PLATEminus combines the advanced technology and superior design to bring you a full featured plate carrier that can be worn slick and light or fully kitted out. This light weight body armor is perfectly suited as a low profile carrier or a fully loaded MOLLE compatible plate carrier system. The carrier is built with ULTRAcomp® - an extremely durable, battle proven high performance laminate that has been laser cut for a precision down to the thousandth of an inch. The laser cut MOLLEminus™ feilds are fully MOLLE compatible that saves weight and bulk over traditional sewn MOLLE webbing. The latest generation of MOLLEminus provides a greater range of adjustment of pouches over the first generation ‘slots and holes’ and also minimizes snags on clothing or other gear.
If you are interested in having having side plate pockets, checkout the PLATEminus V4 or the PLATE-6 (the latest version of the Version 4 Armor System).
The PLATEminus 3 carriers SAPI or ESAPI armor plates with or without soft armor backers in an enclosed tweave plate pocket. Other nonstandard sized steel or composite armor may fit depending on the size. Remember to size the carrier in the options to the plate size, NOT the user physical size.
Medium 9.5" wide x 12.5" high x 1.25" thick -For Medium SAPI / ESAPI plates
Large 10.25" wide x 13.25" high x 1.25" thick - For Large SAPI / ESAPI plates
Along with having adjustable shoulder straps on the Plate Carrier, there are additional hook and loop fields that can be used to secure belt systems with straps that hang over the shoulder. This allows for maximum adjustment for any body type while allowing other shoulder straps to stay in the desired location. The straps also features MOLLE fields for small pouches, such as tourniquet or pistol pouch.
When worn, the PLATEminus is ultralight - at less than a pound empty – the Armor Carrier sides use an adjustable strap for fitting the end user. With plates, the whole setup is very thin, secure, and snag free for very easy wear and use whether it is under an outer garment, in a vehicle, or training at the range.
A large pattern matched loop field on the front can be left empty for MOLLE pouches or used to display name, department, or flag patches. A popular combination is combining this space with the MOLLE Admin Pouch, which allows for additional storage along with a patch display location.
Every Tactical Vest should be made with ULTAcomp® - the high performance laminate that is both flame resistant to water resistant. This extra strong material is found on a wide range of products at Blue Force Gear: from chest rigs, belts, to mag pouches and more.