Concealment Plate Carrier

SKU: AR500-Conceal

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Estimated Lead Time: 2 Weeks


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AR500 Armor® Generation II Concealment Low Profile Plate Carrier - (Carrier made of NON-Ballistic materials)

AR500 Armor® Generation II Concealment Plate Carrier! Rifle threat protection designed for concealment where low visibility of your body armor is required. Every curvature and angle is specifically designed to minimize printing when worn concealed. Compatible with both AR500 Armor® Level IIIA Soft Armor, Level III hard Body Armor, Level IV Hard body Armor, and our Trauma Pads in both 10" x 12", and 11" x 14! The AR500 Armor® Concealment Plate Carrier is the carrier to beat. Imagine a plate carrier that fits under your regular Polo and offers rifle protection, it's now a reality. Our Concealment Plate Carrier does an exceptional job when paired with AR500 Armor® Curved 10” x 12” Level III Advanced Shooters Cut Body Armor. Ultra-Light Weight and Ultra Low-Profile result in a perfect concealment package under Polo's, Button-down Shirts, and Jackets.

This is a “Slick Side” plate carrier and is designed not to print under clothing. It features an elastic cummerbund which features included & removable side plate pouches that accept 6” x 6” or 6" x 8" side plate body armor. The ability to remove the side plate pouches further increases the carrier’s ability to stay concealed. 100% made in the USA, this is a professional grade plate carrier with duty use in mind.

Our recommendation for conceal rifle protection is to pair the Concealment plate carrier with (2) AR500 Armor® Curved Level III patent pending Advanced Shooters Cut 10” x 12” body armor plates. The curved model will aid in concealment and improve comfort. This carrier is designed to be concealed, and as a result does not have padded plate pockets which help prevent printing under clothes.

Concealment Plate Carrier Specs:

Construction: 1000D Nylon
Weight: 1lb 5oz (unloaded)
Size: Fully adjustable shoulder straps and girth, Medium – XXL
Armor Compatibility: Standard 10” x 12” and 11” x 14” Body Armor in both soft and hard variants

AR500 Armor® Concealment Plate Carrier Features:

  • Includes Concealment Plate Carrier and Removable Side Plate Pouches
  • Ideal for use with AR500 Armor® Curved Level III ASC Body Armor Plates
  • Light Weight and Low Profile
  • “Slick Side” design prevents printing when concealed
  • Accepts up to 6” x 6” or 6” x 8” side plate body armor
  • Fully Adjustable from Medium to XXL
  • Slim profile adjustable shoulder straps
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • 1000D Nylon Construction
  • Made 100% in the USA

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LeadTime 2 Weeks
Carrier Manufacturer AR500 Armor (USA)
Plate Carrier Type Concealment
Cummerbund Cummerbund w/ side plate pockets
Carrier Construction Material 1000D Nylon


Customer Reviews

Barely Noticeable Peace of Mind Review by Samuel
I recently acquired the gray concealment carrier for situations in which my more overt armor wouldn't be socially acceptable — with soft armor, it molded to my body fairly quickly and seems to be well-constructed. The lifetime warranty from AR500 doesn't hurt, and I appreciate its versatility in accepting both 10 x 12 and 11 x 14 soft / hard armor! All in all, a great product. (Posted on 6/10/2017)
Review from Luke Review by Luke
I have a big chest, and short of a custom order this is the closest fit I've found with the 11x14 soft plates. I could have used a bit more elastic on the sides, but it still managed to wrap around my 260lb frame and covered a majority of the important bits. (Posted on 8/5/2016)
Review from Andrew Castorena Review by Andrew Castorena
Words can't adequately describe how satisfied I am with this product. Conceals very well and it's extremely comfortable. It's absolutely worth every cent. (Posted on 8/4/2016)
Review from Will Review by Will
I love this thing. I wear it on a regular basis at my work. Especially since a lot of the areas I work don't always allow fire arms. It helps that I have something that I can wear under my clothes that isn't instantly noticeable, or conspicuous. (Posted on 7/25/2016)
Review from Aj vien Review by Aj vien
Great product only one complaint or I should say wish for improvement on the shoulder straps to be longer or offer extension straps (Posted on 1/6/2016)
Review from John Salter Review by John Salter
It was a little heavy at first. I had to get used to being able to move or twist while sitting and driving. About a week and a half wearing now. Feel more confident that I'm better protected. Wish my whole department would get this and wear it. Took a while to get here, but I would say worth the wait. Just hope I never have to write a review of how good it works... No hurry to prove what the test videos show. (Posted on 12/24/2015)
Review from Dave Review by Dave
Extremely well made and comfortable to wear. Conceals very nice as well under a dress shirt. (Posted on 11/4/2015)
Review from Tony Review by Tony
Versatile with the ability to hold soft and hard armor. The side plate pouches come off easy and go back just as fast for what is required. Comfortable and comforting . (Posted on 9/24/2015)
Review from Steven Review by Steven
Excellent plate carrier. Comfortable, lite weight, about as concealable as you cnn get. Obviously Soft Armor shows less than Hard Plates but both are comfortable. Recommend shoulder pads for prolonged Plate carry. I have two, one for soft one for hard. (Posted on 8/7/2015)
Review from Kevin Stanley Review by Kevin Stanley
I'm very pleased with my order. I wanted armor to wear under my clothing and this product works perfectly. The quality is excellent and was well worth the wait. (Posted on 8/5/2015)
This is honestly one of the best concealment carriers that I have worn. I love the ability to put my curved rifle plates in it for added protection, although I probably won't do that much, it's a nice feature. It's very lightweight and isn't restricting. Fits nicely under a BDU coat for SAR work or just under a untucked button-down shirt. Printing is minimal compared to many department issued IIA vests. Highly recommended! (Posted on 8/3/2015)
Review from Peter Dillenbeck Review by Peter Dillenbeck
Surprisingly light. The Velcro goes all the way around making it fit snug even if you are skinny. In a world with dangerous and unpredictable people, this gives me added peace of mind. (Posted on 8/3/2015)
Review from Ryan Conner Review by Ryan Conner
I couldn't have asked for a better product, or help from their customer service. I contacted them right after the Chattanooga shootings since I was on active duty orders, and they sent me an e-mail, not with an excuse or a desire to help, but with a confirmation that my order was just shipped, no questions asked, no BS, just a tracking number.

