IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons (2-Pack Ventilated Plate Backer Pads)
IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons (2-Pack Ventilated Plate Backer Pads)
IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons (2-Pack Ventilated Plate Backer Pads)
IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons (2-Pack Ventilated Plate Backer Pads)
IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons (2-Pack Ventilated Plate Backer Pads)
IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons (2-Pack Ventilated Plate Backer Pads)
IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons (2-Pack Ventilated Plate Backer Pads)

IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons (2-Pack Ventilated Plate Backer Pads)

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Versatile + Compatible Can be used for plate carriers, backpacks, IceVest HiVisear protection headsets, gun belts, tool belts, or myriad other industrial and tactical equipment to deliver unrivaled end-user comfort. IceVents' modular and flexible form makes it simple to adapt IceVents 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 Feature 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.
Attachment Mechanisms Hook and Loop accessories enable simple, custom installation.
Increased Load Bearing Capacity Loads are absorbed and dispersed evenly throughout the honeycomb matrix of IceVents. 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.

Additional Features

  • Now with Stand-Off Ventilation capability for loop-lined body armor
  • 90% air by volume, weighs approximately 1 ounce
  • Omni-directional venting keeps you dry and comfortable
  • Plush hexagonal honeycomb for unmatched load-bearing comfort
  • Load distribution architecture that outperforms foams, reducing fatigue
  • Anti-microbial
  • 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

Specs and Details

  • Each set comes with modular Hook and Loop accessories for customizable installation.
  • Dimensions: 10.25" x 3.125" x 0.25"
  • Anisotropic Architecture features three different degrees of flexibility in the length, width and vertically against the surface, allowing IceVents to absorb energy or impact from different angles while contouring the body perfectly.

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IceVents Pontoons are currently available in Black and Coyote Brown. There are no plans to make additional colors at this time. Click here to join our email list to be the first to know of any updates.

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New and improved for 2021!
Now featuring permanently bonded Velcro Hook backs.

IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons provide stand-off ventilation and padding against hard body armor inside your plate carrier or under your soft body armor vest for your chest and back. Stand-off ventilation inside your plate carrier or soft body armor vest promotes evaporative cooling (click here to learn more about the different types of cooling/energy transmission) and eliminating hotspots. IceVents Classic Ventilation Pontoons are the ultimate plate backer.

Say goodbye to heavy, bulky, and crude legacy body armor ventilation made from insulating, absorbing foam and switch to wafer-thin, ultra light, and hydrophobic IceVents. IceVents connect directly to the inside of all body armor equipped with body-facing loop fields/pontoon strips like our IcePlate EXO (ICE) Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier. If your carrier is not equipped with internal loop Velcro pontoons like IcePlate EXO (ICE), we provide adhesive hook and loop pontoon strips to adhere/sew onto any plate carrier, chest rig or soft armor vest.

IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons are available in black. They are completely covered by your armor and your body...even if we made these in Coyote Brown, nobody would see your ninja-ness.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: While the adhesive is sufficient for mild applications, like a day at the range, for more strenuous applications like infantry live fires, o-courses, and amphibious operations (OTB, MIO, VBSS) we strongly recommend having your uniform tailor or shoe cobbler professionally sew the Velcro loop strips to the inside of your plate carrier or soft armor vest. Click here for instructions.***

Each Package Includes:

  • 2x IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons
  • 2x Velcro Loop Cut pieces to be sewn onto plate carriers not equipped with pontoon loop strips
  • Click here for sewing instructions (STRENUOUS APPLICATIONS)

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IceVents are ideal for dry and arid climates where evaporative cooling is effective. For humid climates, we recommend the unrivaled conductive cooling power of IcePlate Curve.

Bundles and Combos

Pair IceVents Aero with IceVents Classic. Combo Bundles are available for your:

Designed and manufactured in the USA from US materials. Fulfilled from our Sterling, VA HQ. Not subject to ITAR.

Patented: IceVents Classic USD887,716S IceVents Classic USD887,717S
Additional US and International Patents Pending.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Thomas Tomlinson (West Palm Beach, US)
IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons

As a current Law Enforcement Officer in South Florida, the summer heat and humidity is something that is a daily battle. I had recently purchased the IceVents for my shoulders and the front and back of my outer carrier. The shoulder vents provide great relief for load bearing. The vents for the front and back are barely noticeable and provide the perfect amount of space to allow air flow without being uncomfortable. I would highly recommend these products and I have also just purchased the vent for the Safariland holster as Qore continues to provide quality products.

