Compare Plate Carriers

 

Accepts side plates

Accepts soft armor

Size

sizing chart

Drag handle

Extra Features

Viper

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Yes. 

 

Built in pouches accept 6x6 armor plates.

Yes

 

 10x12 plate backer panels only. (Trauma Max)

M-XXL

 

Adjusts to fit most body types.

From regular build 12yr olds to old fat guys, this can adjust to fit you. 

Yes.

 

Drag handle is extra tough and well designed for rescue and tactical operations

Commander’s pouch allows easy access to maps, documents, and other items.

Removable shoulder pads.

MADE IN CHINA

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Yes (with side plate utility pouches)

Not having built-in pouches means you can position the side plates exactly where you want (sold separately).

Yes

 

10x12 plate backer panels only. (Trauma Max)

M-XL

 

Adjusts to fit most body types.

From regular build 12yr olds to old fat guys, this can adjust to fit you. 

Note: The Bellator can be adjusted to fit XXL with minor modifications.

Yes.

 

Drag handle is extra tough and well designed for rescue and tactical operations

Vertical MOLLE webbing can integrate with some "battle shingles" and various equipment designed to hang vertically.

Removable shoulder pads.

 

Hydration bladder hose retainer.

MADE IN THE USA

Defender

http://infidelbodyarmor.com/images/DFPC_tan.jpg

Yes.

 

Built in pouches accept 6x6 armor plates.

Yes.

 

Designed to carry BALCS soft armor and/or 10x12 plate backers.

L-XXL

 

Adjusts to fit most larger body types

It is much LONGER than the Viper and Bellator.

If you are short or slight of frame, do not order the Defender.  It will be too big for you.

Yes.

 

Drag handle is extra tough and well designed for rescue and tactical operations

Removable shoulder pads.

 

Hydration bladder hose retainer.

 

MADE IN CHINA

           

Plate Carrier Comparison

Bellator

Viper

Defender

FEATURE

Y 1

Y 1

Y 2

Accepts side plates

Y 3

Y 3

Y 4

Accepts soft armor

M-XXL

M-XXL

L-XXL 5

Size

Y

Y

Y

Drag handle - designed for rescue and tactical ops.

Additional Features

X

X

X

Removable shoulder pads

 

X

 

Commander’s pouch allows easy access to maps, documents, and other items.

X

X

X

Hydration bladder hose retainer.

X

 

 

Vertical MOLLE webbing can integrate with some "battle shingles" and various equipment designed to hang vertically.

X

 

 

Made in USA

 

X

 

Recommended by NTOA (National Tactical Officer Association)

X

X

X

Lifetime Warranty

X

X

X

In Stock

X

X

X

Same day shipping if ordered before noon Central

Otherwise next business day.

X

 

 

Mil Spec Color and stitching

X

X6

X6

1000 Denier Nylon

 

X

X

1000 Denier Polyester

 

Y 1 - Built in pouches accept 6x6 armor plates

Y 2 - Side plate utility pouches - postion exactly where you want

Y 3 - 10x12 plate backer panels only

Y 4 - BALCS soft armor AND/OR 10x12 plate backer panels only

Y 5 – Much longer than the other two

X 6 – Nylon is used in the Multicam and ATACS colors