CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)
CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)

CATAMARAN Combo (Universal MOLLE Plate Carrier Ventilation Adapter Panel for ICEVENTS®)

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[ OVERVIEW ]

CATAMARAN Universal MOLLE ICEVENTS Plate Carrier Ventilation Panel

ICEVENTS® ON ANY PLATE CARRIER

Meet CATAMARAN: the ultimate tool to mount our renowned ICEVENTS® Classic Ventilation Pontoons onto any MOLLE-equipped plate carrier in today's market. Designed as a single sheet of our precision laser-cut ICEPLATE EXO® Laminate, it's furnished with Velcro-brand loop fields, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free mounting experience. Forget the days of having tailors sew Velcro strips onto your plate carrier; mounting CATAMARAN is seamless and takes mere minutes.

Military personnel, LEOs, and citizens in extreme conditions understand the vital importance of effective plate carrier ventilation. Overheating isn't just uncomfortable—it can hinder cognitive functions and pose significant health threats. That's where CATAMARAN paired with ICEVENTS® steps in, offering an innovative solution to combat the heat.

Whether your plate carrier is equipped with MOLLE fields or you use a slick carrier, CATAMARAN's adaptability, much like our IMS Versa, ensures you're always cool, dry, focused, and ready for action.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This page is for CATAMARAN Panel(s) with ICEVENTS® Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons included with this product. If you want to buy CATAMARAN panel(s) only, click here.


[ SPECIFICATIONS ]


1. Length 16.625 inches / 42.23 cm
2. Width 10.75 inches / 27.30 cm
3. Height 0.125 inches / 0.3 cm
Weight 2.2 oz / 0.1375 Ibs

[ WHAT'S INCLUDED ]


1 x 10-inch Elastic Straps
2 x 2-inch Elastic Straps
2 x 5-inch Velcro One-Wrap straps
48" of Elastic Shock Cord


2 x CATAMARAN Panel
(Front + Back)
4 x 
ICEVENTS® Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons
('Both' option only)

2 x 10-inch Elastic Straps
4 x 2-inch Elastic Straps
4 x 5-inch Velcro One-Wrap straps
2 x 48" of Elastic Shock Cord
('Both' option only)


[ VIDEOS ]



[ FEATURES ]


 

Universal Mounting
CATAMARAN adds a Velcro loop field to almost any plate carrier, MOLLE or slick.
Multiple Mounting Methods Designed for maximum versatility, CATAMARAN can be mounted with MOLLE, Velcro One-Wrap, Elastic Shock Cord and more.
Ultralight
Weighing in at just 2.2 oz (0.14 Ibs), CATAMARAN weighs practically nothing, but adds the magical  ICEVENTS® Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons (1.1 oz/0.07 Ibs each).
Ultra Thin CATAMARAN adds virtually no additional bulk to your plate carrier, coming in at just 0.125 inches thick (0.3cm).
Strong
Constructed from our unique ICEPLATE EXO® laminate for an unrivaled strength to weight ratio and a completely hydrophobic chassis with a tensile strength of 600+ pounds.
Trimmable CATAMARAN features stitching to accommodate any trimming necessary for sizing to your plate carrier, without compromising structural integrity.
Simple Installation
Installing CATAMARAN on a plate bag can be completed in just a matter of minutes. 

CATAMARAN plate carrier ventilation adapter, mounted to LV-119 and AC1 plate carrier from T.REX Arms.

[ COMPATIBILITY ]



For users with plate carriers that lack the internal Velcro loop fields found in models like ICEPLATE EXO®, the ARC V2 from SHAW Concepts, and the rear harness of the Crye Precision AVS, CATAMARAN is the solution for which you've been waiting.

CATAMARAN revolutionizes plate carrier comfort by introducing a Velcro® loop field to the inside of any plate bag to effortlessly mount ICEVENTS® Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons. This ensures superior convective cooling and breathability, enhancing wearer comfort and endurance in extreme conditions.

Designed for universal mounting, CATAMARAN uses a variety of attachment methods, including MOLLE, Elastic Straps, Velcro One-Wrap, and Elastic Shock Cord. It is compatible with popular slick carriers such as the AC1 from T.REX Arms and the LV-119 from Spiritus Systems. In fact, CATAMARAN boasts broad compatibility, fitting seamlessly with most plate carriers on the market.

