Plate carriers are lightweight vests that are designed to allow the wearer to choose the level of protection they want via pockets that can fit a variety of Ballistic Plates as opposed to Bullet Proof Vests whose NIJ levels are set most of the time. Plate Carriers are fully adjustable making them comfortable for any body type and have a quick release buckle system for easy removal in emergency situations. Our plate carriers also use a combination of pockets velcro and MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) webbing for all of your mission essential attachments and equipment.
The type of armor being used will also affect the set up's and must also be taken into consideration when deciding on a plate carrier. Protection Level, Armor Type (Hard or Soft), Weight, and Size are all factors that you should look at for the situations you find yourself in most often. The size and weight of the plates your carrier of choice will accommodate can greatly impact your comfort and ability to move over extended periods of time. See our blog on the Different Types of Body Armor for more information to help you make an informed decision.
At Bulletproof Zone, we partner with quality brands like Protect the Force, Spartan Armor Systems, AR500 Armor, Chase Tactical, Warrior Assault Systems, and Shellback Tactical to ensure you have access to only the highest quality Plate Carriers and other Ballistic Body Armor. For more information on what to consider before getting your first Plate Carrier, see our blog post on 10 Considerations Before Purchasing A Bulletproof Vest. If you've already chosen your vest and are excited to go, our blog on How to Set Up Your Plate Carrier might help you find some additional options and accessories you may want to consider adding to your rig. Set up your next rig and get the protection you need today!