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.
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
|Approximate Weight (LBS)||2.0000|
|Plate Carrier Type||Concealment|
|Carrier Manufacturer||AR500 Armor (USA)|
|Carrier Construction Material||500D Nylon|
|Largest Supported Plate Size||10" x 12"|
- Wow Comfortable, rest as expected Review by Aaron Verified Purchase
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
- Great conceal carry package. Review by Michael M. Verified Purchase
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
- Nice Product Review by PETER Verified Purchase