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OPT – Mayflower MBAV Assault Plate Carrier


A plate carrier that accommodates USSOCOM issued MBAV soft armor and SAPI plates. Must feature high degree of scalability, modularity, PALS webbing, QASM compatibility, while maintaining the fundamentals of simplicity in wear and maintenance.

OPT’s owner approached Mayflower about making simple modifications to the time proven, simple design of the APC. This is an APC sized to hold MBAV soft armor and SAPI plates, with added features of a removable front flap that exposes a pile tape belly area that easily accommodates any QASM compatible placard or chest rig, and updated slim shoulder pads with thin foam padding and stretchable tweave covering.

An affordable, highly modular, armor carrier, that provides any USSOCOM Operator with a high degree of load flexibility, and mobility; whether in training, or on the battlefield.


Available in Coyote, Ranger Green, MultiCam and MultiCam Tropic.


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5 Responses to “OPT – Mayflower MBAV Assault Plate Carrier”

  1. Chris K. says:

    Thanks, SSD. These work equally well with MBAV or SAPI-cut soft armor and Hard Plates. Also included are a pair of removable side plate retainer straps so you can use 6×6 inch or taller issued side plates.

  2. Miguel says:

    Any chance those shoulder pads are going to become available as a separate item?

    • Chris K. says:

      This will be a consideration in the future but no current time frame on when. These shoulder pads are essentially the same style as the Velocity Systems Scarab LT but made wide enough for Mayflower carriers, very slim and comfy.

    • Chuck says:

      Crye makes something very similar to those pads if you are looking for something now and don’t want to wait. It can be bought as an individual item. They work great but I don’t know if the padding on these is less or more. Also, the Crye as well, might be size specific.

      This carrier looks great OPT!

      • Jon, OPT says:

        Thanks, the true leg work was done by the MRC guys, they knocked it out of the park with design on this.

        Crye makes good shoulder pads, I personally used the Tyr armored ones with my First Spear MBAV while on OEF. MRC will be making these an item soon, more to follow on that at a later date from them.

        Jon, OPT