Thanks again and Semper Fi! (Posted on 7/27/2015)
Review from A. White Review by A. White
Wolf Grey. Level III+ 10x12 Plates are perfect! They are not as heavy as some ex-Mil and PMC's reviewers have made them out to be. Real men will have no problems with these thin AR500 Plates. Next in line are the two Level IIIa front/back and side panels for their better concealment properties for handgun threats only scenarios. Did I say I loved the Wolf Grey? This well made vest can be worn over clothing also. Another plus are the removable side plate carriers. I compared and compared. You cannot get this level of III+ protection that truly borders on level IV in my opinion at this price anywhere. It will cost you twice as much to reach the protection and quality level of AR500 Armor. Thank you! (Posted on 7/22/2015)
Review from Kris Barrea Review by Kris Barrea
I purchased this to wear with the 8x10 3a soft armor and it is amazing! It fits so well and is easily concealable with a teeshirt and light jacket for me. I am very happy with the quality, it looks and feels like it will last a very long time. I would recommend this item 100 times over. (Posted on 7/17/2015)
Review from c stanley Review by c stanley
Great Product, Everything I expected and More. (Posted on 7/6/2015)
Review from Zach Review by Zach
It's comfortable and minimalist. The side plates tend to droop low because of the elastic band that goes through the side panels. (Posted on 6/22/2015)
Review from Alex J Review by Alex J
Alas! It finally arrived! Took a while but definitely worth the wait!

High quality, no issues at all! I added the Rimelig 10x12 with Trauma pad and it does make my chest look thicker when i wear it. Maybe it needs to be broken in?
The Hybrid 10x12 armor is .25" in thickness, maybe that will make me look less fat. I will be buying that soon!
Overall, im very satisfied with my purchases.

Check out Sootch00 on youtube for this review.

Thank you AR500! (Posted on 6/18/2015)
Review from Thomas Sample Review by Thomas Sample
received my armor last night, well worth the wait... no problems to report. (Posted on 4/24/2015)
Review from ismael Review by ismael
Great Product! A little itchy when wearing for extended periods, my 12 hour shift. The itch is too be expected with all armor but lots of baby powder! (Posted on 4/22/2015)
Review from Cory Review by Cory
Amazing!!!!!!! Wear it at work for EMS in upstate NY. It's comfortable and I have no problems with it, I'm also a big guy lol

10/10 on everything. (Posted on 3/12/2015)
Review from Chris Navarro Review by Chris Navarro
excellent product a little bit of a wait but we'll worth it . (Posted on 3/4/2015)
Review from Jack Review by Jack
Could use some shoulder pads, (which aren't included due to it being a concealable model), but otherwise this vest with curved plates is great! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade to Level III or above. Great quality with excellent stopping power. (Just make sure you get some shoulder pads too!)

