A great hydration tool. Fits perfect in my HRT medium pack.
Exactly what I was looking for, and got exactly what I wanted. Couldn’t be happier, also shipping was insanely fast, overall 10/10!
This little device has stopped my holster from digging into my hip. The pain is gone. Awesome invention!
work get for what i do for work
This just makes sense. It is a perfect universal solution. So, you can throw on your main pack, and not pop your bladder & get a wet butt. a counter point though, the marketing shows that the hose can fit through the sleeve, but it can't. Still 9.9/10.
Well built using Source components but it has its limitations. The idea of having a frozen reservoir directly on your back is great, it's like mobile AC, right? I bought this gear for use during a 10 day long course of fire in the desert. It turned out to be about 115 by 1500 on most days.
In practice, you're obviously going to need to have access to a freezer and keep your reservoir frozen / super cold until just before you want to use it. In most climates, that means you need it around 12 - 1700, for the hottest part of the day. If you strap this on in the morning, it's going to keep you cool when you don't really need it to do so, then by the time you need it, it's warm.
I was able to keep the thing on ice until noon, then installed it to my carrier and used it for the afternoon. This was a controlled situation on a range where I had access to my vehicle and cooler. It worked for me, sorta.
At 115 degrees outside, it obviously won't last the whole afternoon and once it's thawed, it's hard to drink out of. The reservoir is a sorta flexible plastic that does not really work well to drink from. Unlike a flexible reservoir, this hard reservoir doesn't collapse. I also had an issue with the Source tube getting kinked but worked those out after some adjustments.
As for comfort... it feels a bit weird and more then once I found myself feeling for the bottom of the plate to see if it was falling down, which it did not do. After using it for 4 days, I actually switched back to my camelback over my carrier due to the issue with not being able to drink from it very easily. I also got tired of installing it at lunch, just so I could get a couple hours (maybe) of "cool" on my back. I was better off dunking my shemagh in the cooler ice water and wrapping that thing around my head and neck.
Overall, it's a cool idea but for the money, I don't know if I would suggest this product. You would really need a few reservoirs available in a freezer or cooler. It's not a bad product, but its use is limited and does not align with the price tag.
So far I have tested the IcePlate during a 4 hr blacksmithing session inside a light basketball string backpack and also at the range worn on the back under my NIJ IV plate carrier fully decked out for 4-5hrs... both applications were subject to 90F+ temps for prolonged periods on a 200lb 6ft man. Further detailed observation was that cooling effect was shorter but provided more quickly consumable ice cold water when it was pulled out of the freezer and run the cold tap water thru the ice plate for 2 mins uncapped before installing on the plate carrier and a 45 min drive to the range after which it was worn.
I recommend immediate application w/out running water thru it to prep. The “portable A/C effect” lasts much longer and still provides ample hydration for 4-6hrs💪🏼
I am thinking outside the box and using this on my headphones (music) for the gym. I workout constantly for long hrs and I have been searching for something that’ll help with how much I sweat. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I’m sure this product will work great with gaming headsets for the gaming folks. A++
While these do keep air circulating under your Plate carrier, they will not add any comfort aside from just cooling the portion of your shoulders under your PC. If you are looking for a comfortable pad of sorts this is unfortunately not it. They are very stiff and rigid. Great for staying cool but the discomfort of rough plastic like material just isn’t worth it.
I was having issues with my duty holster digging into my side since I’m not a very slender person so was trying to find something to relieve that hot spot and something to possible help with lower back pain as well. The ice vents did that for me. I can wear my duty gear for my whole 12 hour shift with no hot spots and without having back pain.
Wore this with an ice plate curve in 115 F heat in Arizona during a 2 day weapons course. Definitely saved me from becoming a heat casualty. If you work in heat don’t hesitate to buy one.
I can honestly say I was skeptical on the quality and use/performance.
