IcePlate EXO (ICE) is a new type of ultra-minimalist, ventilated, multi-role, scalable plate carrier designed to enhance human performance using temperature regulation
Each Package Includes
- 1x ICE Front Sleeve
- 1x ICE Rear Sleeve
- 1x ICE Elastic Cummerbund w/2x 5.56 Mag/Radio Pouches per side
- 2x ICE Elastic Aperture Shoulder Shrouds
- 2x IcePlate PVC Pull Tabs
- 2x Swift Clips
- 1 x Laser Cut Q-Hex IR Patch (colors may vary)
- 2x IceVents Aero Universal Shoulder Pads for Plate Carriers (optional)
/////Important Note on Colorways/////
MultiCam, Coyote Brown and Black in-stock and shipping now.
Wolf Grey and Ranger Green coming this summer in limited quantities. Sign up for launch email on here.IcePlate EXO (ICE) anchors our IceAge Ecosystem by combining all of our human performance enhancement and environmental inoculation technologies into an ultra-light, durable, and breathable platform with unrivaled capabilities.
IcePlate EXO (ICE) weighs so little yet withstands so much. It furthers our mission of providing American Warfighters, Law Enforcement Officers, Private Security Contractors, and responsible citizens the means of consistently achieving Individual Operator Overmatch -- When Close Counts.
|Light + Strong||
Using a unique and incredibly strong laser-cut, high molecular weight polyethylene laminate that is 14 times stronger than steel, ICE weighs just 19 ounces. This makes it one of the lightest plate carriers available today. It is also hydrophobic, cut-resistant and abrasion resistant.
With MAPs (MOLLE Attachment Points) and loop on both the inside and the outside of each sleeve as well as an open-bottom architecture (also accommodates Left Exit and Right Exit IcePlate Curve), ICE is configured for maximum ventilation, modularity and drainage. ICE will not retain water, even under the most intense circumstances.
|Medium ESAPI Plate Compatible||
ICE fits Medium ESAPI plates. This design synchronizes with IcePlate Curve to create the thinnest, flattest, toughest and coldest (or hottest) system ever. Evaporative cooling is facilitated by the laser-cut MAPs on the inside of the plate bag, but can also supercharged easily with IceVents.
IcePlate Sleeve (coming soon) can be stacked (via MOLLE and/or hook and loop) for streamlined carry of both/both/either/or ESAPI armor plates and IcePlate Curve. Individual IcePlate Sleeves can also be purchased to MOLLE onto any plate carrier on the market. Don/doff is easy with a flat and durable quick-release system. ICE also features an elastic cummerbund with four pouches for 30-round magazines, SOARescue MedMags, radios, etc. A MOLLE Cummerbund with side SAPI capability is in the works and will be released in late 2020. The ICE MOLLE Cummerbund will be backwards compatible with all ICE units.
100% Designed and Manufactured in America from American materials.
- Weight: Ultralight at just 19 ounces
- Integrated Cooling/Heating/Hydration: ICE natively integrates IcePlate Curve and IceVents to provide two forms of cooling (Conductive and Evaporative), and up to 3L of Hydration. No other plate carrier on the market can offer this level of capability, natively integrated, in such a light package;
- 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 IcePlate Sleeves (coming soon) 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;
- 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;
- Stretch: Elastic cummerbund flexes and adapts to your mission clothing automatically and features secure, built-in pouches for up to four (4) 5.56 magazines;
- Lightning Fast On and Off: Super fast Aspetto Clips buckles 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
IcePlate Exo Media and Reviews:
Very customizable and perfect in materials!
(the packaging is awesome)
Love really light weight and durable. Just love how I can put so much on so little
These carriers are worth the money. They are about the lightest weight designed one I’ve ever seen. Quality materials put these ahead of the competition. I use mine in the Arizona heat with the ice plates and it is very effective in cooling your core temperature. I’d recommend this carrier to anyone in the market for a quality product.
The ICE, for what it is, is an OUTSTANDING piece of kit. Strong in all the right places, comfortable, easy to don and doff, and has held up to a lot of stress and problems I’ve put it through in training and then some. Aside from all the features already mentioned, it has a great amount of detail put into it. Yes, the sticker shock of the price vs other top tier companies can be a bit to swallow for a second but for again, what it can do and provide, I don’t think anyone else can meet that completely. I’m looking forward to extras coming out for it, to provide flexibility and options for the individual operator.
I've used a lot of plate carriers but ICE is an entirely different experience. The seamless integration of functionality is beyond anything else on the market.
Absolutely great! Lite! Comfortable! Very happy as it is getting HOT out! Works as advertised.
First it should be noted to anyone reading this that my review should come with a grain of salt, most notably, that I have no prior MIL / LEO experience. I can however speak to the nature of quality engineered products and thoughtful design as they’re my primary wheel house.
