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SHOT Show 17 – Qore Performance IcePlate

IcePlate Offers three benefits; cooling, hydration and protection.  Think of it as High School physics, wrapped in a water bottle, shaped like an armor plate.

IcePlate is intended to be worn near the body in an Armor Plate pocket on a vest.  At only 1″ thick, it’s designed to be frozen and the 50 oz of water in the IcePlate’s capacity offers 70 watts of cooling over two hours. Two IcePlates offer 140 combined watts of cooling which meets a US Army goal. What’s more, it doesn’t require power while worn. Additionally, as the ice melts, it offers portable water. Conversely, you can fill it with hot water.  It also offers 30% more water storage for the same space as bottled water. It’s also rigid, rather than floppy.  Finally, video testing indicates that use of the IcePlate behind soft armor eliminates back face deformation from the NIJ standard of 44 mm down to 0.01 mm, and that’s in all three modes, ice-filled, water-filled and empty.

The IcePlate design is stackable and incorporates an asymmetric drain so you get every last drop. At SHOT Show, Qore Performance is introducing Coyote color to join Clear and Wolf Grey.

IcePlate 2 will introduce a quick disconnect tube so you can configure your hose on your kit just once and won’t have to snake it in and out every time you fill the IcePlate.



19 Responses to “SHOT Show 17 – Qore Performance IcePlate”

  1. Darrel says:

    Seems like I’ve been seeing these on Facebook in suggested ads a lot. I’m interested how this is supposed to be worn in conjunction with hard and soft armor, or even with hard armor alone. The bladder/plate doesn’t seem to have any taper to it at all, which means it will create a dead spot in between the plate and itself. On certain carriers, like the AVS/CPC, this is irrelevant for comfort since the rear plate is suspended away from your back, but for the rest of the market I can see that as being an issue.

    Proprietary tube is pretty ridiculous too, simply allowing the user to use whatever camelbak tubes they have lying around, and all the the proven accessories that go with them makes more sense, especially since those bladders are standard issue.

    • bloke_from_ohio says:

      Source, CamelBac, and the like all make kits that let you use any hose you want with their fittings. It is not hard nor expensive to retrofit this to use your preferred hardware.

    • We designed IcePlate with an open source tube so it can accept bit valve accessories from legacy manufacturers; allowing users to attach dust covers, tube covers, angled bite valves, etc. to their IcePlate. The IcePlate 2 Q/D works with Source Hydration Q/Ds so you can use the Source UTA and other accessories. We’ll be posting pictures and videos of all of these features on our Instagram feed and website as we roll IcePlate 2 out over the coming weeks.

  2. Eddie says:

    Not saying I am responsible for the new coyote option but I did suggest it the first time around and they said, “That’s a great idea, we’ll look into it.” No need to thank me. :3

    Seriously though, I am excited about trying this out soon.

  3. Bill says:

    One that would fit in a soft armor carrier might be cool, pardon the pun, for cops. Or a proprietary carrier.

  4. Bill says:

    One that would fit in a soft armor carrier might be cool, pardon the pun, for cops. Or a proprietary carrier. Or I glue velcro on it and cobble up some straps.

  5. Johnny says:

    Most plates vary in thickness between 5/8″ (Ceradyne SPEAR plates) and 7/8″ (ESAPI). This item being 1″ thick, I don’t see how this would realistically fit in most plate carriers on the market.

  6. Konstantinos says:

    One downside is that water in plastic is not good for health.

  7. Bryan says:

    Filled with 50 fl ounces of water, these weigh 4 lbs a piece; 0.6 lbs less than a small esapi plate. Not bad.

    • cy says:

      But a small ESAPI plate will stop a round and keep you from losing 50 fl oz of you own fluids.

  8. IcePlate is designed to be worn behind armor (IcePlate is not armor itself) and will not rupture when rated rounds impact the armor. All of our testing videos are on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKu1ARcVtsn0MhzHRbQH6u3l0R8sZIcA2