Ergonomically optimized to deliver maximum mobility for overhead movement and prone positions, IceVents® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads bring load carriage and ventilation to the next level at an impossibly light weight.
IceVents® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads are designed for military, law enforcement, security contractors, prepared citizens, and competition athletes (Tactical Games, Patriot Games, Crossfit, etc.) wearing plate carriers, backpacks, or rucks, who prioritize efficiency, speed, and agility. IceVents® Aero shoulder pads are ideal for minimalist plate carriers including, but not limited to the Crye Precision JPC 2.0 and SPC, Spiritus Systems LV119 Overt and LV119 Covert, Ferro Concepts Slickster and FCPC v5, Haley Strategic Thorax, IcePlate EXO, etc.
The teardrop silhouette of IceVents® Aero is inspired by bleeding edge aerodynamic designs such as Formula One cars and the Space X Falcon 9. This profile efficiently manages energy, air flow, and load around your body and plate carrier.
IceVents® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads are compatible with any minimalist carrier. For heavy rigs/turtle setups use IceVents® Classic Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads.
Each Package Contains:
- 2x IceVents® Aero Universal Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads/Backpack Shoulder Pads
- 48" roll of OneWrap Hook/Loop Tape (matching)
If your duty requires more protective vests such as an IOTV, MBAV, or Entry Vests, we recommend purchasing IceVents® Classic Universal Shoulder Pads
Bundles and Combos
Pair IceVents® Aero with IceVents® Classic. Combo Bundles are available for your:
Versatile + Compatible
Can be used for Plate Carriers, backpacks, IceVest HiVis Safety Vest, Military and Police Gun Belts, Tool Belts, or countless other industrial or tactical equipment to deliver unrivaled end-user comfort. Their modular and flexible form makes it simple to adapt IceVents® Aero to support your application.
Water Resistant + Anti-Microbial
Unique channel ventilation creates an effective microclimate for long-term comfort and enhanced endurance.
High Tech Materials
Features exclusive and proprietary Supracor Stimulite impact-absorbing hexagonal honeycomb thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) technology. Stimulite is used and proven in the F/A-18 Hornet, V-22 Osprey, 787 Dreamliner, 747-8 Intercontinental and leading medical products.
Hook and Loop accessories enable simple, custom installation and cord/tube management.
Increased Load Bearing Capacity
Loads are absorbed and dispersed evenly throughout the honeycomb matrix in IceVents® technology. Because the cells are interconnected, when one cell buckles from impact, the walls of the adjacent cells also buckle to absorb the force, similar to a ripple effect. The fusion-bonded honeycomb in Stimulite absorbs shock in this manner and also has phenomenal load-bearing and load-balancing capability as a result of its elastomeric composition.
Specs and Details
- Each set comes with modular Hook and Loop accessories for customizable installation.
- Cord Management configuration/setup developed by @GarandThumb
- Fits: IceVest HiVis, duty plate carrier shoulder straps, Haley Strategic Partners FlatPack and FlatPack Plus, Vertx EDC Gamut and most leading outdoor backpacks.
- Imperial dimensions: 10.25" x 3” x 0.25" with a 1.5” waist
- Metric dimensions: 26.04 cm x 7.62 cm x 0.635 cm with a 3.81 cm waist
- Anisotropic Architecture features three different degrees of flexibility in the length, width and vertically against the surface, allowing IceVents® technology to absorb energy or impact from different angles while contouring the body perfectly.
Like plate carriers, IceVents® are not FR rated
- 90% air by volume, weighs 0.6 ounces
- IceVents® Aero are 38% lighter than IceVents® Classic, while offering superior padding and ventilation on the shoulders
- Omni-directional venting keeps you dry and comfortable
- Plush hexagonal honeycomb for unmatched load-bearing comfort
- Load distribution architecture that outperforms foams, reducing fatigue
- Abrasion resistant
- Washable (if needed)
- Stimulates superficial blood flow to improve circulation
- Hydrolysis Resistance: does not retain water
- Stimulite honeycomb TPE technology
- Nylon Mesh Covering for frictionless plate carrier/pack interface
- Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 198 degrees Fahrenheit
Designed and manufactured in the USA from US materials. Fulfilled from our Sterling, VA HQ. Not subject to ITAR. Patented.
For bulk Corporate/Unit/Agency orders of 100+ units or to request a quote, please click here.
I was skeptical about these shoulder pads until I actually tried them out. I went for a run with my plate carrier and could feel the difference. No longer were the shoulder straps digging in to my skin, nor the weight of the plates a burden on my shoulders. This is definitely a must if you wear a plate carrier for extended periods of time.
I havnt used or had them long enough to give a real review but off of first impressions and a couple of range days, i decided i need them on my other carrier as well. They do breathe very well. Comfortable. Just expensive.
This was a night and day difference for me well worth the money. You won't be disappointed.
It was a perfect addition to my Kit! I am currently wearing it during field training and it is 100x more comfortable than without. If you are hesitant, please don’t. Your shoulders will thank you later.
These pads are incredible, such comfort and weight distribution. Totally worth the purchase.
Put these on my JPC 2 and wore it as well as my 50 pound ruck for 10 miles through steep terrain and multiple LDA’s. They have drastically increased the comfy factor of the plate carrier, if you don’t have these already I would heavily recommend you pick them.
I thought the sort of hard feeling of the backing wouldn't be pliable or great for cushioning. Man was I wrong. I have a covert-ish plate carrier, no pads as it's not meant to be loaded down. I put everything and the kitchen sink on mine, and as a result my shoulders hurt. Strapped on the IceVents (and some comms since the velcro attachments lets you cut to fit and allows cable routing) and the weight disappeared instantly. It really felt like I wasn't even wearing anything but my shirt. The pricing is a little steep but they are worth it in my opinion. Only pads I will bother getting, and I will be putting them on any and everything else I get.
The airflow when I did happen to get a light breeze was great also. That's probably it's main purpose considering the name, but the weight distribution was the effect I noticed most as it's not weather dependant.
After using the shoulder pads for about a week I really like them. They are attached to my gen2 USMC plate carrier and make it much more comfortable to wear for any period of time
Pads are amazing and disperse weight better than some bigger and what seem like they would be more padded options. Edges of material on the top can be abrasive to the neck at times, especially don and doff. Great product from an American to the qore😉 company
I have not tried other aftermarket shoulder pads for plate carriers. But the IceVents Aero seemed very compelling. I put them on my AC1 that has L210's and Premier Level IIIA backers, and 6 fully loaded mags (its pretty heavy for what it is). They significantly improved shoulder fatigue, rubbing on the neck, and the level of sweat propagation in that area. The L210's are kinda heavy especially combined with IIIA backers, but these shoulder pads make it bearable. I can't wait to try them on a lighter 3810 setup combined with the IceVents Pontoons. Seriously though, the ability of this material to not completely cave under weight and still allow actual air flow is key. The nylon mesh material type pads that came with my carriers just don't cut it, they don't actually allow airflow because they aren't rigid enough to keep the air pockets open under weight. I would imagine other after market pads are the same thing, just bulkier. These are worth it.