Plate Carriers

Shadow Armor Systems Plate Carriers: What You Need to Know

What is a Plate Carrier?
A plate carrier is an essential piece of modern tactical gear designed to provide protection and functionality for military personnel, law enforcement officers, and others operating in high-risk environments. It holds ballistic plates, typically made of ceramic, steel, or composite materials, to offer protection against bullets and other ballistic threats.

Plate Carrier vs. Bulletproof Vest
Plate carriers have distinct advantages over non-adjustable bulletproof vests. They are adjustable to accommodate different body types and often include features like shoulder pads and quick-release buckle systems for emergency situations. Our tactical armor carriers use a combination of pocket velcro and MOLLE webbing to attach and carry mission-essential equipment. Some plate carriers even have an emergency drag handle for evacuations. These features enhance comfort and usability, making them suitable for prolonged wear.

What is a Plate Carrier Used For?
A plate carrier, when combined with ballistic armor plates, protects the chest from rifle rounds. It is used primarily for protection and can carry tactical equipment needed for missions, such as magazines, first aid kits, flashlights, and more.

Plate Carriers FAQ
- Can you bring a plate carrier on a plane? Plate carriers are generally allowed in carry-on or checked baggage, but it's essential to check TSA and airline policies before traveling.
- Is it illegal to wear a plate carrier in public? While body armor is legal in all 50 states, some states have restrictions on where it can be worn. Check local laws for specific regulations.
- Is a plate carrier bulletproof? Plate carriers provide protection based on the armor plates used. There are different levels of armor available, each offering varying degrees of protection.
- What is body armor made of? Plate carriers are typically made of durable synthetic materials like nylon or polyester, while armor plates can be ceramic, steel, polyethylene, or a combination.

Can You Buy Your Own Body Armor in the Army?
Policies regarding personal gear vary by unit, so it's essential to check with your unit's regulations. Some units allow personnel to purchase and use their own gear as long as it meets certain standards.

With Shadow Armor Systems plate carriers, you get the protection and functionality you need for any mission or situation. Built to last with durable materials and designed for comfort and usability, our plate carriers are the ideal choice for modern warriors.