PLATEminus™ V6 is built with the same fully MOLLE compatible MOLLEminus platform as the original PLATEminus™. This provides fully modular load carriage capability but significantly reduces weight and bulk over traditional armor carriers. PLATEminus™ V6 is designed to hold ESAPI/SPEAR armored plates and has fully enclosed plate pockets which protect the plates. “Plate 6” provides users with built-in 6”x6” side plate pockets and cummerbund side closures. It also has a flat admin pocket behind the front loop field and a drag handle on the back.
Side Plate Pockets - available in a low profile version without side plate pockets and adjustable side straps for low threat environment or side plate pockets that fit 6” x 6” hard armor side plates secured with a Ten-Speed® cummerbund for a more secure fit and to hold extra mags or equipment.
The Ball Loaded Index Point, or BLIP™ for short, is a feature found on all our lidded pouches. The BLIP was born in the freezing rain on a Blackwater range. It was there we realized that when you can’t feel your fingers, it’s very difficult to get a grasp on a flat piece of webbing and distinguish a pull tab. The ball doesn’t rely on friction; the bones in your fingers positively engage it. BLIP’s form is both easy to pull and impossible to miss.
The back of the PLATEminus 6 Armor Carrier has eyelets designed for running radio antenna's to cables through and connecting communication devices without extra gear needed, as seen in the gallery. The drag handle is another addition to the Plate carrier.
The carrier is fully adjustable for the user size with adjustable hook and hoop secured shoulder straps and adjustable side straps. A large pattern matched loop field on the front can be left empty or used to display name, department, or flag patches.
The PLATEminus carriers ESAPI or SPEAR 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.