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Style# 56323

TacTec Plate Carrier XL

Average rating of 100%

Regular Price: $209.99

Special Price $144.99

Purpose Built

5.11 Tactical® brings you the TacTec Plate Carrier XL. These vests were designed to be the most lightweight and best- fitting plate carriers you can find. Constructed to ensure high performance while remaining lightweight and mobile, the TacTec Plate Carrier features a skeletonized waistband and yoke shoulder pads for a secure and comfortable fit, an integrated web platform, a one-handed quick-release/escape system, and adjustable elastic tensional bands for stability during periods of high activity. Our patent-pending carriers also feature the GrabDrag handle for fast recovery of downed personnel. From the field to the box, the TacTec Plate Carrier works with, and for, you.


  • Enhanced comfort and freedom of movement
  • Accommodates medium or large ballistic plates
  • Back yoke shoulder pads distribute weight evenly
  • Adjustable waist and tensional bands
  • Extendable GrabDrag handle for emergency exfiltration
  • One-handed quick-release
  • Extended waist band for varying body types (Sizes 2XL-4XL)


  • Abrasion resistant 500D nylon
  • Water-resistant coating
  • Oversized airflow panels
  • Durable Duraflex® hardware
  • Web ID loop
  • Fits 24mm wide medium (12.5" H x 9.5" L x 2" W) and large (13.25" x 10.25" x 2.25") SAPI plates
  • Fits Rogue® Men's and Women's Weight Vest Plates available here
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 1 reviews)

100 %

The most comfortable I have ever used!


From Ryan


Running AR500 steel plates brings a lot of weight. This plate carrier is by far the most comfortable and lightweight rig that I have used. The sides are composed of flexible/elastic materials and are an open weave which allow for A LOT of air flow. The added benefits of this are that the carrier articulates with the body during natural shifting. When you step, each side of the body naturally shifts and flexion of the muscles vary. Bringing a weapon to ready or firing position will cause the dominant side to flex more as well. With the elastic nature of the cummerbunds the carrier is able to move far more naturally with the body than a non-flexible material.

My test consisted of a full 8hrs wearing the plate carrier in a moderate speed moderate drag session. The sun was bright and we only had a slight breeze for half of the Florida sunny day. Plenty of time was spent going to the ground as well. Loaded up with 4 AK mages, 2 AR500 steel plates, 4 pistol mags , 2 bangs and a drop pouch side mounted, we trained for the entire day. The carrier was only taken off during lunch for a 45min break in training.

Compared to other vests the yoke on this unit is far superior and comfortable. The cooling mesh panels and padding performed admirably and comfortably. Let’s face it folks, there are enough “space aged” materials out there and understandings of body kinesthetics that we should absolutely be as comfortable and unencumbered as possible while in kit.
My only complaint is real-estate. But that is the case with these styles systems and this unit is NOT designed to cover more area as other models are.
My rating is based on the sheer relief that I went from only being able to bear my old carrier for an hour to an 8 hour run with the new setup!
5.11, KEEP IT UP!!!

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