One of the most valuable pieces of equipment during combat is plate carriers. It is the best protection for military officers, law enforcement personnel, and even civilians. Due to the different variations and designs, choosing the best plate carrier with proper attachments and accessories can be overwhelming.
Here, we will help you find the most suitable size and configuration for your plate carrier. If your carrier is inadequate and can make you feel uncomfortable, then it won’t be useful anymore. Choosing the right plate carrier is just as important as choosing the right gear. This is to ensure that all the items that you need can be easily accessible.
How to Determine the Right Size and Fitting
When it comes to plate carriers, choosing the right size can make you feel comfortable and can offer you the best armor protection anytime. Generally, the size of your plate carrier will greatly depend on the size of the armor plate that you’ll be using. Make sure that it can protect all your vital organs. At the same time, it must be capable of holding all your armor.
The key is to ensure that it is well-fitted or else it won’t make you feel comfortable, especially if you will be wearing it for extended periods. Sometimes adjusting your plate carrier while wearing it can be difficult. To make sure that the rear plate pouch is in line with the front, try to adjust the shoulder straps. To check if everything is properly adjusted, try to lean forward, backward, and sideways. Bend over and touch your toes, if you feel comfortable with it, then it has the right sizing and fitting.
What Are the Items that You Will Carry?
Plate carriers are both an armor system and a load carriage. It is known as plate carrier because it is designed for carrying armor plates. This means that it won’t fit properly if these things are not present. If you don’t want to carry plates, then you can use soft armor inserts to keep it stable. Or you can use a belt system or chest gear instead. This can carry your ammo, water, and other essential items.
After determining that you want to use a plate carrier, the next thing to do is to evaluate the attachments that you want to include. Eventually, you’ll find that you don’t have to fill all the spaces on the attachments. You only have to carry the things that you need and place them on the best spot so it can be accessed easily.
It is important to consider that armor plates are quite heavy, so adding more pouches and holsters can make it heavier. It is also not advisable to attach several pouches on the front to prevent it from snagging. Also, make sure that the pouches on the side will not disturb you when accessing the holster or any other items on the beltline. Finally, avoid placing numerous bulky pouches on top of the magazines so it can be easily accessible.
How Do You Organize Your Items?
Front pouches are meant for storing magazines. Most carriers are capable of carrying a shingle of 3 mags. Generally, this is just enough for any decent battle. But sometimes it will depend on the usage. There are also double plated vests that are available. However, this is very thick so you might be having a difficult time climbing structures.
Arrange all your items efficiently. Keep in mind that you can’t bring all types of gear even if you want to. Your vest has its limits, so be sure to bring only the necessary items. As much as possible, try to keep it simple. You must be able to reach each item instantly. Try to minimize looking at the pouches every time you want to retrieve something. Always see to it that all the items are organized in such a way that you can have smooth reloads and avoid any unexpected snags.
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