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AR500 Armor® Emergency Personal Carrier (EPC) - Made In USA


SKU: EPC-Carrier


As low as: $49

Price as configured: $49


AR500 Armor® Emergency Personal Carrier (EPC) - (Carrier made of NON-Ballistic materials)

The AR500 Armor® Emergency Personal Carrier is a rapidly deployable armor system designed to accommodate our entire line of body armor. The unique construction provides unmatched coverage at an unbeatable price point. Compatible with all of our body armor from 8" x 10" to our 11" X 15" backpack panel, the EPC features a unique design allowing easy donning and doffing in emergency situations.

Following the philosophy of a life jacket our Emergency Personal Carrier simply drops over your head and is secured via a buckle on the side. Once buckled, the carrier can quickly be adjusted for a secure fit. The profile and adjustment range allow for nearly limitless adjustments for all frames types and sizes. In addition, you can also secure it to objects, such as seats. Flexible and affordable, the EPC is an ideal "VIP" or emergency plate carrier that will be ready when you need it most at a moment's notice.

Compatible with Hard and Soft Body Armor!

Package includes: 

  • (1) EPC Plate Carrier (front)

AR500 Armor® Emergency Personal Carrier Specs:

Weight: 7.5oz (unloaded)
Size: Fully adjustable wrap around strap system
Available Colors: Red, Wolf Gray, and Black
Armor Compatibility: 8" x 10", Standard 10” x 12”11" x 14", and 11" x 15" Body Armor in both soft and hard variants

*Please Note: Level III+ Lightweight 11" x 15" Backpack hard armor DOES NOT FIT this carrier.

AR500 Armor® Emergency Personal Carrier (EPC):

  • Flexible and Versatile, Multiple deployment methods over clothing
  • Quick release shoulder buckles
  • Padded neck strap
  • Side Cobra buckle with quick and easy adjustment
  • Deployable on your Front, or Back Side, over your Backpack, Chair, or used as a shield
  • Low-Profile, Flexible, and Concealable
  • Fits our entire line of chest plates and body armor
  • Fully adjustable strap system allows for quick donning and doffing
  • EPC can be stored in loaded with armor in a variety of locations
  • 1000D Nylon Construction
  • 100% Made in the USA!


Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Rating filter No
Weight (LBS) 2.6000
Plate Carrier Type Emergency Personal
Carrier Manufacturer AR500 Armor (USA)
Cummerbund No Cummerbund
Carrier Construction Material 600D Nylon
Largest Supported Plate Size 11" x 15"
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Very Nice Emergency Carrier Review by Charles
This rig WILL take 11" X 15" panels like advertised. If you reach all the up inside to the top of the rig where the neck straps are sewn on, you will find a couple of Velcro tabs. Separate these to accommodate the larger panels. This is bare bones, not intended for extended wear and comfort. It designed for use in an emergency situation. Inexpensive, light weight, easy to use. (Posted on 5/6/2019)
A few tweaks and this could be one of the best plate carriers. Review by Andy
For an emergency carrier that you can just throw on, its perfect. But its missing a few things that could make it more versatile. It just needs one small Velcro tab and a little bit more padding on the harness that goes around the neck. It gets very uncomfortable after wearing it. With these little tweaks it could be a really good jack of all trades carrier. Good for throwing it on in an emergency while also being great if you just want to wear it at the range or under your clothes.

Pros: Takes around 10 seconds to throw it on and tighten, great for an emergency.
Cons: Very uncomfortable to wear, the straps will hurt your neck (Posted on 5/5/2018)
Great Light Gear, But... Review by Bryan
just received it and loved how the front and back went together. Super light and easy to wear. However, I purchased it to put my 11x14 armor in and it does not fit. I had to put the 10x12 plate in that fit perfectly. It will not hold anything bigger than 10x12. I tried AR500 11x14 and a competitors 11x14 and neither fit. (Posted on 2/8/2018)
Review from Dustywar Review by Dustywar
Very nice carrier. Could use a small improvement, it could use a Velcro tab to attach patches to. I like to have my blood type attached to all my body armor. I've sewed my own velcro tab on, so I'm happy! For the price, I don't understand why everyone doesn't own one or two of these. I'll be ordering another one. (Posted on 1/4/2016)
Review from Britt Blankenship Review by Britt Blankenship
Good product. A+ (Posted on 6/12/2015)
Review from Jin Review by Jin
Very lightweight and flexible. Protection with good price. (Posted on 5/27/2015)
Review from Christopher Marrone Review by Christopher Marrone
I would have rated it perfect except the 8x10 plate is a bit small and floats around a lot and provides coverage of the vitals but its minimal. I wish I would have gotten the larger plate option.

With that said this will give you protection at an affordable price. I wear it under my security uniform its comfortable and fits but you can tell I'm wearing a vest which is fine because I'm an armed guard and most of us wear some sort of vest. (Posted on 4/5/2015)
Review from Richard Review by Richard
Perfect light weight protection. You can carry it anywhere. (Posted on 5/27/2014)

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