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Perroz Designs – Tweave Plate Carrier

The carrier is mad with Tweave Durastretch, a durable four-way stretch fabric that is non-restrictive. Each carrier uses matching colored hook and loop Velcro®, including TAN 499 for use with MultiCam.

– Tweave Durastretch 520E outer material.
– 3D spacer mesh 3mm padding inner material.
– 35oz. DuPont Hypalon shoulder-straps.
– 35oz. DuPont Hypalon cummerbund.
– Cummerbund is fully MOLLE compatible and adjustable via Velcro®. One size fits all.
– ITW QASM (Quick Attach Surface Mount) buckles included – SwiftClip™ compatible.
– Large loop Velcro® surface front for use with magazine placards, chest rigs etc.
– Reinforced plate pocket stitching.

Quality guaranteed. Made in Canada.

Custom sizing available. Please specify before making purchase.


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33 Responses to “Perroz Designs – Tweave Plate Carrier”

  1. Alex says:

    That tweave durastretch is so hot right now and it’s a great fabric.

    My concern however is that it’s not cost effective. $380 for a slick Multicam plate carrier. That’s a very gucci boutique piece of gear.

    • SG says:

      Darkest little rain cloud on SSD. strikes again. And again. And again…

      • Alex says:

        I’m sorry I don’t come on here only to ass kiss every post and jerk off every company.

        I’m merely stating my opinion, nothing more. If you want to spend the money on something like this, then by all means and do so. I don’t think my comments are preventing Perroz from gaining any business.

        Also if anyone is looking at slick plate carriers in this price range then odds are you know exactly what you’re looking for.

        Oh and get a life.

    • PNWTO says:

      What kind of reward do you get for drive-by bitching?

    • Stephen says:

      its the tweave man, come on now, what did you think it was going to be $200 or less like a slick cordura pc or something? You must not own anything with durastretch tweave or anything “Gucci” like it cause that kind of quality is not priced effectively for you!

      • Alex says:

        Actually Stephen, I do. I believe my Eagle AERO has quite a bit of this material. It’s a great fabric.

        • nonesuch says:

          I love the butt hurt in this comments section all because one guy said he didn’t like it.

    • JF says:

      Price is in Canadian dollars

  2. Lasse says:

    How does attaching a rig to the QASMs work when the base fabric stretches?

    • Jack Griffin says:

      Velcro should anchor it when it is fully mounted, thus alleviating the weight.

      • Lasse says:

        Assuming every rig has hook on the back, which isn’t the case.

        • Jack Griffin says:

          Industry standard placard is industry standard.

          • Jon, OPT says:

            There is no industry standard for placards, trust me, it’s hard enough trying to get companies to do placards or vests compatible with them because they feel they may be “stepping on toes”.

            • Jack Griffin says:

              Interesting. Tell me more.

              What other companies are making placard-like systems? LBT?

              I was under the impression that the Velsys/Mayflower system of a stand alone panel with 7.5″-spaced male QASM with ~6-column, ~3-row MOLLE backed by hook Velcro was the just-emerging MLOK of placards based on popularity in search engines (what is most popular) and from companies that are either adopting it or are miraculously compatible with it: Crye, BFG, EGL, HSP, AT Armor, Perroz, Ferro, etc (who is using it).

              If it isn’t the standard, it looks like it is going to be over time.


              • Lasse says:

                If you make a placard without hook on the back then you are kinda missing the point? However, Crye and BFG (and Ferro minus their slickster flap) doesn’t make placards with SRBs. Their stuff won’t work with “traditional” QASM/SRB setups- it’s basically a velcro sandwich flap.
                EGL designed HSP. AT Armor is VS/MRC manufactured afaik.

                Tiger Tailor in France was the first company I saw do a flap attached with SRB/QASMs, and their flaps are different sized from the VS/MRC “standard” placard. If I was to build placards, I’d go with “MRC spec” though.

                Back to what I started with: Chestrigs. When I write rig I mean chestrig and not placards.. Chestrigs aren’t commonly made with hook backing.

              • Jon, OPT says:

                There is compatibility, there is no actual standard. That’s the significant difference between Placards/ QASM based systems and MOLLE/ PALS (which actually has a specification).

                The concept is over a decade old (using QASM adapters such as Down Range Gear makes), execution in the manufacturing sector is about 8 years old, the oldest design being Mayflower by my recollection. The main companies that implement it are DRG (sells QASM adapters), Mayflower-Velocity, Crye, Perroz, Ferro, Spiritus, PIG, Esstac, ATS, OPT (collaborations with OEMs) and possibly a few more I can’t think of off hand, some of which I may even sell. Also RFI and CIF issued gear going to OEF has a very similar system for clipping in chest rigs to IBA and issued plate carriers.

                Compatible systems (placards and vests) are numerous, and made by the above companies and BFG, HSP, EGL and a few more.

