Commo Routing and Cable Management for Plate Carriers, Chest Rigs, Wildland Firefighting (MIL, LE, Civilian, Fire/EMS)

Commo Routing and Cable Management for Plate Carriers, Chest Rigs, Wildland Firefighting (MIL, LE, Civilian, Fire/EMS)

We've been getting lots of questions lately about how to route commo/cable for our IcePlate EXO® Ultralight Ventilated Plate Carrier, IMS Pro plate carrier hydration pack with cooling and heating, and IMS external hard cell plate carrier hydration system. While these questions have mostly come from our military customers, we felt this was a good opportunity to team up with our friend Will from Caatail Antennas and do a more comprehensive video on commo/cable routing in general for a variety of applications and loadouts: Military, Law Enforcement, Civilian and Wildland Firefighting.

 

Here are the build lists for each setup:

Loadout #1: Military Plate Carrier Build and Commo Setup

  1. Plate Carrer: IcePlate EXO®
  2. Plate Carrier Hydration Pack with Cooling and Heating: IMS Pro Combo
  3. Radio: PRC-152 (shown), also works with PRC-148
  4. Antenna: Harris Whip 
  5. Antenna Relocation: Up Armored Antenna Relocation Cable
  6. PTT: U94
  7. Radio Pouch: Mystery Ranch 
  8. Mag pouches: Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed
  9. Placard: Qore Performance IcePlate EXO® Placard (coming soon)
  10. Placard Attachment: JTactical Solutions J-Hooks
  11. Dangler Pouch: HSP Multi-Mission Hanger
  12. Antenna Relocation: Up Armored Antenna Relocation Cable
  13. Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads: IceVents® Aero 

Loadout #2: Civilian Plate Carrier Build and Commo Setup

  1. Plate Carrer: IcePlate EXO®
  2. Radio: Baofeng UV5R
  3. Radio Pouch: BFG Smoke Pouch
  4. Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads: IceVents Aero®
  5. Placard: Shaw Concepts ARC Placard V2
  6. PTT: "The Cop Mics" by BTech
  7. Antenna: 90 Degree Baofeng Wearable Antenna Package
  8. Protective Case for Baofeng: Great Plains Creations Exoskeleton
  9. Plate Carrier Hydration Pack with Cooling and Heating: IMS Pro Combo

Loadout #3: Civilian/Law Enforcement Hybrid

  1. Plate Carrier: Crye Precision JPC
  2. Radio: EF Johnson
  3. Handset: EF Johnson
  4. Antenna: "Small Walled" Adapter with Wearable Antenna 
  5. Radio Pouch: BFG Multi-Radio Bikini Pouch
  6. Mag Pouch: BFG Ten-Speed Single M4 Pouch
  7. Placard: Crye Precision
  8. Dangler: custom, no URL
  9. Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads: IceVents® Aero
  10. Plate Carrier Hydration: IMS Combo

how to route commo cable on a recce chest rig

Loadout #4: Recce Rig

  1. Chest Rig Hydration w/Cooling & Heating: IcePlate EXO® - CRH
  2. Chest Rig: Shaw Concepts Elastic 556 Placard V2
  3. Antenna: 90 Degree Adapter + Squad Leader Wearable Antenna
  4. Radio Pouch: Shaw Concepts ARC Radio Wing
  5. Knife Pouch: Shaw Shank V2
  6. Chest Rig Standoff Ventilation: IceVents® Classic Chest Rig Ventilation Pads

 Loadout #5: Wildland Fire

  1. Pack: Mystery Ranch Hotshot
  2. Radio: BK
  3. Antenna: Squad Leader

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