Compare and Contrast Plate Carrier Cummerbunds: MOLLE vs. Elastic

Compare and Contrast Plate Carrier Cummerbunds: MOLLE vs. Elastic

We have seen this question come in more and more recently, so here is a detailed answer in classic IceAge Insights fashion: pictures and a chart.

BLUF: the IcePlate EXO (ICE) MOLLE Cummerbund is the superior choice for just about everybody now that we have added the stretchy Shock Cord attachment bridge thanks to our friend Chip Lasky at Unity Tactical. Let's take a look at why the MOLLE Cummerbund is (now) the better choice for just about every end user:

IcePlate EXO (ICE) Cummerbund Comparison Chart

Elastic MOLLE
Velcro Panel Attachment
x
Stretch Shock Cord Attachment Bridge
x
Stretch for layers/size
Aspetto Quick Release
Integrated mag/radio pouches
x
Elastic Stretch Joints x
Side SAPI compatible
x
Breathable x
Hydrophobic x
Laser Engraved x
Assembly/Materials
Nylon webbing, 5" elastic
IcePlate EXO (ICE) laminate
Construction Robotic CNC Sewing Laser Cutter, Robotic CNC Sewing
Weight (cummerbund only) 8.6 ounces 4.9 ounces
Colors Coyote, Black MultiCam, Coyote, Black, Ranger Green, Wolf Grey
COO Materials USA USA
COO Assembly QPI HQ Sterling, VA QPI HQ Sterling, VA

 

IcePlate EXO (ICE) Elastic Cummerbund with Integrated Mag/Radio Pouches

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier with integrated Cooling, Heating, Hydration with Elastic Cummerbund

IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier with integrated Cooling, Heating, Hydration with MOLLE Cummerbund

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier with integrated Cooling, Heating, Hydration with MOLLE Cummerbund

IcePlate EXO (ICE) MOLLE Cummerbund Stretch Bridges for radios, cold weather layers

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) MOLLE Cummerbund Stretch Bridges for radios, cold weather layers

IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier MOLLE Cummerbund construction

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier MOLLE Cummerbund MOLLE construction

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier MOLLE Cummerbund Stretch Shock Cord Attachment Bridge 

IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier MOLLE Cummerbund Pass Thru

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier MOLLE Cummerbund Passes Thru side of plate bag to secure inside plate bag with Stretch Shock Cord Attachment Bridge

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) MOLLE Cummerbund is available in Wolf Grey, Ranger Green, Black, Coyote Brown and MultiCam

IcePlate EXO (ICE) Elastic Cummerbund comes with integrated mag pouches for 556 PMAGS, SOARescue MedMags, radios, etc.

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) Elastic Cummerbund comes with integrated mag pouches for 556 PMAGS, SOARescue MedMags, radios, etc.

IcePlate EXO (ICE) Elastic Cummerbund comes with integrated mag pouches for 556 PMAGS, SOARescue MedMags, radios, etc.

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) Elastic Cummerbund upside down mags shown to demonstrate reversible capability only. Not a recommendation. Upside down orientation is ideal for SOARescue MedMags.

IcePlate EXO (ICE) Elastic Cummerbund comes with integrated mag pouches for 556 PMAGS, SOARescue MedMags, radios, etc.

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) Elastic Cummerbund integrated reversible mag pouches can be used in an alternating orientation. Example application: one 556 mag right side up, one SOARescue MedMag upside down. Upside down PMAG shown to demonstrate reversible capability only. Not a recommendation.

IcePlate EXO (ICE) Elastic Cummerbund back adjustment

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) Elastic Cummerbund back adjustment shown with DFNDR Armor Level IV Rifle Rated Hard Plates.

IcePlate EXO (ICE) Elastic Cummerbund back adjustment

Above: IcePlate EXO (ICE) Elastic Cummerbund sides can overlap for smaller frames or summer weight clothing. Shown with DFNDR Armor Level III Rifle Rated Hard Plates.


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