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AR500 Armor Testudo™ Gen 2 Plate Carrier

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Bulletproof Zone will only ship orders completed in full. For example, if you purchase three items and one of the targets is on back order, we will have to wait until the last item is ready before we can ship out your order. We have to wait until your order is fulfilled 100% before shipping because we want to always provide you with the best pricing possible.

We will bear the shipping cost for products returned because of product defect, misrepresentation, or false description. Afterward, we will initiate a full reimbursement should you decline an offer to replace the item with the same item of equal value and assured quality.

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We back all our products with a customer satisfaction guarantee, so we created a fair cancellation policy. Should you cancel an order or wish to return your order after delivery for any reason other than a product defect or misrepresentation, you are subject to an administration and restocking fee equal to 10% of your order with a minimum of $25, whether or not your order has shipped.

All orders are final and cannot be canceled once the order has processed due to our fast shipping times. If the order is within the proper time frame, contact Bulletproof Zone. This policy will be reviewed on an individual basis. All sales are final on all closeout items.

Return requests must be made within 14 calendar days upon receipt of shipment. Gear must be unused and in original packaging.

Though we offer “free shipping” on many of our items, it does not mean there is not an expense associated with the shipping. Shipping is factored into the cost. Should you return a product that was ordered by mistake, without defect, etc., you will be responsible for our original shipping cost(s) associated with the transaction. 

Should an item be returned because it was defective, misrepresented, not as described, etc., Bulletproof Zone will issue a full refund and will reimburse the customer for all shipping expenses associated with the return. However, the product must be returned via USPS flat-rate shipping in order to receive a shipping expense refund. Buyers must ensure all returned parcels receive delivery AND signature confirmation. Insurance is highly recommended as we cannot issue a refund for an item that we do not receive back should it get lost/damaged during transit.

Please allow 5-10 business days from the time the item is received to process a refund. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

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Price Match

Price Guarantee

At Bulletproof Zone, we ensure that you get the absolute best prices for Bulletproof Vests, Plate Carriers, Bulletproof Clothing, Bulletproof Backpacks, as well as other tactical gear and safety products, all while ensuring the highest quality.

For us, providing products of the highest quality is unnegotiable. As always, high-quality products do not come cheap, but we ensure that it is reasonably priced using our exclusive contracts with the best protective product manufacturers.

We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering. To show our confidence in our prices, we offer a price guarantee to our customers. If you find out within six months from your purchase of an item that our company offered an item for a price higher than our competition, we will refund the difference. 

To get a refund, all you need to do is e-mail us a link to the product on our website and the same product on our competitor’s website within six months from the date of your purchase, and we will process the refund accordingly.

Terms and Conditions of our 100% Price Guarantee:

  • You must have purchased the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Discounted goods and goods received as an Ad on such as; buy one, get one free offer are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitor's website
  • The 100% price guarantee is only valid within the first six months from the date of purchase
  • The competitor must be an online store; they may not have a retail location
  • The competitor website cannot be a discounter or an auction website (i.e., eBay, overstock, etc.)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges; it excludes sales tax


    AR500 Armor Testudo™ Gen 2 Plate Carrier

    *Please note due to high demand, lead times may range between 8-14 weeks.


    AR500 flagship product, the Testudo Gen 2.0 plate carrier offers maximum coverage and load-bearing capability, right out of the box!

    When armor coverage is your primary concern, our all-inclusive Testudo™ Gen 2.0 plate carrier has you covered.

    Named after the Roman army’s defensive formation, the Testudo provides you the maximum coverage of all our plate carriers, right out of the box.

    The Testudo will accommodate 10”x12” or 11”x14” body armor of any type. Its fully-adjustable cummerbund and shoulder straps make the Testudo versatile enough for large or medium body types. Plenty of PALS webbing for attaching your MOLLE-compatible pouches, holsters, and accessories. The generous supply of Velcro -- covering all the PALS webbing -- offers superior versatility for placement of medical, moto, or other patches or gear.

