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The Booster Rocket for the human body.
Worn close to the body, ICEPLATE® Curve is a Medium ESAPI-shaped water bottle that cools/warms/hydrates you with 50 fl oz (1.5 L) of drinking water delivering 70 watts of cooling power and 52 watts of heating power with hands-free plate carrier hydration or backpack hydration for unparalleled control over your environment. Another way to think of ICEPLATE is like a booster rocket: designed to put you into orbit with a full tank of gas, not necessarily to last the entire mission. Engineered for elite users looking for every edge in the performance of their duties, ICEPLATE® Curve creates decisive competitive advantages where none previously existed by weaponizing temperature to enhance performance and survivability. Anyone looking to settle for "good enough" should look elsewhere.
Note: Effective May 2023, the Side-Release Armor Straps are discontinued and no longer included with each ICEPLATE® Curve (see below under "What's Included"). Per customer request, the Side Release Armor Strap functionality has been replaced by selecting an optional IMS, IMS Pro or IMS VERSA (sold separately under the "Mount Your ICEPLATE® With" section above or in Combos here).
IMS, IMS Pro, or IMS VERSA deliver the optimal experience we always envisioned when running ICEPLATE® Curve with a plate carrier. Click here to see which one is right for you. For Sport and recreational use, we recommend using our IMS Sport or ICEPLATE EXO®-XFT.
[ SPECIFICATIONS ]
[ WHAT'S INCLUDED ]
[ SELECT A 'CHASSIS' FOR ICEPLATE® CURVE ]
ICEPLATE® Curve is a powerful hydration, cooling and heating ‘Battery’. Freeze ICEPLATE® Curve for 70 watts of cooling power or fill with hot water for up to 52 watts of conductive heating power. ICEPLATE® Curve creates a performance-enhancement and environmental inoculation capability without rival.
The ICEPLATE® Curve ‘Battery’ needs a ‘Chassis’ to be used to its full potential. Whether you need cooling, heating, hydration, or a combination of the three, we have a wide selection of vests and backpack ‘Chassis’ that optimize ICEPLATE® Curve’s power.
Our primary users are divided into:
- MIL / LEO / Civilian
Within these groups, we have solutions for a wide variety of activities. Our customers constantly find new uses for ICEPLATE® Curve as they experiment with fresh ways to remove environmental constraints from both work and leisure activities. With users ranging from frontline military, to Drive Thru workers, to wedding photographers, the only limitation is your creativity. Pair ICEPLATE® Curve with a Chassis that best fits your use case.
Anywhere you need hydration, cooling or heating, ICEPLATE® Curve boosts your performance.
For more information, see our article: How do I wear ICEPLATE®?
What is the ICEPLATE® Curve?
A premium hydration bladder, ICEPLATE® Curve is a medium ESAPI-shaped water reservoir that cools/warms/hydrates you with 50 fl oz (1.5 L) of drinking water delivering 70 watts of cooling power and 52 watts of heating power. The ICEPLATE® Curve comes paired with a premium drink tube with a high-flow bite valve allowing for optimal water flow and easy access to your drinking water.
Benefits vs ICEPLATE® Classic?
When choosing between ICEPLATE® Classic and ICEPLATE® Curve, it really comes down to personal preference and body type. The choice of insert helps tailor any hydration pack to your specific body type:
ICEPLATE® Classic offers a flatter profile for petite builds while ICEPLATE® Curve offers a conformal geometry for most athletic body types. Both ICEPLATE® models deliver heavy-duty, all-day comfort while defying engineering convention.
Why Use ICEPLATE® Curve Over Other Water Bladders?
The ICEPLATE® Curve is truly a one-of-a-kind, revolutionary hydration reservoir. Some of the key features that set this water bladder apart from competitors are:
Our ICEPLATE® Curve comes with a variety of "CHASSIS" options to tailor the product to your individual needs.
The primary users are divided into:
Within these groups, we have different sizes of hydration pack solutions to suit a wide variety of activities and end-users. The ICEPLATE® Curve is always finding new uses as our customers experiment with innovative ways to remove environmental constraints from both work and leisure activities. Anytime and anywhere you need hydration, cooling, or heating, the ICEPLATE® Curve will boost your performance. For more information on which hydration pack fits your needs, see our article: How do I wear ICEPLATE®?
