Mission Essential Plate Carrier

Defense Mechanisms

  • $119.99
    Unit price per 


All Defense Mechanisms products are 100% made in the U.S.A.!


The Mission Essential Plate Carrier keeps a minimalist design at its heart while packing in key features that enhance usability.  500D construction gives the carrier strength while keeping weight to a minimum.  Carrier sizing matches plate size, not user size.  Each plate bag will fit up to a 1.15" thick combination of plate and backer.


  • Zippered admin pocket
  • Chest MOLLE/Loop field for ID Patches or use with Navigation Boards
  • Included QASM buckle for placard use while also allowing G-Hook placard compatibility
  • Integrated low profile drag handle
  • Rear Loop panel and MOLLE field for ID Patches and PID marker placement
  • Rear cover secures cummerbund attachment
  • 3D mesh liner for enhanced comfort
  • Overlapping shoulder straps allow a wide range of adjustment and increased strength over competitors
  • Internal Plate adjustment straps ensure proper fitment of a variety of plates
  • Compatible with all Velcro mounted cummerbunds


  • Medium - Fits Medium 9 ½ x 12½ and Small 8¾ x 11¾ ESAPI as well as Commercial 10 x12 in plates
  • Large - Fits Large 10" x 13" ESAPI Plates 
  • X-Large - Fits XL 11" x 14" ESAPI Plates

Rear drag-handle rated for duty use

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