The AUTHORITIES ADVANCED PLATE CARRIER is the best choice for the professional who wants top quality and excellent usability. This plate carrier combines the most comfort with the best usability ever seen in plate carriers for standard ballistic SAPI (Small Arms Protective Insert) and ESAPI (Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts) plates.
The AUTHORITIES ADVANCED PLATE CARRIER has integrated pockets for ballistic plates. SAPI and ESAPI plates (front and back) and side panels of any standard size can be placed lightning-fast into their pockets on the plate carrier. The Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier is compatible with ALL ballistic standard 10″ x 12″ (25 x 30 cm) plates and 6″ x 6″ (15 x 15 cm) side plates from level NIJ IIIA soft plates (effective against .357 SIG FMJ flat nose (FN) bullets and .44 Magnum semi jacketed hollow point (SJHP) bullets) to level NIJ IV standalone plates (effective against .30cal armour piercing bullets).
Ballistic plates can be quickly inserted/removed without removing the plate carrier (with the back plate the wearer will need the help of a team member).
The AUTHORITIES ADVANCED PLATE CARRIER is light to carry and protects you against overheating. It is made of top-quality materials and weighs only 1150 g (without ballistic plates and extra pouches), that is up to 50% less than traditional plate carriers. The light weight is an important factor when wearing the plate carrier for long periods of time. The entire inside of the Authorities Plate Carrier is lined with exceptionally smooth and high-quality 3D spacer material which reduces overheating. The Authorities Plate Carrier is compatible with TacVent Air flow panels. By adding air flow panels, it is possible to wear the Authorities Plate Carrier for long periods of time even in the hottest environments.
The Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier introduces the most comfortable shoulder pads ever. The pads have an extra thick padding made of a unique softshell material. These pads will never scratch your neck and are crucial when wearing the plate carrier for long periods of time. The pads are equipped with buckles which transfer the pressure of the weapon straps away from the neck. Hence: “No pull, No Burn”. The straps are easily fastened with the Velcro One-Wrap strips (included in the product package). Additional One-Wrap strips are available as accessories.
To ensure comfortable everyday use, the Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier is equipped with genuine 2M ROC quick release buckles. Buckles on both sides of the hip ensure that it’s extremely easy, fast and silent to put the plate carrier on or take it off suing either hand. The plate carrier also has additional Velcro surfaces for adjustments and fastenings.
All these features combined distribute the weight of the plate carrier very well and eliminate common plate carrier pressure points.
The Authorities Advanced Plate carrier is equipped with an emergency release system. By pulling on the emergency strap, all parts of the plate carrier immediately detached from each other and the vest drops off the wearer. The emergency strap is by default attached to the left side of the chest. The emergency strap placement can be easily switched depending on the user’s preference. The emergency release system is extremely easy to reassemble and using it will not damage the structure of the plate carrier. If necessary, the user can also, of course, deactivate the emergency release system so that the strap does not break the vest apart. Th emergency release can be executed using either hand regardless of which side the strap is placed on. The emergency release also allows for a gentle and quick way to demount the plate carrier from an injured person in an emergency situation.
The Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier has a strong Evacuation Handle which can withstand rapid and rough pulling when necessary. The evacuation handle is visible, so it’s easy to find in an emergency situation. The evacuation handle is flat and attached to the Velcro surface of the back plate.
The Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier takes the best possible usability of a personal weapon into account. The shoulder pads are designed in a way so that the stock/butt of the weapon can be tucked firmly into the shoulder pit and locked tightly. No buckles, fasteners or other distractions have been placed in this crucial support point. Everything unnecessary has been removed from the top centre of the chest area so that the stock/butt of the weapon can be also supported firmly in the middle of the chest.
Identification tags can be attached to the Velcro surfaces on the chest and upper back.
The design of the Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier makes sure that as few elements as possible can get caught in or on something or interfere with the user’s focus on the task.
The Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier is available in two sizes, regular or large. Size is affected by girth only. When measuring the girth, take into account the height at which you are wearing the Plate Carrier and measure the girth around the chest/abdomen accordingly. Consider also the thickness of the ballistic elements, air circulation panels, or other additional panels you are using when you measure for the correct size. All the ballistic plates, air flow panels and other panels you place on the plate carrier increase the need for girth.
Girth measure for regular size: 90-120 cm | 35”-47”
Girth measure for large:105-135 cm | 41”-53”
The Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier cummerbunds are elastic and durable. The patented unique Webforce structure reinforces the elastic parts. Webforce allows for 5 cm stretch on either side, so the total elasticity of the waist is 10 cm.
Minimum stretch (min) means that the elastic Webforce elements on the sides are activated and the weight is distributed off the shoulders.
Maximum stretch (max) means that the Webforce elements are almost stretched to their extreme (with some elasticity left).
The outer surface of the cummerbund is covered in a comfortable softshell material. The softshell material protects the skin on the inside of the arms when operating in warm conditions wearing short-sleeved shirts. The length of the cummerbund can be adjusted under the back part. In addition, there is a separate traditional quick-adjust Velcro surface located under the front flap. This allows you to immediately adjust the plate carrier around the waist by a few centimetres, for example when adding/removing layers of clothing.
The Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier’s shoulder length adjustment range is exceptionally large: 16 cm | 6.3”. This provides users with an extensive adjustment range. All adjustments to the fit of the Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier are easily made under the back cover. These clear and easy adjustments to the length and width are implemented in an innovative way.
The AUTHORITIES ADVANCED PLATE CARRIER is full of MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Loadbearing Equipment)/PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System) cuts; both vertically and horizontally. MOLLE cuts allow for the quick and easy attachment of pouches, holsters and many other pieces of gear. Unique square cuts located between the MOLLE cuts enable easy and popular cable tie securing for the most important pouches.
The front panel is attached with G-hooks. G-hooks are coated to prevent metal clang and unwanted reflection. The removable front panel is equipped with three (3) rifle magazine pouches (compatible with for example AR, AK and G36 magazines). Each pouch is self-tightening and additionally equipped with a removable elastic strap. In addition, MOLLE cuts have been made on the surface of the magazine pouches. On these MOLLE cuts the wearer can attach for example magazine pouches of a pistol or submachine gun, if necessary. The front panels are also sold separately as accessories.
The Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier can be customized with Authorities PRO pouches or with other MOLLE/PALS equipment.
Every detail of the Authorities Advanced Plate Carrier is designed with usability and comfort in mind. Top professionals from the military and police authorities participated in the development of this product. These professionals tested development versions regularly and provided feedback to further improve the product. Thanks to their effort and brutal honesty we can now offer the best possible plate carrier to professional users.
The Authorities Advanced Plate Carriers are made of the best materials available. Double laminated IR-protected Cordura, very smooth 3D spacer, extra soft loop Velcro, softshell, elastic loops, 2M ROC quick release buckles, and more. Finally, these top-of-the-line Authorities Advanced Plate Carriers are obtained thanks to qualified seamstresses. Our own production facility and highly skilled seamstresses provide the ultimate quality guarantee for the product.