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New Qore Performance IcePlate Carrier Exoskeleton and IcePlate 3 Launched at SOF Select

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Qore Performance unveiled two exciting new products at SOF Select, the brand new ICE (IcePlate Carrier Exoskeleton) and the new and improved IcePlate 3, available this summer.

ICE is a new type of ultra-minimalist, scalable, plate carrier. ICE integrates multiple capabilities never before found in a single platform that weighs so little yet withstands so much. IcePlate 3 brings the same 50 oz capacity and 70 Watt cooling power as did IcePlate 2, now in a new multi curve shape to perfectly match a medium ESAPI plate.

Both additions to the Qore Performance line are dedicated to its mission of providing American troops the means of consistently achieving Individual Operator Overmatch.


ICE (IcePlate Carrier Exoskeleton)

The IcePlate Carrier Exoskeleton is a new type of ultra-minimalist, but scalable, plate carrier. ICE integrates multiple capabilities never before found in a single platform that weighs so little yet withstands so much, taking you toward and to Individual Operator Overmatch.

Using a unique and incredibly strong laser-cut, ultra-high molecular weight laminate that is 14 times stronger than steel, ICE weighs approximately one pound. This makes it one of the lightest plate carriers available today. It is also hydrophobic. With MAPs and loop on both the inside and the outside of each sleeve as well as an open-bottom architecture, ICE is configured for maximum ventilation, modularity and drainage.

ICE combines medium ESAPI plates with the all-new ESAPI-contoured IcePlate 3 (see below) for fully integrated hydration, conductive cooling and, in cold climates, conductive heating. Evaporative cooling can be added easily with IceVents Ventilated Padding. The Exoskeleton is built from individual ICE sleeves which can be stacked (via MOLLE and/or hook and loop) for streamlined carry of ESAPI armor plates and IcePlate 3. Don/doff is easy with a flat and durable quick-release system. ICE also features an elastic cummerbund with four pouches for 30-round magazines, SOARescue MedMags, radios, etc. ICE is also equipped with MOLLE, hook/loop and Swift Clips to accept almost every pouch/placard system available today.

ICE anchors all of Qore Performance’s human enhancement and environmental inoculation technologies. This puts them into a single, ultra-light, durable and breathable platform with unrivaled capabilities. It’s a breakthrough.

ICE will be available this summer in Multicam, Coyote Brown and Black.

ICE Maximizes Individual Operator Overmatch with the following features:

• Weight: Ultralight, ~1 pound

• Integrated Cooling/Heating/Hydration: ICE natively integrates IcePlate 3 and IceVents to provide two

forms of cooling (Conductive and Evaporative), and up to 3L of Hydration. No other plate carrier on the market can offer this level of capability in such a light package.

• Versatile: MOLLE, Swift Clips and Loop to take any pouch, placard or chest rig on the market

• Advanced Fit: Fits a Medium ESAPI, elastic cummerbund works for up to 40” waist

• Stackable: Multiple ICE sleeves can be seamlessly stacked when wearing, enabling integration of IcePlate either inside or outside armor plates.

• Incredibly Strong: our unique laminate is 14 times stronger than steel for the same weight

• Hydrophobic: will not absorb or retain water

• Load Bearing: tensile strength of 600+ pounds

• High Tech: laser cut laminate platform results in maximum weight savings, precision, and ventilation

• Stretch: Elastic cummerbund flexes and adapts to your mission clothing automatically and features secure, built-in pouches for up to four (4) 5.56 magazines

• Lightning Fast On and Off: super fast Quick Release side buckles are flat, low profile and strong.

IcePlate 3

IcePlate is the world’s most powerful and efficient cooling and hydration system. The size of a medium SAPI plate, it ergonomically holds 50 oz (1.5 L) of water and gives you control over your environment – keeping you safer, lighter, cooler, and hydrated.

All-new for Summer 2019, IcePlate 3 brings the same 50 oz capacity and 70 Watt cooling power of IcePlate 2 andut in a new multicurve shape to perfectly match a medium ESAPI plate. This provides a compact and seamless inter- face, and the thinnest profile ever.

With an enlarged fill port and center Q-Hex Baffle, IcePlate 3 builds on the success of the original IcePlate design to drive Individual Operator Overmatch to the next level.

IcePlate 3 will be available in Coyote Brown, Gun Metal Grey, Ranger Green and Clear Frost.

SOFIC 19 – Crye Precision AirLite Structured Plate Carrier

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

If the CP Jumpable Plate Carrier and AirLite Plate Carrier has a baby, this would be it. But they also added some structure to the design.

Above, you can see the structured yet skeletonized cummerbund which helps eliminate sagging under load.