This is also my first purchase, and I must say, I'm very happy with the results! You rock AR500! (Posted on 2/24/2015)
Review from bruce Review by bruce
HEY to everyone complaining about this biting into your shoulders you can buy pads for it on amazon. just search for shoulder pads and look for the ones with the most stars! yeah!! (Posted on 2/7/2015)
Review from Ronald seares Review by Ronald seares
Nice one to wear , might order for more for 2016 elections in the philippines (Posted on 10/22/2014)
Review from Raymond Weaver Review by Raymond Weaver
I ordered two carriers with plates. The Operator II and the Concealment. I give the Operator II an excellent review, but can't give a review of the Concealment, as even though it was "In Stock" when I ordered, and payed for it, suddenly it is Back Ordered ETA - TBD. (Posted on 10/21/2014)
Review from Lee Webber Review by Lee Webber
Plate carrier is comfortable in our tropical climate as well as being well made. Shoulder strap padding could be improved for plate carry but IIIA carry is perfectly fine. (Posted on 9/23/2014)
Review from Dave Review by Dave
Price, quality, service all excellent! Highly recommend. There is always a "tension" when it comes to balancing concealability with comfort, I think this equipment demonstrates a very good balance. (Posted on 9/15/2014)
Review from Jeff Review by Jeff
I will start off by saying that the pricing is very reasonable. I found the vest to be vary heavy at first, but I think that's something everybody can get use to. My only complaint would be the lack of padding on the under - side of the shoulder straps. If buying this vest I would suggest looking to buy or make padding for your shoulders. (Posted on 9/1/2014)
Review from Vom Fluss Working Dogs Review by Vom Fluss Working Dogs
The only issue I have is the weight...other than that, all of your products have been excellent....when your working a dog and the track goes from 5 to 100 quick...they can be a bit heavy..... (Posted on 8/4/2014)
Review from A. Jackson Review by A. Jackson
Put in an order on July 11th, 2014, and I got it 7 days later. I bought level III plates (front/back/side) since the level IIIA carbon nanotube armor wasn't in stock. Though the plates were heavy at first, I quickly adapted to their weight. The vest is a bit uncomfortable due to no existing padding on the underside of them. The vest does a good job at concealment, but I will say that it depends on the physique of the wearer which would determine how much it "prints". It was affordable, of good quality and it shipping was fast. I even got a complimentary velcro American Flag. My first product I've bought from ar500armor, looking forward to future purchases. (Posted on 8/1/2014)
Review from kenneth Review by kenneth
this is great stuff,well made and lite weight gear.
you will not be sorry,invest in your safety to day. (Posted on 7/15/2014)
Review from Honey Badger 3 Review by Honey Badger 3
I ordered the vest with Flat Plates by mistake. What AR500 did for me was more than excellent. I think her name was Chelsea. If you're reading this, you rock! The vest was comfortable, easy to adjust. Still haven't had time to properly test it. I've been mainly "showing it off". Couple of the guys I work with at KTPD really liked it. Can't wait to order the new nanotube armor. (Posted on 5/26/2014)
Review from Nick Review by Nick
The construction and quality is great. I really only have one beef, and it's not going to be relevant to everyone, and that's that, as a fairly slender guy (a medium shirt fits me tightly, and I have a size 32 waist), if I tighten it to the point at which it's comfortable, the velcro flaps stick out a bit, which means it prints a lot more than I'd like. I can really only conceal this carrier under a jacket. A thick polo doesn't cut it very well. (Posted on 5/12/2014)
Review from juan luna Review by juan luna
I like the 360° protection. Comfortable to wear. Straps need improvement in concealability it sorta pops out a bit in the abdominal area but overall I still recommend buying this product all it needs improvement on is the concealability in abdominal area. Thanks! (Posted on 4/30/2014)
This plate carrier is the best i have ever worn. will recommend this to all my security friends. (Posted on 4/28/2014)
Review from Edward Review by Edward
Only thing i can say to improve this is padding on shoulder straps (Posted on 4/2/2014)
Review from Mike Review by Mike
Great carrier fits the plates nicely and low profile which I need for my work (Posted on 3/31/2014)
Review from Dave Review by Dave
Excellent quality! The plates fit well and the entire setup is very comfortable to wear. (Posted on 2/4/2014)
Review from preprogle Review by preprogle
Great plate carrier. I believe in keeping a low profile by not advertising I am up armored or armed and this is the best I have found. Easy to wear and moderately easy to conceal. With a jacket to cover up it doesn't print at all. (Posted on 1/9/2014)
Review from Garrett Grizzle Review by Garrett Grizzle
Very well, pleased with my purchase of this. Can't wait for the trauma pads to come out. (Posted on 12/18/2013)
Review from Jerry Rodriguez Review by Jerry Rodriguez
Really liked it actually love it it was more than what I expected heavy duty easy to conceal and to carry everywhere as thin as an undershirt thank you guys defenitely coming back to get something else and I'm going to let some other Marines know how good and cheap stuff is on this page thank you guys and I will always support semper fi!!! (Posted on 12/7/2013)
Review from Ron Review by Ron
Outstanding! Everything is of high quality...I like the fit and the Plates are comfortable. (Posted on 11/22/2013)
Review from David Mellon Review by David Mellon
The weight being the first thing everyone thinks of, this carrier is moderate. Granted there is more protection trading off for the weight. It fits well under a decent polo. I feel better knowing I can walk in safety. The fact there are side carriers, makes it just that more effective at different angles. Defiantly a sound investment. (Posted on 10/9/2013)
Review from Rick Nagle Review by Rick Nagle
This Plate Carrier is excellent , very comfortable even for a guy with a bad back !! Very concealable , especially now with the cold season coming !!!
(Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review from Jon Review by Jon
If you want to be able to wear your armor seperate from your load bearing equipment, this is definitely the way to go. Keep in mind that the padding in the shoulder straps is not as good as a regular plate carrier so you will need to tighten the waist straps to take some of the weight off your shoulders. (Posted on 9/12/2013)

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