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AR500 Armor® Arena Plate Carrier - Made In The USA


SKU: arena-plate-carrier




Arena Plate Carrier (Carrier made of NON-Ballistic materials)

The AR500 Armor® Arena Plate Carrier is a new addition to our long line of plate carriers that incorporate excellence in form, fit and function, a trademark of The Armored Republic. The newest carrier in our highly respected line of plate carriers it utilizes state of the art materials, construction techniques and the new Hybrid MOLLE systems. Incorporated with the standard MOLLE webbing this allows you to use your existing pouches in the method you have learned to trust as well as allowing you to take full advantage of changes in the technology.

Made of 500D Cordura and weighing in at less than 3 lbs it is available in Black, Coyote and Multicam, all fully compatible with your existing 10” x 12” Body Armor in both soft and hard variants. It also accommodates the latest in new in the newer lightweight plates also available through AR500 Armor.

The Interior cummerbund, accommodates the new side plate pouch while the rear cummerbund is easily adjusted as needed for form, fit and function of course this has quick release side buckles allowing you to don and doff as required in an instant. 100% American made in the USA.  

Arena Plate Carrier Specs:
Construction: 500D Cordura
Weight: 3.00 Lbs
Colors: Black, Coyote, Multicam
Armor Compatibility: Standard 10” x 12” Body Armor in both soft and hard variants

Arena Plate Carrier Features:
  • Hybrid Molle on upper portion of both front and back for accessory or ID panel attachment
  • Standard Molle webbing for the remainder of the carrier and exterior cummerbund
  • Interior cummerbund contains loop fabric for use with new Side Plate Pouch
  • Rear cummerbund pass through opens for easy adjustments on the fly
  • Kangaroo pouch
  • Side buckle system for use without cummerbund
  • Spacer mesh with additional foam padding
  • Quick detach shoulder buckles
  • Should pads with spacer mesh padding
  • Made in the USA


Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Rating filter N/A
Weight (LBS) 2.0000
Carrier Manufacturer AR500 Armor (USA)
Plate Carrier Type Arena
Cummerbund Cummerbund w/o side plate pockets
Carrier Construction Material 500D Nylon
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Excellent PC Review by Timmy2jz
I'm not going to knock on the buckles like most everyone else is (although they are not in the most advantageous place). I think this is a great PC just from wearing it around and while shooting. It is comfortable and has plenty of shoulder padding which was my issue with my first PC. It is easily adjustable and can fit many different sizes of people but it is perfect for me (5'10'/175lbs). If the buckles on the shoulders makes it hard for you to shoulder your weapon then you are doing something wrong, especially with an AR15. There isn't much holding me back from giving it a five star review but the two things it could easily have but doesn't is side plate pouches and a grab handle. Much cheaper PCs are coming with grab handles so I don't know why this one doesn't. With the cummerbunds that are already on there, it should have been fairly easy to integrate side plate pouches. Overall, this is a great PC. Maybe AR500 Armor will do a version two with the things discussed here. (Posted on 7/3/2018)
Shoulder buckles Review by Jaden
The shoulder buckles make it impossible to shoulder a rifle but the carrier seems to be made decently well it also doesn’t have an oh shit handle in the back (Posted on 6/8/2018)
Shouldering a rifle Review by Jaden
It works well with an ar15 but those buckles just donnothing but get in the way on the shoulders (Posted on 5/26/2018)
Well made Review by Brad
Quality stitching and materials. Super comfy. But just one thing...
Those buckles are super annoying when shouldering a rifle. Might jury rig it with some velcro. (Posted on 4/17/2018)
Nice equipment Review by Richard Verified Purchase
Bought this at wife's request after Parkland Fl. school shooting. Am firefighter/EMT in a Metro Atlanta FD. We are not provided ballistic protection at this time. Ordered black with level III+ plates. Had it exactly one week later and on truck for first time today!! (Posted on 2/23/2018)

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