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Blue Force Gear PLATEminus V2

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PLATEminus was designed from the ground up to be the lightest plate carrier available. Perfect for low profile / low-viz work, PLATEminus eliminated all of the unnecessary bulk enabling it to be worn under outer garments while still being fully MOLLE compatible. 

PLATEminus plate pockets are constructed from color matched CORDURA for maximum signature reduction - eliminating black plates showing through the MOLLEminus front or the need for separate plate socks or painting. The back of the plate pockets are Tweave to allow some give for various plate sizes or shapes.

PLATEminus V2 or simply "PLATE 2" is a result of direct feedback from both our extensive beta testing and customers of the PLATEminus. Not only is PLATE 2 the second in the PLATEminus line but is the solution for the two most requested features  side plate pockets and a cummerbund.

PLATE 2 is the 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. PLATE 2 is built around the SAPI / ESAPI armored plates, and like PLATE 1, have fully enclosed plate pockets which protect the plates and provide maximum signature management by eliminating black plates or the need for additional socks.

The Side plates are also fully enclosed with a unique and effective double fold. The front of the side plate pockets are also MOLLE compatible to mount magazine pouches, trauma kits, or utility pouches. 

The cummerbund is fully adjustable and features military grade Ten-Speed elastic. The multi-use cummerbunds can double as a magazine pouches or hold similar sized items such as trauma dressings. The overall length is adjustable by the back panel and also the side plate pockets. PLATE 2 ships with a standard 2 cell cummerbund which will work for most sizes (chest size 38 45) but is compatible with the LMAC Side Closures for smaller or larger sizes. 

Small - 8.75" wide x 11.75" high x 1.25" thick - For Small SAPI / ESAPI plates
Medium 9.5" wide x 12.5" high x 1.25" thick -For Medium SAPI / ESAPI plates
Large 10.25" wide x 13.25" high x 1.25" thick - For large SAPI / ESAPI plates
Extra Large 11" wide x 14" high x 1.25" thick - For Extra Large SAPI / ESAPI plates

***For non-standard sized plates, order the smallest, closest size. Other plates may or may not fit.***

MOLLEminus Technology starts with Blue Force Gear's proprietary ULTRAcomp laminate material which is half the thickness of a dime and 4 times as abrasion resistant as 1000d CORDURA? fabric. The ULTRAcomp laminate is laser cut to create a fully MOLLE compatible matrix of slots and voids that greatly reduces weight, complexity, and potential failure points compared to traditionally constructed MOLLE platforms. 

As with all Blue Force Gear, it is made with excellence in the USA and carries a limited lifetime warranty.

Applications

Fits:

  • SAPI/ESAPIs with soft armor backers
  • Side pockets compatible with 6"x6" side plates
  • Other armored plates may fit. See Technical tab for more details. 
  • Fully MOLLE compatible
  • Increase weight savings by using pouches with the Helium Whisper? attachment system

Size according to SAPI / ESAPI plate size - NOT shirt, coat, or chest size
Small - 8.75" x 11.75"
Medium - 9.5" x 12.5"
Large - 10.125" x 13.25"
Extra Large - 11" x 14"

ESAPI plates with soft armor backer are approximately 1.25?? thick. Other armor plates may vary.

Technical

Size according to SAPI / ESAPI plate size - NOT shirt, coat, or chest size
Small - 8.75" x 11.75"
Medium - 9.5" x 12.5"
Large - 10.125" x 13.25"
Extra Large - 11" x 14"

ESAPI plates with soft armor backer are approximately 1.25 thick. Other armor plates may vary.

Build:

  • MOLLEminusTechnology
  • Contructed from ULTRAcomp


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