How to tell the difference between Left Exit and Right Exit IcePlate® Curves and which one is right for me?

How to tell the difference between Left Exit and Right Exit IcePlate® Curves and which one is right for me?

IcePlate® Curve, the world's first and only hard cell plate carrier hydration system that doubles as an active cooling and/or heating system for body armor, is available in Left Exit and Right Exit configurations. These offerings facilitate multiple uses:

Left exit IcePlates have IceCaps on the left, Right exit IcePlates have IceCaps on the Right

1. Right Handed Shooters, Outdoor Enthusiasts, Safety Professionals:
Wear a single IcePlate® Curve Left Exit on the back, under or over hard armor plates. For maximum optionality and smooth Source 90 Drink Tube management, we recommend our IMS Pro Combo MOLLE plate carrier hydration system. IMS Pro features twin laser-cut drink tube routing ports along the top of the sleeve to prevent interference with other kit like commo, weapon slings, etc. These routing ports also help with management of excess slack for shorter or smaller framed individuals (generally shorter than 5’-8”). IMS Pro can be worn under your plate carrier or body armor for conductive cooling/heating/hydration or on the outside of your plate carrier for external hard cell hydration only

Plate Carrier Hydration: Left Exit IcePlate Curve for military, SOF

Above: As of 15NOV 2022, IcePlate Curve began shipping with an "L" next to the Exit Port to designate Left Exit.

 

For external hard cell plate carrier hydration only, we also offer our entry-level IMS Combo (IcePlate® MOLLE Sleeve) MOLLE plate carrier hydration sleeve. Click here to learn more about the differences between the IMS Combo and the IMS Pro Combo.

Important note: MOST left handed shooters can use IcePlate Curve Left Exit, especially in IMS Pro Combo form, with zero issues because our Source90 Drink Tube is long enough to accommodate both right and left handed shooters. 

2. Left Handed Shooters, Outdoor Enthusiasts, Safety Professionals:
Wear a single IcePlate® Curve Right Exit on the back, under or over hard armor plates. 
For maximum optionality and smooth Source 90 Drink Tube management, we recommend our IMS Pro Combo MOLLE plate carrier hydration system. IMS Pro features twin laser-cut drink tube routing ports along the top of the sleeve to prevent interference with other kit like commo, weapon slings, etc.

Plate carrier hydration: IcePlate Curve Right Exit for Military, SOF

Above: As of 15NOV 2022, IcePlate Curve began shipping with an "R" next to the Exit Port to designate Right Exit.

IMS Pro can be worn under your plate carrier or body armor for conductive cooling/heating/hydration or on the outside of your plate carrier for external hard cell hydration only. 

Important note: IcePlate Curve Right Exit is only really necessary for left handed tall shooters or who want to run drinkable front and rear IcePlate Curves in something like our IceVest HiVis Class 2, IceVest Black, or IcePlate EXO-XFT.

3. CBRNE, HAZMAT, EOD, Outdoor Enthusiasts and Safety Professionals:
Wear an IcePlate® Curve Pair using an IcePlate® Carrier of your choice for all day cooling, heating and hydration.

4. Wild Card:
Depending on stature, some shooters may want to wear an IcePlate® Curve with the TotalDrain Technology Exit Port on the same side of their dominant shooting hand (Left or Right) to take up extra slack in the Source 90 Drink Tube which is 34" in length. This generally applies to shooters under 5'-6" (167 cm) tall.


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[ OVERVIEW ]


A Turbocharger for the human body.

Worn close to the body, IcePlate® Curve is a Medium ESAPI-shaped water bottle that cools/warms/hydrates you with 50 fl oz (1.5 L) of drinking water delivering 70 watts of cooling power and 52 watts of heating power with hands-free plate carrier hydration or backpack hydration for unparalleled control over your environment. Another way to think of IcePlate is like a booster rocket: designed to put you into orbit with a full tank of gas, not necessarily to last the entire mission. Engineered for elite users looking for every edge in the performance of their duties, IcePlate® Curve creates decisive competitive advantages where none previously existed by weaponizing temperature to enhance performance and survivability. Anyone looking to settle for "good enough" should look elsewhere.

Note: The Side-Release Armor Straps are an entry-level mounting option that only exists to satisfy a universal mounting requirement the US Army shared when they first contacted us about body armor cooling in December 2015. We do not recommend using them. Instead, we recommend using our IMS or IMS Pro when running IcePlate® Curve or IcePlate® Classic with a plate carrier. Click here to see which one is right for you.

[ SPECIFICATIONS ]


  • Dimensions (Imperial): 9.5" x 12.5" x 1" [WxHxD]
  • Dimensions (Metric): 24.13 cm x 31.75 cm x 2.54 cm [WxHxD]
  • Source 90 Drink Tube length: 34" or 86 cm
  • Weight: ~ 12 oz.
  • Capacity: 50 fl oz (1.5 L)
  • Cooling Duration: Lasts 2-4 hours (after freezing overnight for 6-8 hours, actual results will vary based on external variables: solar exposure, ambient temp, external heat sources (i.e. engines), relative humidity, size/frame of user, metabolic capacity, work load)
  • Heating Duration: Lasts 3-5 hours filled with hot water between 150-190 F (temperature based on personal preference/safety and outside temperature)
  • BPA-free, FDA Approved, Dishwasher Safe HDPE
  • Multiple US and International Patents Pending
  • Made in USA from US Materials

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[ FEATURES ]


[ RESOURCES ]



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Helping the good become great and the great become legends.

