ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier
ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier

ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier

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ICEPLATE EXO® is 100% manufactured in-house at our Knoxville, TN HQ from US materials


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Building A Superhuman Future® by turning adversity into opportunity.

ICEPLATE EXO® is our vision for the future of ultra-high performance infantry fighting systems, commonly referred to as tactical plate carriers or minimalist plate carriers. Reflecting our unyielding belief in the possibilities created by empowered individuals, ICEPLATE EXO® is the host platform for our physiological enhancement and environmental inoculation technologies (ICEPLATE®, ICEVENTS®, ICESHIELD). ICEPLATE EXO® weaponizes temperature using foundational ICEPLATE® Curve and ICEVENTS® integration to enhance human operator performance in ways previously thought to be unattainable. Durable, hydrophobic, and breathable with unrivaled thermoregulation capabilities, ICEPLATE EXO® is limited only by your imagination. ICEPLATE EXO® can be configured for almost any mission profile from Direct Action to OTB/VBSS to CBRNE and is designed for elite armed professionals who are trained in how to properly and safely set up a plate carrier.

Made at our Knoxville, TN HQ.

Not intended for beginners or hobby use. IcePlate EXO® is sold as a complete package, but individual components are sold separately here.

Plate Carrier Cooling/Heating/Hydration: add IMS Pro Combo above

Exposed Armor Plates: good or bad? Here is the scientific and engineering truth behind exposed armor plates

Sizing, Armor Plate Compatibility

IcePlate EXO® is optimized to work with IcePlate Curve® and optimized for conformal fit with a Medium ESAPI Plate. Size small ESAPI plates are useable, but not optimal. Other sizes may not fit properly. Future sizes will be announced exclusively to LaunchPad email subs (click here to sign up or here to read more about why we only build size Medium). If you do not wear a Medium size armor plate, IcePlate® EXO will not fit properly. Armor plates with the following dimensions will fit: The IcePlate EXO® MOLLE Cummerbund is purpose-built for Side SAPI armor plates, 152s, etc.


To purchase a complete IcePlate EXO® Armor Package, click here. To learn more about the difference between Level III and Level IV hard armor plates, click here to go to our IceAge Insights article with full video. For best results, we strongly recommend running the DFNDR Armor Medium Level III Stand-Alone Rifle Rated Hard Plates with IcePlate EXO® and IcePlate® Curve with an IcePlate® MOLLE Sleeve Pro, as IcePlate EXO® is specifically designed to fit Medium ESAPIs.


Weight: 12.9 oz (plate bags, Shoulder Shrouds, Side Strap, SizzleSticks)
Size: Medium
Attachment Mechanisms: MOLLE, Velcro, SwiftClip, G-Hook
Armor Plate Compatibility: Medium ESAPI (9.5” x 12.5” x 1.1”)
Materials: IcePlate EXO laminate, Velcro®, Nylon 12, Shock Cord

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1 x Front & Rear Plate Bag w/ Shoulder Shrouds
2 x IceVents® Aero Shoulder Pads w/ 48" of OneWrap
2 x IceVents® Classic Ventilation Pontoons
1 x MOLLE Placard
2 x Swift Clips
2 x SizzleSticks w/ 48" of Shock Cord
2 x Side Straps or MOLLE Cummerbund w/ 48" of OneWrap



IcePlate® Curve


  • Cooling - Fill and freeze IcePlate® Curve for up to 70 watts of conductive cooling per IcePlate® Curve - an unrivaled performance edge.
  • Heating - Fill IcePlate® Curve with hot water for up to 52 watts of conductive heating power per IcePlate® Curve and an incredible competitive advantage in even the harshest climates.
  • Hydration - Each IcePlate® Curve holds 50 fl oz (1.5 L) of water.
  • One-Way Valve - The one-way valve allows air into IcePlate® Curve (drinkable option only), improving flow rate by more than 100% for an effortless drinking experience.
  • Integration - Each plate bag is designed to accept IcePlate Curves. When using armor plates with IcePlate EXO®, add IMS Pro Combo for internal or external mounting of IcePlate® Curve.



  • Convection - Stand-off, omnidirectional ventilation facilitates Convection (evaporative cooling).
  • Hydrolysis Resistance - Will not absorb/retain water, sweat.
  • Anti-microbial - Totally permanent, IceVents® are antimicrobial at the molecular level, meaning the characteristic cannot be washed away.
  • Integration - IceVents® Aero Ventilated Shoulder Pads (included) evenly distribute load across your shoulders, reducing unnecessary strain. IceVents Classic Ventilation Pontoons (optional) provide stand-off ventilation between your body and your plate bag. Use one pair per plate bag as desired.

Above: IcePlate EXO® shown with internally mounted IMS Pro Combo for plate carrier cooling/heating/hydration and IceVents Aero ventilated plate carrier shoulder pads.




For bulk Corporate/Unit/Agency orders of 100+ units or to request a quote, please click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Esteban (El Paso, US)
Foundations of Performance

How many times how we ever pondered on the thought of the great architecture, sky rise buildings, logistics and efficiency. All these objects can only be executed with solid foundations. The IcePlate Exo is just that and more, I've had the chance to test this system for more than year already. Not only do I used daily at work but also put it to stress on my off-roading adventures. The IcePlate Exo has stood my test of time and every week without a doubt either through sand, mud, snow, and rain does it keep performing. As a stand-alone unit the IcePlate Exo is extremely light weight and helps optimize the weight for other essentials. Paired with the IcePlates this plate carrier does what it is supposed to and that is to carry water efficiently. As an avid off-roader being able to optimize cargo is essential and having water on myself at all times helps clear space in compact areas. This system allows optimal cooling energy for at least 4 hours of summer Texas heat. That mean less stress on the body and more hours trailing down the desert. The team at QorePerformance have done it right by built a foundation of performance, one to which you can only built from.

