantages to the suits, and the higher end ebay ones are decent, i might consider them. But it sounds wierd to me.