                I won’t go into who pushed back against or had an aversion against this system, I consider those conversations to be confidential in nature, and I don’t share that info with the public. I will say the reasons for push-back were mainly based on it not being their idea, it being someone else’s idea, it possibly creating industry animosity, etc. This (my opinion) is the by-product of people who can’t stop bickering over who first created an ammo pouch or other fancy design. “Company X did this first” in this industry should be more of a Cliff Claven-esque trivial anecdote, but more often it is the beginning of a bunch of guys wasting their time hacking at keyboards, thumping their chests, downing hate beers and ignoring their families or just avoiding a social life while time ticks by, and in the end no one really gives a shit unless there’s a patent involved. Let’s just say I’ve been watching this behavior for over a decade through the electronic media revolution and it’s getting pretty old, yet comically it never changes… but I digress. It’s also about avoiding law suits, but this system has no patent on it to my knowledge.

                My take is completely different. I’m here to support the warfighter, the armed professional, the responsible armed citizen, the people who this whole industry revolves around, the industry that somehow keeps forgetting that what we do is, for lack of a better term, SUPPORT. To me (my opinion), there needs to be a “compatibility standard” that’s accepted industry wide without this stigma that is stopping great companies from producing gear in their brand that supports the customer need.

                I have approached as many people who make great gear about this as I can and continue this today.


                Cost at friction points is reduced. Friction point for the end user is gear set up (cost is in time), anyone who had to reconfigure MOLLE gear for missions knows this all too well, guys will pay to have this process be easier. Friction for the vendor to consumer being price (cost in dollars), most placards run cheaper as a single unit that the sum of all their components.

                Cross-compatibility. If Joe Schmedlap can’t afford a Brand X rig, but gets a rig compatible with QASMs he now can still get Brand X level QASM compatible chest rigs or placards and put them on his mid to low level body armor, BAM, you just got a customer where you didn’t before, and he may eventually move on to a higher quality rig with first hand knowledge of Brand X sewing, it may be one of theirs, in the interim they made a sale and satisfied the guys we are here to support.

                These are the main arguments for this I can think of off hand, it’s really that simple. The push back is real, but it’s not from everyone, and in no way do I wrong companies for their principles, though I feel the emphasis should be on getting gear to end-users.

                I’ll step down from my soap-box now, enjoy your weekend!

  3. Luke says:

    I think there is plenty of room for an honest discussion of whether Tweave is a good choice for a PC. In this case it isn’t being used next to skin, and depending on the spandex content in this particular flavor, I would think the QASMs would be prone to bounce/sag (as Lasse points out). For sure it is durable, but not as durable as most flavors of non-stretch cordura.

    what are the pros? tighter plate fit perhaps? more pleasing texture? Also I’ll go ahead and be “that guy;” why rotate the pattern 90 degrees?

  4. MultiCam Flex is an expensive material. Price point reflects quality. You get what you pay for. This is just another option – we offer 500D aswell. All of our products are open to modification and customer specifications. We also offer lower priced carrier variations if budget is a concern. There are no sagging or stretch issues with the Tweave Plate Carrier.

    • Luke says:

      But why? what exactly is the reason for a tweave PC? I assume there is some advantage I am simply overlooking. No doubt it is an expensive material and a fine apparel fabric but breathability and dynamic movement aren’t as much a factor with a rigid plate, is it? Doesn’t it retain more water then cordura? I assume from the velcro panels there is no stretch in the cummerbund, so I assume the only stretch would be potentially in the shoulders? But if there isn’t enough stretch for the QASMs to be an issue can you tell it is a stretch fabric when you are wearing it?

  5. Basement Operator says:

    This blog has gone downhill something serious. How about all of you stfu and stop nitpicking every little thing which someone has a concern. It’s their problem, not yours.

    • SSD says:

      This blog or the peanut gallery?

      • nonesuch says:

        I’ve been coming to SSD for years and the comments section has always been this way.

    • Luke says:

      Some bitch, some raise concerns. Some ask questions because they wish to have a more complete understanding. Any well thought-out product can withstand a high level of scrutiny.

      you had to click the “comments” button to get here, the peanut gallery is pretty easy to ignore if it bugs you.

  6. Grady Burrell says:

    This is a great American Company that I have worked with for 8 years. I have walked the factory floor and sold gear made in this fabric to America’s finest. Tens of thousands of Tweave soft shells has been delivered to SOCOM with no issues. This is abrasive resistance, breathable, solid DWR and incredible flex in a new group of products, I congratulate the minds that brought this plate carrier to market.

    • Tim says:

      That would be a lot more impressive if that had anything to do with plate carriers. Nothing against Perroz but I’m not really aware of any advantages tweave offers in this application. Your post is like saying a plate carrier made of 50/50 nyco is a good idea because it works for combat pants.

  7. Jack Daniels says:

    For the average 3-mag load on a front panel/placard, Tweave’s stretch is strong enough that it won’t move around.

    But if you throw on 6 mags, a navboard, a PRC and a suspended utility pouch, then yeah that’s a lot to have on there.

    But then again, a Tweave carrier like this would be mainly for low-visibility ops, where such a load would be unlikely. This isn’t meant to replace a friggin CPC.