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Plate Carrier Compatibility: Does IcePlate Work with my Plate Carrier?

"Does IcePlate work with my (insert plate carrier make/model here) plate carrier?" This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Qore Performance. We consolidated this information into a single living (continuously updated) resource to help answer this question for the entire IcePlate Community.  This IcePlate/Plate Carrier Compatibility Chart is a community asset. The more people who contribute their knowledge/experience, the more valuable it becomes to the IcePlate Community. Think big data/machine learning but for IceAge Intel. A few minutes of your time could help one of our brothers or sisters go home at the end of their shift because they were ready and alert when it mattered most. This is the very essence of #StayFrosty: "don’t...

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How do I wear IcePlate?

If you are reading this article, you know that IcePlate has expanded well beyond the exclusive domain of military/warfighter use. IcePlate now protects tens of thousands of people across dozens of industries and applications in an equal number of countries. This diverse use pool has driven us to create an equally diverse ecosystem of IcePlate carriers. This article is about standalone systems to wear/use IcePlate, but if you want to know how IcePlate works with backpacks or armor, check out our articles on IcePlate Backpack Compatibility and IcePlate Plate Carrier Compatibility. If you are a travel enthusiast or road warrior, then this article on The Best Carry-On Water Bottle for Travel/Flying might be more helpful. Here is a quick video showing just SOME...

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The Best Carry-On Bag Setup for Frequent Flyer and Business Travelers

The perfect carry-on bag or backpack has several key characteristics: lightweight, efficient, slim, modular, and most importantly it must fit various aircraft storage dimensions. This can be extremely difficult because overhead storage bins and under seat storage areas vary depending on the aircraft on which you are flying. Unfortunately, you can't plan a trip around the specific storage space of your particular aircraft. As great as Google Flights and SeatGuru are, they simply don't have information that granular (yet). We don't know which aircraft have been retrofitted with new overhead bins such as Boeing Space Bins or the Airbus Airspace XL Bins and which airframes still sport the old, smaller bin designs. This creates a challenge for us when we’re...

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#BehindTheSmoke Podcast: How Surviving a Manhunt Started a Company

This week I had the opportunity to sit down with Shawn Walchef and Derek Marso as a guest on their Behind The Smoke podcast in San Diego, CA. Listen to the episode below to learn how Otter Pops, manhunts, the Army and chicken sandwiches started a revolution in body armor and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) cooling/heating: Behind The Smoke Podcast Enjoy!  

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