ICEVENTS® ultralight ventilated, impact-absorbing honeycomb padding technology promotes airflow under kit while dispersing load. ICEVENTS® are trusted by tens of thousands of U.S. and Allied military, law enforcement, security contractors, and prepared citizens.

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How Do I Wear ICEVENTS®?



Inspired by hard-working honeybees, the honeycomb design of ICEVENTS® is a revolutionary technology that improves airflow under the kit, effectively absorbs impact, and efficiently disperses weight. You may find a similar hexagonal pattern on other types of padding, but none provide the same ventilation as our honeycomb technology.

 The foundation for our ICEVENTS® line is a Stimulite
thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), which is a lightweight, durable plastic-like substance. This material provides superior flexibility, durability, versatility, and ventilation.

Basically, this all means that ICEVENTS® will make your kit more
comfortable than ever before.


Shoulder Pads: We are confident that our plate carrier shoulder pads are the best on the market. These pads provide superior load distribution, ventilation, impact absorption, and durability. You can also use our ICEVENTS® shoulder pads on backpacks, gun belts, tool belts, our ICEVEST® HiVis Safety Vests, and more.

Body Armor: ICEVENTS® ventilation pontoons and pads
for your plate carrier or chest rig are the perfect way to improve your quality of life when out in the field. It’s no secret how hot your body armor can get, so keeping your cool, physically and mentally, gives you an edge.

Insoles: Built for military/law enforcement duty boots, occupational safety, hiking, or any application where you are standing/walking for long periods of time, these ventilated insoles are absolute magic for your feet.

Holsters: Eliminate any issues with hotspots with our line of holster pads. We have holster pads optimized for True North Concepts MHA, T.Rex Arms Glock 19 Sidecar 2.0, and Safariland UBL.

Hearing Protection: Our ventilated headband pads
seamlessly integrate with almost every brand of hearing protection. ICEVENTS® Aero and Classic hearing protection padding provides unrivaled end-user comfort.


Get the most out of your ICEVENTS® by integrating with the rest of the IceAge Ecosytem.

ICEPLATE®: The unpredictable conditions of the field require
acute focus at all times. ICEPLATE® is the pioneer in plate carrier hydration systems equipped with both cooling and heating capabilities. ICEPLATE® Curve, shaped like a Medium ESAPI water bottle, provides you with an unrivaled ability to adapt to your surroundings and control the environment.

ICEPLATE EXO®: Our assortment of plate carriers and
tactical vests, known as the ICEPLATE EXO® range, is designed to seamlessly align with ICEPLATE® and ICEVENTS®. Whether you're on active military duty, engaging in fitness training, or indulging in your favorite outdoor pursuit, pairing ICEVENTS® with any of our vests grants you superior comfort and airflow.

IMS Sleeves: Representing the pinnacle of cooling, heating, and hydration solutions for your body armor or plate carrier, IMS and IMS Pro boast universal compatibility with any plate carrier's MOLLE and/or hook or loop field. IMS Sport, ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, and more, provides an unmatched ability to acclimate to environmental conditions.


Military: Plate carriers and other protective gear often have poor airflow and are simply uncomfortable. ICEVENTS® ventilated padding promotes improved airflow and reduces hotspots caused to let military personnel focus on more important things, like the mission.

Law Enforcement: Wearing a plate carrier all day can be a real struggle without the proper padding. The last thing on an active-duty officer’s mind should be how uncomfortable their body armor, holster, or boots are. ICEVENTS® provide superior comfort and airflow to keep your body and mind
ready for anything.

Prepared Citizens: Whether your holster never sits quite right, your home-defense plate carrier gets too hot for you to wear for extended amounts of time, or your hearing protection irritates your head, ICEVENTS® is the solution for you. Since you are already prepared, why not add a superior level of comfort?

Security Contractors: As security personnel, your
mind needs to be in peak shape at all times. If your plate carrier, holster, or boots are hot and uncomfortable, you might be distracted or miss small details. ICEVENTS® keep your head in the game.


Qore Performance is steadfast in its commitment to produce
all our products within the United States, utilizing only locally sourced materials. We dedicate numerous hours both in the laboratory and on the field to rigorously test our products and materials, ensuring no room for compromise. From our unique ICEPLATE EXO® Laminate to the finest domestically produced hardware and authentic Velcro brand hook and loop (meeting military specifications), our pursuit is uncompromising in choosing entirely 'Made in the USA' materials, explicitly tailored to accomplish their designated role. ICEVENTS® line is wholly manufactured in the United States of America.


No! ICEVENTS® is a revolutionary technology that actually helps with load dispersion, decreasing felt weight. Here are the specific weights of our different ICEVENTS® products (for plate carriers):

  • CATAMARAN: 2.2 oz
  • Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons: 1.1 oz
  • Classic Heavy Loadout Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads: 0.9 oz
  • Aero Minimalist Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads: 0.6 oz

As you can see our ICEVENTS® products weigh practically nothing at all! This is particularly pronounced when compared to traditional foam inserts which can weigh over 5-6 ounces per pad! This may not seem like much, but every ounce matters when you are wearing your plate carrier all day or trekking for miles.

ICEVENTS® don't have to be cleaned with regular daily use because they are antimicrobial at the molecular level. Should cleaning be required, simply hand wash them with a tiny bit of laundry detergent/soap, rinse thoroughly, and then hang until completely dry (preferably in the sun).

Not at all! Our ICEVENTS® were thoughtfully engineered to not move or crinkle when you are on duty. Do not be fooled by the boom mic we used in our video!

Setup will depend on which ICEVENTS® product you purchased. Thankfully, our team put together this YouTube video walking through the setup of each of our ICEVENTS® products!

For more detailed guidance, refer to our IceAge Insights blog post: How Do I Wear ICEVENTS®?

For further information, refer to our instructions page.

Outstanding! We designed ICEVENTS® with just that in mind. Our founder is a former LEO and would have loved this when he was on duty which was a primary driver for their creation. We have even had customers say they hold up after 16+ hours on the job. There is no limit to what ICEVENTS® can do for you!

Extremely durable! ICEVENTS® are made from Stimulite thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) which is a lightweight, durable plastic-like honeycomb matrix. This material provides superior flexibility, versatility, and ventilation.

You are more than welcome to, but we don’t recommend that method. The best part about ICEVENTS® is that they are not just a comfortable layer, they create ventilation underneath your setup and help with load dispersion as well. If you cut out foam to act as a comfort barrier between your plate carrier or duty belt, you will find that while it can decrease hot spots, foam is an insulator and retains heat.

Our plate carrier pads will keep you dry and comfortable thanks to omnidirectional venting. Don’t compromise on comfort, choose ICEVENTS®!

First off, both ICEVENTS® and spacer mesh are comfortable and effective at eliminating hot spots. However, unlike ICEVENTS®, spacer mesh has poor thermal transmission/exchange properties. Meaning, like foam, spacer mesh is a natural insulator that will nullify the powerful cooling effects of ICEPLATE®.

Yes! ICEVENTS® has been made universal thanks to its innovative design. You do not need ICEPLATE EXO® to use our ICEVENTS®. No worries about it fitting whichever plate carrier or duty belt that you currently have in your setup. Check out this blog for an in-depth compatibility chart!

No. The purpose of ICEVENTS® is not to add protection to your setup but to increase comfort!

However, while ICEVENTS® cannot do this, ICEPLATE® nearly eliminates back face defamation when worn behind soft armor according to our testing.