Weather is an opportunity, not an excuse.
Preserving dexterity in cold weather while minimizing bulk has been a challenge for armed professionals since the dawn of time. How do you stay warm, alert and safe without weighing yourself down?
Another challenge is protecting the abdominal region without sacrificing mobility. Modern body armor protects the vital organs well, but often leaves the stomach/lower abdominal region exposed.
The IceShield Plus plate carrier hand warmer with optional Level IIIA soft armor insert is the thinnest, flattest, lightest and warmest plate carrier hand warmer available and features a front pocket designed to carry custom-fit Level IIIA Soft Armor by our friends at Premier Body Armor. This unbeatable combination provides incredibly lightweight armor protection in the lower abdominal region that preserves full mobility.
IceShield Plus seamlessly integrates with plate carriers and soft armor vests via a simple and durable Velcro-brand hook and loop interface. Designed to be worn behind contemporary hanger/dangler/med/breaching pouches, IceShield Plus delivers abdominal armor protection with unparalleled freedom of movement, facilitating dexterity in frigid conditions for maximum efficiency and readiness with minimum profile.
The IceShield Plus military and law enforcement plate carrier hand warmer also accepts disposable exothermic heat packs or "Hot Hands" brand single-use hand warmers. Add disposable heat packs in the front and back pockets based on your personal preference, weather conditions, and clothing. IceShield Plus includes a forward-facing Armor Pocket that fits our Level IIIA Soft Armor Insert by Premier Body Armor (click here).***
IceShield Plus: "Not a Pocket" since 2018.
Each Package Includes:
- 1 x IceShield Plus: Hand Warmer for Plate Carriers, Soft Armor capable (sold separately, click here for IceShield Plus soft armor insert by Premier Body Armor)
Designed, manufactured, and fulfilled from our Sterling, VA HQ with 100% US Materials.
***ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS***
Level IIIA Soft Armor Insert by Premier Body Armor is subject to ITAR and cannot be exported outside of the United States.
IceShield Plus hand warmer is not subject to ITAR.
US and International Patents Pending.
I purchased an ice shield for my husband and accidentally purchased the wrong color. The team quickly responded to my outreach and assisted me with making an exchange for the correct color, which although not in stock at the time of the exchange - was in production and shipped out within a couple of days. My husband is very pleased with the product itself! I would absolutely give my business to Qore Performance again in the future!
This is a great piece of gear. It is well built and super comfortable and yes keeps your hands warm but I also use it to store other things. It fits perfectly under my Ferro Concepts chest rig and looks cool!
This thing is amazing! It’s worth every penny. Using this thing while directing traffic during a snow storm made things comfortable. It’s amazing and worth every penny.
Overall love this hand warmer. Definitely a life changer at cold, windy ranges and standing around. The little pockets for heater packs is a great idea and works for small items. Just wish there was a bit more hook and loop attachment to the carrier so it gets better purchase and not pull away as easily.
Perfect design for cold morning shoots. Design is discreet and blends in well.
The hand warmer will stay on my kit year round. With the addition of soft armor it bridges the gap between the plates and the groin protector and provides a small admin type pocket. Super low profile and doesn’t get in the way while sitting or dynamic movements.
Used this the other night for a low light shoot and it dropped down to 28 degrees. This would be great for an extended time where you can keep your hands in the pocket. I had hot hands superwarmers in the front and back zipper pockets and it did not work very well to warm my hands. For the future i plan to use the pockets as storage for the hand warmers and will have the warmers loose in the main pocket in hopes of getting better results. I will say i like the slim profile of it. I run it behind a spiritus mk2 on my carrier and doesnt interfere with anything. Overall id recommend but i think the price is a little steep. 50 bucks would be a fair value for this product in my opinion
Thank you for taking the time to share an honest account of your IceShield Plus experience. We are sorry to hear that you had some issues with the hot hands/IceShield Plus interface. In our experience, sometimes hot hands won't activate if they are dropped into the IceShield Plus pocket too soon after opening. They require a good bit of oxygen (requiring shaking) to start the exothermic chemical reaction (basically rusting) that generates the heat to keep your hands warm. Also, we are about to release (next week) an IceShield Plus-specific soft armor insert. IceShield Plus was designed from the ground up for soft armor inserts (super thin profile) and adding them significantly boosts the warming effect of the system. Hopefully this is helpful, but please don't hesitate to reach out and let us know if there is anything else we can do for you: Info [at] Qore Performance [dot] com. #StayFrosty
I brought the Qore Handwarmer pocket with me to a training exercise up in the mountains in northern Utah and this product was so effective that I ended up leaving my winter gloves in my bag the entire time. Throw some hand warmers in the slots, and you will be able to maintain use of your fingers for touch screens, knot tying, trigger use, etc. w/out putting on and taking off gloves.
From the Canadian infantry here, it gets to about -40 Celsius and it keeps my hands warm as hell. It attaches to any configuration I'm wearing that day whether it be a plate carrier battle belt or micro rig. Lowepro it's behind my hangers. Well made I dragged it through a lot of stuff gravel, snow, all good.
Excellent quality! Filled my needs perfectly. Nothing else on the market like it. Only complaint is that it should be about $25 cheaper though.