The Human Booster Rocket: How do I wear ICEPLATE® Classic or ICEPLATE® Curve?

The Human Booster Rocket: How do I wear ICEPLATE® Classic or ICEPLATE® Curve?

IcePlate Curve hard cell hydration with cooling and heating for plate carriers, chest rigs, adventure hydration packs

Originally designed for the US Army in 2016, our ICEPLATE® line of wearable water bottles that warm you up or cool you down can be found on the backs of hundreds of thousands of professionals in a variety of industries in addition to US and Allied military personnel.

This diverse pool of military, law enforcement and safety professionals has driven us to create an equally diverse ecosystem of Vests and Carriers for ICEPLATE® Classic and ICEPLATE® Curve.

This article is about standalone systems to wear/use ICEPLATE® Classic and ICEPLATE® Curve, but if you want to know how IcePlate® works with backpacks or armor, check out our articles on ICEPLATE® Backpack Compatibility and ICEPLATE® Plate Carrier Compatibility. If you are a travel enthusiast or road warrior, then this article on The Best Carry-On Water Bottle for Travel/Flying might be more helpful. If you wear a hivis safety vest regulated by OSHA, click here to view our HiVis Class 1 and Class 2 Safety Vests with Cooling/Heating/Hydration.

If you are in a hurry, here is a quick video and infographic showing just SOME of the ways to carry your ICEPLATE® Curve:

      #1. ICEPLATE EXO®

IcePlate EXO-SLK in Coyote Brown/Obsidian Black

Best for: Direct Action, Armed Reconnaissance, General Purpose/Infantry, SWAT, Patrol, Maritime/Amphibious, VBSS/OIB, Force on Force Training (sims, airsoft, milsim), Tactical Games, CrossFit/High Intensity Interval Training, Patriot Games, Home Defense/Personal Security, Disaster Response, WROL

Markets: SOF, Military, Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, Security Contractors, Trained/Prepared Citizens



ICEPLATE EXO® is the new standard in military and special operations plate carriers. Nearly two years in development, ICEPLATE EXO® allows the end-user to natively integrate multiple performance-enhancing technologies never before seen in a body armor system: Conductive Cooling, Evaporative Cooling, Conductive Heating, and Hydration. It is the only plate carrier in the world that can actually boost your physiological state/capacity.

ICEPLATE EXO® can be used with Medium ESAPI hard (like these DFNDR Armor Level III and Level IV options) or soft armor plates and/or with ICEPLATE ® Curve because they share an identical geometric profile.  ICEPLATE EXO® is incredibly versatile and because it is skeletonized, hydrophobic, and ventilated in every direction, it drains and repels water with incredible ease and speed (hence the open bottom corners). It can be used as a chest rig with hydration/cooling/heating ICEPLATE ® Curves worn in place of armor. However, when armor is required, Medium ESAPI hard armor plates can be worn with or without ICEPLATE® Curve/IMS Pro, depending on your specific mission requirements.

Above: ICEPLATE EXO® in Coyote Brown with DFNDR Level III hard armor plates front and rear with an IMS Pro Combo internally mounted for conductive cooling/heating/hydration. IMS Pro mounts to ICEPLATE EXO® internally or externally. 

 

Above: ICEPLATE EXO® accepts any combination of ICEPLATE® Curve and/or Medium ESAPI armor plates like those from DNFDR Armor, making it the only plate carrier in the world with integrated body armor cooling, heating, hydration and ballistic protection.


IcePlate EXO Callouts

 

ICEPLATE EXO® can also be used to carry two ICEPLATE® Curves in-lieu of armor for CBRNE/HAZMAT/EOD applications.

#2. ICEPLATE EXO®-XFT (Functional Fitness)

IcePlate EXO in Coyote Brown

Best for: Physical Fitness, Murph, High Intensity Interval Training, Functional Fitness, Weight Vest Training

Markets: Crossfit, The Tactical Games, The Patriot Games, and similar 



ICEPLATE EXO®-XFT isn’t just a weighted training vest. It is your key for Building A Superhuman Future. With the magic of two ICEPLATE® Curves, ICEPLATE EXO®-XFT uses conductive cooling (or heating) to power you to the top of the podium. A hardened external ICEPLATE EXO® chassis shields an incredibly soft internal lining that will protect your skin for miles on even the most arduous runs. Secure, stable, and soft, ICEPLATE EXO®-XFT isn’t just a class leader, it is in a class all by itself.

chest rig hydration with cooling and heating IcePlate EXO-CRH by Qore Performance

 

Above: ICEPLATE EXO®-XFT in Ranger Green worn for CrossFit.

Important Note: ICEPLATE EXO®-XFT is NOT a plate carrier and is NOT designed for Military, Law Enforcement, Security or Defensive applications. For MIL/LEO/CIV applications, use ICEPLATE EXO®.

