ICEVENTS® Aero Minimalist Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads (PowerMesh backing)
ICEVENTS® Aero Minimalist Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads (PowerMesh backing)
ICEVENTS® Aero Minimalist Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads (PowerMesh backing)
ICEVENTS® Aero Minimalist Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads (PowerMesh backing)
ICEVENTS® Aero Minimalist Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads (PowerMesh backing)
ICEVENTS® Aero Minimalist Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads (PowerMesh backing)
ICEVENTS® Aero Minimalist Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads (PowerMesh backing)

ICEVENTS® Aero Minimalist Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads (PowerMesh backing)

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ICEVENTS® Aero Minimalist Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads are 100% made in the USA from US materials

Ergonomically optimized to deliver maximum mobility for overhead movement and prone positions, ICEVENTS® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads bring load carriage and ventilation to the next level at an impossibly light weight.

ICEVENTS® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads are designed for military, law enforcement, security contractors, prepared citizens, and competition athletes (Tactical Games, Patriot Games, Crossfit, etc.) wearing plate carriers, backpacks, or rucks, who prioritize efficiency, speed, and agility. ICEVENTS® Aero shoulder pads are ideal for minimalist plate carriers including, but not limited to the Crye Precision JPC 2.0 and SPC, Spiritus Systems LV119 Overt and LV119 Covert, Ferro Concepts Slickster and FCPC v5, and ICEPLATE EXO, etc.

The teardrop silhouette of ICEVENTS® Aero is inspired by bleeding edge aerodynamic designs such as Formula One cars and the Space X Falcon 9. This profile efficiently manages energy, air flow, and load around your body and plate carrier. 

ICEVENTS® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads are compatible with any minimalist carrier. For heavy rigs/turtle setups use ICEVENTS® Classic Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads.

ICEVENTS® Classic and ICEVENTS® Aero are currently available in Black and Coyote Brown. There are no plans to make additional colors at this time. Click here to join our email list to be the first to know of any updates.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: All ICEVENTS® Classic products use the same footprint. All ICEVENTS® Aero products use the same footprint. The only difference is the backing (PowerMesh, hook backed, hook-receptive loop backed) and the size (all pads are full size except holster pads which are half size). 

Each Package Contains:

  • 2x ICEVENTS® Aero Universal Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads/Backpack Shoulder Pads
  • 48" roll of OneWrap Hook/Loop Tape (matching)

ICEVENTS® Instruction Video

How Do I Wear ICEVENTS®?

 

If your duty requires more protective vests such as an IOTV, MBAV, or Entry Vests, we recommend purchasing ICEVENTS® Classic Universal Shoulder Pads

Bundles and Combos

Pair ICEVENTS® Aero with ICEVENTS® Classic. Combo Bundles are available for your:

Versatile + Compatible

Can be used for Plate Carriers, backpacks, ICEVEST HiVis Safety Vest, Military and Police Gun Belts, Tool Belts, or countless other industrial or tactical equipment to deliver unrivaled end-user comfort. Their modular and flexible form makes it simple to adapt ICEVENTS® Aero to support your application.

Water Resistant + Anti-Microbial

Unique channel ventilation creates an effective microclimate for long-term comfort and enhanced endurance.

High Tech Materials

Features exclusive and proprietary Supracor Stimulite impact-absorbing hexagonal honeycomb thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) technology. Stimulite is used and proven in the F/A-18 Hornet, V-22 Osprey, 787 Dreamliner, 747-8 Intercontinental and leading medical products.

Cord Management

Hook and Loop accessories enable simple, custom installation and cord/tube management.

Increased Load Bearing Capacity

Loads are absorbed and dispersed evenly throughout the honeycomb matrix in ICEVENTS® technology. Because the cells are interconnected, when one cell buckles from impact, the walls of the adjacent cells also buckle to absorb the force, similar to a ripple effect. The fusion-bonded honeycomb in Stimulite absorbs shock in this manner and also has phenomenal load-bearing and load-balancing capability as a result of its elastomeric composition.

Specs and Details

  • Each set comes with modular Hook and Loop accessories for customizable installation.
  • Cord Management configuration/setup developed by @GarandThumb
  • Fits: ICEVEST HiVis, duty plate carrier shoulder straps, Haley Strategic Partners FlatPack and FlatPack Plus, Vertx EDC Gamut and most leading outdoor backpacks.
  • Imperial dimensions: 10.25" x 3” x 0.25" with a 1.5” waist
  • Metric dimensions: 26.04 cm x 7.62 cm x 0.635 cm with a 3.81 cm waist
  • Anisotropic Architecture features three different degrees of flexibility in the length, width and vertically against the surface, allowing ICEVENTS® technology to absorb energy or impact from different angles while contouring the body perfectly.

Like plate carriers, ICEVENTS® are not FR rated

Additional Features

  • 90% air by volume, weighs 0.6 ounces
  • ICEVENTS® Aero are 38% lighter than ICEVENTS® Classic, while offering superior padding and ventilation on the shoulders
  • Omni-directional venting keeps you dry and comfortable
  • Plush hexagonal honeycomb for unmatched load-bearing comfort
  • Load distribution architecture that outperforms foams, reducing fatigue
  • Anti-microbial
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Washable (if needed)
  • Stimulates superficial blood flow to improve circulation
  • Hydrolysis Resistance: does not retain water
  • Stimulite honeycomb TPE technology
  • Nylon Mesh Covering for frictionless plate carrier/pack interface
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 198 degrees Fahrenheit

 

USE CASES

ICEVENTS® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads offer a versatile solution for various groups of users. Whether you're in the military, law enforcement, a security contractor, a prepared citizen, or a competition athlete, these shoulder pads provide essential benefits tailored to the user.

