IceVents Classic Pontoons provide padding and ventilation inside your plate carrier or soft armor on your chest and back, promoting evaporative cooling and eliminating hotspots. Say goodbye to heavy, bulky, and crude legacy ventilation made from foam and switch to wafer-thin, ultra light, conductive IceVents. IceVents connect directly to the inside of all all body armor equipped with body-facing loop fields/pontoons. If your carrier is not equipped with internal pontoons, we provide adhesive hook and loop pontoon strips to adhere/sew onto any plate carrier, chest rig or soft armor vest. While the adhesive is sufficient for most applications, we recommend having your uniform tailor or shoe cobbler professionally sew the loop pontoon strips for strenuous applications.
Each Package Includes:
- 2x IceVents Classic Stand-Off Ventilation Pontoon Pads
- 2x Hook and Loop Cut pieces to be sewn onto plate carriers not equipped with pontoon loop strips
- Click here for sewing instructions
IceVents are ideal for dry and arid climates where evaporative cooling is effective. For humid climates, we recommend the unrivaled conductive cooling power of IcePlate Curve.
Bundles and Combos
Pair IceVents Aero with IceVents Classic. Combo Bundles are available for your:
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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These create that airgap between your chest and the plate carrier and increases the airflow underneath. The only thing is if you're shirtless it can get uncomfortable, otherwise 5/5.
So long Story Short 3 Crushed Vertebra and my rig was just pushing on 2 of them to the point I had to take it off after 30 mins Got the Pontoons and went from Flat to Curved plates and now I can wear it without Issue
Using these in conjunction with a FirstSpear AAC. Need to buy the shoulder pads soon. But these are the comfiest pads I've owned. And I've used an AVS
I wore the shoulder pads on my Spiritus Systems LV119 Overt and MK4 while teaching a class yesterday and there were times I did not realize that I had the PC on. It is very comfortable and distributes the weight of the PC. It is a must have
IceVents (2-Pack): Plate Carrier / Soft Body Armor Ventilation Pontoons
Purchased two sets of these to wear inside an AWS OCPC. I fixed the Velcro to the vest and the pads a according to the directions a week before a major training exercise. The back pads didn't last 72 hours in the maneuver box before they separated from their Velcro backing. I moved the front pads to the back pad position and they lasted about another 5 days before similarly separating. These might be nice for cops, EMS or servicemembers who aren't constantly moving and sweating in their vest, but the Velcro adhesive will fail lightfighters in sustained
high temperature environments.
I put these on my Crye JPC 2.0 and it made the world of a difference. The Crye has narrow shoulder straps on it that can dig into your shoulders when heavy loads are popped on it. After a few hours you start to notice the straps. These pads not only help with the ventilation, but they also really help spread the load out. Would recommend for load distribution more than ventilation.
Not life altering. Not sure I feel any difference really but they seem of good quality and the concept is sound of you apply them with some thought. I only hope the glue holds under conditions faced.
I have been using the IceVents for about a month now and they have been great. I spend about half the time on patrol doing vertical foot patrols in a housing project and the other half doing motorized patrol. I’ve had the IceVents attached to the front and back of my outer carrier along with the IceVents shoulder pads and they do a great job of allowing air to flow between my uniform shirt and my vest without adding bulk to my uniform.
Before the IceVents I used to have to “vent “ my vest to allow the hot air that was built up to escape allowing me to cool off and now there is no need for that.
I have highly recommended this product to various co workers and will continue to stand by this product.
Mounted these on the front of my plate carrier with the ice vent shoulder pads and ice plate on the back. Super comfortable, easy to mount, and clean.