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AR Concealment Plate Carrier with Soft Armor

249 USD

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Description

AR Concealment Carrier by AR500 Armor®

Concealment Body Armor like nothing else. The revision of our concealment carrier is based around a single goal, maximum concealment. Down to material selection and form of each component the AR Concealment Carrier is designed to minimize printing.

Approximate Weight:

AR Concealment Carrier (Empty): only 8.1oz

AR Concealment Carrier (Loaded with Front & Rear 10” x 12” IIIA Hybrid Soft Armor): only 2.6lb’s

We did away with traditional Cordura Nylon and went with a moisture wicking, breathable, 4-way stretch abrasion resistant fabric for each plate pocket. This switch thins the profile, improves comfort against the skin, and helps the carrier mold to the lines of your body improving concealment. The plate pockets are a keep it simple design, with a slight overlap passthrough on the lower 1/3 section of each plate pocket on the body facing side. This design allows you to easily insert your armor and does not require the use of plate pocket flaps and retention straps to secure the armor; reducing overall thickness of the plate carrier by not requiring layers of material to layer up over one another. This approach reduces the front side cummerbund print you see on traditional concealment type carriers

The shoulder straps are constructed from ultra-thin but strong Hypalon and are lined with low profile Velcro only where needed, while still allowing full adjustability. The combination of low-profile Velcro and Hypalon allowed us to create a shoulder strap design that minimized material overlap, again reducing thickness of the AR Concealment Carrier for improved concealment.

The cummerbund also uses low profile Velcro, and a reduced weight elastic material the cummerbunds adjustable retention. The cummerbund is adjustable on both the front and rear of the AR Concealment Carrier giving you the most options for concealment and reduced printing.

Form fitted for 10” x 12” soft body armor. We do not recommend the AR Concealment Carrier for use with hard armor, although it can be done, it is designed for maximum concealment of IIIA soft body armor.

Sizing. Small to 2 XL for standard t-shirt sizes.

100% Designed and Manufactured in our Phoenix, Arizona facility

Specifications

Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Rating filter No
Approximate Weight (LBS) 2.0000
Plate Carrier Type Concealment
Carrier Manufacturer AR500 Armor (USA)
Cummerbund No Cummerbund
Carrier Construction Material 500D Nylon
Largest Supported Plate Size 10" x 12"
Discontinued? No

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Wow Comfortable, rest as expected Review by Aaron Verified Purchase
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I have the hybrid armor version with the trauma pads inserted, and wow is it incredibly comfortable. Not quite laying down in bed comfortable though because the armor wants to ride-up into one's neck, but outside of laying down, one might almost prefer to wear it because it's that comfy. Still quite comfortable without the trauma pads, but I notice a significant improvement in comfort with them in.

I don't have much else to say, as it pretty well works as expected. As concealable as the video demos show.

[the following applies to both having and not having the trauma pad inserted]
For my body type (5'9", 145lb) if I can keep the armor from printing, it will still make me look oddly bulky, as if I suddenly got quite muscular buff, so it may seem odd to someone who has met me before. That is less attention grabbing if in winter clothing as people expect the bulk, compared to just a loose fitting shirt. So yeah I am not getting away with hiding this around friends if I am not wearing a jacket or vest or similar. (I noticed that any vest makes the additional bulk look natural) (Posted on 12/14/2019)
So comfortable, so concealable Review by The Running Man Verified Purchase
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A great product at an excellent price point! I bought the Hybrid 3A panels to keep this setup as thin as possible (plus the convincing test video showing dozens of rounds of 357 being stopped by a single hybrid panel). For a few dollars more I would hope to get double stitching and a shoulder strap that could adjust down in size instead of just up (my wife is a small size) but this fits me perfectly and it is as concealable as it can be. Thank you AR500 armor! (Posted on 12/3/2019)
Great conceal carry package. Review by Michael M. Verified Purchase
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Hope to my Lord and Savior that I will never 'need' this, but feel safer by having it.
This carrier is great, soft armor fits snugly in the pockets, with no risk of them moving around as you walk/run. Shoulder straps have plenty of extra length to customize for your body type and makes it easy to align the armor pads to ensure coverage of your vitals. Side straps are velcroed front and back so you can get a great fit that will hold it in place. Note: siting down in your car will still get the pad in your throat if you got a gut so readjust it while sitting down. It helped me keep it from rising to the point of uncomfortable.
Under a t-shirt, it shows if to tight, and bulges front and back on the sides, but under shirts I wear to conceal carry that are good and baggy, it is almost invisible. My police and security friends did not notice even when I was telling about having it. Security team at my church will be looking into getting them for teams becuase they conceal so well. Definitely have to wear a undershirt with it though, material not designed for bare skin wear. Oh and you are still sweating with it on but not as bad as normal armor carrier's and nowhere close to the weight and concealed. Could wear this all day, if needed.
10x12 Size is good but no side cover, but it fits perfectly in my edc with little curvature, easy to pull out and get on, or use in edc as as cover/shield.
Only regret was not getting the trauma pads, will get those later.
All in all I give this 5 stars, and glad I got it. (Posted on 11/25/2019)
Awesome Review by Michael Verified Purchase
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Received it yesterday and couldn't wait to open the package and put it together. It was very easy to adjust and covered all my vital areas. Material is top notch. Would you expect less from AR500!!Special thanks to customer service as I messed up my mailing address and they were able to get it corrected. They went above the call of duty. My son will be getting his soon I hope. Keep up the great work AR500. (Posted on 10/29/2019)
Nice Product Review by PETER Verified Purchase
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The Biggest issue I found with this Carrier is that it's just a bit SHORT for Big people there is NO protection Abdomen above the Navel which is a Very Lethal Area. Other than that I would have given 5 stars EASILY. (Posted on 10/23/2019)

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