Mission Essential Plate Carrier - MEPC

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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


100 Reviews

  • 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!

  • 4
    Not my style

    Published by K Baldwin on Jul 14th 2022

    First off, this is an amazing plate carrier, well made and has some features that should be standard on all minimalist carriers. With that said, I am not a small guy… I am 5'10 270 ish and have a very wide chest and back this carrier looked like I was wearing a bib…more concerning for me was I just felt like it was very small when I was wearing it so I question (for me) coverage. Coming from a non minimalistic plate carrier I noticed a huge difference. So beware... I run soft plates and the bottom flap didn't cover the excess material of the actual plate so it had some of it sticking out. It was Very tight fitting, my plates are standard 10x12 and less than in inch thick and It was very very tight. I highly recommend this carrier, outside of my personal fit issues it is probably one of the best Minimalist carriers I have seen to date. The cummerbund is super comfortable, which I will be purchasing separately but a 5" to run with another carrier.

  • 5

    Published by Brent on Jun 29th 2022

    I just got back from the range, on a hot (104 degree) day, running the MEPC. The MEPC felt great. Materials are high quality. Quick detach are top notch and easy to put back together, it directs u in to the proper slot so ur not fumbling trying to re-attach. I put the LA police gear plates in it and they fit perfectly. Running in the carrier, it stays in place. Hugs the body but with the cumber bun - expands for breathing. Good air flow without the bulk. It seems to be a great minimalist carrier with the ability to expand (IFAK pouch in my future maybe). The straps don’t dig in but heavier steel plates could give more of an issue - I wouldn’t mind a bit more padding or an add on piece (they might make one - I haven’t checked yet.) All in it is a good carrier. Plenty of molle and Velcro to do whatever. I’ll run the hell out of it and see what happens. So far, I’m impressed.

  • 5
    MEPC plate carrier

    Published by Paul on Jun 28th 2022

    Wish I had known about this products sooner, this should have been my first and only carrier, quality control is great, fits like a dream, recommend the shoulder pads though.

  • 5
    Quality plate carrier

    Published by Garrett Whitley on Jun 3rd 2022

    This is a Great Quality plate carrier. The carrier is well put together and fits my plates just right, It's light weight and breathable, and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I would however suggest buying some shoulder pads for extra comfort. overall I am happy with my purchase.

  • 5
    Great for Fat Asses

    Published by Bailey Louque on May 24th 2022

    This product is great for any gravy seal who wants to larp around their house with level 4 plates. Extremely comfortable and very breathable so all your sweat from walking upstairs will easily evaporatate away. Cumberbuns are easily adjustable so anyone who loots your body can wear it with ease. I've looked far and wide to find a plate carrier with as many features as this and to my surprise it even fits my meal team six ass. Colors are great, quality is top notch, and I can finally sweep my own home like a real man when the family is away. Bottom line this carrier is everything you could want so long as you aren't weird and still want to use MOLLE attached mag pouches in 2022. Looking at you Sig.

  • 5

    Published by Josh on May 11th 2022

    It's awesome. It's my first placard setup and it performs perfect

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