To further assist our end-users, we've listed specific plate carriers confirmed for CATAMARAN compatibility. These are just examples of more popular carriers for reference, CATAMARAN will fit most plate carriers:


Plate Carrier Confirmed Compatible with CATAMARAN Optimal Mounting Method
T.REX Arms AC1

Velcro One-Wrap, Elastic Straps, Elastic Shock Cord
Spiritus Systems LV-119 COVERT

Velcro One-Wrap, Elastic Straps, Elastic Shock Cord
Spiritus Systems LV-119 OVERT


MOLLE, Elastic Side Straps, Velcro One-Wrap
LBT 6094


MOLLE, Elastic Side Straps, Velcro One-Wrap
Crye Precision AVS (Front Plate Bag Only)


MOLLE, Elastic Side Straps, Velcro One-Wrap
Crye Precision SPC


MOLLE, Elastic Side Straps, Velcro One-Wrap
Crye Precision JPC 2.0


MOLLE, Elastic Side Straps, Velcro One-Wrap
Defense Mechanisms MEPC


MOLLE, Elastic Side Straps, Velcro One-Wrap
FERRO CONCEPTS FCPC V5


MOLLE, Elastic Side Straps, Velcro One-Wrap

AWS SMU Operator Hybrid


MOLLE, Elastic Side Straps, Velcro One-Wrap
Agilite K-Zero


MOLLE, Elastic Side Straps, Velcro One-Wrap


IMPORTANT NOTE:
The above plate carriers are far from the only setups compatible with CATAMARAN, this list is not exhaustive.

[ WHY VENTILATION IS IMPORTANT IN PLATE CARRIERS ]


In demanding environments where plate carriers are a necessity—be it for military personnel, police officers, or prepared citizens—managing heat and moisture is critical. The CATAMARAN Combo, with its focus on effective body armor ventilation, addresses a consistent flaw in tactical gear: maintaining optimal airflow to prevent overheating and ensure comfort.

When a plate carrier, such as a vest or chest rig, lacks proper ventilation, it can trap heat and moisture against the body. This not only causes discomfort but can also lead to decreased cognitive function and potential health risks, especially in humid climates or high-temperature conditions. Effective ventilation systems, like those offered by the CATAMARAN Combo, ensure that fresh air circulates between the body side of the carrier and the armor, significantly reducing the buildup of heat and moisture.

Furthermore, when you must wear body armor for extended periods, the importance of a ventilation system that can maintain a stable temperature and manage moisture is amplified. The CATAMARAN Combo's compatibility with our ICEVENTS® Classic Ventilation Pontoons and innovative design elements, such as its breathable material, is a versatile option that allows you to bring our ICEVENTS® technology to any plate carrier.

[ THE QORE PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGE ]


The Qore Performance Advantage is embodied in the CATAMARAN Combo's integration with ICEVENTS® Classic Ventilation Pontoons. This synergy allows you to bring innovative ICEVENTS® technology to any plate carrier setup, elevating the overall wearability of your armor by offering increased comfort, adaptability, and efficient heat management.

Key to this advantage is the material, which is specifically engineered to facilitate optimal airflow and evaporative cooling in any atmospheric conditions. The design incorporates strategic placement of our ventilation panels to ensure that air flows freely around both the front plate bag and the rear plate bag, effectively acting as a heat-dissipation ventilation device.

Another advantage is the adaptability of the CATAMARAN Combo. It is compatible with any carrier with MOLLE attachment capabilities. This ensures that whether you are wearing a full vest or a more streamlined minimalist plate carrier, you can access the same level of advanced body armor ventilation. Our simple mounting system allows for quick and secure attachment, making installation as easy as putting on a tee shirt with the rugged durability and reliability only mechanical mounting can provide.

Lastly, the ICEVENTS® system, integral to the CATAMARAN Combo, exemplifies Qore Performance's commitment to innovation. Our ICEVENTS® technology is not just a plate carrier accessory; it is a vital component in maintaining a balanced temperature and moisture level, crucial for enduring high-temperature environments or prolonged periods of wear. The integration of these elements demonstrates Qore Performance's dedication to providing solutions that are not only practical but also advance the physiological capabilities of end users in the field.


