How to tell the difference between Left Exit and Right Exit IcePlate® Curves and which one is right for me?

How to tell the difference between Left Exit and Right Exit IcePlate® Curves and which one is right for me?

IcePlate® Curve, the world's first and only hard cell plate carrier hydration system that doubles as an active cooling and/or heating system for body armor, is available in Left Exit and Right Exit configurations. These offerings facilitate multiple uses:

Left exit IcePlates have IceCaps on the left, Right exit IcePlates have IceCaps on the Right

1. Right Handed Shooters, Outdoor Enthusiasts, Safety Professionals:
Wear a single IcePlate® Curve Left Exit on the back, under or over hard armor plates. For maximum optionality and smooth Source 90 Drink Tube management, we recommend our IMS Pro Combo MOLLE plate carrier hydration system. IMS Pro features twin laser-cut drink tube routing ports along the top of the sleeve to prevent interference with other kit like commo, weapon slings, etc. These routing ports also help with management of excess slack for shorter or smaller framed individuals (generally shorter than 5’-8”). IMS Pro can be worn under your plate carrier or body armor for conductive cooling/heating/hydration or on the outside of your plate carrier for external hard cell hydration only

Plate Carrier Hydration: Left Exit IcePlate Curve for military, SOF

Above: As of 15NOV 2022, IcePlate Curve began shipping with an "L" next to the Exit Port to designate Left Exit.

 

For external hard cell plate carrier hydration only, we also offer our entry-level IMS Combo (IcePlate® MOLLE Sleeve) MOLLE plate carrier hydration sleeve. Click here to learn more about the differences between the IMS Combo and the IMS Pro Combo.

Important note: MOST left handed shooters can use IcePlate Curve Left Exit, especially in IMS Pro Combo form, with zero issues because our Source90 Drink Tube is long enough to accommodate both right and left handed shooters. 

2. Left Handed Shooters, Outdoor Enthusiasts, Safety Professionals:
Wear a single IcePlate® Curve Right Exit on the back, under or over hard armor plates. 
For maximum optionality and smooth Source 90 Drink Tube management, we recommend our IMS Pro Combo MOLLE plate carrier hydration system. IMS Pro features twin laser-cut drink tube routing ports along the top of the sleeve to prevent interference with other kit like commo, weapon slings, etc.

Plate carrier hydration: IcePlate Curve Right Exit for Military, SOF

Above: As of 15NOV 2022, IcePlate Curve began shipping with an "R" next to the Exit Port to designate Right Exit.

IMS Pro can be worn under your plate carrier or body armor for conductive cooling/heating/hydration or on the outside of your plate carrier for external hard cell hydration only. 

Important note: IcePlate Curve Right Exit is only really necessary for left handed tall shooters or who want to run drinkable front and rear IcePlate Curves in something like our IceVest HiVis Class 2, IceVest Black, or IcePlate EXO-XFT.

3. CBRNE, HAZMAT, EOD, Outdoor Enthusiasts and Safety Professionals:
Wear an IcePlate® Curve Pair using an IcePlate® Carrier of your choice for all day cooling, heating and hydration.

4. Wild Card:
Depending on stature, some shooters may want to wear an IcePlate® Curve with the TotalDrain Technology Exit Port on the same side of their dominant shooting hand (Left or Right) to take up extra slack in the Source 90 Drink Tube which is 34" in length. This generally applies to shooters under 5'-6" (167 cm) tall.


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 [ OVERVIEW ]


COOLING/HEATING WITH YOUR DRINKING WATER

Worn close to the body, ICEPLATE® Curve is a Medium ESAPI-shaped water bottle that cools/warms/hydrates you with 50 fl oz (1.5 L) of drinking water, delivering 70 watts of cooling power or 52 watts of heating power with hands-free plate carrier or backpack hydration for unparalleled control over your environment. Another way to think of ICEPLATE® Curve is like a booster rocket designed to put you into orbit with a full gas tank, not necessarily to last the entire mission. Engineered for elite users looking for every edge in the performance of their duties, ICEPLATE® Curve creates decisive competitive advantages where none previously existed by weaponizing temperature to enhance performance and survivability.

IMS, IMS Pro, or IMS VERSA are the accessories we recommend for the optimal experience when running ICEPLATE® Curve with a plate carrier. Each one is designed to meet specific needs, so you can choose the one that's right for you. For Sport and recreational use, we suggest our IMS Sport or ICEPLATE EXO®-XFT. Click here to see which one suits your needs best. 

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[ SELECT A 'CHASSIS' FOR ICEPLATE® CURVE ]






ICEPLATE® Curve is a powerful hydration, cooling and heating ‘Battery’. Freeze ICEPLATE® Curve for 70 watts of cooling power or fill with hot water for up to 52 watts of conductive heating power. ICEPLATE® Curve creates a performance-enhancement and environmental inoculation capability without rival.

