ESCORT Briefcase Plate Carrier






ESCORT Briefcase Plate Carrier - (Carrier made of NON-Ballistic materials)

The ESCORT Briefcase Plate Carrier takes the innovative features found in the ELSA carrier and combines them with streamlined manufacturing methods to produce a more affordable and slimline version. The ESCORT Plate Carrier is truly unique by seamlessly transforming from an ordinary looking briefcase into a full sized plate carrier - compatible with both 10" x 12", and extra-large 11" x 14" hard and soft body armor.

When folded, the ESCORT carrier resembles a standard briefcase or laptop bag, discrete and ordinary. With one swift action of the YKK zipper it deploys into a full plate carrier system. Concealed body armor has never been so inconspicuous and deployable from concealment. The ESCORT Plate carrier is lightweight, concealable, portable, rugged, and functional.

Featuring a slick sided design, the ESCORT has Velcro panels on both the front and rear sides of the plate carrier. These can be used for Velcro ID Panels or compatible magazine and utility pouches. When stowed the elastic cummerbund strap tucks away into the back side of the carrier. When deployed simply pull the exposed D-Ring and strap and secure the elastic cummerbund strap. The shoulders are fully adjustable and internal plate retention straps ensure a proper fit.

When folded the ESCORT Plate Carrier features an external side pocket with zipper closure. The main compartment can also be accessed without full deployment of the plate carrier. The handle features an identifying mark which acts as an indicator to ensure the carrier is properly oriented prior to deployment.

ESCORT Carrier Specs:

Approximate Weight: 2 lbs (without armor)
Size: Fully adjustable shoulder straps and girth, Medium – XXL (up to a 54” Chest)
Color: Black
Armor Compatibility: 8" x 10", Standard 10” x 12”, and 11" x 14" Body Armor in both soft and hard variants

ESCORT Briefcase Plate Carrier Features:

  • A truly concealable plate carrier system
  • Quick deployment via YKK Zippers
  • Lightweight Design
  • Front & Back Velcro ID panels
  • External side pocket when folded with zipper closure
  • Handle identifier ensure proper deployment


Manufacturer Phalanx
Rating filter N/A
Approximate Weight (LBS) 2.0000
Carrier Manufacturer Phalanx
Plate Carrier Type Escort
Cummerbund No Cummerbund
Carrier Construction Material 1000D Nylon
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Cool Case Review by David Verified Purchase
Briefcase carrier in a city, public transportation blends in perfectly worn in seconds, comfortable well made strong enough for Armor Steel Plates nice back up when you feel the need. (Posted on 3/12/2019)
Great carrier! Review by Big D
I Have nothing bad to say about this Plate Carrier. It fits well, it looks like a briefcase and its practical! it is a great little package for your vehicle. Thanks AR500 for this product. (Posted on 6/14/2017)
Just Perfect Review by Red Eye Fred
I wanted to have a plate carrier that could be carried on trips and would not attract attention. I can readily leave my Glock attached to the Velcro with extra mags. My only issue is that it is just 2 inches to small to conceal a takedown AR. (Posted on 11/12/2016)
Review from Lt Col Andy W. (ret) Review by Lt Col Andy W. (ret)
I bought the briefcase plate carrier and several other products from AR500Armor. All excellent! I made the mistake of opening up the briefcase on a bed and agree with the other reviewer -- being a lint magnet is the only downside.

About delivery times. AR500Armor consistently has under-promised and over-delivered. I've never waited as long as their stated lead times, and generally, things have arrived much quicker.

AR500Armor has become my go-to company. (Posted on 9/17/2016)
Review from Chucku Review by Chucku
Arrived ahead of schedule. It works as advertised and I have been running drills opening and wearing it to see how it works. It actually arrived a bit ahead of schedule so that is a positive.

The only CONS I have are the 10 x 12 size is a bit small for me; however, it is perfect for my wife. The cordura / outer material attracts dirt, hair, etc, so it looks dingy very quickly. I did no buy it for a fashion show, so I am not complaining, just putting it out there in case someone plans to use it in a high end office.

The weight is not bad with the AR 500 plates and I added Level IIIA soft plates behind to act as backers. It opens up some options in a threat situation, share the soft plates with a co-worker to put in their bag and hold in front or behind themselves, drop the hard plates in the car and run soft armor, etc.

I like the concept and I like the look and feel of the carrier, the plate retention straps, and the overall design. I recommend the ESCORT briefcase carrier and AR500 Armor as the point of purchase. (Posted on 8/16/2016)
Review from Tom P. Review by Tom P.
These are excellent and fill a wide variety of roles. My wife and I work overseas for the State Department and we bought two. They sit in our bottom desk drawers appearing like laptop cases which keeps us from looking too paranoid but gives us another layer of protection if the worst should happen at whatever Embassy we happen to be working at. The RSO thought it was one of the greatest personal protection items they had ever seen anyone invest in. I think if you were actually going to carry this around you probably should go with the soft armor, with the steel plates they are obviously heavy and a bit more than I would want to pack around. Highly recommend. (Posted on 8/4/2016)
Review from Bryan Oten Review by Bryan Oten
Pretty cool kit! (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Review from H. Giovanni Review by H. Giovanni
This is an excellent product. It is easy to deploy and is crafted extremely well. If your skeptical about the production time line the old saying goes you get what you pay for and this is well worth the wait. (Posted on 6/27/2016)
Review from Mark Freeman Review by Mark Freeman
currently using this out in Afghanistan as a quick go to armor. it fits the army's large ESAPI plates without a problem to include 3A soft armor backing. i wish it had a way to attach a shoulder strap to make it easier to carry around. especially when i have to carry it to and from the office. would also love to see a backpack version of this that was big enough to fit a helmet inside for an all-in-one armor package for us on the go guys in harms way. (Posted on 1/27/2016)
Review from C.C. Review by C.C.
Great design. Actually looks and feels like a laptop bag. Very easy to quickly unzip and deploy. Fit is snug and comfortable on 6' 200 lb man. (Posted on 1/21/2016)
Review from John L Review by John L
Love this briefcase carrier. The zippers are buttery smooth to operate! Really nice plate carrier! (Posted on 11/18/2015)

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