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Mission Essential Plate Carrier

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This item is 100% handmade in the USA!


The Mission Essential Plate Carrier (MEPC) keeps a minimalist design at its heart while packing in key features that enhance usability.  500D Cordura construction gives the carrier strength while keeping weight to a minimum.  Carrier sizing matches plate size, not user size.  Each plate bag will fit up to a 1.2" thick combination of plate and backer.


  • Zippered admin pocket
  • Chest MOLLE/Loop field for ID Patches or use with Navigation Boards
  • Included QASM buckle for placard use while also allowing G-Hook placard compatibility
  • Integrated low profile drag handle (On MOLLE Version only)
  • Rear Loop panel and MOLLE field for ID Patches and PID marker placement
  • Rear cover secures cummerbund attachment
  • 3D mesh liner for enhanced comfort
  • Overlapping shoulder straps allow a wide range of adjustment and increased strength over competitors
  • Internal Plate adjustment straps ensure proper fitment of a variety of plates
  • Compatible with all Velcro mounted cummerbunds


  • 8" x 10" - Fits 8" x 10" Plates (SAPI, ESAPI, Shooter or Swimmer cut)
  • Small - Fits Small 8.75"x 11.75" plates (SAPI, ESAPI, Shooter or Swimmer cut)
  • Medium - Fits Medium 9.5"x12.5" and Commercial 10"x12" plates (SAPI, ESAPI, Shooter or Swimmer cut)
  • Large - Fits Large 10.25" x 13.25" Plates (SAPI, ESAPI, Shooter or Swimmer cut)
  • X-Large - Fits XL 11" x 14" Plates (SAPI, ESAPI, Shooter or Swimmer cut)


  • Front Admin Loop Panel: 6" Width, 4" Height
  • Front and Back Bottom Loop Panel:
    • 8x10: 9.25" Width, 4.5" Height
    • Small: 9.75" Width, 5.5" Height
    • Medium: 10.75" Width, 5.5" Height
    • Large: 11" Width, 5.5" Height
    • XLarge: 12" Width, 5.5" Height
  • Slick Back Loop Panel:
    • 8x10: 8.5" Width, 3.5" Height
    • Small: 8.5" Width, 3.5" Height
    • Medium: 9.5" Width, 3.5" Height
    • Large: 10" Width, 3.5" Height
    • XLarge: 11" Width, 3.5" Height
  • 5
    BETTER than Slickster

    Posted by Anonymous on Oct 27th 2021

    Owned a JPC2.0, Slickster, MBAV and various other carriers over the years. Upgraded my jpc2.0 to the Slickster and still felt the carrier was lacking.

    The MEPC does it all right. I ordered mine with padded sleeves and the 4” elastic cummerbund with the QD attachments. It feels way more comfortable than the Slickster and feels much more robust. You will be happy with this carrier. But I will recommend you buy the padded shoulder sleeves with it. Everything else is up to you.

  • 5
    SOLID Option For Plate Carrier

    Posted by Vic on May 21st 2021

    Just got my MEPC and it is solid. Reinforced where it needs to be (shoulder stitching, plate bags, and molle) and minimal everywhere else. Great alternative to Ferro Slickster and Advance Slickster but customer service WAYYYYYYYYY better. You won't regret this choice

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