IceVents Universal Shoulder Pad Compatibility Guide: Plate Carriers, Rucks, and Chest Rigs


Kelly Yazdani

Ice Vents Crye Precision JPC 2.0 Compatibility

IceVents Shoulder Pads, our plate carrier shoulder pads with built in cord management, are the result of a synergistic collaboration between Qore Performance and @GarandThumb.  IceVents boast a number of impressive features: lightweight (the weight of a half piece of bread), ideal load distribution (IceVents use Stimulite, an impact-absorbing hexagonal honeycomb TPE), superior ventilation, and most relevant to this post - Universal Plate Carrier Compatibility.

Yes, that's right - Universal.

On this page, we'll keep a running list of Plate Carriers, Rucks, and Chest Rigs that are compatible with IceVents Shoulder Pads.  Don't see your Plate Carrier?  Don't despair.  IceVents fit any Plate Carrier, but are especially great for low vis, minimalist carriers:

IceVents Plate Carrier Compatibility Chart
Brand  Model  Type  Shoulder Straps  Shoulder Strap Padded?  Shoulder Strap Cable Management?
IceVents Compatible? 
Price 
Loop Field?
Width
5.11
Plate Carrier
None
3"
Yes
Yes
✔️
💲
5.11
Plate Carrier
None
3"
Yes
Yes
✔️
💲
5.11
Plate Carrier
None
3"
Yes
Yes
✔️
💲
5.11
Plate Carrier
None
3"
Yes
Yes
✔️
💲
Armor Express SAU Plate Carrier
Plate Carrier
Used to connect straps
2"
Removable
Yes
✔️
Armor Express ASR Faction
Plate Carrier
Used to connect straps
2"
Removable No ✔️
Armor Express ASR Kit
Plate Carrier
KDH Product ✔️
Armor Express Fearless PC
Plate Carrier
Used to connect straps
2"
Removable
No ✔️
Armor Express
Magnum TAC-II Plate Carrier
Plate Carrier
KDH Product ✔️
Armor Express
Laser Cut Plate Carrier (LCPC) Plate Carrier
Used to connect straps
2" Removable No ✔️
Blackhawk S.T.R.I.K.E. Tactical Armor Carrier Plate Carrier
Used to connect straps
✔️ 💲
Blackhawk S.T.R.I.K.E. Lightweight Plate Carrier Harness Plate Carrier No Yes Yes ✔️ 💲
Blackhawk
S.T.R.I.K.E. Lightweight Comando Recon Chest Harness Plate Carrier No Yes Yes ✔️ 💲
Blue Force Gear PLATEminus Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" Yes Yes ✔️ 💲
Blue Force Gear
PLATEminus V2 Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" No Yes ✔️ 💲💲
Chase Tactical
Tactial Lightweight Operational (LOPC) Plate Carrier None 2.5" Yes Yes ✔️ 💲
Chase Tactical
Tactical Low-Vis (LVPC) Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" No No ✔️ 💲
Chase Tactical
Modular Enhanced Armor Carrier (MEAC) Plate Carrier None 2" Yes Yes ✔️ 💲💲
Chase Tactical
Modular Enhanced Armor Releasable Carrier (MEAC-R) Plate Carrier None 2" Yes Yes ✔️ 💲💲
Chase Tactical
Quick Response Carrier (QRC) Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" No Yes ✔️ 💲
Chase Tactical
Special Operations Concealable Carrier (SOCC) Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Vest (2.25" at top) No Yes ✔️ 💲
Chase Tactical Concealable Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" No No ✔️ 💲
Chase Tactical
ACAP Rescue Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 3" Yes No ✔️ 💲💲
Chase Tactical
Advanced Plate Carrier (APC) Plate Carrier Facing upward Yes Yes ✔️ 💲💲
Chase Tactical
APC Rescue Plate Carrier Plate Carrier 3" Yes ✔️ 💲💲
Chase Tactical BPC-Rescue Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Facing upward 3" Yes No ✔️ 💲
Chase Tactical CAP Rescue Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" No No ✔️ 💲
Chase Tactical Military Armor Carrier MAC Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 5" No No ✔️ 💲💲💲
Chase Tactical
TFO Rescue Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" No No ✔️ 💲
Condor
Please note: All Condor straps are 2" webbing. The widths below are with the padding.
Condor Defender Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 3" Yes Yes ✔️
Condor Enforcer Releasable Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No 3.5" Yes Yes ✔️
Condor EXO Plate Carrier Gen II Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 3.5" Removable Yes ✔️
Condor Gunner Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 3" Removable Yes ✔️
Condor LCS Sentry Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 3" Removable Yes ✔️
Condor
LCS Vanquish Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps   No No ✔️
Condor
Modular Operator Plate Carrier Plate Carrier 3" Removable Yes ✔️
Condor
Sentry Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 3" Removable Yes ✔️
Condor
Vanquish Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Removable Yes ✔️
Condor
7 Pocket Chest Rig Chest Rig No Yes No ✔️
Condor
Barrage Chest Rig Chest Rig No No No ✔️
Crye Precision CAGE PLATE CARRIER™ (CPC™) Plate Carrier Standard, but upgrade available for purchase Comes with upgraded shoulder pads ✔️ 💲💲💲
