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Style# 56100

TacTec™ Plate Carrier

Average rating of 91%

Purpose Built

5.11 Tactical® brings you the TacTec™ Plate Carrier, which were designed to be the most lightweight and best- fitting plate carriers you can find and constructed to ensure high performance while remaining lightweight and mobile.

Features and Benefits

  • Enhanced comfort and freedom of movement
  • Accommodates medium or large ballistic plates
  • Back yoke shoulder pads distribute weight evenly


  • Abrasion resistant 500D nylon
  • Adjustable waist and tensional bands (Sizes XS-XL)
  • Extendable GrabDrag handle for emergency exfiltration
  • One-handed quick-release
  • 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
  • Standard cummerbunds will accommodate a 52" circumference with the elastic relaxed, and up to 57" when fully extended
  • For extended length cummerbunds, click here.
  • See inside front pocket for care instructions
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews

 4.6 average rating

(based on 20 reviews)

91 %

Worth it!

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Kenneth


I'm a military police officer in Brazil. I use a TacTec plate carrier and it's a durable and reliable gear for the harsh enviroment that I used to work. The only thing that I had with it is the quick release handle that snaped and I can't find another to replace it.

Grab Drag just works

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Joseph


I just want to say, I went through peel training today with combat casualty simulation. I was to be the casualty. I weigh about 180 lbs and was wearing front, back, and side level 3 steel plates.

I was a little nervous about taking my tactec PC through the ringer. But i was dragged over 40 meters, 5 times across the grass, dirt, mud and cow shit (thanks team) by the grab drag handle and the tactec held up without ANY damage to the plate carrier. it deployed flawlessly and easily each time, and stowed back after each evac with no problems. So glad I bought this one. It is so much easier to drag a wounded teammate with the handle because you are not bending down, you can stand up and put your full weight into it.

I never write reviews, but this shit worked so well and I was so impressed that I had to say something.

Thanks 5.11 for making such a bad ass PC.


 Rated 4.0 stars

From Hunter


I absolutely love the carrier. Unfortunately I did have to order the Extended cummerbunds because being a bigger guy, the standard ones did not fit. With that being said, It is a great plate carrier, I just wish the plate pocket and carrier itself were a bit bigger to hold a bigger plate than a 10x12, and fit us bigger guys better. Other than that, fantastic product, would highly recommend to anyone.


 Rated 5.0 stars

From Tanner


When i wear this Tactec plate carrier I always get the question... "what are you expecting"?... my response, "WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING" ?!?! That usually gets them to buy one. Excellent vest. Would recommend.

Fits great

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Ryan


I’ve worn a few different weighted vests and most have the issue of moving around or not being comfortable. This vest stays put and it pretty comfortable. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good weighted vest.

It does kind of suck that there are no care instructions with this product. I definitely wanna take care of an investment this much and don’t want it to get messed up just because I can’t take care of it properly.

Above board

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Curtis


For civilian zombie apocalypse there is no better to plate carrier. The only reason I think for military application this carrier Would be great for special forces but with its web design on the sides I think it may fall short a bit for Infantry men. Definitely comfortable. The cable system is brilliant. The light weight is awesome. It is perfect and surely capable of enabling one to wear the plates, 6-8 assault rifle mags, at least two pistol mags, radio equipment, IFAK, and hydration bladder while still being agile and able to switch between two weapon systems comfortably. Worth every dollar.

WOD approved

 Rated 5.0 stars

From CFRich


I've run 3.1 and WOD'd with this vest along with Rogue 8.75 lb. plates. It is super comfortable and highly recommend it for those wanting to step up their game. Join the weight plate mafia in your box!

Excellent Plate Carrier

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Canadian_Reaper


This item is one of the greatest items to come from 5.11 . The 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier is comfortable as well as breathable, which is key when working in the field. Also now using one for CrossFit and it is the perfect weight vest. Thank you 5.11, keep up the great work! Much love from Canada.

Awesome product

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Alvaro


So I purchased this tactec plate carrier and it does everything it says it does I even ordered the rogue weighted plates overall I would definitely recommend this to anyone in need of one.

Well made and comfortable

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Havee


I'm using AR500 Level III 10x12 Advance Shooter Cut and it fits perfect. You can put a Square 10x12 plate in but it won't fit exactly because the carrier is angled at the top leaving a 1/2 inch or so of no protection with Square plates. This carrier is super comfortable and allows full of motion. Very happy with this carrier.


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