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Cummerbunds and additional pictured accessories are not included

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, 3" 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, 14.5" 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

Handmade in Winona, MN

Additional Details

Made to Order


116 Reviews

  • 3

    Published by Dent on Sep 13th 2022

    Nice enough plate carrier. I was kind of hoping for more, though. The material is thin and has a shine to it. It doesn’t seem super high quality. However, the carrier as a whole looks pretty cool. I’m not sure if I’m going to use it as much as I thought I would. I like my Scarab much more so I might buy another one of those in a different pattern. For $150 it’s hard to complain, but I expected more.

  • 5

    Published by Paul on Sep 9th 2022

    Great product, great company. To put it simply, this is my second one and I’ve sold all my other carriers, just have the two mepcs. Trust quality that works

  • 5
    MEPC WoodLAnd

    Published by MATT B on Sep 3rd 2022

    First carrier I have bought. It looks and feels like quality. The medium size fits RMA 10x12 plates. A little tight but fit. Would highly recommend.

  • 5
    Great bang for your buck

    Published by Luke Christensen on Aug 23rd 2022

    I was deciding on this carrier versus a few others. I decided on this one and couldn’t be more than happy. It combines the best of all worlds from carriers like the LV119, AC1, and slickster. I have it setup currently fairly slick but I have no doubt it can’t be built out into a larger setup. Definitely recommend it to anyone who may be on the fence about it. And the lead time was not unreasonable at all.

  • 5
    MEPC Review

    Published by John Constantine Mouhlas on Aug 16th 2022

    Unbelievable Fit and Finish. Top Notch Quality, Innovative Products, EXCEPTIONAL Customer Service … Thank YOU for being So Awesome !!!

  • 4

    Published by Spencer on Aug 14th 2022

    This is an excellent and comfortable carrier. The only neg is the sizing for the plate bottom. I ordered a Large because I have a LG plate in the back and a Med in the front. The LG is a good size, but the LG plate is not covered at the bottom. When you make second gen make sure the plate fits and is covered for protection of the plates. It's not a deal breaker, but adding more material at the bottom to cover the plate would make sense. I've not used it long, so I am curious as to the wearing of the padding material over time and how long it lasts; it is very soft and might not be as durable long-term as the gear I was issued. It is by far more comfortable to wear, and I would and have recommended it to several other people. If pics can be added, I'll share those as well. At the moment I have a Haley strategic Placard attached. It's a little wide for it but works very well.

  • 5

    Published by Dave on Aug 10th 2022

    Fucking Rad!! I’ve only had it for a few days but it excels at larping around my house and full kit burpees. My only complaint is with myself. Always get Woodland.

  • 5
    Better than expected

    Published by Ray on Jul 27th 2022

    Carrier fits perfectly and is better than expected, descriptions helped tremendously. Already planning for buying another one

  • 5
    Plate Carrier

    Published by Shaun Bertram on Jul 21st 2022

    The carrier came in relatively quickly (3 weeks and change) fits good and snug with 8X10 RMA ceramic plates. Also tried with same size Spartan Armor steel plates. Had a sharp imprint on the top of the plate, could lead to chaffing issue with hard use over time being a thinner material. Looks great!

  • 5
    Great quality

    Published by Jarrett on Jul 14th 2022

    Despite the MEPC being my first plate carrier, I am extremely pleased with it. The workmanship as well as all the components and materials used in this product are top notch. It is extremely comfortable and is very easy to scale up or down depending on what you’re wanting to do with your setup. DM will definitely have more of my business in the future!

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