DFNDR Armor Level III Stand-Alone Rifle Rated Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO (ICE)
DFNDR Armor Level III Stand-Alone Rifle Rated Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO (ICE)
DFNDR Armor Level III Stand-Alone Rifle Rated Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO (ICE)
DFNDR Armor Level III Stand-Alone Rifle Rated Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO (ICE)
DFNDR Armor Level III Stand-Alone Rifle Rated Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO (ICE)

DFNDR Armor Level III Stand-Alone Rifle Rated Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO (ICE)

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Light + Strong Built from a unique and incredibly strong hydrophobic laminate that is 14 times stronger than steel, IcePlate EXO is one of the lightest full duty plate carriers available today. Details, pics in use.
MAP-based Modularity With MAPs (MOLLE Attachment Points) and loop on both the inner face and outer face of each plate bag as well as an open-bottom architecture  IcePlate EXO is configured for maximum ventilation, modularity and drainage. IcePlate EXO will not retain water, even under the most intense circumstances.
Medium ESAPI Plate Compatible
IcePlate EXO fits Medium ESAPI plates. This design synchronizes with either exit port IcePlate Curve to create the thinnest, flattest, toughest and coldest (or warmest) system ever. Laser-cut MAPs on the inside of the plate bag facilitate evaporative cooling, which can be supercharged with IceVents.
Unparalleled Customization IMS Pro (optional, above) can be attached and stacked (via MOLLE and/or Velcro brand hook and loop) for streamlined carry of Medium ESAPI armor plates and IcePlate Curve. Don/doff is easy with a flat and durable quick-release system. IcePlate EXO (ICE) also features a ultralight, MOLLE Cummerbund with Shock Cord connectivity for superior stretch, modularity, and breathability.

Technical Specifications

  • Weight: Incredibly light at just 15.7 ounces (MOLLE Cummerbund)
  • Integrated Cooling/Heating/Hydration: IcePlate EXO (ICE) natively integrates IcePlate Curve and IceVents to provide both conductive and evaporative cooling and up to 3L of Hydration
  • Vented: internal and external laser-cut MOLLE for unrivaled venting
  • Versatile: MOLLE, Swift Clip, G-Hook and loop compatibility to take any pouch, placard or chest rig on the market
  • Adaptable Fit: Fits a Medium ESAPI (can fit thin Federally-issued 10x12 AR500 Steel SAPI) , elastic cummerbund works for up to 40” waist
  • Stackable: Multiple IMS Pro's can be seamlessly stacked when wearing, enabling integration of IcePlate Curve either inside or outside armor plates
  • Strong: Unique laminate is 14 times stronger than steel for the same weight. Click here for details and examples.
  • Hydrophobic: Will not absorb or retain water
  • Load Bearing: Tensile strength of 600+ pounds
  • High Tech: Laser cut laminate platform results in maximum weight savings, precision, and ventilation
  • Modular: MOLLE Cummerbund is constructed from matching IcePlate EXO (ICE) laser-cut laminate for unparalleled strength to weight ratio with maximum breathability and modularity for -152s, Side SAPIs, IFAKs etc.
  • Lightning Fast On and Off: Super fast Aspetto Clips are flat, low profile and strong
  • Safe: Laser-cut Monolithic Drag Handle architecture 
  • Low-Visibility: Elastic Cummerbund with four mag pouches allows ICE to be worn slick, under a jacket or large shirt for concealment without compromise

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We selected these DFNDR Armor Level III stand-alone rifle rated plates specifically for use with our IcePlate EXO (ICE) ultralight ventilated plate carrier for elite military and law enforcement. This sku is for existing IcePlate EXO (ICE) customers who only need to purchase DFNDR Armor Level III Medium Hard Plates. To purchase a complete IcePlate EXO (ICE) Armor Package, click here.

Each Package Includes:

The DFNDR Armor Level III rifle rated hard armor plates are independently tested to NIJ protocol 0101.04. Designed with a multi-curve profile to provide an ergonomic and comfortable fitting armor system that is intended to wear against your body all day. Combined with lightweight to reduce fatigue, DFNDR Armor®Rifle Rated Body Armor is equipped with a state of the art Trauma Mitigation Base to minimize the energy of an impact dramatically.

Tested at muzzle velocities which are listed in the ‘threat profile’ table below and describes the rated ammunition this armor system will defeat. DFNDR Armor® is engineered with the highest grade of ballistic materials; Fiber-Lite Laminate, an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) bound with a resin matrix to make it a hard stand-alone armor system and equipped with Spall-Tek to further reduce spall and deflection of projectile fragments. This armor can be inserted into almost any plate carrier but is fully optimized for our IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier.

  • Proudly Made in the USA
  • Multi-Hit Protection
  • 1.1 Inches Thick
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds per plate
  • Priced Per Pair
  • Stand-Alone System

DFNDR Armor is designed and manufactured by DFNDR Armor in Camarillo, CA. IcePlate EXO (ICE) is designed, manufactured and fulfilled in our Sterling, VA USA HQ from US materials. Subject to ITAR. No international shipping permitted. US and International Patents Pending.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
JR (Saint Paul, US)
Perfect pairing for the IcePlate EXO

I felt the need to upgrade my plates recently since I live not too far from the locations of civil unrest and have a government job that requires me to go closer to the madness from time to time. (Level IIIA wasn't going to cut it - whether it was my soft armor or my IIIA hard plates.) The DFNDR Level III plates fit perfectly in the EXO, are light enough that I can move quickly when needed, conform perfectly with IcePlate, and will stop any realistic ballistic threat I would encounter. These plates are superior in every way to the cheaper, heavier, and non-NIJ certified plates you can find elsewhere. I hope to never put these to the true test, but I'm confident that they'll do exactly what they're designed to do - help keep me on the right side of the ground.

Thanks Qore for partnering with a solid company and helping me stay just a little safer. And thanks for shipping these out the same day I placed my order. You guys are AWESOME!