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Plate Carriers have become the standard for ballistic protection and are used worldwide by military contractors, soldiers, and law enforcement. They come in a range of different shapes and sizes with varying degrees of ballistic protection. However, the constant for all plate carriers is the ability to hold ballistic armor plates. The plate carriers of similar design to the OE TECH Plate Carrier have become a favorite among special forces and military contractors for the ability to provide adequate protection and carry plenty of equipment without compromising maneuverability.
The HSS Plate Carrier (COY Brown) features an external adjustable cummerbund as well as adjustable shoulder straps for a comfortable fit. The shoulder straps have quick release buckles. There is molle weaving throughout the front and back that allows the user to completely customize the arrangement of their pouches. It includes shoulder pads to help distribute the weight of the vest. Each shoulder pad has a guide for a hydration tube preventing them from getting caught on other gear. The emergency drag handle is constructed from a 2" thick piece of nylon. The HSS is a fine example of high end tactical gear designed for law enforcement and operators by operators.
M.O.L.L.E. stands for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. This system incorporates PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System) webbing; rows of heavy-duty nylon stitched onto a vest or other load bearing equipment. This webbing allows for the attachment of various MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories by threading straps attached to the modular pouches through the webbing. MOLLE gives the user the advantage of customizing his equipment for the mission at hand in a configuration that is comfortable and/or functional. Instead of having numerous load bearing vests you can have a single vest that can be customized by adding and removing pouches.
Manufacturer: HSS Gear
Material: Double Layer 1000 Denier
Sizes: Adjustable / One Size Fits All
Accept Standard 10x13 Ballistic Plates
Shoulder Pads to Distribute Weight
2" Nylon Emergency Drag Handle
Removable Non-Slip Shoulder Pad
Adjustable / Quick Detach Shoulder Straps
Hook and Loop Panel for ID Placard and Patches
Release Buckles on Shoulders and Internal Waist Strap
Pouches and magazines are not included
2013-03-11 21:08:06 C. RUCCIONE verified buyer Product Information:
Well, first off this plate carrier is very well built, and really comfortable. By far the best vest for this price. One thing though, its missing the attachment for one side of the cummerbund! I'm not sure if I'm the only one this has happened to or not, but none the less this vest is a great buy. I'm 5''11 and 170 lbs and this fits me great. For added realism I put steel plates in mine. I can't wait to use this again and again (hopefully get the piece I'm missing) and have tons of fun with this thing. I would also like to thank Airsoft GI for being so awesome :P
Good amount of MOLLE space.
Nice heavy duty buckles.
No attachment thingy for one side of the cummerbund.
2012-11-14 18:55:41 C. HALT Product Information:
Bought this a few months ago, quality is like that of real steel gear. And as it may turn out, it is! After some research it turns out it was originally marketed by HSS as the "Desert Shield" plate carrier, and actually saw action in the Middle East being used by the Green Berets. The second generation (this one) is also re-branded by Socom Gear as the "Socom Gear Desert Shield Ver. 2." That aside, the vest itself is awesome, with the only real drawback being aesthetics. I found the vest fits best with fake plates installed (or fake cardboard & duct tape ones). All in all, a GREAT vest.
-Takes SAPI plates
-TONS of MOLLE
-Not too bulky
-Color is a perfect Coyote
-YKK QD Buckles
-Cummerbund looks a bit off without pouches
-Without the cummerbund it looks a bit off to me
-Shoulder Buckles don't allow for a solid shouldering of your rifle unless your buttstock is padded in some way
-Odd shape of the front allows for some slight movement of plates (fixed with a piece of cardboard wedged in the space)
2008-11-04 00:54:18 S. ANDERMAN verified buyer Product Information:
This vest is ideal for any player. I ordered 4 HSS double mag pouchs, fits perfect. I am 5-8, 190 and the vest fits great. I have a Black Hawk vest that is no where near as comfotable as this one. You can use this in real life. Thats if you can get some level III plates. Great buy!!! Also if you woundering what that black pice in the middle is, its a shoulder grip for your gun. It attaches to which ever side you shoot from. Works great.
Best vest I have owned
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