We get this question all the time and the answer is super easy! You can make your plate carrier or soft body armor vest IceVents® or IcePlate® compatible in just three easy steps:
1. Add our adhesive-backed Velcro strips to your order to start.
2. Have your uniform tailor sew the Velcro loop strips onto your carrier using these instructions:
Sewing the adhesive Velcro loop strips included with IceVents® Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons is super easy. We STRONGLY recommend sewing for strenuous applications like infantry live fires, o-courses, and maritime applications like MIO, OTB, and VBSS.
First, place the adhesive loop strips toward the edge of the inside panel of your plate carrier so that when IceVents® are installed, the edge of the IceVents® are at the edge of the plate carrier to allow air to flow through the IceVents®. The lines in the picture below indicate the sewing lines:
Here is an image showing where the stitch lines would be with the IceVents® installed. Stitch the adhesive loop strips to the plate carrier. Do not sew the adhesive loop strips to the IceVents®. The image below is for demonstration/reference purposes only.
Above: IMS Pro mounted to the inside of our IcePlate EXO® Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier for plate carrier cooling, heating, and hydration.
Above: IceVents® Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons can be mounted to the inside of any plate carrier or soft body armor with Velcro loop fields installed, like on our IcePlate EXO® Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier shown above.