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IceVents® Classic Heavy vs. IceVents® Aero Minimalist Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads: what is the difference?
Launched on Thanksgiving Day 2019, IceVents® are the gold standard in plate carrier shoulder pads, stand-off ventilation for body armor and duty belt padding. No other technology on the market can deliver the capabilities of IceVents® for Military Plate Carriers, Law Enforcement Body Armor, Duty Belt padding or shoulder pads for rucks/backpacks.
But with the release of the all-new IceVents® Aero, what is the difference between IceVents® Classic and IceVents® Aero? While the main difference is the shape, we put together this table for easy reference.
|Dimensions||10.25" x 3.125" x 0.25"||10.25" x 1.5" x 0.25"|
|Shape||Soft Rectangle||Tapered Arrowhead|
|Weight||0.8 oz||0.5 oz|
|Material||Thermoplastic Elastomer||Thermoplastic Elastomer|
|Colors||Coyote Brown, Black||Coyote Brown, Black|
Max Comfort, Heavy Loads: Shoulders (Heavy Armor/Packs, Entry Kit), Duty Belt Tailbone, Stand-Off Ventilation Pontoons
Max Mobility, Lighter Loads: Shoulders (Minimalist Plate Carriers), Duty Belts Hips, Headband
|Country of Origin||100% Made in USA||100% Made in USA|
Patented: IceVents® Classic USD887,716S IceVents® Classic USD887,717S
Additional US and International Patents Pending.
|Multiple US & International|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40 to 198 degrees F||-40 to 198 degrees F|
|Antimicrobial at Molecular Level||✓||✓|
|90% Air by Volume||✓||✓|
|Washable (if needed)||✓||✓|
|Stimulates superficial blood flow||✓||✓|
|Hydrolisis Resistance (does not retain water)||✓||✓|
|Nylon Mesh Covering for frictionless interface||✓||✓|
|Starting Price (single pad)||$30||$35|
No worries Gt and thank you! Let us know if there are any other questions we can answer for you. #StayFrosty
Ah, pardon my ignorance about your processes! Regardless, it’s a fantastic product.
Gt – thank you for your interest in IceVents Classic vs. IceVents Aero. The difference in cost comes from tooling and yield. Less material actually results in more waste, which drives up cost. It also results in more post-processing, not less.
It’s odd that the aero is essentially the same thing, but with less material and less post processing, but costs more.
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