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Powering you on the water, on the slopes, on the trail, on the hunt, on they way to the gym...basically everywhere.
Introducing the newest member of the IcePlate® MOLLE Sleeve family: IMS Sport. Like its IMS and IMS Pro brethren, IMS Sport is built around the performance-enhancing and environmental inoculation capabilities of IcePlate® Curve. IMS Sport packs 50 fluid ounces/1.5L of hydration in a slim, light, and comfortable, all-season/all-climate hydration and thermoregulation pack that is equally at home on and off duty. IMS Sport is the ideal conductive cooling/heating/hydration pack for day hikes, skiing (can be worn under a jacket), hunting, running, SAR, ski patrol, mountain biking, music festivals, or just about any other adventure you can throw at it.
The IMS Sport sleeve features an all-new IMS built from our unique IcePlate EXO (ICE)® laminate for an incredible strength to weight ratio. Crafted with the same laser-cut Negative MAPS found on IMS Pro on one side and IceVents® Classic Ventilation Pontoon loop Velcro fields on the other side, IMS Sport can be configured to take advantage of the conductive cooling/heating/hydration power of IcePlate® Curve or to serve as an ultra-thin profile hydration-only bladder with a ventilated back panel by attaching IceVents® Classic Ventilation Pontoons.
Note: Pack Straps are not offered a la carte because they are not compatible with IMS Pro. Placing the Pack Straps on the loop side of IMS Pro puts the hook field against the body (sub-optimal at best). A hook face cover was considered, but discarded because it would create three layers when IceVents Classic Ventilation Pontoons were added.
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Fill and freeze IcePlate® Curve for a powerful 70 watts of cooling, creating a performance-enhancement and environmental inoculation capability without rival
Fill IcePlate® Curve with hot water for up to 52 watts of conductive heating power and an incredible competitive advantage in even the harshest climates
IcePlate® Curve holds 50 fl oz (1.5 L) of water
The one-way valve allows air into IcePlate® Curve, improving flow rate by more than 100% for an effortless drinking experience
IMS Sport is built from our unique IcePlate EXO (ICE)® laminate, for an unrivaled strength to weight ratio and a completely hydrophobic chassis
Accepts both Left and Right Exit Port IcePlate® Curves
Laser-cut Drink Tube Routing Ports are integrated into the left, right, and top of IMS Sport to keep your Source 90 Drink Tube (included) as tight and secure as you need
IMS Sport features our laser-cut Negative MAPs, helping it tip the scales at a mere 5 oz.
Laser-cut Negative MAPs let you add the MOLLE-compatible accessories you need for your adventure while providing maximum drainage
Accepts IcePlate® Curve to give you maximum versatility for your cooling, heating, hydration and protection needs
Thin, conformal IcePlate® Curve geometry can be worn under jackets for maximum heating power and ergonomic comfort (think chairlift)
Velcro-brand bottom closure places the Hook Velcro field on the inside of IMS Sport, preventing contact with clothing or uniforms
A Shock Cord Sternum Strap provides for easy breathability during even the most strenuous endeavors. The ubiquitous nature of Shock Cord also makes it easy to replace/repair should the (unlikely) need arise
Drink Tube Routing, radio clip points, Sternum Strap height adjustments
Ladder Locks are secure and easy to adjust for size and fit
Create a super breathable, hydrophobic, anti-microbial back panel with Velcro-brand loop fields laser-cut specifically for IceVents® Classic Ventilation Pontoons
Features an elastic hood pocket, perfect for holding adventure essentials like gels, bars, iPhones, radios, or an external battery
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It works well to keep you cooler. I opted not to get the pontoons because I didn't want anything more than the plate sleeve and shirt to be between my back and the ice plate. However, the hook velcro of the back of the sleeve that accepts the pontoons will score the back of your shirt from abrasion when pontoons aren't being used. These ought to ship with double-sided loop velcro that's attached to where the pontoons would go for users who are not using the pontoons.
Also, for me personally, the sternum strap is not up to the task because it's just a short length of shock cord with the tiniest buckles that's difficult to release. None of these issues impede the core functionality of the product, and I've fixed these problems using what I have laying around. Looking forward to improvements to the concept in the next iteration.
Been using this product for over a month and living and working outdoors in 110+ degree weather I can take comfort in knowing my core temperature is still in the green and as the ice melts I am able to have chilled water while on breaks. This product has made my work environment more tolerable and is an invaluable item for your safety in high heat environments.
Absolutely a mission/performance enhancer. This allows you to rev higher in hot weather and stay cooler without red lining and cooking your core temp.
My first ice plate product. I used it to go to outdoor events and also washing my car at night when it is hot outside in the summer. I did get another Helix bite valve instead of the Storm valve that it came with. I also got a hydration tube magnetic clip also from Source Tactical. I did have to take a few tries to figure out where to put the chest strap height wise as I do have muscular pecs and needed a compromise of where the strap isn’t choking my neck , but it’s not squeezing the shoulder straps on my man boobs. It’s a strange feeling because ice plate and bag doesn’t feel Cold to the body, but I know I am not sweating in the heat. So somehow it is working. Only thing is if they also can sell the chest straps separately as an accessory because I think unclipping and clipping them over time might break the clips eventually. I also got it with the classic ventilation pontoons, I didn’t think it felt all that comfortable with it (felt rough) even when wearing a shirt on the body. I’ll save the pontoons for when I get the plate carrier
Thank you for taking the time to share an honest review of your IMS Sport experience. We wanted to let you know that we heard you loud and clear: the IMS Sport Sternum Strap is now available in our Replacement Parts section here:
Hope that helps!
Flying small planes in the summer is essentially voluntarily strapping yourself into a fast moving oven with the added benefit of the sun beating down on you. A/C is usually too heavy or expensive for most small planes and alternatives are very few. The IMS sport is the perfect low profile cooling solution. Even with 98° +80% FL humidity the Ice Plate keeps you comfortable. The contour of the plate makes it comfortable to wear even on long flight and gives me more water than I can reasonably carry in a water bottle. Even in my unusual use case it works perfectly.