Designed for optimal performance during any outdoor activity and in all climate conditions, our easy filling water storage bladder solution is the best choice on the market. When you fill the water bottle with cold drinking water and freeze it overnight, it uses ICEPLATE®'s revolutionary technology to cool your body down in hot weather. In turn, during cold weather months, the ICEPLATE® can be filled with warm or hot water and is then useful for heating your body rather than cooling it. We are also proud to boast we are a dishwasher-safe brand, allowing for an easy cleaning solution in between your outdoor adventures. With confidence, we can say ICEPLATE® is truly the best hydration bladder money can buy.
ICEPLATE® Curve has been engineered to weather the toughest of conditions. In the field, a burst water bladder can be a complete disaster. Avoid the worries of such a catastrophe getting in the way of a mission/objective with the superior design of the ICEPLATE® Curve.
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Fill and freeze ICEPLATE® Curve for a powerful 70 watts of cooling, creating a performance-enhancement and environmental inoculation capability without rival.
Fill ICEPLATE® Curve with hot water for up to 52 watts of conductive heating power and an incredible competitive advantage in even the harshest climates.
ICEPLATE® Curve holds 50 fl oz (1.5 L) of water.
The one-way valve allows air into ICEPLATE® Curve, improving flow rate by more than 100% for an effortless drinking experience.
Conforms precisely to the geometry of the Medium ESAPI armor plate. This first of its kind architecture provides the most comfortable cooling/heating/hydration system ever conceived.
Easy to Fill + Maximized Water Use
A single recessed port at the lowest point of the bottle facilitates complete drainage and an effortless fill, each and every time. Proprietary TotalDrain Technology lets you finally drink all the water you are carrying, meaning no wasted weight.
Q-Hex Baffle System
Maintains ICEPLATE® Curve's structure during the freezing process, preserving low-profile geometry, and decreasing audible signature in the field.
Easy to Clean
Simple to clean - just pop it in the dishwasher or rinse with dish soap and hot water.
ICECAP QD Water Bottle Adapter allows ICEPLATE® Curve to be stored with or without a hose for maximum storage efficiency. Universal Quick Disconnect interface integrates seamlessly with most military and civilian drink tubes (Source, Camelbak), allowing ICEPLATE® Curve to go from freezer to field in seconds. Click here for Drink Tube Compatibility Chart. Instantly converts a Dasani water bottle into a backup, field-expedient hydration bladder.
Optimized for ICEPLATE EXO® compatibility.
Permanent Fill Line is molded into ICEPLATE Curve and gives the water room to expand as it freezes.
ICEPLATE® Curve can be worn outside any MOLLE equipped plate carrier using an IMS Combo or attached inside or outside a plate carrier using an IMS Pro Combo. Click here to learn about the difference between IMS and IMS Pro.
ICEPLATE® Curve fits inside any Medium ESAPI-compatible plate carrier (1” profile) by itself for training/physical fitness workouts like The Tactical Games, Crossfit, Memorial Day Murph, etc. Click here for all the ways to carry ICEPLATE® Curve
[ SPECIFICATIONS* ]
- Dimensions (Imperial): 9.5" x 12.5" x 1" [WxHxD]
- Dimensions (Metric): 24.13 cm x 31.75 cm x 2.54 cm [WxHxD]
- Source 90 Drink Tube length: 34" or 86 cm
- Capacity: 50 fl oz (1.5 L)
Cooling Duration*: Lasts 2-4 hours (after freezing overnight for 6-8 hours, actual results will vary based on external variables: solar exposure, ambient temp, external heat sources (i.e. engines), relative humidity, size/frame of user, metabolic capacity, work load).
Heating Duration*: Lasts 3-5 hours filled with hot water between 150-190 F (temperature based on personal preference/safety and outside temperature).
- Weight**: ~ 12 oz. empty, 62 oz. filled. / 0.76 Ibs empty, 4.01 Ibs filled. (50 fl oz. of water = 3.26 Ibs)
- Made of BPA-free, FDA Approved, Dishwasher Safe HDPE (High-density polyethylene)
- Made in USA from US Materials
***DISCLAIMER: ICEPLATE® Curve is NOT body armor and is not to be used inside of plate bags in lieu of ballistic armor.***
[ RESOURCES ]
- Where can I get an additional Standalone ICEPLATE® Curve without a drink tube?
- Still have another technical question not covered here? Check out our IceAge Insights blog here where we probably have an article and/or video that will answer your question because someone else probably had it too.