I’ve primarily run PCs while doing backwoods training with MIL friends as a result of the industry I work in. It’s to me, another piece of kit that should be available to everyone and thus if you own one, you should learn to properly utilize and work with said piece of kit.
The QPI I.C.E. is impressive to say the least. The first thing that struck me was the weight. The laminate materials that they use are extremely light and incredibly strong from my limited testing thus far. I was curious about their claims to the tensile strength of the material and instead of having a friend do some sort of buddy drag, I hung it over my pull up rig in my garage and used it as a handle to perform pull ups. There was little to no noticeable elasticity in the material or the straps and no signs what-so-ever of any type of real stress induced to any of the seam welds or loops. The overall construction of the PC lives up to the quality control I’ve come to expect from QPI, there were no frayed endings, no loose stitching, or anything of that nature (Something you’d better expect for a $600 PC).
As others have noted the tolerances on this are incredibly tight. I was able to fit my front and back Gladiator Level III Composite plates but it did require some extra effort to seat the plates in properly, but once in place they’re incredibly secure with no movement or play inside the PC. I attached my IcePlate MOLLE sleeve on outside and this is probably where my first, albeit small, criticism comes from. The cummerbund is great, however with it laying over the rear field of MOLLE on the PC, looping in the IcePlate Sleeve was a little interesting. It absolutely ends up working out just fine, but it took me a second to figure out how I wanted to weave and secure everything while retaining as much usable space as possible (Ended up just skipping about 2 lower loops and weaving it back in to secure under the cummerbund).
The quick disconnect/release feature on the cummerbund is absolutely one of my favorite features. It makes donning and doffing the PC extremely quick and easy. The additional mag/med pack slots in the cummerbund are nice as well, they fit my Med Mags from SOAR perfectly. My PC did NOT ship with the Quick Clips like it was supposed to, however, living up to their customer service of past, I emailed QPI and they had them sent out I believe either same day or next day free of charge. I personally outfitted mine with IceVents all around (Front and Rear of inner PC as well as shoulders). Between the lightweight nature of ICE and the IceVents that were added, it’s extremely comfortable here in Florida. We’ve only had a couple of warm days thus far so I can’t speak to it quite yet in the dead heat of summer with 100% humidity, but it seems promising as far as getting airflow to the body is concerned.
Overall I couldn’t be happier with it. ICE is definitely a “You get what you pay for” type product. $600 is absolutely a ton for a plate carrier, but you definitely get what you pay for and this case, it’s a thoughtfully designed, highly engineered, cutting edge material PC.
First of all, I really like the concept of the Ice-Plate for hydration as well as thermal management of the body. If you live in a hot environment like I do, as well as endure heavy summertime humidity this is a big deal. The ability to freeze a panel, and run one on the back, or both sides is a game changer.
On to the Exoskeleton-
The pros are that it weighs nothing, is well built, and will work well in the heat & the wet. I don't see this ever breaking down or coming apart. This should bear weight stresses fine without stretching or failing.
There are three improvements I'd like to see made which I'll list in the order or importance. First there is no capability to run side plates. This could be solved by either adding an additional pocket at the back or the cummerbund, or having a configurable system where a side plate cummerbund could be chosen instead of the mag pouches. Second I don't like exposed cummerbund velco on the back. However if you're wearing an ice-plate on the outside of plate carrier, then it will then be effectively sandwiched between the armor and hydration plates. Third, I'd like to see the ice-vents integrated into the shoulder padding. These aren't negatives but improvements which can make the complete product better.
I have been a long term follower and end user of QPI products. The consistent theme among all the products has been highly functional products that keep true to a minimalist and simplistic design. This carrier is no different. I have had the opportunity to wear a wide variety of carriers (some good and some bad). The ICE has been a true disrupter in the space. To say I gave up a Crye AVS for this vest, should carry some weight with those who have worn an AVS. The scalability and ability to customize was something I was looking forward to. Furthermore, I was slightly hesitant with a unique requirement we had for our vests to have integrated flotation, and how this would work out. I was able to integrate the flotation easily, and given the strength of the laminate in this product it was no concern that if the need arose it would stay together. Another huge benefit with the material used is the strength of the laminate. We also have a need to integrate a harness into the carrier for hoisting, and previous carriers have not held up to the stresses on the MOLLE or laser cut slots. While its simply for routing and not load bearing, I have yet to see any degree of stress on the ICE. This has been the best and most well thought out carrier I have worn, huge congratulations to Qore for nailing yet another product.
The con: (And I wouldn't even really call it a con) Make sure you know the thickness of your plates. There is little give in the material, which is a pro once the plates are in, but can make it difficult if you have thick plates. The Poly composite plates that are an inch thick or so will not fit well. They were very much modeled around a SAPI/ESAPI thickness. Just worth noting at the time of order.