I haven't tried it out for very long but seems like it is of very strong construction. it last one star because I have had the hose disconnect its self a couple of times while wearing. if you are walking in brush it tends to get snagged and releases itself. It lost a second star because I have submitted a couple of questions about the product to the company and never had a response back. So customer service is pretty none existent. still very happy with it and would purchase again.
Sincerely the ice plate carrier is the best tactical gear that i have seen in all my life, congratulations for the qore performance team for this invention, thank you for provide this product for other nations, greetings!
In14yrs of working on the east coast of Australia (currently in Bondi) as a General Duties Sgt, senior weapons trainer & public order & riot specialist, dealing with the heat has been a constant issue. Particularly under my Integrated Light Armour Vest, which I wear at all times, even in the middle of summer!
Six weeks ago I installed IceVent classic pads in my vest and immediately noticed an improvement. It still gets just as hot under the vest, but I’ve noticed the heat is able to dissipate faster. I’ve also noticed my vest isn’t gathering sweat and, as a result, is not smelling and requires laundering less often.
I am considering fitting IceVent pads under the shoulder straps of my vest & will post my feedback on them in the future.
I had purchased the holster IceVent first and decided to give the entire belt set up a go a few months after. Needless to say I am happy with my purchase. It removes the hotspots/pressure points I had. Especially around the holster area. Stays in place without belt keepers just fine also.
Fits tight in LV issued batle harness vests hydration pocket, but it is unnoticeable. Like expected, it fits perfect to me back.
Awesome addition to my gear. I overheat a lot on the fields forcing me to take a lot of breaks and re-hydrate. With this i was able to stay on the field longer and stay cool. Fits inside of a Fox Tactical plate carrier. I do recommend measuring before you order your plat to make sure it will fit.
I purchased two sets, one for my JPC shoulder straps and on set for my front plate bag. The set applied to my shoulder straps made a remarkable redistribution of weight for my level 4 plates.
I will be returning the pair for my plate bag because I was not comfortable with adhering the pads directly to the fabric on my carrier.
Used this the other night for a low light shoot and it dropped down to 28 degrees. This would be great for an extended time where you can keep your hands in the pocket. I had hot hands superwarmers in the front and back zipper pockets and it did not work very well to warm my hands. For the future i plan to use the pockets as storage for the hand warmers and will have the warmers loose in the main pocket in hopes of getting better results. I will say i like the slim profile of it. I run it behind a spiritus mk2 on my carrier and doesnt interfere with anything. Overall id recommend but i think the price is a little steep. 50 bucks would be a fair value for this product in my opinion
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Overall very happy with this product so far. It seems that the pads do help to cushion the holster shank where it tends to press into the thigh of your leg preventing it from becoming painful after a long shift. After wearing a duty holster for 31 years and having the associated nerve pain that goes with it I am finding that I don’t experience it while wearing the holster with the pads attached. Thank you for making a product that is simple, affordable, and very beneficial.
The ICE Vents 2pack for shoulders made an immediate comfort improvement to my JPC.
Unfortunately, As I shared with Doug I will be returning one of the ICE Vents that were supposed to be affixed to my carrier. I was not comfortable with the idea of adhesive on my carrier.
Either way, all good! Doug still rocks with his customer service. I appreciate him👍🏽
I own three iceplates, the classic and now two of the curves. The two curves ride front and back in my carrier. I use two separate drink tubes, one in the front and one over the shoulder. Its a great setup. My only complaint is I need to take the carrier off to refill as its impossible to displace the air when filling, as water won't flow into the empty iceplate due the reverse pressure from the air inside. Qore is working on a oneway valve to effectively retrofit the iceplate curve to allow for displacement and easy refilling in the field via the drink tube. There's a few adaptors on the market that allow connection of a water source to the quick connect fitting on the drink tube. I prefer to carry a collapsible water bag for this purpose as it takes up little space when not in use. Attach the bag to the quick connect on the drink tube and with the one way valve installed on the iceplate curve the incoming water will force the air out the one way valve and water will flow in. When this feature is implemented my 5 star rating with go to 10 stars. Thank you Qore performance.
