Developed at the request of Advanced Assault Gear in Tokyo, The Ninja is a micro-framed plate carrier designed for the smaller-framed warrior. The average height of males in Japan is just 172cm (5′ 7″) and as most plate carriers are made in the United States, where people in general and military operators in particular are significantly bigger, standard plate carriers were less suited to this market. The Ninja stepped into this gap, being tighter fitting, especially around the shoulders and back.
Despite its tighter fit, the Ninja is built for a size medium ESAPI plate in order to provide a proportionally high level of ballistic protection.
The Ninja also features a brand new telescopic shoulder-strap system and a removable cummerbund.
The Ninja is available in Japan exclusively from Advanced Assault Gear and is available in MultiCam, Coyote Brown, Black and A-TACS AU.