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
  • 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


  • 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)



12 Reviews

  • 5
    Absolute best in class

    Published by IM on Nov 25th 2020

    Very pleased with this carrier. It includes so many subtle common sense improvements over similar designs, which results in a sleek, easy to use, minimalistic design. I'd highly recommend the hybrid tube cumberbund for best results.

  • 5
    Better than Crye JPC

    Published by Daniel Rivera on Nov 11th 2020

    Beats the Crye JPC due to inside mesh cushion comfort and better shoulder straps.

  • 5
    Exactly What I Needed

    Published by Michael on Sep 24th 2020

    This plate carrier checks all of the boxes for my requirements in a plate carrier. I am running 1155 plates in it and it took a little effort to get them in but it fits so perfectly snug now. Very comfortable and usable, especially if you buy some padded shoulder sleeves but the included padding is not horrible. The admin pouch is usable even with thick single curve plates installed. My plates are .9", I am not sure anything thicker would fit.

  • 5

    Published by Sebastian on Sep 3rd 2020

    So I love this plate carrier - best I’ve used. Only a few things - if you buy this (I bought the smallest one - for 10x12 plates) and want to use PatchPanel, go with a 5x3 patch on the front. I was recommended 6x3 and that’s what I bought but the edges are too wide for the carrier - I had to force the patch under the clips because if not, it would just fold and look real bad. Also, I had regular 10x12 plates in there with trauma pads and it was a really tight fit. Like I had to almost force them in there. Other than that, it’s great, I love it.

  • 5
    M.E.P.C. Woodland. Camo

    Published by J.S. on Aug 26th 2020

    Dealt with Jesse, (Thx+)

  • 5
    Mission Essential Plate Carrier

    Published by Scott on Aug 20th 2020

    Outstanding product, couldn't be happier. Fits my issued Hesco 10x12 plates perfectly....no sliding around or movement at all. Construction is solid and design couldn't be better. A great amount of versatility built into this. Zipper admin pocket at the top is very convenient and a nice feature. The ability to add/remove placards on the front is great, as you can customize your loadout/pouch items however you want. Also, the minimalist design makes it extremely comfortable to wear for long periods of time. By far the best plate carrier I've used, wish I found this a long time ago. Highly recommend!!

  • 5
    Great Gear!

    Published by Ken Friedman on Jul 23rd 2020

    I’m very pleased with my Mission Essential PC. It’s much lighter than my other PC. Fits great. Love the buckles! Shoulder straps are wide but thin and flat so don’t interfere with mounting a rifle. Fits my 10x12 plates perfectly. Kudos to @kineticconsulting for the heads up!

  • 5
    The perfect balance of form and function.

    Published by J. Carino on Jun 26th 2020

    100% as advertised and more.
    This plate carrier provides adaptable intergration to any industry standard placards ( i.e. spiritus or haley strategic) while having some well thought out features that sets it apart from other carriers. Its dual capability of running low vis OR Overt is always an awesome option to have.
    Shoulder straps are perfect, comfortable and leaves space for effectively shouldering a rifle on either side and the overall fit is AWESOME. Can maneuver effectively in shoot houses with ease with this plate carrier compared to cif issue plate carriers . Holds all of my gear and Mbitrs tight. Zero battle rattle. Simple. Effective and end user friendly. Will absolutley buy another! ( definitley would like to see more a rear plate bag options w/ more molle intergration for back panels.)

  • 5
    Mission essential plate carrier

    Published by Dylan Bruney on May 25th 2020

    This carrier is awesome, I ordered the size medium in woodland camo. This plate carrier is very comfortable to wear and very thin profiles as well. However, it was challenging fitting my Spartan plates in the carrier. The fitment it so snug thateven if I didn't have the plates secured in, they wouldn't go anywhere!

  • 4
    Mission Essential plate carrier

    Published by Jared Ray on May 13th 2020

    Great pc all around looks nice fits nice the only thing I could wish for is less extra space in the actual plate pocket but that’s a pretty insignificant detail

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