Does IcePlate® Work with my Plate Carrier? Plate Carrier Compatibility Chart for IcePlate®

Does IcePlate® Work with my Plate Carrier? Plate Carrier Compatibility Chart for IcePlate®
"Does IcePlate® work with my (insert plate carrier make/model here) plate carrier?"

***NOTE: this article is for the original IcePlate® Classic only. This article does not apply to IcePlate® Curve because IcePlate® Curve is universally compatible with any Medium ESAPI plate carrier. For a detailed compare and contrast for IcePlate® Classic vs IcePlate® Curve, click here.***

To learn about all of the ways you can wear and use IcePlate, click here.

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Qore Performance®. We consolidated this information into a single living (continuously updated) resource to help answer this question for the entire IcePlate® Community. 

This IcePlate®/Plate Carrier Compatibility Chart is a community asset. The more people who contribute their knowledge/experience, the more valuable it becomes to the IcePlate® Community. Think big data/machine learning but for IceAge Insights.

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If you don't see your plate carrier on this chart, please email us your knowledge/experience with your specific IcePlate®/Plate Carrier/armor combo. If you include pictures and we use them on this post, then we'll even send you some free swag on us as a thank you for your time! We'll add this new info to the chart for the benefit of the entire community.

Specific plate carrier compatibility articles:
Ferro Concepts Slickster
Crye Precision JPC 2.0, SPC, and AVS (zip-on back panels)

IcePlate®/Plate Carrier Compatibility Chart
Crossfit/Tactical Games (IcePlate® in plate bag) Duty Use
(IcePlate® Armor Straps)
IMS Compatible
Blue Force Gear PLATEminus ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Combat Systems Sentinel Plate Carrier ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Condor LCS Vanquish ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Condor Sentry (Rogue Fitness) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Crye Precision AVS ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Crye Precision JPC 2.0 (M) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
5.11 TacLite Plate Carrier ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
First Spear STT ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
First Spear Strandhogg ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Ferro Concepts Slickster ✔️ ✔️
Grey Ghost Gear Minimalist Plate Carrier ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
KDH IOTV ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
LBX Armatus II ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
LBT 6940 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
SKD Pig Brig ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Shellback Tactical Banshee ✔️ ✔️
Tactical Tailor Low-Vis MBAV ✔️ ✔️
Velocity Systems APC ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Velocity Systems SCARAB LT ✔️ ✔️ ✔️


We've assembled this chart from three main data sources:

1. First hand experience: knowledge accumulated on plate carriers and armor systems we own ourselves, we've personally used on duty or during our own R&D testing at Qore Performance®.

2. Customer feedback: when customers have reported their experiences with IcePlate® and their specific plate carrier directly to us.

3. Industry: we have relationships with a number of manufacturers in the industry who have and use IcePlates® with their plate carriers, then share their compatibility experiences with us.

Basic IcePlate® Setup for Plate Carriers/External Armor:

Reference Photos

IcePlate® with First Spear Strandhogg Plate Carrier


IcePlate® with First Spear STT 

IcePlate on duty with Sheboygan, WI SWAT in the First Spear Strandhogg

IcePlate® with Ferro Concepts Slickster

Photo: @jasondemo

IcePlate fits easily in the Ferro Concepts Slickster Plate Carrier

IcePlate® with SKD Tactical PIG Brig

Photo: @QorePerformance

IcePlate fits in the plate bag of the SKD PIG Brig Plate Carrier

Photo: @QorePerformance

SKD Pig Brig carrying a QD IcePlate in Frost with a Source Tactical Hydration hose

IcePlate® with Velocity Systems SCARAB LT

Photo: @QorePerformance

Velocity Systems SCARAB LT with IcePlate integration

Photo: @QorePerformance

Velocity Systems SCARAB LT with IcePlate MOLLE Sleeve 6 integration, Ranger Green

IcePlate® with Velocity Systems APC

Photo: @seven_ty_nine

IcePlate integrated with Velocity Systems APC

IcePlate® with High Speed Gear MPC

Photo: @jasondemo

IcePlate with High Speed Gear HSGI MPC Modular Plate Carrier

 IcePlate® with 5.11 TacTec using Qore Performance Armor Straps

Photo: @_zoll_

IcePlate Black on the job in a 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier with Armor Straps for police use


  • Qore Performance

    Hi Danny,
    Yes. As long as your carrier can accept Medium ESAPI plates, you are good to go as ICEPLATE® Curve is the exact same dimensions. That said, most plate carriers are not designed with Thermal Transmittance in mind. This is the material/design property you need to maximize the Conductive Cooling power of ICEPLATE®. Our ICEPLATE EXO®-XFT is fully optimized for shirtless PT from the ground up along with incredible Thermal Transmittance. Here are some links with more details as well as Thermal Transmittance ratings for the leading plate carriers on the market today:
    ICEPLATE EXO®-XFT Functional Fitness Weighted Training Vest

    Best Plate Carriers of 2023

    Why we don’t use Spacer Mesh in our carriers/vests

    We hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any additional questions. #StayFrosty

  • Danny Chiu

    Would it fit into a L sized SPC in the Crossfit/Tactical Games style?

  • Qore Performance

    Hi Alex,
    Our apologies for the delay. This is the first time this question has come up, so we reached out to Crye Precision directly to get an answer. As soon as we hear back from them, we’ll let you know. Thanks for your patience in advance!

  • Alex Moreno

    One question I have not seen yet or even an answer for is do these fit in a Crye zip-on panel? Either the Molle (Preferably), Pouch, or Pack Zip-on panel. Just waiting on an answer to this so I can pull the trigger on both.

  • Justin

    Hi Neal, IcePlate works with any plate carrier on the market using the available Armor Straps (attaches to the shoulder straps of your PC). However, if you are looking to run IcePlate inside your plate bag, then it will fit inside any plate bag that can accommodate a 10×12 SAPI plate. The fit might be tighter depending on the exact combo of your issued armor/plate bag. If this is the case, then you can use this method pioneered by two of our customers (@woodcock_stone and @angry.canadian) to contour mold your IcePlate to your armor plates:

    While the AR500 Testudo plate carrier is not a make/model that we have tested first-hand, it appears that it will run IcePlate just fine in the plate bag since it can handle up to 11×14 plates. How well it will fit will depend on the exact armor plate with which you pair your IcePlate.

    Hopefully this helpful and feel free to hit us up if you have any other questions!

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