I brought the Qore Handwarmer pocket with me to a training exercise up in the mountains in northern Utah and this product was so effective that I ended up leaving my winter gloves in my bag the entire time. Throw some hand warmers in the slots, and you will be able to maintain use of your fingers for touch screens, knot tying, trigger use, etc. w/out putting on and taking off gloves.
As a police officer, wearing a vest with both hard and soft body armor, it doesn’t take long for the weight to hit your shoulders and upper back. The Ice Vents have taken the load and distributed it well! The pain from the weight of the armor has been drastically reduced!
I recently mounted the setup on some Howard Leigh’s. I had them on all day at a 8 hour class (90 degree plus and dry). Now the short:
Great: Seals work great. Able to hear and keep all the bad out. Very comfortable with no slippery or sticky feeling. The head band wasn’t itchy or soggy on my bald head.
Good: The headset feels light or nonexistent. Wore them all day, but should have taken them off on short breaks.
Ok: Well, the way the gel head band and the mounting velcro stick together is sorta problematic. I tried to seal up the creases in the band, but there are too many curves to make it streamlined. I just put another velcro wrap in the middle. I figure it will come unglued one of these days. Nothing seems to last forever if you actually use it.
Thumbs up on trying something new and it actually works.
I bought it for my airsoft plate carrier as portable drinking bladder, counterweight and as cooling when it's getting hot. I'm happy with the iceplate, I have been using it on a big airsoft event, 2 days 8hours per day on foot and with all the gear and everything it was very comfortable and Im overall satisfied.
This is exactly what I was looking for. I was going to just glue a pad on the inside of my holster, but that would look like ass. I ordered this as soon I saw it on Instagram. Best $16 I have spent. No more pain form my duty rig digging into my hip. Will probably be buying the plate carrier kit as well.
Nice and sturdy, I don't have to spend more money on burst bladders anymore. Very nice for rucking with kit when its completely flat unlike the bulky uneven camelback we got issued with.
Awesome lightweight carrier 10/10 would recommend!
Great product. Quickly dispatched. Very easy to attach to belt kits. Been wearing a variety of belt kits since 2010 and so far the IceVents Aero belt pads have been the best for comfort and relief from back pain and hot spots on the hips. Would recommend for anyone in the military and law enforcement.
The pad isn't large enough to cover the edges that would dig into you on a safariland holster. The Velcro strips are too thick to fit between the holster and the piece that presses against your hip. The adhesive type velcro square was horrible, literally within the first hour of use, the velcro shifted and started coming right off the holster, moving the pad out of place. You couldn't move it back either because the adhesive had all come off and was stuck to the holster and now getting all over my uniform pants. It literally didn't even last a single shift and made a mess that i still can't get off of my holster. Very disappointed.
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the IceVents Aero Universal Holster Pad. We are sorry you are having difficulty with the setup. We are committed to making sure our customers are completely satisfied with both our products and our service.
In looking at your order, it looks like you ordered the 2' Velcro strips which are for use with IceVents Classic Plate Carrier Ventilation Pontoons only. It makes sense that they would not fit since they are 2” wide and the Velcro OneWrap included with every IceVents Aero Holster Pad purchase is 0.75” wide. We would be happy to send you additional Velcro OneWrap so you can get your rig setup correctly. Click on this link, select IceVents Aero Holster Pad and use the code “R-OneWrap” at checkout to get the OneWrap you need absolutely free of charge:
Here is the Instruction video for reference (also above on this product page under the tab IceVents Aero Holster Pad Videos) which provides step-by-step instructions for how to install the IceVents Aero Holster Pad using the Velcro OneWrap:
Hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any additional questions: Info [at] Qore Performance [dot] com. #StayFrosty
Bought these last minute for a Rifle/Pistol class up in PA and I always complained about how uncomfortable my belt was until I bought these ice vents. Wore my belt for 7 hours both days and I would not have survived without the ice vents. I had no bruises on my hips like I would get before having these. Was not thrilled on the price but I needed it so I bought it & after wearing my belt for two days with no pain I would have paid double the price because of how well they worked.
My only problem is that I'm 6' 4" and it seems kinda small but its so great I don't want to send it back
Massive upgrade over the original for use near the neck