Dan McCaw II (Fraser, US)
Instagram Handle: Dtm99101
Game Changer

I was getting some neck/shoulder pain with the original shoulder strap padding. After changing up to Qore Ice Vents I could not believe what a difference it made. I plan to line my tactical belt and heavy entry kit with ice vents as well!

Pascal Serret (NSW, Australia)
Instagram Handle: pascals2018
IceVents in ILAV = noticeable improvement

In14yrs of working on the east coast of Australia (currently in Bondi) as a General Duties Sgt, senior weapons trainer & public order & riot specialist, dealing with the heat has been a constant issue. Particularly under my Integrated Light Armour Vest, which I wear at all times, even in the middle of summer!
Six weeks ago I installed IceVent classic pads in my vest and immediately noticed an improvement. It still gets just as hot under the vest, but I’ve noticed the heat is able to dissipate faster. I’ve also noticed my vest isn’t gathering sweat and, as a result, is not smelling and requires laundering less often.
I am considering fitting IceVent pads under the shoulder straps of my vest & will post my feedback on them in the future.

Gary Jones (Falls Church, US)
ICE Vents Classic

I purchased two sets, one for my JPC shoulder straps and on set for my front plate bag. The set applied to my shoulder straps made a remarkable redistribution of weight for my level 4 plates.

I will be returning the pair for my plate bag because I was not comfortable with adhering the pads directly to the fabric on my carrier.

Anthony Tran (Ashburn, US)
Instagram Handle: tictactics
Like gel earcups but for your body

These create that airgap between your chest and the plate carrier and increases the airflow underneath. The only thing is if you're shirtless it can get uncomfortable, otherwise 5/5.

David Reed (Platteville, US)
Tried it out

So long Story Short 3 Crushed Vertebra and my rig was just pushing on 2 of them to the point I had to take it off after 30 mins Got the Pontoons and went from Flat to Curved plates and now I can wear it without Issue

T.MM (Fairbanks, US)
Qore Plate carrier pontoons.

Using these in conjunction with a FirstSpear AAC. Need to buy the shoulder pads soon. But these are the comfiest pads I've owned. And I've used an AVS

Chris (Staten Island, US)
Instagram Handle: @tacfucius

I wore the shoulder pads on my Spiritus Systems LV119 Overt and MK4 while teaching a class yesterday and there were times I did not realize that I had the PC on. It is very comfortable and distributes the weight of the PC. It is a must have

Douglas Henze (New York, US)

IceVents (2-Pack): Plate Carrier / Soft Body Armor Ventilation Pontoons

Stephen Hook

Purchased two sets of these to wear inside an AWS OCPC. I fixed the Velcro to the vest and the pads a according to the directions a week before a major training exercise. The back pads didn't last 72 hours in the maneuver box before they separated from their Velcro backing. I moved the front pads to the back pad position and they lasted about another 5 days before similarly separating. These might be nice for cops, EMS or servicemembers who aren't constantly moving and sweating in their vest, but the Velcro adhesive will fail lightfighters in sustained
high temperature environments.

Hi Stephen,

We're so sorry to hear that IceVents didn’t work for you and we want to make sure we make this right for you. We never want a customer to feel like they have wasted their money with us.

We'd like to offer you two options to make this right for you:

Option 1
The IceVents Plate Carrier and Body Armor Ventilation (2-Pack) product page recommends sewing the Loop Pontoon strips to the plate carrier for strenuous applications. The adhesive is only supposed to be used to make the sewing process easier. However, I recognize that our IceVents Plate Carrier and Body Armor Ventilation page didn’t say this explicitly at the time you made your purchase (it has since been updated), so a little confusion here is understandable and totally our fault. As such, if you feel like IceVents are otherwise valuable for you and the adhesive confusion is the only point of contention, we’d like to offer to send you $50 to cover the cost of having your uniform tailor sew the adhesive-backed Loop Pontoon Strips to your PC.

Option 2
If you feel that IceVents are just not right for you, we’d like to offer to have you return them to us for a full refund. Even if you are no longer our customer, we want your last experience with us to be a great one. We never want a customer to feel slighted in anyway. We work extremely hard at trying to make sure every customer feels like they are treated with honor and integrity while receiving exceptional value when interfacing with us.

Please let us know which of these options sounds most appealing to you and we’ll make it happen right away!