Will Warner (Carmel, US)
Instagram Handle: will_warner53
Innovative Light Carrier

This is probably one of the best carriers to buy on the market today. You get exactly what you pay for in a carrier that’s meant to protect you from rounds and heat catting. The Ice vents are ingenious and the ice plate itself is something that everyone needs to be using these days rather than a bulky hydration pack running on the back of your plate carrier. It’s crazy to me the amount of people that have not heard about QORE Performance yet and the quality of their equipment. But soon they will. This carrier is super light being that it’s a skeletonized plate carrier but the material used is super strong. I’m going to Africa on a deployment for a year and the Iceplate Exo is going to be my saving grace from the heat and any other dangers.

Hi Will,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share an honest account of your IcePlate EXO® experience. We are stoked to hear how much you love your setup! #StayFrosty

Oto (Grand Prairie, US)
My new favorite carrier

There's not much to say about it other than this is one of if not my new favorite carrier. The only thing I would improve on is on the material used to make the vent pads or "pontoons". They do work and definitely make a difference in air circulation but they are a bit rough around the edges, literally. Maybe I am just a snowflake but I have had to hastily throw my carrier on and ended up with a few scratches on my face from the pontoons.

Lucas Boss (Crandon, US)
Excellent product quality, bit pricy

I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this. I was very skeptical with now minimalistic this was before purchasing, once I got it, I put it through the tests, I could not rip or tear any of the seams. Material is very durable, love it. Only down side is the price, I have a few other top tier brand carriers and I can get the same quality at about a $200-$300 savings.

Hi Lucas,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share an honest account of your thoughts on IcePlate EXO (ICE)! We know the value of a hard-earned dollar and this knowledge is embedded in everything we do. We never take it for granted. However, we thought it was important to highlight that while the market has lots of great, high-quality plate carrier options (too many IOHO), IcePlate EXO (ICE) is unique as the first and only plate carrier in the world designed with both active (conductive cooling/heating of IcePlate Curve via IMS Pro) and passive (IceVents Aero Shoulder Pads, IceVents Classic Ventilation Pontoons + internal laser-cut MAPs) thermoregulation systems with the ability to run either hard armor plates or IcePlate Curves in the plate bags (in either drinkable or cooling/heating only configuration, for duty or training use). These advanced capabilities are expensive to develop and deliver, so we totally understand that IcePlate EXO (ICE) is not for everyone. Here are some links to resources that might provide additional insight:


Carl Stacy (West Linn, US)
Perfect Lightweight Carrier

It was better than I expected. I needed a lightweight carrier to go with my plates and the molle makes it very versatile which is perfect for setting up my vest depending on the location I am working at that day.

Brandon (Brampton, CA)
The stealth fighter of plate carriers

I’ve had my ice plate exo for a few weeks now and I’m extremely happy with the product.The exo is the best plate carrier on the market. The guys at qore hit a home run with this, it’s not only a plate carrier but a tool to help you take your workouts to the next level or personal air conditioning or heating on the battlefield to give you that extra edge. Other benefits include hydration and impact protection in an extremely lightweight and extremely comfortable package. I decided to buy this product because of Tactical Rifleman YouTube video. If you don’t know about Tactical Rifleman you’re missing out because he’s one of the greatest green berets and Americans of all time.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Christian Zincker (Santiago, CL)
Instagram Handle: @zeuscombatgear
Ice plate carrier exo

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!

Best regards

Christian Zincker


IcePlate EXO (ICE)

Isaac Jones
Instagram Handle: _ijones_

Awesome lightweight carrier 10/10 would recommend!

Tony Hammerquist (Fairfax, US)
This is the next level in plate carrier technology, not some airsoft kit.

OK, I couldn't come up with a catchy title for my review. This plate carrier is the lightest and most comfortable body armor system I have ever owned.

What makes it so great? Let's start with the weight. Without plates it weights next to nothing. I have heavier shirts than this carrier.

Next, lets talk about durability and "space age" construction. No longer do you have to use heavy nylon for a resilient carrier. Qore Performance uses a lightweight fabric (I don't know what else to call it) that is tear resistant and extremely durable while weighing about a 20% (or less) of the weight of nylon products.

How about comfort and modularity? The cummerbund is adjustable for height on the carrier as well as girth. The shoulder straps are fully adjustable. The cummerbund also has two mag pouches on each side that will hold most 5.56mm magazines. If that isn't enough, there is plenty of MOLLE real estate from and rear to hold your extra pouches.

How about versatile? The Qore Performance Ice Plates fit in this carrier and turn it into a cooling or heating vest when you don't require ESAPI plates. Want to be climate controlled and have the protection of your plates? Add the Ice Plate Sleeves that provide a second pouch system to the EXO, allowing you to have ICE Plates and ESAPI plates in a variety of combinations.

I could ramble on, but I think you get the point. I didn't even talk about the cummerbund buckles that allow quick donning and doffing of the carrier, or the IceVents accessories that provide additional padding for long days or heavy load outs.


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