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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I have worn many different types of plate carriers and I have to say that the 5.11 TacTec Carrier is by far, the best that I have had. In the past, if I wanted a plate carrier that was easy to strip off, I had to pay big money, but it always seemed like I was giving up something else. This carrier has lots of padding, not only in the straps, but between you and your plates. There are also ventilation channels which I think are great. Plates on their own do not breathe at all, so it's nice to be able to get some kind of air circulation. The cumberbund has plenty of elasticity, so you are not wrapped like a burrito without being able to breathe. Believe it or not, you can comfortably get into the prone position without getting smacked in the jaw by your plates (Big Plus!!). Sitting in a car is as comfortable as one can be while wearing plates (I roll up a beach towel to support my hips and make up for the offset of plates, maybe I am just a sissy). The internal straps keeping your plates in the same spot keeps your plates up where they need to be, not sagging into your groin while sitting down (Again, a huge plus). It is evident to me that whoever designed this carrier has spent days confined in the agony of previous designs. I love this carrier, what else can I say?
High quality, breathable, light and exactly what you're looking for. I highly recommend.
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.
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.
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.
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