Details & Specs

The total package for front-and-back Level 3A protection, complete and ready to go! The Expert Plate Carrier Vest is made from rugged nylon, and accommodates a standard SAPI plate or soft ballistic panels in both the front and back pocket—as well as armor panels in the side pockets. Adjustable shoulder straps and a lenght-adjustable cummerbund let you dial in your fit, and MOLLE webbing straps on the front, back, and sides let you attach a full complement of gear. It comes complete with two Level 3A Soft Armor Panels for robust protection from common handgun rounds.
The ultimate in lightweight protection for those in harm's way, capable of stopping one round of .44 Magnum. The Panel is made from UHMWPE (Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene), a very tough material with the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic currently produced.
It's an incredibly flexible material, allowing the Body Armor Panel to conform to a variety of shapes. You can easily place it in a backpack, computer bag, or briefcase for protection that won't draw any unnecessary attention. It's an incredibly versatile piece of armor that's light enough to carry all day.

Plate Carrier Vest:

Made from rugged nylon for long-wearing durability

Front and rear plate pockets accommodate standard SAPI body armor plates

Side pockets accommodate armor panels (not included)

MOLLE webbing on the front, back, and side panels allows the attachments of MOLLE accessories like holsters, mag pouches, utility pouches, and other essential gear

Adjustable shoulder straps with large heavy-duty quick-connect buckles

Includes two padded shoulder covers with MOLLE webbing, hook and loop fasteners, and loops for communications cabling routing

Top three MOLLE webbing rows on the front and back panels have hook-and-loop fasteners for attaching (hook) Unit, ID, and name tapes

Breathable mesh inner panels with separate internal pockets for soft body armor panels and hard plate armor



Tested (but not certified) to Level 3A N.I.J. Standard 0101.06

Level 3A Armor Panel is tested to stop one round of 9mm or .44 Magnum up to 1,400 FPS

Made from UHMWPE (Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene)

Flexible design allows the panel to conform to various shapes

Just 0.5" thick

Made in the USA


Size XS/S comes with two 8x10" rectangle cut soft armor panels, and accommodates 3.5x6" side armor panels (not included); overall weight is 3.7 lbs. (including armor panels)

Size M-2XL comes with two 10x12" shooters cut soft armor panels, and accommodates 6x8" side armor panels (not included); overall weight is 4.8 lbs. (including armor panels)

Size 2XL+ comes with two 10x12" shooters cut soft armor panels, and accommodates 6x8" side armor panels (not included); overall weight is 5.7 lbs. (including armor panels)

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Key Specifications

Item Number: 704197


Type: Plate Carrier

Material: Nylon

Fits: One Level 3 or Level 4 plate (front and rear); armor panels in each side pocket

Cummerbund: Adjustable up to 51"

Mfg. Number: 2963


Protection level: Tested (but NOT YET certified) to Level 3 N.I.J. 0101.06 standards

Thickness: 0.5"

Cut: Shooters

Weight: 3.5 lbs.

Country of Origin: Assembled in the USA

Mfg. Number: BPC1012

VISM By NcSTAR Expert Plate Carrier Vest with Two Level 3A Soft Body Armor


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