Crye Precision Adaptave Vest System (AVS™) base configuration Plate Carrier None Vest Available for purchase Comes with upgraded shoulder pads ✔️ 💲💲💲
Crye Precision Jumpable Plate Carrier (JPC)™2.0 Plate Carrier Slight Outward Yes No ✔️ 💲
Crye Precision CAGE (CRYE ASSAULT GEAR) ARMOR CHASSIS™ Chassis None Vest Yes No ✔️ 💲💲💲
Crye Precision AVS™ DETACHABLE CHEST RIG Chest Rig None No No ✔️ 💲💲
Crye Precision
LVS Base Vest Plate Carrier Used to connect straps No No ✔️ 💲💲💲
Eagle Industries Tactical Ultra Low Vis (ULV) MOLLE Armor Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No Yes No ✔️ 💲💲
Eagle Industries
MOLLE Armor Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No Yes No ✔️ 💲💲
Ferro Concepts Slickster™ Plate Carrier None 2" Available for purchase Available for purchase ✔️ 💲
Ferro Concepts Slickster™ MOLLE Rear Plate Pocket Plate Carrier None 2" Available for purchase Available for purchase ✔️ 💲
Ferro Concepts
Chesty Rig Wide Harness Chest Rig None 2" No Available for purchase ✔️ 💲
First Spear Assaulter Armor Carrier (AAC) Plate Carrier None 2" Yes No ✔️ 💲💲
First Spear Siege-R Optimized Plate Carrier None 3" Yes No ✔️ 💲💲💲
First Spear Strandhögg™ SAPI Cut Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Slight Outward 2" Yes No ✔️ 💲💲
First Spear Crime Suppression Vest (CSV) Soft Body Armor Carrier Minimal Outward 2.5" Yes Yes ✔️ 💲💲
First Spear Viking Patrol Harness Chest Rig None 3" No No ✔️ 💲💲
First Spear JOKER Chest Rig (Airborne Capable) Chest Rig None 4" Yes No ✔️ 💲
First Spear
Modular Chest Rig Chest Rig Sections 2"
High Risk Training HRT HRAC Adaptive Plate Carrier Base Plate Carrier Used to connect padding 2 3/8" Yes Yes ✔️ 💲
High Risk Training HRT HRAC II Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect padding 2 3/8" Yes Yes ✔️ 💲
High Risk Training
HRT Maximus Chest Harness Chest Harness Used for padding 2 3/8" Yes No ✔️ 💲
High Speed Gear SPC Slick Plate Carier Plate Carrier No 2" Removable Yes ✔️ 💲
High Speed Gear SPC Slick Plate Carier Bravo Plate Carrier No 2" Removable Yes ✔️ 💲
High Speed Gear
NEO Chest Rig Chest Rig No 2" Yes No ✔️ 💲
KDH Defense Systems Active Shooter Response Kit Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" Removable No ✔️
KDH Defense Systems Fearless Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No 2" Removable Yes, with shoulder pads ✔️
KDH Defense Systems
IOTV III (Improved Outer Tactical Vest, Gen. III) Plate Carrier No 2" Removable Yes, with shoulder pads ✔️
LA Police Gear Atlas MOLLE Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No 2.5" Removable Yes ✔️ 💲
LBX Tactical
Armatus II Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Removable ✔️ 💲💲
LBX Tactical Modular Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Removable ✔️ 💲
LBX Tactical
Lock and Load Chest Rig Chest Rig No Yes Yes ✔️ 💲
London Bridge Trading Modular Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" Yes, plus additional removable wrap around ✔️ 💲💲
London Bridge Trading SRT Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps ✔️ 💲💲💲
London Bridge Trading Ultra Low Vis Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No No No ✔️ 💲
London Bridge Trading Frist Responder Guardian Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Yes No ✔️ 💲
London Bridge Trading Slick Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps No No ✔️ 💲
London Bridge Trading Sentinel Releasable Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Yes, plus additional removable wrap around No ✔️ 💲💲💲
London Bridge Trading Med/Light Machine Gun Rhodesian Rig Chest Rig Yes Yes ✔️ 💲💲
London Bridge Trading
Load Bearing Rig Chest Rig Yes Yes ✔️ 💲💲
Matbock Berserker Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" Removable Yes, with shoulder pads ✔️ 💲💲💲
Matbock Berserker Minimalist Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 1.5" No No ✔️ 💲💲
Matbock
Berserker Quantum Carrier Plate Carrier No 1 3/8" No Yes, with shoulder pads ✔️ 💲💲💲
Perroz Designs Low Profile Slick Plate Carrier (LPSPC) Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" Available for purchase Yes ✔️ 💲💲
Perroz Designs Minimalist Slick Plate Carrier (MSPC) Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" Available for purchase No ✔️ 💲
Perroz Designs Concealable Soft Body Armor Carrier Body Armor Carrier Used to connect straps 2" No No ✔️ 💲
Perroz Designs
Tweave Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" Available for purchase No ✔️ 💲💲
Propper International Aegis MBAV Tactical Vest Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Removable No ✔️
Propper International Breach Tactical Vest Plate Carrier Yes ✔️
Propper International Havoc Tactical Vest Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Available for purchase Yes ✔️
