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)
  • Small - Fits Small 8.75"x 11.75" 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
    • 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


83 Reviews

  • 4

    Published by MJ on Sep 16th 2021

    The MEPC has a lot of great features that are often overlooked on other carriers. The zippered admin pouch, modularity, and plate adjustment straps are very well thought out. One of the best features is that the shoulder straps tuck in to the rear plate bag, so they're not flopping out in the open. That being said, highly recommend the cable management sleeves to keep velcro rub away from the neck/shoulder area. The mesh is very comfortable and overall the carrier feels well built and secure. It is not the lightest PC but there are a lot of features built in and ready to go.

  • 5

    Published by Shaun K on Sep 13th 2021

    Medium Carrier was JUST large enough to fit AR500 Lvl4 ceramic, which are specd at 1”. It was a very snug fit, but I was able to squeeze them in with some “gentle” persuasion. Great fit/finish. Easy to adapt for any circumstance.

  • 5
    Best carrier I've found

    Published by Kenneth Logan on Sep 11th 2021

    Let me start by saying I'm not law enforcement or military, just a concerned citizen. I have tried several carriers, and the MEPC is my favorite. I'm running it with a trexarms placard, and a 4"elastic cummerbund. I do wish I had went with the QD option, but it is good enough for what I need. I can wear this plate carrier all day, training, rolling around, in and out of vehicles, it breathes so well. Better (IMO) than the Trex-arms AC-1.

  • 5
    Plate Carrier

    Published by Matthew on Sep 2nd 2021

    Runs a little small. I wear a medium at work and that's what I ordered but its defiantly a small. Doesn't fit military medium plates very well as a medium but perfect for a low profile/car vest.

  • 5
    MEPC Carrier

    Published by Taylor Jensen on Aug 31st 2021

    I have run several plate carriers up to this point. This carrier is by far the best I have used and I find it to be the most comfortable to wear for long durations, as in 8+ hours per day at times. The design and features that this carrier offers are far better than most carriers, and some of the most popular brands as well. Everything on it is well thought out feature-wise and is tested thoroughly. I like that the carrier is very modular and easy to change out the cumberbund if needed to fit your mission or role. It is all tested by guys who really use their kit, Jesse and Tim are great people and really test their gear before bringing it to market. Their carrier has solved every problem I have run into with various other carriers that I have used. If you want a good plate carrier at a very reasonable price get this one.

  • 5
    I sold my Fero Slickster for this

    Published by Huy on Aug 25th 2021

    I bought two systems at first to compare. I had this plate carrier in Ranger green, and Ferro Slickster in grey. I sold the slickster for a grey version of this because that's how much I like the fitment and design. The DM cummberbund I ordered with the this plate carrier also fits more snug than the AandA tactical SEACU cummberbund on the grey set up. Not bad or better, just different.

  • 5
    Lightweight and super comfy!

    Published by Andrew Raby on Aug 25th 2021

    Ive only had this carrier for a short time, but i can already tell that its gonna be one i like a lot! I ordered the padded MEPC cable management sleves for a little more comfort and the obvious of managing my radio cables .. but its not a necessity with this carrier! All in all, 5 star in my opinion!! Ill be ordering more from DM in the future!!

  • 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.

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