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


Justin Li

Plate Carrier Compatibility Chart for IcePlate

"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 Insights. 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 be complacent, be humble, keep getting better, perfect the basics (credit: @breachpen)"

If you own a Standard IcePlate (no Quick Disconnect) and are looking to plus up your capabilities, we now offer the Upgrade Bundle to retrofit your Standard IcePlate with a Dust Cover Kit, On/Off Valve, Quick Disconnect and Anti-Kink Spring Kit.

If you don't see your plate carrier on this chart, please email us your knowledge/experience with your specific IcePlate/Plate Carrier/armor combo. If you include pictures and we use them on this post, then we'll even send you some free swag on us! We'll add this new info to the chart for the benefit of the entire community.

IcePlate/Plate Carrier Compatibility Chart
Crossfit/PT/HIIT (IcePlate in pocket) Duty Use
(IcePlate Armor Straps)
IcePlate MOLLE Sleeve 6 Compatible (IMS6)
Blue Force Gear PLATEminus ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Combat Systems Sentinel Plate Carrier ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Condor LCS Vanquish ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Condor Sentry (Rogue Fitness) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Crye Precision AVS ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Crye Precision JPC 2.0 (M) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
5.11 TacLite Plate Carrier ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
First Spear STT ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
First Spear Strandhogg ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Ferro Concepts Slickster ✔️ ✔️
Grey Ghost Gear Minimalist Plate Carrier ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
KDH IOTV ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
LBX Armatus II ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
LBT 6940 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
SKD Pig Brig ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Shellback Tactical Banshee ✔️ ✔️
Tactical Tailor Low-Vis MBAV ✔️ ✔️
Velocity Systems APC ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Velocity Systems SCARAB LT ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

 

We've assembled this chart from three main data sources:

1. First hand experience: knowledge accumulated on plate carriers and armor systems we own ourselves, we've personally used on duty or during our own R&D testing at Qore Performance.

2. Customer feedback: when customers have reported their experiences with IcePlate and their specific plate carrier directly to us.

3. Industry: we have relationships with a number of manufacturers in the industry who have and use IcePlates with their plate carriers, then share their compatibility experiences with us.

Basic IcePlate Setup for Plate Carriers/External Armor:

Reference Photos

IcePlate with First Spear Strandhogg Plate Carrier

 

IcePlate on duty with Sheboygan, WI SWAT in the First Spear Strandhogg

 

 

IcePlate with First Spear STT 

IcePlate with Ferro Concepts Slickster

Photo: @jasondemo

IcePlate fits easily in the Ferro Concepts Slickster Plate Carrier

IcePlate with SKD Tactical PIG Brig

Photo: @QorePerformance

IcePlate fits in the plate bag of the SKD PIG Brig Plate Carrier

Photo: @QorePerformance

SKD Pig Brig carrying a QD IcePlate in Frost with a Source Tactical Hydration hose

IcePlate with 5.11 Tactical TacTec

IcePlate with Velocity Systems SCARAB LT

Photo: @QorePerformance

Velocity Systems SCARAB LT with IcePlate integration

Photo: @QorePerformance

Velocity Systems SCARAB LT with IcePlate MOLLE Sleeve 6 integration, Ranger Green

IcePlate with Velocity Systems APC

Photo: @seven_ty_nine

IcePlate integrated with Velocity Systems APC

IcePlate with High Speed Gear MPC

Photo: @jasondemo

IcePlate with High Speed Gear HSGI MPC Modular Plate Carrier

 IcePlate with 5.11 TacTec using Qore Performance Armor Straps

Photo: @_zoll_

IcePlate Black on the job in a 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier with Armor Straps for police use


8 comments


  • Justin

    Hi Neal, IcePlate works with any plate carrier on the market using the available Armor Straps (attaches to the shoulder straps of your PC). However, if you are looking to run IcePlate inside your plate bag, then it will fit inside any plate bag that can accommodate a 10×12 SAPI plate. The fit might be tighter depending on the exact combo of your issued armor/plate bag. If this is the case, then you can use this method pioneered by two of our customers (@woodcock_stone and @angry.canadian) to contour mold your IcePlate to your armor plates: https://youtu.be/SPg5gDmCQnw

    While the AR500 Testudo plate carrier is not a make/model that we have tested first-hand, it appears that it will run IcePlate just fine in the plate bag since it can handle up to 11×14 plates. How well it will fit will depend on the exact armor plate with which you pair your IcePlate.

    Hopefully this helpful and feel free to hit us up if you have any other questions!


  • Neal

    AR- 500 (Armoref Nation / phoemix,AZ

    TAKES 11×14 PLATES
    Testudo & Veratis plate carriers…
    WILL IT FIT , AND WHAT adapters do I need?


  • Kelly

    @Yunus – Our apologies for such a delayed response. Yes, IcePlate is compatible with your IOTV. IcePlate is the same size as a 10×12″ ESAPI plate and can be worn between your base layer and your plate carrier using our Armor Straps. Let us know if you have any additional questions!


  • Jared M

    They also fit inside the Condor LCS Vanquish plate carrier, with an AR500 IIIA plate. Which in addition to Patrol I use for conditioning training. The ice plate was a fantastic addition running in the afternoon heat of July in Texas!


  • Yunus

    Is it good match with current G.I. IOTV with level 4 plates inserted? I wear my IOTV every day on task force mission for hours and want to eliminate “weights” as much as possible.


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