DFNDR Armor Level IV Stand-Alone Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO
DFNDR Armor Level IV Stand-Alone Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO
DFNDR Armor Level IV Stand-Alone Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO
DFNDR Armor Level IV Stand-Alone Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO
DFNDR Armor Level IV Stand-Alone Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO

DFNDR Armor Level IV Stand-Alone Plates (Pair) for IcePlate EXO

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We selected these DFNDR Armor Level IV stand-alone rifle rated plates specifically for use with our IcePlate EXO (ICE) ultralight ventilated plate carrier for elite military and law enforcement. This sku is for existing IcePlate EXO (ICE) customers who only need to purchase DFNDR Armor Level IV Medium ESAPI Hard Plates. To purchase a complete IcePlate EXO (ICE) Armor Package, click here.

Each Package Includes:

The DFNDR Armor® Rifle Rated Level IV system was developed to developed to defeat a single shot of 7.62×63 APM2 at muzzle velocity and multiple shots of light Armor Piercing ammunition such as the 7.62x39 API, the 5.56x45 M855 A1 and the 7.62x54R LPS threats.  This system is NIJ Certified and also rated to defeat the 5.56x45 M855 (SS109) Green Tip, Mild Steel Core Chinese and PS Ball Russian 7.62x39 AK-47 threats and standard steel jacketed/lead core .308 and copper jacketed/lead core 7.62, .223 and 5.56 threats.  Our Level IV rifle rated hard armor plates are designed with a multi-curve profile to provide an ergonomic and comfortable fitting armor system that is intended to wear against your body all day.

DFNDR Armor® Body Armor is equipped with a state-of-the-art Trauma Mitigation Base to minimize the energy of an impact dramatically. All threats specified are tested at muzzle velocity and are listed in the ‘threat profile’ table below which describes the rated ammunition this armor system will defeat.

The DFNDR Armor® Level IV system incorporates a Crystalline Ceramic Strike Face and Strike Core supported by our proprietary System Structural Reinforcement technology to enhance multi-hit ability. The backing support is engineered with the highest grade of ballistic materials; an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber, bound with a resin matrix to make it a hard stand-alone armor system and equipped with Spall-Tek to further reduce deflection of projectile fragments. This armor can be inserted into almost any plate carrier but is fully optimized for our IcePlate EXO (ICE) ultralight ventilated plate carrier.

This system is independently tested to the NIJ 0101.04 protocol at NIJ Certified Ballistic Labs in a Stand-Alone Configuration.

  • Proudly Made in the USA
  • Defeats 7.62×63 APM2 at Muzzle Velocity
  • Multi-Hit Protection
  • 1.1 Inches Thick
  • Weight: 5.8 pounds per plate
  • Priced Per Pair
  • Stand-Alone System

DFNDR Armor is designed and manufactured by DFNDR Armor in Camarillo, CA. IcePlate EXO (ICE) is designed, manufactured and fulfilled in our Sterling, VA USA HQ from US materials. Subject to ITAR. No international shipping permitted. US and International Patents Pending.

Light + Strong Built from a unique and incredibly strong hydrophobic laminate that is 14 times stronger than steel, IcePlate EXO is one of the lightest full duty plate carriers available today. Details, pics in use.
MAP-based Modularity With MAPs (MOLLE Attachment Points) and loop on both the inner face and outer face of each plate bag as well as an open-bottom architecture  IcePlate EXO is configured for maximum ventilation, modularity and drainage. IcePlate EXO will not retain water, even under the most intense circumstances.
Medium ESAPI Plate Compatible
IcePlate EXO fits Medium ESAPI plates. This design synchronizes with either exit port IcePlate Curve to create the thinnest, flattest, toughest and coldest (or warmest) system ever. Laser-cut MAPs on the inside of the plate bag facilitate evaporative cooling, which can be supercharged with IceVents.
Unparalleled Customization IMS Pro (optional, above) can be attached and stacked (via MOLLE and/or Velcro brand hook and loop) for streamlined carry of Medium ESAPI armor plates and IcePlate Curve. Don/doff is easy with a flat and durable quick-release system. IcePlate EXO (ICE) also features a ultralight, MOLLE Cummerbund with Shock Cord connectivity for superior stretch, modularity, and breathability.

Technical Specifications

  • Weight: Incredibly light at just 15.7 ounces (MOLLE Cummerbund)
  • Integrated Cooling/Heating/Hydration: IcePlate EXO (ICE) natively integrates IcePlate Curve and IceVents to provide both conductive and evaporative cooling and up to 3L of Hydration
  • Vented: internal and external laser-cut MOLLE for unrivaled venting
  • Versatile: MOLLE, Swift Clip, G-Hook and loop compatibility to take any pouch, placard or chest rig on the market
  • Adaptable Fit: Fits a Medium ESAPI (can fit thin Federally-issued 10x12 AR500 Steel SAPI) , elastic cummerbund works for up to 40” waist
  • Stackable: Multiple IMS Pro's can be seamlessly stacked when wearing, enabling integration of IcePlate Curve either inside or outside armor plates
  • Strong: Unique laminate is 14 times stronger than steel for the same weight. Click here for details and examples.
  • Hydrophobic: Will not absorb or retain water
  • Load Bearing: Tensile strength of 600+ pounds
  • High Tech: Laser cut laminate platform results in maximum weight savings, precision, and ventilation
  • Modular: MOLLE Cummerbund is constructed from matching IcePlate EXO (ICE) laser-cut laminate for unparalleled strength to weight ratio with maximum breathability and modularity for -152s, Side SAPIs, IFAKs etc.
  • Lightning Fast On and Off: Super fast Aspetto Clips are flat, low profile and strong
  • Safe: Laser-cut Monolithic Drag Handle architecture 
  • Low-Visibility: Elastic Cummerbund with four mag pouches allows ICE to be worn slick, under a jacket or large shirt for concealment without compromise


Bulk Unit/Agency/Corporate Orders: For 100 units or more, please email us with your Unit/Agency/Company in the Subject line from your official email account (personal email addresses will not be processed) and a representative will contact you within 24 hours.

Customer Reviews

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Lucas Boss (Crandon, US)
You get what you pay for

Are you afraid of spending a couple months savings on a pair of these plates? I sure was! I'm to the point where I've tried several brands of plates and I was sick and tired of spending money on cheap ceramics, steel (oof bad idea), surplus ceramics, (super bad idea), and everything else. If I would just have bought these in the first place I would not have waisted $1000 in the past 10 years on plates. These are remarkably light weight for being rated as they are. They fit PERFECTLY in the qore performance carrier, the curve of the plates are the most comfortable of any other curved plates I've tried. Just perfect in every way. Absolutely worth the money.

Great review and great title Lucas - thank you so much for taking the time to share it with the community! #StayFrosty