As you can see, the AirLite SPC can be used with or without the STRUCTURAL KINETIC SUPPORT SYSYTEM (StKSS).

TYR Tuesday – See The TYR Tactical Trailer At SOFIC

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

TYR Tactical® recently met up with local Valley SWAT officers out of the Phoenix area to shoot their deployment of the Ballistic Shield System. Check out the video now. It features a sneak peak of the PICO-DSX set to launch in July. The system is already being utilized by law enforcement and federal agencies in the US. 

Innovation is the driving force that pushes us forward. The TYR Tactical® Patented Ballistic Shield System embodies that mission.


Available now at

Check out the complete Ballistic Shield System in the TYR Tactical® Innovate or Die® Tour and Mobile Showroom at SOFIC 2019 on May 20-23, 2019 in Booth P701. Located outside by the Franklin St. Entrance.

Live in the Phoenix area? Stop by and see the Ballistic Shield System in person.

Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
9330 N. 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85453

AXL Releases Upgrades for Crye Precision AVS & JPC

Friday, May 17th, 2019

AXL specializes in making high performance upgrades and released their product line earlier today of enhancements for the Crye Precision™ AVS™ & JPC™.

Email to schedule a product demonstration at SOFIC (May 20-23).

See the video below for an overview of their products and visit to purchase.

Follow them @AXLadvanced on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news and updates.

Throughout 2019 AXL will be releasing more upgrades and enhancements that plug and play into the products of the following brands: Crye Precision™, FirstSpear®, S&S Precision, Spiritus Systems, Mayflower, Velocity, and many more.

US and International Patents Pending. All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

Warrior West 19 – LBT-6094 GIII Light Modular Plate Carrier

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

• Lightweight lasercut modular PC, core weight 1.3lbs
• Optional 3/4” or 1” fast-clip connection hardware included
• Additional 1” webbing and laser cuts for optional PTT placement
• 6094 original GRG (grid reference graphic) attachment flap capable of mounting optional admin accersories in development for mobile devices and general admin/utility storage
• 4 optional cummerbunds – laser cut MOLLE/elastic w/ 4x M4 slots/mesh MOLLE rib cage/origianal 6094 MOLLE w/ armor pouches
• 3 optional placards available – laser cut MOLLE/lasercut kangaroo pouch/elastic triple m4
• Removable hook/loop radio pouch
• Reinforced drag handle

Additional details:
• Available in Multicam / Ranger Green / Coyote Brown / Black / Wolf Grey
• Available for unit/dept. purchase now via, available via web July/2019

LBT products are available for agency and unit order through ADS.

Darley Defense Days 19 – New Grey Ghost Assault Back Panels

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Grey Ghost Gear is set to introduce a new laser cut armor carrier as well as three new Assault Back Panels.

The packs are compatible with back panel zipper equipped Grey Ghost armor carriers as well as Crye Precision carriers.

They also plan to introduce a two-piece PALS compatible adapter which will mount zippers to existing armor carriers.

Grey Ghost Gear and Tactical Tailor equipment is available for unit and agency orders through Darley Defense.

Sneak Peek – New LBT-6094 Gen III Light Modular Plate Carrier From LBT

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

LBT is unveiling two different versions of the new laser cut, LBT-6094 Gen III Light Modular Plate Carrier at next week’s Warrior West Expo.

The difference is in the buckles, 3/4″ or 1″ for different size placards.

Look for full details during Warrior West and see it in booth #501 if you’re there.

C2R-Fast Virtus Mods

Friday, April 19th, 2019

C2R-FAST is a UK-based manufacturer of tactical equipment. Virtus is the British issue armor and load carriage system. C2R-FAST is regularly asked to make modifications to VIRTUS systems. They built up this version as a proof of concept.

Over the course of 2 days, they set the target to produce a deployable system that they would be happy to put their badge onto. The stipulation they set for themselves is that it should have the same basic functionality as VIRTUS, in terms of PALS area and lines, ability to integrate a collar, abdominal panel, single point cutaway, and be completely compatible with a suite of VIRTUS soft and hard armour.

Over the first day, they set about researching and cataloguing what was being said about Virtus by users (good and otherwise).

As always there are compromises in the process, so little details like keeping the cutaway handle in the same place, or the number of vertical PALS webbing on the front had to be maintained as part of being true to the challenge.

Day 2 was all about the build.

By the end of day 2 they had a working system with a number of functionality improvements that tie into C2R heritage; like a good size admin pocket on the front, hydration pocket built into the rear, cable routing over the shoulders and dual purpose radio/magazine pockets in the flanks.

There’s a lot more other things that they’ve added, alongside a 20% weight saving.

they plan to release details of how it gets on in the field.