IcePlate® is the world's first turbocharger for the human body. Worn close to the body, IcePlate® Curve cools/warms you )70 watts cooling power, 52 watts heating power) while providing 50 fl oz (1.5 L) of hands-free hydration -- and unparalleled control over your environment. Engineered for elite users looking for every edge in the performance of their duties, IcePlate® Curve creates decisive competitive advantages where none previously existed. Anyone willing to settle for "good enough" should look elsewhere.

This package gives you two IcePlate® Curves, one in front and one in back - with both exit ports for hydration on the same side. With the quick-disconnect IceCap, this makes it extremely easy to swap the drink tube once you've consumed all the water in one IcePlate® Curve. This configuration gives you a total of 100oz (3 L) of water/140 watts of cooling power/104 watts of heating power.

Note: The Side-Release Armor Straps are an entry-level mounting option that only exists to satisfy a universal mounting requirement the US Army shared when they first contacted us about body armor cooling in December 2015. We do not recommend using them. Instead, we recommend using our IMS or IMS Pro when running IcePlate® Curve or IcePlate® Classic with a plate carrier. Click here to see which one is right for you or click here to see all of the different ways you can wear IcePlate Curve.

The science behind IcePlate® Curve comes from more than two decades of research conducted by Stanford University, the US Army, USASOC, and the CDC on the effects of cooling on metabolic capacity, recovery, and heat injury prevention under PPE/MOPP and in athletics. If you'd like to read the full origin story of Qore Performance® and how the IcePlate® was born, click here.






Features

Year Round Cooling and Warming Fill and freeze IcePlate® Curve for an unparalleled 70 Watts of Cooling Power per plate, keeping your core body temperature where you want it for hours. As the ice melts, you will have ice cold water to drink. Fill with hot water and enjoy 52 watts of conductive heating power.
Multi-Curve Geometry Conforms precisely to the geometry of the Medium ESAPI armor plate. This first of its kind architecture provides the most comfortable cooling/heating/hydration system ever conceived.
Easy to Fill + Maximized Water Use A single recessed port at the lowest point of the bottle facilitates complete drainage and an effortless fill, each and every time. Proprietary TotalDrain Technology lets you finally drink all the water you are carrying, meaning no wasted weight. 
Q-Hex Baffle System Maintains IcePlate® Curve's structure during the freezing process, preserving low-profile geometry, and decreasing audible signature in the field.
IceCap IceCap QD Water Bottle Adapter allows IcePlate® Curve to be stored with or without a hose for maximum storage efficiency. Universal Quick Disconnect interface integrates seamlessly with most military and civilian drink tubes (Source, Camelbak), allowing IcePlate® Curve to go from freezer to field in seconds. Click here for Drink Tube Compatibility Chart. Instantly converts and Dasani water bottle into a backup, field-expedient hydration bladder.
Easy to Integrate Side Release Armor Straps ensure IcePlate® Curve fits with any plate carrier in the world between your combat shirt and plate carrier. For users who want to run IcePlate® Curve in their plate bag, the exact fit will depend on the specific plate carrier/armor combo.  Integrate with IcePlate EXO® for unparalleled performance. 
Easy to Clean Simple to clean - just pop it in the dishwasher or rinse with dish soap and hot water.

Specifications

  • Dimensions (Imperial): 9.5" x 12.5" x 1" [WxHxD]
  • Dimensions (Metric): 24.13 cm x 31.75 cm x 2.54 cm [WxHxD]
  • Source 90 Drink Tube length: 34" or 86 cm
  • Weight: ~ 12 oz.
  • Capacity: 50 fl oz (1.5 L)
  • Cooling Duration: Lasts 2-4 hours (after freezing overnight for 6-8 hours, actual results will vary based on external variables: solar exposure, ambient temp, external heat sources (i.e. engines), relative humidity, size/frame of user, metabolic capacity, work load)
  • Heating Duration: Lasts 3-5 hours filled with hot water between 150-190 F (temperature based on personal preference/safety and outside temperature)
  • BPA-free, FDA Approved, Dishwasher Safe HDPE
  • Multiple US and International Patents Pending
  • Made in USA from US Materials



 

Important Notes

* Coyote Brown and Foliage Drink Hoses come with Helix Bite Valves. Black comes with Storm Bite Valve. Source 90 Drink Tube and Armor Strap colors cannot be substituted. Additional colors are available separately here.

Note: Side Release Armor Straps can interfere with the One-Way Valve in rare circumstances. As such, they are ideal for light-duty applications like RSO, static security, etc. For hard-duty Military and Law Enforcement applications, we only recommend running IcePlate Curve with an IMS or IMS Pro. 

Designed and manufactured in the USA from US materials. Fulfilled from our Sterling, VA HQ. Not subject to ITAR. US and International Patents Pending.

 

SOURCE Helix™ Valve

SOURCE Storm™ Valve

For bulk Corporate/Unit/Agency orders of 100+ units or to request a quote, please click here.