I just picked this up as a replacement for a MOPC place carrier which I still have. Some of you may wonder how this compares to the MOPC plate carrier as I did. So I thought it might be helpful for anyone considering both.
1 - The EXO can accomodate slimmer bodies than the MOPC being available in S/M in addition to Large. The MOPC is one size fits most. Mostly bigger that is :). I had to modify the MOPC cumberbund to get a decent fit.
2 - The EXO cumberbund is easier to adjust too having adjustable web straps instead of "shoe strings" like the MOPC.
3 - Coverage - the EXO has a little more upper body coverage than the MOPC. The MOPC's front and back taper in more from about the armpits up and the neckline is a little lower on the MOPC too.
4 - Thinking of adding a hydration carrier on the back? Well, the MOPC is a bit on the short side... shorter than the basic Condor hydration carrier. So if you add one it will hang below the bottom of your plate carrier. With the EXO, the hydration carrier fits perfectly.
5 - Coolness... or less heat - While I've not taken out the EXO yet it still seems a bit cooler than the MOPC just from wearing it for fitting purposes. This is despite the slightly increased coverage mentioned above. The EXO has mesh on the side panels in addition to the front and back. The MOPC only has mesh on the front and back.
6 - Shoulderpads - The pads on the MOPC are a bit thicker and bulkier and they get in the way of a sling which ends up rubbing more on your neck as a result. Those on the EXO are thinner but still comfortable. Maybe a bit more comfortable since they are less stiff than the MOPC too. They have the hydration tube holders as well. I might cut them off the side I don't use though because they stick out of they are not in use.
7 - Weight - The EXO is a little bit lighter than the MOPC. Enough to feel the difference when holding both but just a small difference.
Those are the major differences for just $10 more than the MOPC.
All of the above points already mentioned.
Price! Decent quality and design compared to similar competing options.
Small/Med could still be just a bit smaller on the cumberbun. I'm not really all that thin at the moment but a decent for me still requires the cumberbun to be adjusted to almost the smallest size. Ok for me, but making it a bit smaller would fit thinner users better but there would still be plenty of room to adjust bigger up to the Large size.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]