The science behind ICEPLATE® Curve comes from more than two decades of research conducted by Stanford University, the US Army, USASOC, and the CDC on the effects of cooling on metabolic capacity, recovery, and heat injury prevention under PPE/MOPP and in athletics. If you'd like to read the full origin story of Qore Performance and how the ICEPLATE® was born, click here.
SOURCE Helix™ Valve
SOURCE Storm™ Valve
Designed and manufactured in the USA from US materials. Fulfilled from our Knoxville, TN HQ. Not subject to ITAR. Patented.
For bulk Corporate/Unit/Agency orders of 100+ units or to request a quote, please click here.
As a shooter and a medical provider, I felt that this would be a great addition to my daily kit. I was NOT mistaken. Absolutely love the iceplate purely as a supplemental hydration kit as I have not yet actually froze one. I now have 2 units for my 2 different carriers and HIGHLY recommend for anyone.
Awesome product. Excellent quality.
If you have it setup outside the plate carrier, carrying buddy’s puts pressure on it and pushes it out during training exercises
It’s a revolutionary, it is not as bulky and awkward like those bladders and also more durable. Fit just like a plate carrier so no more that feeling of carrying a round log on your back.
The only few issues I noticed are:
- the noise level is quite loud. I tried to fill my all the way full to mitigate but no improvements notice.
- and leakage does happen if you are doing some rigorous and high flexibility maneuvers.
- it is only hold approximately 50% compare to the traditional bladders 100oz!
But I love it, using my as a workout weight nowadays, so I’m looking at filling it up with resins for a cheaper and less military looking plate.
great product overall, I can use it while wearing a PC on a ruck march/ run. May buy another Iceplate so I can do reloads on hydration.
It’s a very minimalistic way to carry water and you can freeze it so it keeps you cool during a hot day while also being big enough to last all day long it was definitely a great purchase.
When frozen it does keep you cool in extreme heat (with both field top and combat top) the drinking tube took a second to get used to but the qd hose is a nice feature. With it being hard shell you don't have to worry about it poping on you when sitting in a vehicle like most other water pack. The main issue I've had and the only reason I give it 3/5 is with my plate it keeps leaking through the rubber valve on the top of the ice plate just annoying in the heat but I can see it being a huge issue in a cold weather environment.
Thank you for taking the time to share an honest account of your ICEPLATE® Curve experience. We are sorry to hear about the issue you are experiencing. We can assure you this is atypical and occurs in less than 0.01% of all ICEPLATE® Curves sold. As such, we'd love to make this right and get you a proper ICEPLATE® Curve experience. If you could, please send us a short video of the issue you are having. With this information we can put in a replacement order and get you squared away. Again, we do sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and we look forward to your response.
We hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any additional questions. #StayFrosty
Fits in the Noveritch plate carrier but not quite entirely. Bottom of plate carrier does not close very well and it makes wearing the pc a bit less comfortable. So maybe this is a hint for the next version?
Thank you for taking the time to leave an honest account of your ICEPLATE® Curve experience. As noted above on the ICEPLATE® Curve product page, ICEPLATE® Curve fits in plate bags designed for Medium ESAPI armor plates for training purposes. However, most plate bags don’t work with ICEPLATE® Curve if you want to run it in Drinkable configuration as would be done for duty applications. The reason is that most plate bags are not cut properly to account for the Exit Port/ICECAP. In our experience, many plate carriers designed for airsoft, like the Noveritch, have variance in the plate bag dimensions that also make compatibility more challenging and more difficult than in duty-grade plate carriers for which ICEPLATE® Curve is engineered. For these use cases, we highly recommend using ICEPLATE® Curve with one of our ICEPLATE® MOLLE Sleeves (IMS):
We hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any additional questions.
I am at 12 bravo in the Army National Guard.
my main experience has been using your product during weekend drills and this year’s AT.
Overall I am super pleased with the product and its ability to keep you cooler and hydrated.
I’m wearing your product on the back plate with an issued IOTV which are bulky, heavy and retains a lot of heat. Your product truly helps battle warm temperatures when I have the ability to fill it with ice water or if I could freeze it.
My only downside because I wish it could hold just a little more water. But I fully recognize that incorporating a front plate would probably fix this problem.
I also plan on incorporating your product with some of my non-military backpacking trips(probably in the front, I like to use an external frame).
Thank you for taking the time to leave an honest account of your ICEPLATE® Curve experience. Here is a link to an INSIGHTS article with a detailed explanation on why we build ICEPLATE® Curve in size medium only at this time. There is also detailed information on ICEPLATE® capacity:
We hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any additional questions. #StayFrosty