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AR Independence™ Build Your Own Bundle


This no-frills plate carrier has everything you need and nothing you don't. 100% made in America.

Want loadout recommendations? Check out our pre-built packages.

Product Configuration
Color *
Black Coyote
Level *
III III+ (+$68) III+ Lightweight (+$100)
Orientation *
Right Left
Form *
Flat Multi-curve (+$58)
Fraglock Coating *
Base coat Add Build-Up (+$98)
Orientation *
Right Left
Add Trauma Pads (+$70) *
No Yes
Add A hanger (+$20) *
No Yes
Add Loadout? *
No Deluxe Pouch Kit (+$78) Ultimate Pouch Kit (+$157)
Color *
Black Coyote

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    The new Armored Republic Independence™ plate carrier is 100% made in America with everything you need and nothing you don’t. 

    No Frills, Full Functionality

    This no-frills carrier has PALS webbing for your MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories, and a skeletonized cummerbund to reduce weight. Perfect for those who are looking for an American-made, entry-level carrier. 

    The carrier is constructed of 500D nylon for the perfect balance between durability and weight reduction. Each row of PALS webbing is bar-tack reinforced for maximum durability, and we use Hypalon® for the shoulder straps for added strength.  Front PALS webbing is compatible with most chest rig adapters, and allow for upper and lower mounting options.

    The AR Independence™ plate carrier is proudly made in our Phoenix, AZ facility.

    Base bundle comes with
    1 x AR500 Armor® AR Independence™ Modular Plate Carrier
    2 x Level III 10"x12" Flat, Base Coat**

    **Plates can be upgraded to multi-curve and/or with our Build-up FragLock coating for an additional charge.


    • Rugged: front and rear plate pockets made of 500D Cordura® nylon
    • Modular: Six rows of PALS webbing in the front and back, and up to 9 PALS channels on the cummerbund, depending on user-size
    • Expandable: up to 46” cummerbund adjustment
    More Information
    Product Name Independence
    Carrier Manufacturer AR500 Armor (USA)
    Cummerbund Cummerbund w/o side plate pockets
    Carrier Construction Material 500D Nylon
    Carrier Features Made in USA, Drag Handle
    Supported Plate Sizes 10" x 12"

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