I only wish I had purchased the ice place much sooner. The average temperature at the range is +95. With the ice place the temperature is now immaterial. Exquisite is the ice pack .
I recently got a new plate carrier from Agilite, a K19 and I was very happy that I can use this great Iceplate inside the same pocket for the back plate while using the ShotStop plates also together. Sure make the heat more bearable.
My brother works in a garage painting cars, no central A/C. He told me he took less breaks which meant more work being done with less fatigue.
As usual, Qore does not disappoint. With my QLS and NCP the top portion of my holster was farther from my body causing the bottom of the holster to dip in and create an uncomfortable pressure point. The holster pad saved the day. It is honestly one of the best belt upgrades I have made.
Having used these for awhile now, I am absolutely in love with these. They def. take a minute to get used to for me having used the IceVents Classics on my Exo but these really work very well for my set-up and are extremely comfortable and also really do keep me functional and cool!
Used it for the first time yesterday and it worked phenomenally. I got a solid five hours hours under my carrier. Will be purchasing another soon and have already recommended this product to others.
This is a very well designed and thought out product. While I know this is a review for the IcePlate Curve, I would point people to my review of the IcePlate Sleeve because getting maximal usage of the IcePlate Curve really requires the IcePlate Sleeve for the reasons I mention in that review.
Speaking specifically to the IcePlate Curve, the product description on this page is very thorough and accurate, so I will highlight a couple of my favorite features: the magnetic cap for freezing your IcePlate Curve means you won't lose the cap when you remove your IcePlate Curve from the freezer and replace the cap with the drinking tube adapter. Just stick the magnetic cap to the freezer door so you can use it again when you refill and freeze your IcePlate Curve. Of course size and shape make the IcePlate Curve comfortable and actually make my plate carrier more comfortable. Lastly, the included drinking tube has a leak free qd connection for attaching to or removing from your IcePlate Curve without dripping water all over.
In summary, I cannot think of a way this product could be improved.
Really nice overall, love the tubing, and is easy to use. I would recommend making where the tube connects to the actual plate a bit smaller, possibly shaping out the plate to allow the tube to run in the edge. The reason being it doesn't quite fit in a plate carrier / backpack slot. That area gets worn down and it's disconnected on me twice.
Just had to try this product out! I was getting tired of having my holster rubbing my upper leg and leaving a sweat stain. I used this product in the past with my hearing protection, and loved it, so I knew this should be the answer to it. It is. Easy to install, my holster backing wasn’t as flat as I thought it was so I had to make an adjustment and add a little paracord to make sure that everything stays attached and in place. This attachment makes the holster feel free and light on your hip/upper leg. I will be adding more of these attachments to my holsters in the future. I wish I had this a long time ago. You will not be disappointed this this product!
Seemed like a fine product but will not fit my carrier which accepts 10x12 maximum.
Hands down the best water source i've ever had on the back of my plate carrier. No more ripping camelbak bladders going in and out of hmmwv's!
I purchased the Carrier and two ice plates. I go to some property to hunt hog and in the Texas summer heat it gets unbearable to say the least. I put these plates on and stayed nice and cool for 4 hours which included some work on some hog feeders. You want to stay nice in cool this is the product for you! Stay Icee!
I have cholinergic urticaria (something I acquired from the military during a deployment) That means I get Massive hives all over my body whenever I start sweating and exercising.
I am active duty military and also part of the regional HazMat response team. With icePlates and a concealable ballistic plate carrier vest I am able to be in a Level A/vapor suit with SCBA.
The iceplate helps delay the onset of my hives and allows me to work in the vapor suit during training runs and response callouts.
I also wear the iceplates under my uniform with the low-vis plate carrier whenever I have to work a shift outdoors during hot and humid days in New England. I have 2 pairs of IcePlates and just swap out the first pair with the 2nd for the rest of my shift.
Not as “Cushiony” as I though it would be. I expected it to be a little thicker, and although it doesn’t completely relieve my pain, it does help.