Aegis has its root in Greek mythology as being the shield wielded by both Zeus and Athena. It was a symbol embodying supreme protection through strength and wisdom, and we are proud to say the Aegis plate carrier bears its name well.
The Aegis is sized for standard 10" x 12" armor plates: the most common armor plate size. The plate pockets are made so that they can take straight, curved, or multi-curved plates, and are held closed by heavy duty Velcro on the plate pocket flap. The back side of the pocket that rests against the wearer has a thin closed cell foam pad under a layer of Aero Spacer wicking material. Adjustable two inch webbing with removable shoulder pads make up the upper suspension system.
The upper chest area of the Aegis has PALS webbing over Velcro, with Velcro sewn to the PALS webbing for attaching MOLLE compatible pouches, but also provides an attachment point for identifier placards. There are four channels and three rows of MOLLE space on the upper section, with an additional six channels and three rows of MOLLE on the front flap. There are also two ITW/Nexus Quick Attach Surface Mount buckles to interface with the Slimline Modular Chest Harnesses.
Polyethylene Level III Armor - 10" x 12"
AR500 Armor's stand-alone and multi-hit capable level III polyethylene body armor plate is crafted to provide you with maximum protection while maintaining the greatest amount of mobility. This plate weighs in at only 3.3lbs making it the lightest and easiest to carry hard body armor option available, and its NIJ 0101.06 certification means you aren't losing any protection for its dramatically reduced weight. If you want superior mobility and protection, our level III polyethylene body armor plate is for you.
Armor Compatibility: Standard 10” x 12” Body Armor in both soft and hard variants
- Berry Compliant
- Molle webbing on front, back, and cummerbund
- Aero Spacer mesh padding
- Loop attachment areas for ID panels on front and back
- Front panel has removable buckle attachment points for chest rigs
- Includes shoulder pads
- Cummerbund accepts 6x6 side plates
- Cummerbund pocket has elastic for additional accessory storage
- Made in the USA
- (1) Aegis Plate Carrier
- (1) HSGI X2R Magazine Pouch
- (2) HSGI Double Decker Magazine Pouch
- (2) AR500 Armor® Level III 10" x 12" ASC Flat Base Coat Plates
|Plate Carrier Type||Aegis|
|Cummerbund||Cummerbund w/ side plate pockets|
|Carrier Construction Material||Tactical Polyester Blend|
|Largest Supported Plate Size||10" x 12"|