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AR500 Armor® Veritas™ Lite Modular Plate Carrier

64 USD

SKU: veritas-lite-plate-carrier

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AR500 Armor® Veritas™ Lite Modular Plate Carrier

The Veritas Lite™ plate carrier is a slimmed down version of our standard Veritas™ plate carrier. By removing some of the features unnecessary to basic carrier function, we ended up with a much lighter and less complicated carrier. For the user who wants a no fuss, no muss modular plate carrier, the Veritas Lite is an excellent option and makes a great product for any first-time user.

The Veritas Lite features the same American-made, impact resistant buckles as the original, but eliminates the bulk and weight of the padding, 3D mesh, and removes the MOLLE webbing on the upper front and rear portions (both replaced with a large area of Velcro®). It also eliminates the Velcro from the MOLLE webbing. It is ideal for wearing over a soft armor vest. 

Broad 2” side buckles secure the adjustable straps, and are user removable for increased comfort when using the Veritas cummerbund.

Each row of webbing and all high-stress points are bar-tack stitch reinforced for durability. The lower admin pocket provides ample built in storage and scalability for the Veritas cummerbund system, and kangaroo pouch system, both of which feature easy-to-grip Hypalon® pull tabs for durability.Generous upper front & rear soft loop Velcro panels easily accommodate patches and large ID panels.

The entire construction is genuine 500D Cordura® nylon for the perfect balance of durability and weight, and features U.S.-made, impact-resistant buckles to reduce failure points in critical areas. 


The Veritas™ Lite Plate Carrier is a modular system and offers an array of excellent accessories, and more to follow!

Cummerbund System: Our modern cummerbund system uses the latest technology to maintain a reduced profile, increased durability, and weight savings. Laser cut Hypalon® and low profile soft loop, combined with a cleverly designed cummerbund/admin flap, seamlessly integrate into the Veritas™ Lite plate carrier, all while improving on and retaining original functionality. Veritas Cummerbund

Multi-Caliber Kangaroo Mag Pouch: Ultra-light and low profile, our kangaroo pouch features a self-retention inner elastic and non-slip liner to secure your M4 5.56 or AK47 7.62x39 magazines, up to 3 rifle magazine capacity. Compatible with Veritas™ Lite cummerbund system. Kangaroo Mag Pouch

Padded Multi Side Plate Pouches: Compatible when the Veritas™ Lite cummerbund system is installed. Our padded side plate pouches can be mounted in any location on the inner or outer side of the cummerbund. Mounts on the inside via hook & loop attachment, and outside with included webbed adapter panel. Mesh padding design improves air flow and comfort, while wrap around retention accommodates all side plate body armor sizes. Side Plate Pouch

Adaptive Plate Insert: Our Adaptive Plate Insert dramatically increases versatility by allowing you to easily create an in-conjunction armor system, reduce armor size, or add soft or hard trauma plates for heart and vital organ coverage. The Adaptive Plate Insert is compatible with both front & rear pockets, and accommodates 6” x 6”, 6” x 8”, and 8” x 10” armor sizes. Simply attach the insert to the attachment panel on the inner pocket of your Veritas™ or Testudo™ (Gen 2) plate carrier for your custom configured armor setup. Plate Pocket Insert

Designed by AR500 Armor® in Phoenix, Arizona, Manufactured to our strict quality standards in Vietnam.

MultiCam® Veritas Lite™ is constructed using all genuine MultiCam USA-sourced material.

AR500 Armor® Veritas Lite™ Modular Plate Carrier Specs:

Construction: 500D Cordura, impact resistant buckles, and mil-spec webbing
Stitching: Reinforced Bar-tack, double, and double backed stitching
Thread: High strength bonded thread
Approximate Weight: 1.6lbs
Colors: Black, Coyote, Olive Drab, and MultiCam
Armor Compatibility: Standard 10” x 12” in all body armor variants to include Steel, Ceramic, Polyethylene, soft or hard construction.

Please Note: This carrier does NOT fit our 10" x 12" Square Back Plate.

AR500 Armor® Veritas™ Modular Plate Carrier Features:

    • Modularity for user configuration and expansion
    • Webbed Velcro® and large front & rear ID panels
    • Reinforced emergency drag handel
    • Padded and removable Shoulder Pads
    • Rugged adjustable and removable side buckles
    • Genuine Cordura 500D nylon
    • Reinforced stitching and bar-tacks through all high stress points and webbing


Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Rating filter No
Approximate Weight (LBS) 2.5000
Carrier Manufacturer AR500 Armor (Vietnam)
Plate Carrier Type Veritas
Cummerbund No Cummerbund
Carrier Construction Material 500D Nylon
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

4 1/2 Stars Review by Geoffrey
Even though I can only give 4/5 stars my honest opinion is 4.5/5 stars.

Weight was removed from this by not adding padding that the regular Veritas has. I have no issue with this as it creates and slimmer tighter fit, and I also use the trauma pad backers that add enough padding.

That's right, I got 10×12 plates and the matching trauma pads into the vest with no problem. They fits perfectly like a glove.

I'm docking half a star because the kangaroo pouch has no form of retention. But, it lays flush when not in use so you can just add mag pouches later. (Posted on 4/29/2020)
COMFORTABLE Review by Juan Verified Purchase
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK CARRIER! (Posted on 2/12/2020)
A little to bare to bear Review by Tony
The product description says version of Veritas was obtained "by removing some of the features not necessary to carrier function" but nowhere they clearly stated what they left out. Perhaps that was intentional... From the photos they provided I could only spot some differences with regard to molle options in the front and perhaps the back; I'm ok with that. What they don't tell you is that this has ZERO padding, unlike what the non-lite version of the veritas. Maybe that's ok if you're going to use soft armor or maybe with trauma. If I knew this up front, I'd spent the additional $20. Also, it takes some effort to it fit tightly. I'm 5'8" and with 29-30" waist and was able to make it work but, as someone else complained, it was just barely. (If you're slim like me, don't even try the testudo...) And it would definitely be too big for my wife. The other aspects of the carrier seem ok. (Posted on 11/18/2019)
Great product Review by GrimDiesel
Very comfortable (Posted on 4/22/2019)
Good not Great Review by DT
The quality is superb, however it doesn't fit the best. I'm 5'7" and 145 pounds, yet with the straps fully tighten I need two inches of armor to actually make it tight, but that presents another issue... while the carrier can accept 10x12 plates it cannot take an inch worth of 10x12 plates, so most of your 10x12 level 4 ceramic plates will not fit, nor will a combination of a steel plate, soft armor, and a trauma pad, therefore you need 8x10 plates and that presents another issue... While 8x10 plates do fit, they don't fit well; there's nearly an inch all around making the plate float around inside of the carrier.

Good quality, but something needs to change. (Posted on 3/16/2019)
Good carrier Review by BY
Comfortable (Posted on 1/7/2019)

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