Military & Law Enforcement

For military and law enforcement professionals, ICEVENTS® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads are indispensable. Plate carriers decrease mobility and create uncomfortable hot spots underneath the wearer’s uniform. Thankfully, our ICEVENTS® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads provide the solution you have been looking for. Designed for ergonomic optimization, our shoulder pads support mobility, making them ideal for tasks demanding overhead movement and prone positions. These shoulder pads help distribute the load evenly between the right shoulder pad and left shoulder pad, reducing fatigue during extended operations. No matter your duties, ICEVENTS® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads deliver the comfort and support needed.

Security Contractors

Security contractors often find themselves in diverse environments, requiring adaptable gear. They also work long shifts, where sweat is likely to build up and cause discomfort underneath their plate carrier. ICEVENTS® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads offer a low-profile solution that maintains comfort even during extended wear. Their efficient load distribution ensures that security contractors can focus on their tasks without discomfort or distraction.

Prepared Citizens

They may not wear a uniform, but prepared citizens who prioritize personal safety and readiness also benefit from ICEVENTS® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads. No matter the user, plate carriers are known to cause discomfort. Whether you're assembling a bug-out bag, wearing a plate carrier for home defense, or simply seeking greater comfort during outdoor activities, these shoulder pads help you carry the load more efficiently.

Competition Athletes

Competitive athletes participating in events like Tactical Games, Patriot Games, CrossFit, and more demand gear that supports their agility and performance. When participating in these events, plate carriers can lead to sweat buildup and movement difficulties, which can make or break your race. ICEVENTS® Aero Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads are a game changer, offering the advantage of a lightweight and ergonomic design that allows athletes to move more freely and minimize sweat build-up. ICEVENTS® are also designed to be reversible if you prefer the softer PowerMesh backing against your body instead of the mesh honeycomb. Stay ahead of the competition with gear that enhances your speed and efficiency.

 

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.

Customer Reviews

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Jon (Boston, US)
Great upgrade

Good addition to the rig. Easy installation and stays where you put it. Makes the rig feel less encumbered.

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Oscar Torres (Downey, US)
A+

Ive tried other pads and these are by far the best. They wick moister, are light, and extremely comfy. Nothing else I could ask for.

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Michael Yuen (Las Vegas, US)

I bought this mainly to cure a hot spot I found with the chest strap of the IMS sport. For some reason the knot where the chest strap is on the should straps has a hot spot on my pecs the way I have it set up. After putting these ice vent pads on, the feel of the IMS sport became incredible, and the padding covers the hot spot of the chest strap. In my opinion, this vent pad should be standard on IMS Sport

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Emanuel Fernandez (Killeen, US)
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A must!

I was skeptical about these shoulder pads until I actually tried them out. I went for a run with my plate carrier and could feel the difference. No longer were the shoulder straps digging in to my skin, nor the weight of the plates a burden on my shoulders. This is definitely a must if you wear a plate carrier for extended periods of time.

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P Mike (Virginia Beach, US)
Liked em so much i bought another set

I havnt used or had them long enough to give a real review but off of first impressions and a couple of range days, i decided i need them on my other carrier as well. They do breathe very well. Comfortable. Just expensive.

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Broady Tomczyk (El Mirage, US)
Get them !

This was a night and day difference for me well worth the money. You won't be disappointed.

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Kenneth Edwards (Bellflower, US)
Just what was needed

It was a perfect addition to my Kit! I am currently wearing it during field training and it is 100x more comfortable than without. If you are hesitant, please don’t. Your shoulders will thank you later.

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Leland Staart
Makes my whole PC feel lighter

These pads are incredible, such comfort and weight distribution. Totally worth the purchase.

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T.K. (Denver, US)
Buy these immediately!

Put these on my JPC 2 and wore it as well as my 50 pound ruck for 10 miles through steep terrain and multiple LDA’s. They have drastically increased the comfy factor of the plate carrier, if you don’t have these already I would heavily recommend you pick them.

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Carson Hite (Paducah, US)
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Turns a heavy rig into a weightless one.

I thought the sort of hard feeling of the backing wouldn't be pliable or great for cushioning. Man was I wrong. I have a covert-ish plate carrier, no pads as it's not meant to be loaded down. I put everything and the kitchen sink on mine, and as a result my shoulders hurt. Strapped on the IceVents (and some comms since the velcro attachments lets you cut to fit and allows cable routing) and the weight disappeared instantly. It really felt like I wasn't even wearing anything but my shirt. The pricing is a little steep but they are worth it in my opinion. Only pads I will bother getting, and I will be putting them on any and everything else I get.
The airflow when I did happen to get a light breeze was great also. That's probably it's main purpose considering the name, but the weight distribution was the effect I noticed most as it's not weather dependant.