Complement your offensive arsenal with a physical barrier between you and an attacker with one of these highly coveted tactical plate carriers. We’ve made sure to pick a variety of plate carriers that suit different demands for your home defense and training.
Whether you prefer having additional practicality, or minimizing bulk, we’ve got you covered with the best plate carriers to be found on the market in 2020.
#1 Bulletproof Backpack – Plate Carrier Commuter Model
The Bodyguard Switchblade Backpack doesn’t look like a plate carrier at all – but with a single pull of the ripcords it converts in to BPV and plate carrier in just a second.
The Switchblade can carry any lightweight composite plates and allows you to take your protection with you wherever you go.
#2 Just The Tip Morale Patch
Complimentary to the the best tactical vests are the morale patches that get added to the vests. Morale Patch Armory is the main source for everything tactical patches related.
#3 UTG 547 Law Enforcement Tactical Vest
This is a versatile tactical vest with plates that is perfect for every soldier. I would recommend this vest to anyone since it’s very durable and can be customized (adjusting the girth and length).
#4 Barbarians Tactical Molle Vest
This is a high-quality and skid-proof tactical vest suitable for anyone in the military. From Amazon, the vest is available in different colors. Besides, the vest comes with a lot of pouches for storing magazines, pistols, bullets, etc.
#5 Sarkar Vip Ultra Covert Vest
A lightweight, easily concealed, tactical vest. It has been supplied to VIPs and Royal Families worldwide.
#6 5.11 Tactec™ Plate Carrier
The 5.11 TACTEC is the best tactical vest/ plate carrier out there. 5.11 got feedback from military and law enforcement experts from around the world when creating this vest. The primary feature operators wanted was improved mobility. 5.11 took this to heart and made it their mission to make a high-quality tactical vest/plate carrier that was comfortable and did not restrict the wearer’s mobility.
As a result, this vest is so comfortable and mobile that people use it for cross-fit training. The yoke-style shoulder straps allow for the weight of the plates to be evenly distributed across the wears shoulders, eliminating pressure points. The shoulder straps also slightly move, which allows the vest to move with the wearer’s body.
The 5.11 TACTEC cummerbund is elastic, which enables the wearer even more mobility than other vests on the market. The laser-cut molle/velcro panel on the front of the vest can hold up to an unheard of 70 lbs of molle attachment. Just like with most high-quality iteams, this vest does cost a little more than other vests on the market, but it is worth every extra penny. If you are serious about a tactical vest/plate carrier, then the 5.11 TACTEC plate carrier is right for you.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Damian Ross from The Self Defense Company
Julio Medina from JulioMedina
Stella Samuel from Brandnic
Sam Sarkar from Sarkar Tactical
Chase Parks from Outdoor Methods