#3. ICEPLATE EXO®-CRH (Chest Rig Hydration)

IcePlate EXO-CRH in Coyote Brown

Best for: Armed Reconnaissance/Recee, Long Range Patrol, Border Patrol/Border Guards, surveillance, etc.

Markets: Military, Law Enforcement, Search And Rescue (SAR), Trained/Prepared Citizens 



ICEPLATE EXO®-CRH (Chest Rig Hydration) is the most advanced, most capable hydration harness ever developed for chest rigs, using the conductive cooling/heating power of ICEPLATE® Curve to create competitive advantages where none previously existed in recce applications. Starting with the unbeatable durability and versatility of the ICEPLATE® Curve hard cell hydration bladder, ICEPLATE EXO®-CRH uses the rear plate bag of our incredibly powerful IcePlate EXO® ultralight ventilated plate carrier to carry a single ICEPLATE® Curve on your back. Thanks to our all-new SizzleStick attachment mechanism, ICEPLATE EXO®-CRH is adjustable for fit to accommodate layers for every climate while also have adjustable stretch to make breathing easy without sacrificing security. ICEPLATE EXO®-CRH is compatible with any/every chest rig on the market today that uses one inch side release buckles (think Velocity Systems, Mayflower Research, Haley Strategic Partners, Spiritus Systems). 

chest rig hydration with cooling and heating IcePlate EXO-CRH by Qore Performance

Above: ICEPLATE EXO®-CRH (Chest Rig Hydration) is built around the incredible durability of our ICEPLATE® Curve hard cell hydration bladder for plate carriers, chest rigs, adventure hydration packs, and cooling safety vests.

#4. ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK

IcePlate EXO-SLK

Best for: Commercial/enterprise, drone pilots, mechanics, maintenance technicians, trades…basically any application where you need cooling, heating, hydration and High Visibility.

Markets: Enterprise, Commercial/Industrial, Energy/Natural Resources, Government/Military, Drive-Thru/QSR (Quick Serve Restaurant), Utilities, Public Transportation/Infrastructure (rail, airports, rental car facilities, etc.), Oil & Gas, crime scene investigators, car washes, drone pilots, longshoremen...the list is literally endless!



ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK is the ultimate cooling/heating/hydration vest for everyone from drone pilots and wedding photographers to tradesmen and outdoor enthusiasts. Engineered using the exact same ICEPLATE EXO® laminate found on our eponymous ultralight ventilated plate carrier for military and law enforcement, ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK bridges the gap between our outgoing ICEVEST Black and our top of the line ICEPLATE EXO®. Carrying two ICEPLATE Curves instead of hard armor plates, ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK delivers 140 watts of cooling or 104 watts of heating and 100 fluid ounces of hydration in an ultralight form factor optimized for intense athletic movement, yet comfortable for all day wear around the yard. ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK packs the power and durability found on ICEPLATE EXO®, but without all of the highly technical features specific to armed combat applications. This trade greatly increases accessibility for everyone: private and professional users alike. ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK is Building A Superhuman Future® as the next-generation of human thermoregulation and hydration tools designed for everyday peacetime use.

IcePlate EXO-SLK on Dirt Biker

Above: ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK in Cooling/Warming configuration
with the newly available HiVis elastic belt option.

Important Note: ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK is NOT a plate carrier and is NOT designed for Military, Law Enforcement, Security or Defensive applications. For MIL/LEO/CIV applications, use ICEPLATE EXO®.

#5. ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK HiVis

IcePlate EXO-SLK

Best for: Outdoors (walking, hiking, mountain biking, off-road), commercial/enterprise, drone pilots, mechanics, maintenance technicians, trades…basically any application where you need cooling, heating, and hydration. ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK can be purchased with either black or HiVis elastic side straps depending on your use case.

Markets: Enterprise, Commercial/Industrial, Energy/Natural Resources, Government/Military, Drive-Thru/QSR (Quick Serve Restaurant), Utilities, Public Transportation/Infrastructure (rail, airports, rental car facilities, etc.), Oil & Gas, crime scene investigators, car washes, drone pilots, longshoremen...the list is literally endless!



Our popular ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK cooling, heating and hydration vest is now available in HiVis for the ultimate temperature regulation and visibility safety package. Thrive in adverse conditions from scorching hot flight lines, to music festivals, to First Responder callouts, to embarking on your next outdoor adventure.

ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK HiVis is an exquisitely crafted, no fail solution for those who need peak performance in any environment. With organic SwiftClip compatibility, you can easily connect our matching HiVis MOLLE Placard to carry essential equipment. A large Velcro Loop field makes branding or job identification incredibly easy. ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK HiVis is ready to work.

ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK HiVis delivers 140 watts of cooling or 104 watts of heating and 100 fluid ounces of hydration in an ultralight form factor optimized for intense athletic movement, yet comfortable for all day wear around the job site. ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK HiVis packs the power and durability found on ICEPLATE EXO®, but without all of the highly technical features specific to armed combat applications. This trade greatly increases accessibility for everyone: private and professional users alike. ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK HiVis is Building A Superhuman Future® as the next-generation of human thermoregulation and hydration tools designed for everyday peacetime use.

IcePlate EXO-SLK on Dirt Biker

Above: ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK HiVis in Cooling/Warming configuration
with First Aid items attached via ICEPLATE EXO ® HiVis MOLLE Placard and CMP Hanger Pouch (Coming Soon).

Important Note: ICEPLATE EXO®-SLK is NOT a plate carrier and is NOT designed for Military, Law Enforcement, Security or Defensive applications. For MIL/LEO/CIV applications, use ICEPLATE EXO®.

#6. ICEVEST HiVis Cooling/Heating/Hydration Safety Vest (Class 2)

IceVest HiVis Safety Vest (Class 2)

Best for: Professionals who need ANSI/OSHA Class 2 high visibility safety apparel with cooling, heating, hydration

Markets: Enterprise, Commercial, Industrial, Energy/Natural Resources, Government, QSR (Quick Serve Restaurant), drive thru, Utilities, Public Transportation/Infrastructure (rail, airports, rental car facilities, etc.), Oil & Gas, crime scene investigators, car washes, drone pilots, longshoremen, crossing guards, the list is literally endless! 



Class 2 cooling hivis safety vest for QSR drive thru used by Dutch Bros Coffee, Chick-fil-A

The ICEVEST HiVis Safety Vest is the result of a unique collaboration with a group of Arizona Drive-Thru Restaurant Operators to combine multiple work functions into a single piece of kit. Shortly after the program launched, these Quick Serve Restaurant Operators referred us to Dutch Bros Arizona and Dutch Bros West Valley who were also looking to combine the powerful personal cooling capability of ICEPLATE® with their own Safety Requirements to keep their teams safe in the drive thru.

ICEVEST HiVis Safety Vest is a powerful, multi-purpose HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) and productivity tool built to the safety compliance standards outlined in ANSI 107-2015.

Built from an incredibly durable, yet lightweight structural mesh, ICEVEST HiVis Cooling/Heating/Hydration Safety Vest (Class 2) is so breathable, it makes for a perfect year-round, all-climate ANSI 107-2015 Class 2 high visibility safety vest solution. ICEVEST HiVis Cooling/Heating/Hydration Safety Vest (Class 2) can be worn without ICEPLATES® as a regular hivis Class 2 safety vest. This is ideal for temperate days when supplemental cooling/heating are not required and is easy on the budget too. This is the last safety vest you will ever have to buy. ICEVEST is also available in Black for users and applications who do not need Safety Yellow colors or high visibility.

With these premium materials, IceVest HiVis Safety Vest meets internal Safety Requirements:

"A yellow, high-visibility reflective piece (for example, reflective strap or vest) securely buckled/fastened over shirt. Safety wear must provide increased visibility of Team Member from every angle, so reflective features must provide 360 degree coverage."* ICEVEST HiVis Safety Vest features body-facing 300D black nylon to limit ICEPLATE® condensation in humid climates for a clean look & reduced maintenance with the ease of being machine washable for easy care (ICEVEST HiVis is hang dry only). Webbing Ears help prevent pressure points while providing for convenient modularity by allowing for the easy replacement of individual components as they wear out from daily use and need to be replaced. We integrated a large 5"x4" chest-height Safety Yellow loop field for additional branding or identification placards to help with customer or team-facing messaging requirements. There is a PVC ICEPLATE® zipper pull for easy ICEPLATE® replacement on the bottom of IceVest. The ICEVEST is made in America from domestic and imported materials.

Class 2 safety vest with cooling, heating, hydration and hands-free iPad carrying capability

Above: ICEVEST HiVis Cooling/Heating/Hydration Safety Vest (Class 2) with SwiftClip connectors for hands-free carry of ICECASE iPad Cooling Case.

Important Note: ICEVEST HiVis Cooling/Heating/Hydration Safety Vest (Class 2) is NOT a plate carrier and is NOT designed for Military, Law Enforcement, Security or Defensive applications. For MIL/LE applications, use ICEPLATE EXO®.

#7. ICEVEST Special Environments (Anti-Static/FR Cotton Duck)

IceVest Special Environments

Best for: Munitions Handlers, EOD, Bomb Technicians, anyone with an Anti-Static requirement

Markets: Military, Law Enforcement



ICEVEST Special Environments is the first Cooling/Heating/Hydration vest built from 100% Cotton Duck with 100% Cotton Webbing specifically for environments with unique safety requirements like non-sparking, intrinsically safe, non static, fire resistant, and confined spaces where static electricity is a concern. Munitions handling is a good example of such an environment.

