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, minimalist plate carriers, or full-duty 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®). ICEPLATE EXO® weaponizes temperature  using simple physics in ICEPLATE® Curve (Conduction + Hydration) and ICEVENTS® (Convection) integration to enhance physiological performance in ways previously thought to be unattainable. Leveraging these unrivaled thermoregulation capabilities, ICEPLATE EXO® is limited only by your imagination.  Durable, hydrophobic, and breathable, 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.

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

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

IMPORTANT: click here for terms, conditions, and restrictions on body armor purchases.

Sizing, Armor Plate Compatibility

ICEPLATE EXO® is optimized to work with ICEPLATE Curve® for conformal fit with a Medium ESAPI plate profile. Size small ESAPI plate profiles 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 or the DFNDR Armor Medium Level IV 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 ESAPI armor plate profiles.
SwiftClip or G-Hook Compatible
Laser-cut slits measuring approximately 7.25" on center for compatibility with SwiftClip or G-Hook equipped placards.


Weight: 12.9 ounces (plate bags, Shoulder Shrouds, Side Strap, SizzleSticks) to 16 oz (MOLLE Cummerbund)
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, 500D Nylon outer (IRR compliant)

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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





  • 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 or Medium ESAPI profile armor plates. 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.



IceAge Insights

Expert Designed, Reviewed and Approved: ICEPLATE EXO® was designed with input from veterans of two of the premier Special Mission Units and one SWAT Operator with 15 years of experience at one of the largest metropolitan police departments in the U.S.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
John Vougiouklakis (Athens, GR)

ICEPLATE EXO® Ultralight Minimalist Plate Carrier

Keith Anglin (Maple Ridge, CA)
Instagram Handle: K_anglin
The Canadian

My experience with the iceplate exo ultralight minimalist plate carrier so far I would say is an 8/10, functionality is great the carrier lives up to its name and truly is a minimalist plate carrier, temperature control, thus far has been great I look forward it the summer months and picking up an iceplate curve and testing that out as I normally run quite hot and having something to keep me cool while training is going to be a game changer. Really what came down to the 8/10 would be from putting the system together and when installing the fizzle sticks one broke on install so I just ended up just securing the elastic to the MOLLE which works fine just isn’t as pretty. Other than that one little hick up I have been very happy the rest of the set up was straight forward and easy. Great product Qore Performance.

Hi Keith,
We are sorry to hear that you broke your SizzleSticks during assembly. Of note, SizzleSticks are strength optimized as part of the “system” that is them being installed inside of ICEPLATE EXO® plate bags. That said, if your SizzleSticks broke due to a manufacturing defect (generally less than 0.1% of product sold for full transparency, but it occasionally does happen), we’ll be happy to replace them for you under our Forever Warranty to make sure you get the most out of your ICEPLATE EXO® experience. However, if they broke for a reason not related to a manufacturing defect, we sell replacement sets on our website for your convenience here:
We hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any additional questions. #StayFrosty

Oscar Carnovale
Instagram Handle: Oscarnovale
Great but something is to be reviewed.

Great but I think that in the upper part of the front panel it would take more soft system instead of velcro to be able to put the mount atak as in this system it is very low and almost impossible to use as in contact with loaders and then having a quick opening system for cummerbund Rather than the usual velcro that not the maximum at night as it is quite noisy.

Hi Oscar,
Thank you for taking the time to leave an honest account of your ICEPLATE EXO® experience. As noted on the product page above, we discontinued the quick-release system from the Gen 1 ICEPLATE EXO® at the request of our military customers who preferred to have the MOLLE real estate for comms. That said, ICEPLATE EXO® is compatible with the Crye Precision AirLite Cummerbund if you want a quick-release mechanism. Details can be found here:
As for EUD integration, we optimized ICEPLATE EXO® for maximum athletic performance and the most ergonomic EUD/ATAK integration which can be found here:
We hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any additional questions. #StayFrosty

Watchman on the wall (‘Aiea, US)
Iceplate EXO and IMS Pro combo

Customer service was super helpful in responding to my request for assistance based on my needs. Shipping can be prohibitively costly to non-contiguous states, so I needed to get it right the first time. I got the system for my son who works in Army aviation in a hot environment. The gear is state of the art! Expect to pay for quality, innovation, and functional comfort, but I wanted the best for my son, and we got it. His issued gear is like Flintstonesian flak jacket junk compared to Qore’s minimalist engineered gear. He wears it at work mostly as a weighted vest for conditioning and also to habituate a level of everyday comfort should he ever be deployed. He also does runs and hikes with the system, trying various configurations with the IMS Pro hydration plates. They work and stay cold all day! He feels the Exo Plate carrier is a tad smallish as it only comes in one size. Maybe some sizing options will be considered in the future. Comprehensively meets all of my expectations. Only for those who want the best.
(The Ice Plates hydration cooling system will serve its purpose if he gets deployed to Maui. Looks to be hot and dusty in Lahaina…)


Lightweight. Great look and design.

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.