Propper International Legion Tactical Vest Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Removable Yes ✔️
S&S Precision
Plateframe Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 1.5" Removable Yes, with shoulder pads ✔️ 💲💲
Safariland F1 Covert Shirt Carrier Plate Carrier No Vest No No ✔️
Safariland V1 Overt Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps No ✔️
Safariland P1 Covert Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Vest No ✔️
Safariland M1 Covert Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Vest No ✔️
Safariland E1 Covert Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps No ✔️
Safariland/Pro-Tech Cypher™ Ultra Low Profile Plate Rack Plate Carrier No No No ✔️
Safariland/Pro-Tech Core Assault Vest Plate Carrier Used to connect straps No No ✔️
Safariland/Pro-Tech All Purpose Vest Plate Carrier Used to connect straps No No ✔️
Safariland/Pro-Tech Titan™ Assault Vest Plate Carrier No Yes Yes ✔️
Safariland/Shift 360
Shift 360™ Scalable Plate Rack System Plate Carrier No No ✔️
Shellback Tactical Tactical SF Plate Carrier Yes ✔️ 💲💲
Shellback Tactical Tactical SF Quick Release Plate Carrier Yes ✔️ 💲💲
Shellback Tactical Tactical Aggressor Armor Carrier Plate Carrier None Yes ✔️ 💲
Shellback Tactical Tactical Banshee Elite 2.0 Plate Carrier "Slightly Wider" Yes Yes ✔️ 💲💲
Shellback Tactical Tactical Banshee QD Quick Deployment Plate Carrier None Yes ✔️ 💲
Shellback Tactical Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier None Yes Yes ✔️ 💲
Shellback Tactical Defender Active Shooter Nylon Kit Plate Carrier Yes ✔️ 💲
Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Yes Yes ✔️ 💲
Shellback Tactical
STEALTH Low Vis Concealable Plate Carrier Used to connect straps ✔️ 💲
SKD/PIG PIG Brigandine Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps No No ✔️ 💲
SKD/PIG PIG Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No Yes Yes ✔️ 💲💲
Spiritus Systems
PLATEminus V2 Plate Carri LV/119 C O V E R Ter Plate Carrier None 2" Available for purchase Available for purchase ✔️ 💲
T3 Gear (Trident Tactical Technical) T3 Tomahawk Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No Yes Yes, with shoulder pads ✔️ 💲💲
T3 Gear (Trident Tactical Technical) T3 Tomahawk Low Vis Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps No No ✔️ 💲
T3 Gear (Trident Tactical Technical) T3 Geronimo 2 (G2) Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Removable Yes, with shoulder pads ✔️ 💲
T3 Gear (Trident Tactical Technical) T3 Patriot Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No Removable Yes, with shoulder pads ✔️ 💲
T3 Gear (Trident Tactical Technical)
T3 Spear Chest Rig Chest Rig Yes ✔️ 💲
Tactical Tailor Rogue Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used for padding 2" Yes No ✔️ 💲
Tactical Tailor Fight Light Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Only on padding 3" Removable Minimal ✔️ 💲💲
Tactical Tailor Low Vis MBAV Plate Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 1.5" No No ✔️ 💲
Tactical Tailor Low Profile Armor Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" Yes No ✔️ 💲💲
Tactical Tailor Releasable Armor Carrier TTRAC Plate Carrier Used to padding 2" Yes No ✔️ 💲💲
Tactical Tailor Hybrid Enhanced Vest Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" Yes No ✔️ 💲💲
Tactical Tailor
Modular Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No 3" Removable No ✔️ 💲
Velocity Systems Low Vis Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" Removable No ✔️ 💲
Velocity Systems Low Vis Assault Carrier Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 2" Removable No ✔️ 💲
Velocity Systems SCARAB LE Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 1.5" Removable No ✔️ 💲💲
Velocity Systems SCARAB DLX Plate Carrier Used to connect straps Strap is 1" Removable No ✔️ 💲💲
Velocity Systems SCARAB LT Plate Carrier Used to connect straps 1.5" Removable No ✔️ 💲💲
Velocity Systems Law Enforcement Plate Carrier Plate Carrier ✔️ 💲
Velocity Systems Assault Plate Carrier Plate Carrier ✔️ 💲💲
Velocity Systems
EMS Plate Carrier Plate Carrier ✔️ 💲💲
Warrior Assault Systems LPC Low Profile Carrier V2 Ladder Sides Plate Carrier No Removable with Shoulder Pads ✔️
Warrior Assault Systems Covert Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No No No ✔️
Warrior Assault Systems Recon Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No Removable  with Shoulder Pads ✔️
Warrior Assault Systems DCS Base Plate Carrier Plate Carrier No Removable No ✔️
Warrior Assault Systems
Elite Ops Centurion Chest Rig Chest Rig No No Yes ✔️

Price Legend💲 (< $250), 💲💲 ($250 - $500), 💲💲💲 (> $500)

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