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:

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
Carrier Manufacturer Phalanx
Plate Carrier Type Escort
Cummerbund No Cummerbund
Carrier Construction Material 1000D Nylon
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

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 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 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)

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