AR500 Armor® Micro Plate Carrier (1.10 lbs) - Made In USA

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SKU: AR500-Micro

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AR500 Armor® Micro Plate Carrier - (Carrier made of NON-Ballistic materials)

The AR500 Armor® Micro Plate Carrier is the industry’s leading option for running 8" x 10" body armor on both small and large frame operators! Built from the ground up to be rugged, comfortable, and versatile, our Micro Plate Carrier accommodates a wide range of applications and sizes.

The AR500 Armor® Micro Plate Carrier is an excellent option for small or female frames, or those looking to reduce weight but still gain protection of your vitals. Make no mistake, our 8" x 10" body armor still provides adequate coverage of your heart, blood vessels above your heart, and a good portion of your lungs even on larger individuals. It's a common misnomer than larger is better. When it comes to armor, protection and mobility are the ideal choices. The AR500 Armor® Micro Plate Carrier is compact yet effective for a variety of frames, youth to adult.

Proudly made in the USA, our Micro Plate Carrier features high quality stitching and has been engineered to last. Shoulder and side mounted ITW GT Cobra Buckles make donning and doffing a dull affair. The Micro Plate Carrier simply slides over your heard, or a single shoulder, and can be quickly buckled up and tightened down. As well as quickly removed by simply releasing a single shoulder and side cobra buckle. The Micro Plate Carrier features intentionally sized shoulder strap length allowing the widest range of compatibility of sizes possible, on both our adult and youth configurations. Once adjusted, simply loopback the shoulder strap and secure as needed. Mesh inner webbing with patterned channels improve air flow and comfort when worn for longer durations. Front & Back webbing designed for MOLLE pouches and front side upper and lower Velcro sections allow for ID patches top & bottom, or a lower mounted chest rig (with optional chest rig adapter kit).

The AR500 Armor® Micro Plate Carrier is the compact plate carrier you've been looking for, constructed to be comfortable, ruffed, and reliable! Compatible with all 8" x 10" hard and soft body armor and  trauma pads.

*Shoulder Pads Included!

New Variant now available! Micro Plate Carrier Slick Side: Our Slick Side variant does away with QD Cobra buckles on the shoulders & sides; replacing the top shoulder buckles with ITW Nexus loop locs; side buckles are replaced with ITW Nexus standard 2" buckles. All webbing on the back side of the Micro is removed and replaced with a 4" Velcro ID Panel. Front side webbing includes 3 bottom rows with Velcro, compatible with all standard mag pouches and chest rigs, accompanied by a 4" Velcro ID panel up top.

Micro Plate Carrier Specs:

Construction: 1000D Nylon and #92 Bonded Nylon Thread
Weight: 1.10lb
Configuration: Adjustable shoulder straps for a more comfortable and secure fit.
Colors: Black, Coyote, Olive Drab, MultiCam, and Wolf Gray
Armor Compatibility: 8” x 10” Body Armor in both soft and hard variants


AR500 Armor® Micro Plate Carrier Features:

  • Designed for the ground up for comfortable and versatility
  • Adult & Youth shoulder strap configurations
  • Light weight and compact, while still providing adequate coverage
  • Excellent for small of female frames
  • Removable Shoulder Pads included!
  • Reduce armor weight by running 8" x 10" armor and increase mobility
  • ITW GT Cobra Buckles allow quick donning and doffing
  • Intentional sized shoulder straps fit a wide variety of frames
  • Inner mesh lining improves comfort and air flow
  • Front & Back webbing for MOLLE/Pouch attachment
  • Velcro web sections for ID panels or lower mounted chest rig
  • 100% Made in the USA!


Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Carrier Manufacturer AR500 Armor (USA)
Plate Carrier Type Micro
Cummerbund No Cummerbund
Carrier Construction Material 1000D Nylon
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

I had to review this because this PC is amazing. It serves as a low profile concealment carrier and then with all the relistate offers alot of room to create a multipurpose carrier. I can run 6 mags up front with a abdominal kit radio pouch a bladder and a small pack on the back. AWESOME! I would post pictures but the website won't let me. (Posted on 2/8/2018)
Review from Rich Review by Rich
The carrier is well built, durable and comfortable to wear. I got it in wolf grey slick side with front and back trauma pads. It is minimalist but covers the vitals. It is small enough by itself to wear with a light windbreaker or loose fitting sweatshirt jacket over with no printing. I got a Blue Force Gear "Ten-Speed Triple M-4 Pouch" also in wolf grey to put on the front of this carrier. The combination is excellent. With nothing in the pouches the front is completely flat. When wanted or needed, you can put 30 rnd PMAGs or pistol mags or a tourniquet, flashlight or any number of things in the front pouches. Light enough at 10 lbs to have handy or wear for long periods of time. Better to have a minimalist carrier with you or on you than big plate carrier rig that is so heavy it is not with you or on you. This plate carrier is small enough to even put on a child in an emergency. I haven't had it long but I have worn it for a few 12 hour days and the shoulder pads work well for long wear. This is the perfect carrier to throw on over a soft vest to give you rifle plate protection when the threat level rises. The price point and light weight make it a must for any duty bag. (Posted on 3/21/2016)
Review from Matt Hutson Review by Matt Hutson
Great carrier, adjust easily and stays adjusted. The product details says that only the bottom 2 molle rows are hook and loop when in actuality every row is Velcro. Not just the bottom two. Plates fit very well and stay in place. Only down fall to the carrier is when adjusting shoulder straps the excess strap is bundled up and can't be tucked easily under the shoulder pads, leaving a bundled knot. Other than that I highly recommend this carrier for SHTF bc of the 10 pounds it shaves off your kit and allows for a very high level of mobility. (Posted on 9/8/2015)

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