Plate Carrier Hydration and Body Armor Cooling, Heating: What is the difference between IMS, IMS VERSA and IMS Pro?

Plate Carrier Hydration and Body Armor Cooling, Heating: What is the difference between IMS, IMS VERSA and IMS Pro?

BLUF:
IMS (external mounting only) is for externally mounted, hard cell plate carrier hydration only. While IMS does not have conductive cooling/heating capability, it is the flattest, thinnest and strongest external plate carrier hydration ever built. It is ideal for end-users conducting operations where repeated ingress/egress to/from vehicles (i.e. mounted patrols) or maneuvering in tight spaces (i.e. CQB, VBSS, etc.) in full-kit is required.

IMS Versa (internal mounting only) brings internal ICEPLATE Curve mounting to every MOLLE equipped plate carrier on the market. IMS VERSA is designed for plate carriers that lack the internal loop Velcro fields like you can find on our ICEPLATE EXO®, Crye Precision AVS, or Shaw Concepts ARC Carrier V2 to readily mount ICEPLATE Curve for internal, conductive cooling, heating, and hydration. The elegantly designed ladder of laser cut split bar mounts on either side of the sleeve gives the VERSA its namesake. Game changing versatility of adjustment makes mounting an ICEPLATE Curve to any MOLLE equipped carrier as simple as choosing what height and placement works best for you and your setup.

IMS Pro (internal or external mounting) takes full advantage of the powerful conductive cooling, heating, and hydration capabilities of ICEPLATE® Curve. IMS Pro mounts inside or outside your plate carrier. It is fully optimized for ICEPLATE EXO® and ICEPLATE® Curve. IMS Pro is built from our ICEPLATE EXO® hydrophobic laminate with full drainage organically integrated into the design, making it ideal for maritime operations.

IMS (ICEPLATE® MOLLE Sleeve), IMS VERSA (Universal ICEPLATE® MOLLE Sleeve) and IMS Pro (ICEPLATE® MOLLE Sleeve Pro) are the most advanced, most capable plate carrier hydration and thermoregulation systems ever created for military, law enforcement, private security and responsible citizens alike. But, why do we have three ICEPLATE® MOLLE Sleeves and what are the differences? We put this quick and easy table and picture tutorial together to help you find the right plate carrier hydration and body armor cooling/heating solution for your specific application.

IMS IMS Versa IMS Pro
ICEPLATE® Curve
Hard Cell Plate Carry Hydration
Conductive Cooling via ICEPLATE® Curve
Conductive Heating via ICEPLATE® Curve
Optimized for ICEPLATE EXO®
Top-mounted Drink Tube Routing Port for Slack Control
Full Velcro-brand Hook Face
Full Velcro-brand Loop Face
Stackable
Mounts Inside Plate Carrier

Mounts Outside Plate Carrier
Ambidextrous (L/R Exit ICEPLATE® Curve)
L/R Drink Tube Routing Ports
Loop Velcro ID Placard Field
Velcro Bottom Closure
Plate Carrier Compatibility Mounting
MOLLE
MOLLE
MOLLE, Velcro Hook, Velcro Loop
MOLLE (faces away from body)
Traditional nylon webbing
Laser-Cut Split Bar attachment points Laser-cut MAPs
MOLLE (faces toward body) Permanently attached MOLLE Straps (4) Laser-Cut Split Bar attachment points
Laser-cut MAPs, user-scalable OneWrap
Material  Traditional 500D Nylon ICEPLATE EXO® Laminate
ICEPLATE EXO® laser-cut laminate w/500D Nylon outer layer
Construction Robotic CNC Sewing Robotic CNC Sewing
Robotic CNC Sewing
Weight (sleeve only) 6.1 ounces 5.6 ounces
4.2 ounces
COO (Country of Origin) - Assembly/Materials USA/USA USA/USA
USA/USA
Starting price $119.00 $124.00
$165.00

 

 

IMS vs IMS Pro: MOLLE plate carrier hydration, body armor cooling, body armor heating, plate carrier cooling, plate carrier heating

Above: IMS Combo mounted on Crye Precision JPC 2.0.
For details on Zip-On Back Panel Compatibility, click here.

MOLLE plate carrier hydration

Above: side profile of IMS Combo mounted on Crye Precision JPC 2.0.
For details on Zip-On Back Panel Compatibility, click here.
IMS mounted to HSP FlatPack Plus for backpack hydration
Above: IMS mounted to HSP FlatPack Plus for backpack hydration with ICEVENTS® Classic for stand-off backpack ventilation.
Above: IMS mounted to HSP FlatPack Plus for backpack hydration with IceVents Classic for stand-off backpack ventilation
Above: IMS mounted to HSP FlatPack Plus for backpack hydration with ICEVENTS® Classic for stand-off backpack ventilation.

IMS vs IMS Pro: MOLLE plate carrier hydration, body armor cooling, body armor heating, plate carrier cooling, plate carrier heating

Above: IMS Pro Combo internally mounted on ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier for low profile, fully integrated conductive body armor cooling and heating with hard cell hydration.

Click here for details on body armor cooling science.

Above: IMS Pro Combo externally mounted on ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier for low profile, plate carrier hydration only. IMS Pro can be rapidly moved between external or internal mounting to adapt to changing mission environments.

Above: IMS VERSA brings ICEPLATE® Curve to a whole new set of Plate Carriers that lack internal loop Velcro fields. Pictured here is the IMS VERSA mounted on a CRYE JPC, Spiritus Systems LV119, CRYE SPC and LBT 6094 V2. Just a small sample of the mounting versatility found in our newest IMS family member.


Click here for details on body armor cooling science.

Still have questions? Shoot us an email.

 


5 comments


  • Qore Performance

    Our apologies Jason! We had a technical glitch which has since been remedied.


  • Jayson

    I keep getting emails ims combo is back in stock but on your web site it still shows out of stock.
    WTH ?
    Quite teasing me lol


  • Jason Wilterdink

    You people are brilliant!!! I’m a retired cop. I wish we had gear like this back in my day! In the mean time I teach, ALOT. I will be using your gear this coming weekend on a vacation / training I scheduled. Once I year I drag my unhappy wife to (mandatory) training and pair it with a weekend at a local vacation destination. My 68 y/o Dad is coming along. It’s hot as hell. I am counting on your gear preventing my wife from throwing in the towel, and my dad and I out of the hospital with a heat related injury. Keep at it! #GreatFreakingGear!


  • Qore Performance

    Hi Nayib,
    Yes. That option has been available and restocked multiple times this year already. Be sure to sign-up for RESTOCK notifications for the exact product you want and also for LaunchPad email newsletters. Both can be done in the footer of our website and also with this link:
    https://www.qoreperformance.com/blogs/running-the-business/qore-performance-restocks-and-new-product-drops-how-do-i-get-in-on-them-and-when-do-they-happen?pos=1&psq=restocks&ss=e&v=1.0


  • Nayib

    Will there ever be an option to get the IMS Pro with the Iceplate curve exit port to the right?


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