Below we'll be answering the most frequently asked questions about CATAMARAN:

[ FAQ ]



Below we'll be answering the most frequently asked questions about CATAMARAN:

1. In what colorways is CATAMARAN available?

CATAMARAN is only available in black because it is not visible when worn under a size Medium or larger plate carrier.

. Can I use CATAMARAN for front or rear plate bags or are they different?

Whether you purchase a CATAMARAN for the 'Front' or 'Rear' plate bag, they are identical. Both versions are interchangeable and offer the same mounting options. We've provided the selection on the product page purely to address and dispel any concerns regarding compatibility for your specific use case.

. Should I run my ICEVENTS® Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons in Venturi or Parallel configuration?
It’s a matter of personal preference. Venturi is more suited to Shooter/Swimmer Cut and Single Curve plates, while Parallel is better suited to SAPI Cut plates.

CATAMARAN plate carrier ventilation adapter panels showing different options for mounting ICEVENTS plate carrier ventilation pontoons.
. Does CATAMARAN work with Swimmer/Shooter Cut armor plates?
Yes, and it can be trimmed without losing structural integrity to best suit these plate shapes. We even included additional stitching on CATAMARAN to maintain structural integrity even after trimming.

. Will CATAMARAN work with soft body armor?

Yes. Although CATAMARAN was primarily designed for hard plates, its mounting hardware is also suitable for certain soft armor carrier configurations with MOLLE or Velcro loop fields placed similarly to a plate carrier. CATAMARAN can also be mounted to soft body armor carriers without any alterations, via the included elastic shock cord, as shown below: 


CATAMARAN Universal plate carrier ventilation adapter panel with ICEVENTS Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons mounted for body armor ventilation.
Above: CATAMARAN Front and Rear mounted to an Armor Express Revolution soft body armor vest. ICEVENTS® Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons mounted for body armor ventilation. 

6. Will CATAMARAN work with Slick plate carriers?
Yes.

Designed for maximum versatility, CATAMARAN can be mounted with MOLLE, Velcro One-Wrap, Elastic Shock Cord and more. Elastic Shock Cord is how we mounted CATAMARAN to the T.REX Arms AC1 plate carrier pictured above.

7. Does Qore Performance have any plans to make ICEVENTS® that will match the shape of a plate bag for the inside of plate carriers? In other words, instead of having two ICEVENTS® with space in the middle, will you eventually make a single, monolithic ICEVENTS® pad that will take up the entire plate bag footprint that will offer more coverage?

We do not have any plans to make a full plate bag size ICEVENTS® pad. There are two reasons for this decision:

1. Basic physics. A full size ICEVENTS® plate bag pad will only add material, surface area coverage and weight. The added surface area/coverage of a full size pad will not provide as much stand-off airflow as our current twin pontoon configuration which creates massive and customizable air flow channels. 


CATAMARAN plate carrier ventilation airflow illustration.

2. Professional uniform profile. One of the many reasons customers choose ICEVENTS® Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons over other ventilation options on the market, in addition to our unrivaled technological capabilities, is the ability to control the profile that protrudes from underneath their armor. According to our customers, this presents a less professional appearance for their uniforms than is desired or permitted. ICEVENTS® allow end-users to control, and thus conceal, the profile of their stand-off ventilation mechanism. In order to achieve this with a single sheet design, we'd have to make literally hundreds of different profiles to fit all of the shapes and sizes of plate bags on the market today, which would drive up costs on our customers while imposing an additional penalty (less air flow, more weight). 

 


[ RESOURCES ]


For bulk Corporate/Unit/Agency orders of 100+ units or to request a quote, please click here.

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Brian (Newark, US)
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I've been eyeing the Ice Vents for quite a while now but didn't want to change vests or go through the hassle of sewing the hook and loop (I honestly don't trust the sticky back hook and loop to stay). But the Catamaran was super easy to install and now I get to enjoy the Ice Vents. You do have to leave the top row of your molle available to mount it unless you want to go through the hassle of using the shock cord. The shock cord seemed nearly impossible to route through the Catamaran platform. After about 10 minutes of getting nowhere with it I gave up. Otherwise pretty great.

Hi Brian,
Thank you for taking the time to leave an honest review of your CATAMARAN and ICEVENTS® experience. In reading your review, we realized that this instruction could use greater clarity, so we created this video to help:
https://youtube.com/shorts/pmq2mWpjNCc?feature=shared
Thanks again! #StayFrosty