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


95 Reviews

  • 5

    Published by Justin Freeman on Feb 3rd 2022

    Appears well made . I'm still getting it fitted out . Pairs well with the DM 3" cummerbund,DM molle placard, Esstac 5.56 Kywi , Esstac pistol Kywi,& HSGI cuff's Taco . Haven't had the opportunity to run it live yet but I think it's going to be my new work shtf pc

  • 4
    Plate Carrier

    Published by Devin Campos on Jan 31st 2022

    I love the simplicity of the vest customization and setup, the shoulder straps can scrape against the sides of your head when putting on or taking off vest. Great product overall though!

  • 5

    Published by Preston Brandt on Jan 18th 2022

    High quality. No frayed stitching. Superb nylon quality. Shot stop levels 4 fit with some serious force. Great product. Will be investing in another soon.

  • 5
    MEPC is solid

    Published by Bob Dean on Jan 15th 2022

    Love the modern minimal/slick feel especially when combined with the 3” hybrid cummerbund. Big fan of the top zipper admin pocket. Only gripe is lack of padded shoulder pad availability in multicam tropic to match carrier, but that no is slight to the excellently constructed plate carrier. Fits L210s like a glove and accepts Haley D3CRM chest rig and flat pack (mole rear plate bag) beautifully.

  • 4
    Mission Essential Plate Carrier

    Published by Unknown on Jan 11th 2022

    Overall a very comfy, well feature carrier. There is, however, one glaring flaw that is hard to overlook for some. The molle field on the front sits too low to comfortably use a Juggernaut phone case with. There are two options to use one, you either cant open it hardly at all, or you have a placard sitting a fair distance below the plate bag. You can see in one picture on the product page the placard is hanging below the plate bag and there still isnt enough room to open the case very far. This would be a nearly perfect carrier if they started the molle field an inch higher on the plate bag.

  • 5

    Published by Pete on Dec 7th 2021

    Quality is excellent and carrier is easy to adjust. I recommend getting the large size as it accommodates a greater variety of plates. Value is good for what you get. Placard clips easily fit a Velocity Systems/Mayflower placard already issued to me.

  • 5
    Great plate carrier

    Published by Lee on Nov 9th 2021

    This is only my second plate carrier that I have owned. I found this company from a youtube review and decided to give them a shot. The fit and quality is great. Stitching is even, and seems very strong. I have some Safe Life Defense plates that fit perfect. Carrier is comfortable on the shoulders. With the addition of the padded shoulder pads it would be more comfortable for extended wear.

  • 5

    Published by Cody on Nov 4th 2021

    Awesome kit, glad I upgraded from my old condor PC. This is a night and day difference.

  • 5

    Published by Kacper on Nov 2nd 2021

    Great carrier for the price and amazing quality

  • 5
    Started at the bottom, now we're here

    Published by Radar on Oct 3rd 2021

    First intro into plate carriers was a cheap Condor sentry I bought some years ago. Slapped some ESAPIS I had laying around from an old interceptor vest I have. Wanted something better so I went full bore and the MEPC seemed to fit the bill nicely. It is leagues better than the Condor. Yeah, they both carry plates, but the comfort of the MEPC is far superior.

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