Product Review: Shellback Tactical Plate Carriers

Tactical plate carriers are an extremely important piece of equipment for military and law enforcement—and there are a lot of brands out there to choose from. It’s crucial to believe in the carrier that will protect your life, let’s take a look at what Shellback Tactical has to offer and share why we put our faith in this trusted brand.

Shellback knows how fast things can change out in the field, so they’re using cutting-edge technology in all of their products to keep you safe. Every Shellback plate carrier is made with the highest quality materials and integrates features like:

  • Pouches for radio or magazine inserts 
  • Multiple color options for use with any uniform 
  • Adjustable straps for optimal fit

Here’s a rundown of our favorite plate carriers from Shellback Tactical.  

Shellback Tactical SF Plate Carrier 

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The Shellback Tactical SF Plate Carrier is one of Shellback’s combat-ready plate carriers that combines a low profile with a modular design to keep you prepared for anything. This plate carrier was specifically designed around feedback received from USAF Security Forces. The SF plate carrier has everything you need including a cummerbund that accepts hard armor side plates, integrated M4 mag pouch and two integrated radio pouches. This plate carrier is compatible with all MOLLE system pouches for customization. 

Plate Pocket Details: 

  • Available in 4 sizes to fit military issued SAPI plates 
  • Cummerbund accepts 6×6 or 6×8 hard side plates 

Special Features: 

  • Side plate pockets have 3D padded spacer mesh comfort flaps that pad the rib cage
  • Integrated kangaroo pouch that accepts three M4 magazines
  • Two integrated radio pouches on the cummerbund 

Shellback Tactical Skirmish Plate Carrier 

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Weighing in at 1.9 lbs. when empty, the Shellback Tactical Skirmish Plate Carrier is an amazing lightweight, combat-ready plate carrier. The fully adjustable shoulder straps and cummerbund make this a one-size-fits-most carrier. The straps aren’t the only thing that’s adjustable either, the MOLLE loop panels and PALS webbing allow for ID placards and pouch customization.  

Plate Pocket Accepts: 

  • Front and rear pockets hold 10 x 12 shooter or SAPI cut ballistic plates
  • Cummerbund accepts 13.75” x 5.5” soft ballistics  

Special Features: 

  • Padded spacer mesh padding for comfort 
  • Front kangaroo pouch for magazine inserts
  • Heavy duty bar tacking at key stress points

Shellback Tactical Rampage 2.0 Plate Carrier 

shellback carrierThe Shellback Tactical Rampage 2.0 Plate Carrier is the newest plate carrier in Shellback Tactical’s battle tested product line. This plate carrier is constructed with high grade performance materials and features new lightweight laser cut MOLLE to reduce combat load. The Rampage 2.0 will keep you protected with front and rear pockets for 10” x 12” ballistic plates and pockets in the cummerbund for 13” x 5.5” soft ballistics. 

Plate Pocket Details:   

  • Front and rear pockets hold 10 x 12 shooter or SAPI cut ballistic plates 
  • Cummerbund accepts 13.75” x 5.5” soft ballistics  

Special Features 

  • Lightweight laser cut MOLLE to reduce weight 
  • Removable front MOLLE placard to quickly change out combat loads 
  • Cummerbund accepts 6 M4 magazines 
  • Adjustable at shoulder straps and cummerbund for the perfect fit  

Shellback Tactical Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier 

shellback vestThe Shellback Tactical Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier was designed to meet and exceed the needs of law enforcement, military, and tactical operators. This plate carrier was designed over a decade ago and is the first plate carrier ever produced by Shellback Tactical. With over a decade in service, the Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier is battle tested and proven – and it still remains a top choice by tactical operations.  

Plate Pocket Details: 

  • Front and rear pockets hold 10 x 12 shooter or SAPI cut ballistic plates 
  • Cummerbund accepts 13.75” x 5.5” soft ballistics  

 Special Features: 

  • Battle tested and proven with over a decade in service 
  • Front pocket accepts kangaroo inserts 
  • Secondary cummerbund system so carrier can be worn without main cummerbund  

Shellback has a deep commitment to the operator, and it shows in their plate carrier design. They are also covered with a lifetime warranty – though we doubt you’ll need to take advantage of it because these carriers are designed to last. Shipping with US Patriot is quick, so you know you’ll have the gear you need when you need it. Browse all of the products available to find the plate carrier and accessories that meet the needs of your mission.   

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