"Simple is hard. " - Elon Musk: Ultralight, Ultra-strong MOLLE Plate Carrier Hydration Design
"Simple is hard."
- Elon Musk
IMS Pro uses a simple, minimalist design to deliver maximum versatility, durability and strength. Achieving any combination of one or two of these characteristics is easy and typically done by adding material, sewing, etc. The problem with manufacturing and design that simply adds material and steps to achieve strength and/or functionality, are that weight and water absorption come along for the ride too. The logic for great design is counter-intuitive: it is hard to do simple. More isn't always better...
We took the complete opposite approach in designing IcePlate® MOLLE Sleeve Pro. By marrying our proprietary, hydrophobic, High Molecular Weight Polyethylene laminate with meticulous laser detailing to remove material while increasing versatility, we dramatically increased ventilation and drainage in the process. The result is a solution that is versatile, durable and strong…all in a package that weighs just 4.2 ounces. IcePlate® Sleeve is the hydration solution on which we are Building a Superhuman Future.
IcePlate® MOLLE Sleeve Pro + IcePlate® Curve = IcePlate® MOLLE Sleeve Pro Combo; the thinnest, strongest, most powerful plate carrier hydration system ever created and the only one with conductive cooling/heating capability
IcePlate® MOLLE Sleeve Pro is laser-cut from our unique High-Molecular Weight Polyethylene laminate that is more than 14x stronger than steel for the same weight and has a 600+ pound tensile strength
Front and back MOLLE fields for attachment to any MOLLE plate carrier. The Single MAP Loops created from the included OneWrap can be scaled up or down to fit mission profile/requirements
Ultra-thin profile for easy vehicle ingress/egress, close quarters maneuverability also allows you to finally sit flat in a seated position
Minimalist design delivers ultralight performance, ventilation, drainage
Top-mounted laser-cut Drink Tube Routing Ports manage excess drink tube slack while left and right Drink Tube Routing Ports make for easy, ambidextrous use
Velcro hook face for mounting to carriers equipped with Velcro loop
Left and Right bottom openings accept Left or Right Exit IcePlate® Curves
Internally mounted Velcro hook field prevents snagging on uniform
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