Developed and tested with and for operators , the HPC® Plate Carrier Vest is designed to meet the needs of the modern fighter .
The HPC® Plate Carrier has been developed to be minimalist , modular , scalable and above all comfortable – even over extended periods of wear.
Minimalist : no frills, we went for the simplest even if it's not the easiest: it weighs only 470 grams !
Modular : equipped with numerous MOLLE loops and compatible with the majority of front pockets (ITW buckles, G-hook, etc.), the HPC® Plate Carrier Vest will allow you to build a solution that meets your needs.
Scalable : the HPC® Plate Carrier Vest can be worn smooth or fully loaded in front, behind and on the sides.
Comfortable : often overlooked by manufacturers, comfort is essential. The HPC® Plate Carrier has been developed to be worn for hours and even days in a row thanks to its internal structure and numerous adjustments.
By ordering on this page, you will receive :
A front plate pocket with removable QASM clips provided, a rear plate pocket and adjustable and removable shoulder straps with sleeves .
Cummerbunds are not provided.
The HPC® Plate Carrier is made for SAPI Medium or 25x30cm plates. On request only, we can produce specific sizes, but only the size Medium/25x30cm is stocked.
The adjustment ranges of the shoulder straps will allow you to adapt the HPC® Plate Carrier Vest to your body and your needs.
The HPC® Plate Carrier Vest has a very large admin pocket on its front. You can easily store a telephone, small equipment, cards, etc.
In front of this admin pocket, the HPC® Plate Carrier Vest has 4 columns of 4 rows of MOLLE to attach equipment, pass cables but above all to attach a pivoting support for smartphones such as Juggernaut, Kaëgwerks, etc. The placement of this modular panel has been specifically made so that you can fully open your rotating smartphone platform even on top of your FA chargers.
On either side of the modular admin panel, vertical loops will allow you to mount QASM loops ( provided ) or attach G hooks to attach a modular platform such as the HMCR®
On the lower part of the front plate pocket of the HPC® Plate Carrier, there is a large Velcro panel to anchor the modular platform mentioned in the previous paragraph.
The row of MOLLE loops allows the mounting of a bulletproof flap , the anchoring of small equipment such as light sticks, gloves, etc. but also ensures compatibility with our shield holder harness .
At the back, there is a classic platform of 6 rows and 6 columns of MOLLE . Compatibility accessories are being developed, in particular to attach Velcro bibs, ensure compatibility with modular rear panel systems , etc.
On the edge, the HPC® Plate Carrier Vest has elastic cable passages to better manage your wiring, but also your hydration tubes, etc.
The interior of the HPC® Plate Carrier is made of military grade spandex . This elastic material is comfortable to wear and dries quickly .
On each side, thick padding ensures comfort while the space between these two padded panels creates an airflow channel to prevent overheating.
The shoulder straps are totally removable , which will allow you to change the buckles connecting the shoulder straps to the front plate pocket of your HPC® Plate Carrier. You will be able to use any buckle that fits on a 25mm strap from the standard ITW buckle to an Austri Alpin quick release buckle via the metal rings.
Shoulder width adjustment . With the HPC® Plate Carrier Vest, you can modulate the spacing of the shoulder straps according to your morphology, if you wish over a pack of flexible protections, etc. All you have to do is remove the anchors from the shoulder straps and mount them in the appropriate position like MOLLE loops. The adjustment is made in the admin pocket and we advise you to remove your ballistic protection from the front plate pocket in order to facilitate access to the adjustment.
Mounting a permanent velcro banana. You can mount a velcro banana directly on the Plate Carrier HPC®. The advantage of a permanent mounting is multiple: it prevents having to remove the banana each time you remove the plate carrier or the front pocket, move the center of gravity to improve comfort – especially during races fast and in a crouched position. This assembly is compatible with the standard direction of velcro bananas (loops on the front, hooks on the body side), but thanks to our proprietary closure, the hook velcro that tends to prematurely wear out combat shirts will never come into contact with those -this.
Ultimate cummerbund compatibility. The goal is that you can use the cummerbunds that really meet your needs and not impose a specific cummerbund model on an assembly. Our Rigid and elastic Cummerbunds are of course a great option for the HPC® Plate Carrier, but depending on your needs, they may not be the optimal solution. You will be able to mount cummerbunds with Velcro anchoring, elastic skeleton cummerbunds and also quite simply the simpler cummerbunds that go into a cuff like the LBX Tactical for example.