[ OVERVIEW ]
A Turbocharger 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: The Side-Release Armor Straps are an entry-level mounting option that only exists to satisfy a universal mounting requirement the US Army shared when they first contacted us about body armor cooling in December 2015. We do not recommend using them. Instead, we recommend using our IMS or IMS Pro when running IcePlate® Curve or IcePlate® Classic with a plate carrier. Click here to see which one is right for you.
[ 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
- Weight: ~ 12 oz.
- 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)
- BPA-free, FDA Approved, Dishwasher Safe HDPE
- Multiple US and International Patents Pending
- Made in USA from US Materials
[ WHAT'S INCLUDED ]
[ VIDEOS ]
[ FEATURES ]
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 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.
[ RESOURCES ]
- How do I wear IcePlate®?
- IcePlate® Curve Instructions
- How much does IcePlate weigh when full?
- Does IcePlate Curve condensate or sweat when frozen?
- IcePlate FAQ: a deep dive into the design and engineering of IcePlate Curve
- Custom Colored IcePlate® Curve: How to Spray Paint your IcePlate®
- What side IcePlate® Curve Exit Port is right for me?
- What Carriers or Sleeves do you have that hold IcePlates?
- IcePlate Classic vs. IcePlate Curve: What is the difference?
- 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. US and International Patents Pending.
For bulk Corporate/Unit/Agency orders of 100+ units or to request a quote, please click here.
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Not much to say. The ice plate works as advertised. No issues with a factory blem. I think Qore should split the cooling/hydration concept though. Rather than a small water supply for cooling and drinking perhaps a better idea would be two different technologies. Maybe a special material or gel could be used for cooling and be thinner, stay cooler longer, and be semi flexible in a plate pouch. While a redesigned water supply or case and bladder combo could be used for hydration allowing you to carry more water, better store it in a plate pouch, and remove the sloshing sound as you drink water. I'm not a engineer but this seems doable. Also while I use the ice plate for sport/outdoors activities and see how I could have used it as a patrol officer I don't think it will serve the 11B or 12B grunt well. My deployments involved multi day missions and we never had access to large chest freezers we could store these things in state side or down range. SOF may have those resources but my Sapper company did not. Still a great training and adventuring asset and if you work state side but outdoors give it a try.
Thank you for taking the time to share an honest account of your IcePlate experience. We greatly appreciate it!
Regarding your thoughts/suggestion on splitting the thermoregulation and hydration functions, we thought it might be helpful to share some additional insight:
1. Cooling 'gels' or PCMs as they are commonly called, have been around for a long time. They are made from petroleum byproducts and have an energy density that is roughly 33% less than water, in addition to not being suitable for hydration. This means they are significantly less powerful and less effective (won't cool you down as much, won't last as long) than using water as the primary means of cooling the way IcePlate Curve does. Here is a link to an INSIGHTS article with more details:
2. PCMs cannot be used for hydration, this means that when they have exhausted their ability to absorb heat from the body, you are stuck carrying dead weight that serves no other purpose and cannot enhance your performance. In fact, carrying dead weight will only hinder human performance. This is why IcePlate is so incredibly efficient: multiple functions with the hydration weight we already have to carry. Here is a link with the origin story of IcePlate and how we invented it because the Army asked us to solve the 'body armor cooling problem for soldiers:'
3. IcePlate has an audible signature that is actually quieter than almost every other hydration source out there. Here is a link to an INSIGHTS article and video we shot to document our testing of audible signature of hydration sources:
4. Regarding multi-day missions, the conductive thermoregulation power of IcePlate Curve is designed to be a 'human booster rocket' much like the side boosters on the Space Shuttle: put Operators into orbit with a full tank of gas rather than last an entire mission. Details can be found in these two links:
We hope this helps, but don't hesitate to let us know if you have any additional questions! #StayFrosty