Important Note: ICEVEST Special Environments is NOT a plate carrier and is NOT designed for Military, Law Enforcement, Security or Defensive applications. For MIL/LE applications, use ICEPLATE EXO®.

ICEVEST SE is a product that is designed and built specifically for one military customer. It is not and was not intended for public purchase because of a number of characteristics that are specific to this one customer which make it sub-optimal for everybody but this one customer. Please contact us for inquiries about ICEVEST SE.

#8. IMS Sport

IMS Sport in Blaze Orange

Best for: Outdoor enthusiasts, runners, hikers, walkers, skiers, snowboarders, hunters, stand-up-paddle boarders, watercraft (jet ski/wave runner)

Markets: Outdoor, Ski/Snow, Hunting, Watersports


IMS Sport is a ground-up reimagining of the adventure hydration pack, but now with the added bonus of thermoregulation (cooling/heating). Super thin and incredibly durable, IMS Sport is slim enough to fill with hot water and wear under a jacket when skiing or snowboarding, allowing you to finally sit flat and safe on a chairlift. It is also conformal, allowing you to take full advantage of the performance-enhancing and environmental inoculation powers of ICEPLATE® Curve. The laser-cut MAPs (MOLLE Attachment Points) on the outside mean you can attach your favorite activity-specific accessories like first aid kits, radios, phone batteries, jackets or just about anything else you can imagine!

hard cell adventure hydration pack with cooling and heating IMS Sport
Above: IMS Sport adventure hydration pack with cooling and heating

hard cell adventure hydration pack with cooling and heating IMS Sport
Above: Thanks to the conformal profile which lets you sit flat on chair lifts, the IMS Sport adventure hydration pack with cooling and heating is perfect for snowboarding and skiing.

hard cell adventure hydration pack with cooling and heating for skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, running, walking, stand-up paddle boarding
Above: IMS Sport is the thinnest and toughest adventure hydration pack ever built.


#9. ICEPLATE® Hydration Backpack with Cooling/Heating 

IcePlate Hydration Backpack

Best for: QSR (Quick Serve Restaurants), drive thru, walking, day hiking, travel/amusement parks

Markets: QSR, drive thru, recreational, county fairs, school yards



ICEPLATE® Hydration Backpack carries a single ICEPLATE® Classic or ICEPLATE® Curve on the back. It can be used for cooling/heating only or for cooling/heating/hydration and features the same SwiftClip strap interface found on ICEVEST HiVis Cooling/Heating/Hydration Safety Vest (Class 2) and ICEVEST Black for hands-free carry of our ICECASE iPad Cooling Case. It is perfect for petite and/or female team members who find wearing an ICEPLATE® on their chest to be uncomfortable. 

IcePlate Hydration Backpack

Above: ICEPLATE® Hydration Backpack Yoke Pocket storing an external battery bank.

IMS VERSA

Best for: Military and law enforcement plate carriers in need of plate carrier hydration, plate carrier cooling and/or plate carrier heating while preserving the ability to preserve their plate carrier MOLLE field for mounting additional kit without worry of bladder compression or bladder rupture. Ideal for mounted personnel (vehicles).

Markets: Military, Law Enforcement, Private Security, Contractors, Fire/EMS, Prepared Citizens
Above: IMS vs. IMS Pro vs. IMS VERSA
What is the difference? Click here to find out.

The IMSIMS Pro and IMS VERSA make up our current generation of ICEPLATE MOLLE Sleeves. Designed from the ground up for ICEPLATE EXO® compatibility, IMS Pro is also universally compatible with any plate carrier on the market today thanks to the hook on one side and loop Velcro on the other with MOLLE on both sides. Dual side MOLLE + Velcro facilitates mounting on the inside (Cooling, Heating, Hydration, Impact Protection) or outside (hydration only) of any plate carrier with any combination of MOLLE and/or Hook and Loop Velcro.

Crye Precision Zip On Back Panels are compatible with the IMS Combo for the IcePlate Curve by Qore Performance for plate carrier hydrationAbove: IMS Combo is compatible with Crye Precision Zip-On Panels

By contrast, IMS is made from traditional 500D nylon with four permanently attached MOLLE straps for the ultimate in fixed, external hard cell plate carrier hydration only. 

Designed specifically for use with ICEPLATE® Curve to deliver hydration with the thinnest profile on the market at just 1" thin, IMS, IMS VERSA and IMS Pro are the hard cell hydration and body armor cooling solutions for tactical professionals in austere, no-fail environments.

For a full breakdown comparing and contrasting IMS vs. IMS Pro vs. IMS VERSA, click here.



 
Between all these products, there is a carrier solution for nearly every ICEPLATE application. Contact us on LiveChat, email us or call us at 703.755.0724 with any questions.

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