Tradecraft

Features of a Plate Carrier: Starting With The Basics

This is the second in a series of publications entitled “The COVID Chronicles“, and the first of several writings with the intent to grow the reader’s awareness on the topic of plate carriers; their features, designs, and materials.

Features

While designs and materials differ, generally speaking, the elements of a plate carrier are somewhat universal. Its designs may include skeletonized or minimalist approaches, to full-on and enclosing coverage based on the plate carrier’s intended purpose and/or mission. Careful attention should be paid to ensure the features of a plate carrier address your goals.

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T3 Patriot Plate Carrier (Front)

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T3 Patriot Plate Carrier (Rear)

Other aspects of the plate carrier that are important include the hardware, thread and webbing type, and methods of reinforcement (such as bartack, Box, or X-Pattern type stitching). The presence (or lack thereof) can effect price of the overall product as each represents an investment in cost to include into the overall design.

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The plate carrier segment of the “COVID Chronicles” is sponsored by T3 Gear who offers a number of plate carriers, chest rigs, and other tactical accesories – all made in the USA.

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