The ICEPLATE® Curve ‘Battery’ needs a ‘Chassis’ to be used to its full potential. Whether you need cooling, heating, hydration, or a combination of the three, we have a wide selection of vests and backpack ‘Chassis’ that optimize ICEPLATE® Curve’s power.

Our primary users are divided into:

- MIL / LEO / Civilian
- SAFETY
- SPORT

Within these groups, we have solutions for a wide variety of activities. Our customers constantly find new uses for ICEPLATE® Curve as they experiment with fresh ways to remove environmental constraints from both work and leisure activities. With users ranging from frontline military, to Drive Thru workers, to wedding photographers, the only limitation is your creativity. Pair ICEPLATE® Curve with a Chassis that best fits your use case.

Anywhere you need hydration, cooling or heating, ICEPLATE® Curve boosts your performance.

For more information, see our article: How do I wear ICEPLATE®?

What is the ICEPLATE® Curve?

A premium hydration bladder, ICEPLATE® Curve is a medium ESAPI-shaped water reservoir that cools/warms/hydrates you with 50 fl oz (1.5 L) of drinking water delivering 70 watts of cooling power and 52 watts of heating power. The ICEPLATE® Curve comes paired with a premium drink tube with a high-flow bite valve allowing for optimal water flow and easy access to your drinking water.

Benefits vs ICEPLATE® Classic?

When choosing between ICEPLATE® Classic and ICEPLATE® Curve, it really comes down to personal preference and body type. The choice of insert helps tailor any hydration pack to your specific body type:

ICEPLATE® Classic offers a flatter profile for petite builds while ICEPLATE® Curve offers a conformal geometry for most athletic body types. Both ICEPLATE® models deliver heavy-duty, all-day comfort while defying engineering convention.

Why Use ICEPLATE® Curve Over Other Water Bladders?

The ICEPLATE® Curve is truly a one-of-a-kind, revolutionary hydration reservoir. Some of the key features that set this water bladder apart from competitors are:

Versatility

Our ICEPLATE® Curve comes with a variety of "CHASSIS" options to tailor the product to your individual needs.

The primary users are divided into:

- MIL / LEO / Civilian

- Safety

- Sport

Within these groups, we have different sizes of hydration pack solutions to suit a wide variety of activities and end-users. The ICEPLATE® Curve is always finding new uses as our customers experiment with innovative ways to remove environmental constraints from both work and leisure activities. Anytime and anywhere you need hydration, cooling, or heating, the ICEPLATE® Curve will boost your performance. For more information on which hydration pack fits your needs, see our article: How do I wear ICEPLATE®?

Superior Design

Designed for optimal performance during any outdoor activity and in all climate conditions, our easy filling water storage bladder solution is the best choice on the market. When you fill the water bottle with cold drinking water and freeze it overnight, it uses ICEPLATE®'s revolutionary technology to cool your body down in hot weather. In turn, during cold weather months, the ICEPLATE® can be filled with warm or hot water and is then useful for heating your body rather than cooling it. We are also proud to boast we are a dishwasher-safe brand, allowing for an easy cleaning solution in between your outdoor adventures. With confidence, we can say ICEPLATE® is truly the best hydration bladder money can buy.

Durability

ICEPLATE® Curve has been engineered to weather the toughest of conditions. In the field, a burst water bladder can be a complete disaster. Avoid the worries of such a catastrophe getting in the way of a mission/objective with the superior design of the ICEPLATE® Curve.


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[ FEATURES ]


[ SPECIFICATIONS* ]


 

  • Dimensions (Imperial): 9.5" x 12.5" x 1" [WxHxD]

  • Dimensions (Metric): 24.13 cm x 31.75 cm x 2.54 cm [WxHxD]

  • Source 90 Drink Tube length: 34" or 86 cm

  • Capacity: 50 fl oz (1.5 L)

  • Cooling Duration*: Lasts 2-4 hours (after freezing overnight for 6-8 hours, actual results will vary based on external variables: solar exposure, ambient temp, external heat sources (i.e. engines), relative humidity, size/frame of user, metabolic capacity, work load).

  • Heating Duration*: Lasts 3-5 hours filled with hot water between 150-190 F (temperature based on personal preference/safety and outside temperature).

  • Weight**: ~ 12 oz. empty, 62 oz. filled. / 0.76 Ibs empty, 4.01 Ibs filled. (50 fl oz. of water = 3.26 Ibs)

  • Made of BPA-free, FDA Approved, Dishwasher Safe HDPE (High-density polyethylene)

  • Made in USA from US Materials 

  • Patented

    ***DISCLAIMER: ICEPLATE® Curve is NOT body armor and is not to be used inside of plate bags in lieu of ballistic armor.*** 

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Important Notes

Designed and manufactured in the USA from US materials. Fulfilled from our Knoxville, TN HQ. Not subject to ITAR. Patented. 

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