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 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" 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)


  • Front Admin Loop Panel: 6" Width, 3" Height
  • Front and Back Bottom Loop Panel:
    • 8x10: 9.25" Width, 4.5" 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
    • 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


76 Reviews

  • 3
    Plate fitment

    Published by Keith on Aug 24th 2021

    Medium carrier would not fit sapi multi curve plates. Recommend using the next size up.

  • 5
    MEPC Plate Carrier

    Published by Joshua Bell on Aug 24th 2021

    Great carrier, ran it for the first time a couple nights ago. Very comfortable and lightweight. I'm running the 4 inch elastic cummerbund as well fits great with no issues.

  • 5

    Published by Isaac on Aug 7th 2021

    DM nailed it. Color, fit, and finish is quality. Admin picket is a great addition that most carriers don't have. No extra fabric and material where you don't need it like many others out there. The overall design works great and is comfortable. Size medium fits hesco l210s perfect.

  • 5
    Great Plate Carrier

    Published by Shane Thideman on Aug 6th 2021

    Fits Hesco L210 plates well, easy to adjust. comfortable to wear.

  • 5
    You need to just Buy It!

    Published by DDC on Aug 6th 2021

    I’ve had other minimalist plate carriers. The ones made in America for $99. The quality of DM’s is so far superior. The medium fits my Premier sapi cut 10x12 poly plates like a glove with hardly any excess at the shoulders. Took very little work to get in the bags and retention is amazing. No slop. The weight savings compared to steel plates is drastic. I paired with the 4” elastic cummerbund with QD and the system is rock solid even leaving enough room to gasp for breath. It moves with me. The pockets on the cummerbund will hold additional AR Mags and it will also fit my baofeng radio. I will be ordering the shoulder straps for cable management and because the Velcro on the shoulders do dig into my neck a bit. Not complaining it’s only scratches when donning and doffing. Overall this is a 10 out of 10 for fit and functionality. When I purchased, the lead time was about 10 days. Pretty impressive for something made to order. I also ordered the 3 AR mag placard, flat pocket w zipper for multi-tool and write in rain notebook and placard wrap. The admin pouch is a nice touch too. I keep a sharply, extra sets of batteries for weapon lights and Rds, and cheap ear pro in there and completely disappears. Everything is ranger green. The pics appear to be more brown than the actual color so keep that in mind. Not an issue since most of my kit is ranger green so it matches perfectly. It still looks good with my multicam blue alpha gear range belt. If you’re being hesitant, just pull the trigger and order this thing. Highly recommend.

  • 5
    Excellent carrier for smol boi

    Published by Colin on Aug 5th 2021

    The shoulder adjustment is awesome. Being smaller, I like being able to cinch down the shoulder straps with this carrier and being able to retain the extra material by tucking it back into the plate bag.

  • 5
    Best plate carrier ever.

    Published by Riley Watts on Aug 4th 2021

    You can't go wrong with this thing, extremely well made and ergonomic.

  • 5
    lovin it

    Published by Brad L on Aug 1st 2021

    saw a youtube review on this product... and I'm really happy with the fit and quality!

  • 5
    Great carrier

    Published by Austin on Jul 28th 2021

    Just recieved my MEPC and right out of the box amazed at how well thought out it was. Very easy to put together, and paired with the 4 inch elastic cummerbunds.

  • 5

    Published by William G Tack on Jul 23rd 2021

    Very well constructed and received in timely manner. I like it!

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