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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 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 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. The benefits of ICEPLATE Curve are now universal.
This combo includes IMS VERSA, ICEPLATE Curve and a Source 90 Drink Tube. If you're looking for just the IMS VERSA sleeve and Split Bar straps, that can be purchased by itself here.
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[ FEATURES ]
|Fill and freeze ICEPLATE Curve® for a powerful 70 watts of cooling, creating a performance-enhancement and environmental inoculation capability without rival
|Fill ICEPLATE Curve® with hot water for up to 52 watts of conductive heating power and an incredible competitive advantage in even the harshest climates
|ICEPLATE Curve® holds 50 fl oz (1.5 L) of water
|The one-way valve allows air into ICEPLATE Curve®, improving flow rate by more than 100% for an effortless drinking experience
|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 the ICEPLATE EXO Laminate fabric, making it resistant to cuts, abrasion and water while 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 optimal hydration and thermoregulation solution. If your setup is compatible with IMS Pro, we would advise to utilize that product for superior thermal conduction.
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.
Is IMS VERSA compatible with Zip On Panels from Crye Precision or Spiritus Systems? How about Velocity Systems SCARAB Back Panels?
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Each IMS VERSA Combo comes in a set color pairing to match your plate carrier. IMS VERSA Combos are pre-packaged by our team ahead of time for maximum efficiency (which facilitates package savings), so color combinations cannot be changed. However, an additional ICEPLATE® Curve Standalone in a different color can be added by clicking here.
|ICEPLATE® MOLLE Sleeve VERSA
|Source 90 Drink Hose
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For bulk Corporate/Unit/Agency orders of 100+ units or to request a quote, please click here.
I mounted this on the inside of my AR500 Veritas PC. I use this PC for weighted runs and workouts only. Mounting the pouch to the PC was a little tricky. Top straps are easy, the side straps are more difficult. I ended up using all the supplied straps to best secure the sleeve to the pc.
The main complaint I have with this product is that sliding the iceplate into the sleeve and securing it with the Velcro flap on the bottom is not easy. The plate does not easily slide all the way into the pouch, and I can not fully secure the velcro flap. The flap is only about half secured when closed. It has not happened, but I could see the Velcro coming undone while running, and the plate falling out the bottom of the vest. It may not fit well because the metal plate in the back of the PC is single curve, while the iceplate is multicurve.
Easily to fill/clean
Very cooling when in use
Easy to remove the plate from sleeve
Difficult to fully insert and secure the iceplate inside the sleeve
Thank you for taking the time to share an honest account of your IMS Versa experience. As you noted in your review and also per the specifications on our website, ICEPLATE® Curve geometry is conformal to Medium ESAPI multi-curve armor plates only. ICEPLATE® Curve is not conformal with any other type of armor plate and as such, the interface will not function as designed. We hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any additional questions. #StayFrosty
Currently using this product in Texas, freezing the water prior to using makes a huge difference. Wearing it under body armor and a pack is also just as comfortable as without, I feel no difference. Also, the fact that the bladder is a hard cell gives the added benefit of not worrying about a soft bladder popping.