“It is more important to out-think your enemy, than to outfight him”
    – Sun Tzu

    ICEPLATE EXO® is a full duty plate carrier that combines all Qore Performance® human physiological enhancement and environmental inoculation technologies into an ultra-light, durable, and breathable platform with unrivaled capabilities. It is the anchor of our IceAge EcoSystem. Ultralight, ventilated, multi-role, and scalable, ICEPLATE EXO® weaponizes temperature to enhance human operator performance. Click here for ICEPLATE EXO® reviews.

    How do I wear ICEPLATE®?


    ICEPLATE EXO® is the first and only plate carrier in the world with organically integrated Conductive and Convective Thermoregulation + Hydration capabilities. What exactly does this mean? Let us break it down for you. When out in the field, regulating your body's temperature can be the difference between life and death. The insulating properties of body armor raise the risk of lost performance, dehydration, or even heat stroke. When facing extreme conditions, you want your tactical plate carrier to have the highest possible thermal transmittance. Put simply, you want your body armor to retain as little heat as possible.

    When compared to other popular plate carrier vests, the ICEPLATE EXO® outclasses the competition with up to 38ºF of thermal shift. So, it will naturally keep you cooler than most other plate carriers, but that only goes so far out in the field. Enter the ICEPLATE® Curve, a hard-cell hydration bladder that, when frozen, provides 70 watts of cooling power. When used in tandem, the ICEPLATE EXO® and ICEPLATE® Curve create an all-in-one cooling/heating/hydration ballistic protection vest to take your performance from ordinary to Superhuman.


    When out in the field, whether you work in law enforcement or are military personnel, limiting the amount of weight you carry down to the ounce is essential. While small differences in weight may not seem like much at first, they can have a substantial impact over time. Comparing against other popular tactical plate carriers, the ICEPLATE EXO® is lighter both when dry and when wet. Couple that with the fact the ICEPLATE EXO® is hydrophobic and dries quickly, the weight savings begin to pile up. We spend hours upon hours researching and testing the materials we use creating reliability and consistency in all conditions. When considering the lightweight plate carriers on the market today, the ICEPLATE EXO® stands above the rest.


    The ICEPLATE EXO® isn't the only cooling vest you should check out.

    ICEPLATE® EXO-XFT: This weighted training vest utilizes the cooling/heating/hydration power of two ICEPLATE® Curves to take human performance to the next level. It is perfect for those who partake in high intensity workouts like Crossfit, Murph, The Tactical Games, The Patriot Games, Spartan Races, and more.

    ICEPLATE® EXO-CRH: The EXO-CRH brings the performance-enhancing and environmental inoculation capabilities of the ICEPLATE® Curve to chest rigs everywhere.

    ICEPLATE® EXO-SLK: For our civilian users looking to gain an edge, the ICEPLATE® EXO-SLK is the ultimate cooling/heating/hydration vest. This utility bridges that gap between our outgoing IceVest Black and the top-of-the-line ICEPLATE® EXO.


    Perhaps the best part about the ICEPLATE EXO® is that it fully integrates with our IceAge EcoSystem.

    ICEPLATE®: The field can produce harsh conditions, and you need to be ready to combat them. ICEPLATE® is the world's first ever plate carrier hydration system with cooling+heating capabilities. The ICEPLATE® Curve is a Medium ESAPI-shaped water bottle that gives you unparalleled control of your environment.

    ICEVENTS®: Not only do plate carriers typically lack proper ventilation, but they can also just be downright uncomfortable. ICEVENTS® provides ventilated padding for your shoulder straps, chest rig, belt, holster, boots, and, of course, your body armor.

    ICESHIELD®: Our line of tactical hand warmers is designed to integrate with your plate carrier for additional warmth in the coldest climates. Check out our ICESHIELD® Plus with Level IIIA soft armor insert available for additional protection for your abdominal region.


    We carry a variety of accessories, hard plate rifle armor, and tactical gear for your plate carrier to make life easier out in the field. Our MOLLE placard pairs great with Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed Triple M4 Mag Pouches and is SwiftClip and G-Hook compatible, so it can be used with basically any modern plate carrier or vest with those hookups.

    In terms of body armor plates, the ICEPLATE EXO® is compatible with medium SAPI plates, ESAPI plates, and Swimmer plates. We offer the following stand-alone DFNDR ballistic plates:

    Complete your kit with our assortment of plate carrier accessories and tactical gear.


    At Qore Performance, we are committed to manufacturing our products in the United States with United States sourced materials. We spend countless hours in the lab and the field testing our materials and products to eliminate compromise. From our proprietary ICEPLATE EXO® Laminate to the best American-made hardware and genuine Velcro brand hook and loop (military specification), we are relentless in selecting fully Made in the USA materials that accomplish the exact mission they are designed for. ICEPLATE EXO® is 100% made in-house at our Knoxville, TN headquarters.