IcePlate EXO (ICE) is a full duty plate carrier that combines all Qore Performance human physiological enhancement and environmental inoculation technologies into an ultra-light, durable, and breathable platform with unrivaled capabilities. It is the anchor of our IceAge EcoSystem. Ultralight, ventilated, multi-role, and scalable, IcePlate EXO weaponizes temperature to enhance human operator performance. Designed for elite armed professionals who are trained in how to properly and safely setup a plate carrier. Not intended for beginners or hobby use.
Each Package Includes:
- 1x ICE Front Plate Bag
- 1x ICE Rear Plate Bag
- 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
- 2x IceVents Aero Universal Shoulder Pads for Plate Carriers (optional)
Compatibility and Fit
IcePlate EXO currently comes in size Medium (more sizes are planned). If you do not wear a Medium size plate carrier, IcePlate EXO will not fit properly.
For best results, we strongly recommend running Medium ESAPI Armor Plates with IcePlate EXO and IcePlate Curve, as IcePlate EXO is specifically designed to fit Medium ESAPIs. IcePlate EXO will fit armor plates with the following dimensions:
- 9.5" x 12.5" up to 1.1" for Medium ESAPI armor plates.
- 10" x 12" up to 0.35" thick for Medium SAPI plates.
- Use of 10" x 12" Medium SAPI plates may require sewing additional Velcro fields to the bottom plate retention flap (see instructions and placement in product photo gallery).
IcePlate EXO's Elastic Cummerbund is compatible with Side SAPI armor plates. See images using the DFNDR QRC 6x6 Side Plate Pouch Set. IcePlate EXO's Elastic Cummerbund is not sold separately.
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Designed and manufactured in the USA from US materials. Fulfilled from our Sterling, VA HQ. Not subject to ITAR. US and International Patents Pending.
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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.
I recently received my Qore IcePlate Carrier and all I can say is WOW! You can see the attention to detail put into this product that will give me years of use. From the quality of the fit/finish to the stitching this is a HIGH VALUE product! I’ve had other pieces of gear that are much heavier/bulky (unnecessarily in most cases) but this is a HUGE advancement to put your plates in, add your favorite “tacos” and rock and roll! Thank you Qore Performance as I’m now on your site looking for what else I may ‘need’! Just don’t tell my wife ;)
IcePlate EXO (ICE): Ultralight Ventilated Armor Plate Carrier
Vest is high quality and lightweight. Everything as advertised.
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.