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Style# 56100

TacTec™ Plate Carrier

(8 Reviews)

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Purpose Built

Our new line of TacTec Plate Carriers offer protection where you need it most, creating a bulwark of superior penetration resistance without the weight or bulkiness of a traditional flak jacket. Designed to ensure high performance protection 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. Tactical Plate Carriers also feature our patent-pending low profile GrabDrag handle for fast recovery of downed personnel.



  • 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



  • 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


Ratings and Reviews


(based on 8 reviews)

80 %



By River


Satisfied with the product. Very comfortable. A lot of velcro though. I would buy this product again and recommend it to anyone looking for a plate carrier.


Good design and great wear

By Bullet Sponge Bob


I have had this carrier for awhile now and it stands up to daily range abuse. Whether on the ground shooting under a vehicle or running through a kill house it has constantly performed.

After reading some of the reviews here I don't feel like 511 is getting out the whole story. When ever I have had an issue with any 511 product, be it a torn strap or fraying or whatever, I have always gotten a replacement free of charge every time. The customer service is second to none at 511 and has been for me every time I have had an issue with any of their products.

With that being said I would recommend this carrier for anyone who is fit and trim. If you are a big bellied non cardio working person there isn't a plate carrier made anywhere that can cover lazy or complacent. Train as you fight and fight as you train. That is all.


Looks Cool, Doesn't Protect Enough


from Rochester, NY

I ordered this carrier with the anticipation that it would be a great addition to my equipment. After wearing/testing the carrier, I noticed that there's a lot of velcro in the front up top (heart, etc.), not plate area protection. Looks can deff. be deceiving. Just know that this carrier should be thrown on over an existing vest to enhance threat protection, not worn as a stand alone.


Excellent Design


from BRF, WI

The design is more than a modified chest rig that holds plates. It is well thought out and can be removed from the front. Drag strap is one that is user- friendly and doesn't yank the vest off but actually pulls the individual. For the wearer the wide shoulder straps are key. There is a place for every thing. Great use of Velcro and molle.


TacTec Plate Carrier.

By Jake

from Weatherford, Texas

Very well made. An excellent design. Drag handle is awesome. Fit is superb.



By Bullet Sponge Brad

from Madison County, Alabama

Perfect plate carrier. The channeled padding allows air to circulate around and that is a noticeable improvement from other designs. Put a camel back on the rear and your good to go all day. I use it with two large Lvl IV multi-strike plates (10lbs a piece) and I'm rough with it all the time and I never have to worry about it failing. 511 did a great job with the construction and design. You wont regret this purchase.


Don't buy...save your money

By The Dude

from America

Seams tore with in the first week of receiving it. didn't even get a chance to use it in the field. Shotty workmanship. I wouldn't trust my life to it. I will say it was comfortable though. but i'd rather have a plate carrier that holds up to abuse.


TacTec plate carrier

By mr.meuris

from KY

This vest is really good, breathable, light and has a bunch of useful features I highly recommend this for run in gun, field use, cqb, etc. My only con is it's a bit short and isn't adjustable for length(6'2 210 lbs for refrence), however its a plate carrier not a LBE so it protects the vitals and fits large plates so im happy. It has a pretty good aount of molle on it for my applications, by no means is this a "haul 20 mags, 50 pouches and all the other stuff I don't use" carrier.

In conclusion the Tactec carrier is great at what its supposed to do, which is be a fast, light and durable armor carrier that holds a "ok" amount of pouches, etc. I highly recommend it if you have the money.

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