    All inclusive

    As AR500 flagship carrier, the Testudo has everything you need, right out of the box. The removable cummerbund sports integrated side-armor pockets, and the low-offset shoulder straps mean the rear plate pocket rides at the proper height. If you run plates smaller than 10”x12”, add the Adaptive Plate Insert and you’ve got everything from a lightweight run-and-gun setup, all the way to fully-kitted, maximum protection and load-bearing carrier. Just add armor and pouches (sold separately), and you're good to go!

    Product Highlights:

    • Durable: constructed with quality nylon and bar tacks
    • All Inclusive: complete, and ready out of the box, including cummerbund with integrated side-armor pockets
    • Comfortable: padded inner lining and shoulder pads
    • Customizable: Built-in cummerbund with side plate pouches
    • Versatile: designed for optimal mobility 
    • Optimal fit: for body types medium to 2XL
    Product Specifications:
    Product Name Testudo Gen 2
    Carrier Manufacturer AR500 Armor (Vietnam)
    Cummerbund Cummerbund w/ side plate pockets
    Carrier Construction Material 500D Nylon
    Carrier Features Cummerbund, Quick Detach, Admin Pocket, Kangaroo Pouch, Chest Rig Attach Points, Drag Handle, ID Panel
    Supported Plate Sizes 11" x 14"
    Body Armor Level Charts


    Bundle Options Summary

    No bundle option

    1 x AR500 Armor® Testudo™ Plate Carrier - Gen 2

    General Issue option

    1 x AR500 Armor® Testudo™ Plate Carrier - Gen 2
    2 x Level III 10"x12" Flat, Base Coat

    Well Equipped option

    1 x AR500 Armor® Testudo™ Plate Carrier - Gen 2
    2 x Level III+ 10" x 12" Multi-Curve, Base Coat
    2 x AR500 Armor® Blunt Force Trauma Pad - 10" x 12"

    Fully Loaded option

    1 x AR500 Armor® Testudo™ Plate Carrier - Gen 2
    2 x Level III+ Lightweight 10" x 12" ALSC Multi-Curve, Build Up Coat
    2 x AR500 Armor® Blunt Force Trauma Pad - 10" x 12"
    1 x AR500 Armor® Multi-Caliber Pistol Holster (MCPH)
    1 x Multi-Caliber Pistol Magazine Double Pouch (MCPMP) 
    1 x Multi-Caliber Rifle Magazine Double Pouch

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    Aaron B.
    United States United States
    My Newest Plate Carrier

    It was easy to fit! And it is very well made! I like it a lot better than the first one I bought from the competition! Shipping took a little long but I understand why now! Great over all product!!!

    Dan H.
    United States

    Very good, 10 Stars

    Maureen C.
    United States
    Testudo gen2

    Plate carrier is very well built and fits great! Great customer service also.

    Garth N.
    United States
    Pretty good

    Just got this & started to put mag pouches on & getting squared away. Even with the plates installed it seems the weight is well disrupted. It’s going to take a little testing but so far I’m liking it.

    Bill C.

    I am more than pleased with my purchase for 2 reasons. 1st... this rig is built like a tank. No skimping on the stitching OR hook & loop adjustment/closures ANYWHERE. And 2nd... customer support it tier one. I had an initial concern about the side plate pockets being too small. They promptly researched my concern only to find it was my overlooking the pockets are made with extensions to accommodate the larger plates. BOOM!... DONE! This is a great product and they are the best to do business with.


    At Bulletproof Zone, we are passionate about protecting lives. Every piece from our catalog is designed and rigorously tested to provide the highest quality of protection you need from firearms, explosives or even close quarters combat

    We’ve partnered with various manufacturers that operate within the United States under a strict set of guidelines both on a national and corporate level so that when you shop with us, you will be able to select from the highest quality body armor, ballistic plates and tactical gear available on the market.