Mission Essential Plate Carrier

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The Mission Essential Plate Carrier keeps a minimalist design at its heart while packing in key features that enhance usability.  500D 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" thick combination of plate and backer. For plates thicker than 1" thick, simply size up to the larger plate bag. 


  • 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)
  • Medium - Fits Medium 9.5"x12.5", Small 8.75"x 11.75" 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)



38 Reviews

  • 5

    Published by HB on Apr 20th 2021

    Well thought out and well built. Easily concealable if needed but rugged enough for hard use. I look forward to running this rig more in the future and ordering some more gear. If you’re a big dude and want to run 11x14 plates, then this is a solid option. I have other carriers that are only good for 10x12 plates and they’re tight in there. 11x14s fit nicely for more coverage.

  • 5
    Plate carrier

    Published by Kyle on Apr 20th 2021

    Like my old Ferro slickster but better. Front pocket is perfect size for field notes and my ID and credit card. Rear cover over cummerbund Velcro is a huge plus. Would definitely recommend.

  • 5

    Published by Ethan Cranor on Apr 7th 2021

    Very comfortable and well made. Only thing I wish was added was some padded should straps exactly like the covers you can buy for cable management but just padded. Other than that it’s a really good high quality carrier.

  • 5
    First PC

    Published by Jesse B on Apr 4th 2021

    This is my first PC ever and let me tell you, these guys are QUALITY...I’ve ran my friends’ PCs such as the Ferro slickster and SS LV119 & the MEPC feels more durable and rugged yet so slick and simple. Will be getting another!

  • 5
    As advertised

    Published by John on Apr 2nd 2021

    This plate carrier offered everything I need as a patrol officer. Quick, durable, reliable, modern and I can add or take away items I don't need from the carrier. The construction of the carrier is strong, the full molle rear plate bag is excellent and the velcro on this thing is tough. I'm satisfied with my purchase.

  • 5

    Published by Graham on Apr 1st 2021

    Picked up a Multicam Black MEPC with the MOLLE back plate at and can’t be more impressed with the quality and the price. No upcharge for the MOLLE option was a welcome surprise and the spacing and stitching of the webbing is on-spec. The build quality of the carrier is on par or better than other major gear companies and things are double stitched and bartacked where they should be. This carrier is a great option for those who like the profile of the Slickster but want more capability out of the box. Additionally, there’s no hyped up drops for these and they’re not that much more expensive. Lead time was on-target and shipping was quick. Ultimately I’ll come back to DM the next time I need some nylon because of the customizable options and the cost to quality ratio. Thoroughly impressed by DM. Great job guys.

  • 5

    Published by Keith Pointer on Mar 30th 2021

    I ordered everything for a kit and it come with everything I ordered. The craftmanship is outstanding. The only two things I would say is a con about this is the Mollie on the rear plate on the edges isn't flush and sticks out like loops. I have no idea if that's the intent or not. Honestly no big deal to me, the other thing is the shoulder strap cable management socks are super lose if your planning to just use them to cover the Velcro part on the straps they just slide around so I have to keep putting them back in place. But other then those two things i would say this is the best PC I've ever used.

  • 4
    Excellent quality

    Published by Chris on Mar 27th 2021

    The carrier is overall excellent quality. It has a night and tight fit with my level 4 10x12 plates and also fits my multiurve level 3+ plates very well. The shoulder straps are a little too close together for maximum comfort for me. It's a tight squeeze to get over my head, and I'm not a huge person. (6ft, 200lbs)

  • 5
    5 star piece of kit

    Published by Anthony on Mar 26th 2021

    5 star piece of kit

  • 5
    Complete Package

    Published by Corndog on Mar 26th 2021

    I purchased this to replace a LV119 and I don't regret it for a second. Plate retention is good with 1155s and it's more comfortable than the spiritus.

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