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The time has come for us to expand the IMS family and bring internal ICEPLATE Curve mounting to every MOLLE equipped plate carrier on the market. In the past, this was accomplished at the behest of the Army with our Side Release Armor Straps to satisfy their requirement. Like most US Government inspired designs and by our standards, this was not an optimal or elegant solution, and they have subsequently been discontinued. All of that changes now with our all new IMS VERSA 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.
Our proven ICEPLATE Curve (sold separately) has been a game changer for plate carrier users for some time now - eliminating heat injuries for tens of thousands of end users across public and private organizations, but not every setup could utilize our Sleeve systems. No matter your preference or mission requirements in a plate carrier, you can take advantage of the thermoregulation technology of ICEPLATE Curve with our all new IMS VERSA.
The elegantly designed ladder of laser cut split bar mounts on either side of the sleeve gives IMS 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. The benefits of ICEPLATE Curve are now universal.
Note: This product is for existing ICEPLATE® Curve owners and for those wishing to mix and match ICEPLATE® / Source 90 Drink Hose / IMS VERSA colors. For those new to the IMS family, we highly recommend the IMS Versa Combo which includes ICEPLATE Curve and a Source 90 Drink Hose.
[ WHAT'S INCLUDED ]
1 x 10" Elastic Strap
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[ FEATURES ]
|Versatile + Compatible
|IMS VERSA's namesake comes from it's incredible versatility, bringing thermoregulation and hydration to 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
|Accepts both Left and Right Exit ICEPLATE® Curves to work for both right-handed and left handed shooters
|Split Bar straps enable simple installation on to any MOLLE equipped plate carrier
|Mount heavy tools (AT4s, Base Plates, etc.) on any member of the IMS family without concern for rupturing or failure
|Next Gen Materials
|The IMS VERSA is built from our ICEPLATE EXO® laminate for a professional look, while also making it resistant to cuts, abrasion, water and keeping it lightweight
|Accepts ICEPLATE Curve® or Medium ESAPI armor plates interchangeably to give you maximum versatility for your cooling, heating, hydration and protection needs
|Bottom zipper closure is out, Velcro bottom closure is in with the Hook Velcro field on the inside of ICEPLATE® Sleeve to prevent contact with clothing or uniforms
IMS VERSA is ultralight, weighing a mere 5.6 ounces. Laser cut Split Bar attachment points built by removing, not adding material
Laser-cut drinking Tube Routing Ports on Left, Right and Top keep your hose as low profile and tight to your kit as you want or need
[ FAQ ]
Is the IMS Versa better than the IMS Pro?
While the IMS Versa has brought many more plate carriers up to speed with integrating ICEPLATE® Curve, the IMS Pro is still what we consider the ultimate plate carrier hydration and thermoregulation solution. If your setup is compatible with IMS Pro, we would advise to utilize that product for superior performance and optionality.
Can this mount to my slick Plate Carrier?
Unless your carrier has MOLLE, the IMS family (ICEPLATE MOLLE Sleeve) likely won't be the solution you're looking for. Instead, we would recommend adding Velcro to the inside of your carrier's rear plate bag and utilizing the IMS Pro. You can also follow a customer's solution for their Ferro Concepts Slickster here.
Why doesn't IMS Versa have loop Velcro® on it like IMS Pro?
There are two reasons why IMS Versa does not have loop Velcro® on it like IMS Pro:
1. IMS Versa is designed explicitly for conductive thermoregulation and hydration (click here for details on the three methods of heat transfer). ICEVENTS® facilitate convective thermoregulation (i.e. evaporative cooling, see previous link for more details). While our ICEVENTS® technology is unrivaled in terms of capability, it is not optimized for conduction (although it does have some mild conductive attributes) and would therefore inhibit the conductive properties of IMS Versa.
Is IMS VERSA compatible with Zip On Panels from Crye Precision or Spiritus Systems? How about Velocity Systems SCARAB Back Panels?
[ RESOURCES ]
- How do I wear ICEPLATE®?
- What is the Difference Between IMS, IMS VERSA and IMS Pro?
- IMS VERSA: How to add Cooling, Heating, Hydration to Slick Plate Carriers?
- What side Exit Port ICEPLATE® is right for me?
- Soldier Hydration and Defending the Homeland with Redbeard Tactical
- Plate Carrier Hydration: ICEPLATE® vs. Camelbak (What is the difference between hard and soft hydration bladders?)
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I have had the Ice Plate for some time, but always put it inside my Plate Carrier. I finally decided to grab the sleeve and give it a try. Whole new ball game. So much cooler having it next to the skin. The plate carrier usually has some padding to make it more comfortable. But having the sleeve right there is way better. And it’s way easier to load after you have refrozen it. My plate carrier is a bother to open and revelcro each time. This is a game changer.