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5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier

5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier

Special Price $199.99

Regular Price: $199.99

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5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier Vest

Made from an ultra-durable, water-resistant 500D nylon, the 5.11 TacTec™ Plate Carrier Vest is uniquely designed to give the wearer an increased range of motion with a lightweight feel and optimal breathability. Unlike some comparable weighted vests or flak jackets in the industry, the 5.11 Tactical Weight Vest can hold medium and large ballistic plates—front and back—without the restrictive bulkiness. Yoke shoulder pads reduce friction, adjustable tensional bands improve stability, and innovative air flow channels and aerospace mesh ensure sustained comfort.

The 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier Vest weighs 2.5LB on its own, and can be ordered as part of a package with a set of compatible plates—including your choice of the original Rogue Vest Plates or our new USA Cast Weight Vest Plates (you can compare options below). All weight vests come with durable Duraflex® hardware, a laser-cut micro-loop web platform, and an extended drag handle and quick release system.

Important: The 5.11 Tactical Vest is intended strictly as a fitness accessory and should NEVER be used as body armor.

Gear Specs

Brand 5.11 Tactical
Made In USA No
Color Various Colors
Product Weight 2.5LB
Material Type Abrasion resistant 500D nylon
  • 1Superior Construction

    An athlete doesn’t need to sacrifice comfort or mobility to get all the benefits of a top-tier weighted vest. 5.11 Tactical has created a uniquely lightweight and body-contoured plate carrier, weighing just 2.5LB unloaded, and capable of holding both medium and large ballistic plates, front and back. The carrier is made from durable 500D nylon, and features yoke shoulder pads to reduce friction, adjustable tensional bands for stability, and innovative air flow channels for sustained comfort.

  • 2Five Color Options + Optional Badges

    Along with the original standard black, the 5.11 TacTec Vest is also now available in Navy Blue, Tac OD, Sandstone and Camo (for an additional $30). You can select your preferred color, as well as a wide range of optional Rogue badge attachments, via the dropdown order menus.

  • 3Tested at the Highest Levels of Competition

    5.11 has been the official plate carrier provider to the CrossFit Games for several years, and is trusted by some of the world’s most accomplished athletes for its reliable performance, durability, reduced bulk, and overall comfort.

Use With: Rogue USA Cast Weight Vest Plates

Rogue’s NEW ergonomically contoured vest plates are based on modern military / police bulletproof vest armor, and go even further to eliminate discomfort and restrictions in movement / breathing. 100% Made in the USA. You can add the following plate pairs to your order either as part of a package with the 5.11 Vest or a la carte (for compatibility with other weight vests, check the measurements in advance):

  • 5.75LB Plate Pair (14LB total w/ vest) - 11.25” L x 9.25” W
  • 8.75LB Plate Pair (20LB total w/ vest) - 11.25” L x 9.25” W
  • 13.75LB Plate Pair (30LB total w/ vest) - 11.25” L x 9.25” W

Use With: Rogue Weight Vest Plates

These flat, laser-cut steel plates have been used in CrossFit Games events and are available in three weight increments. You can add the following plate pairs to your order either as part of a package with the 5.11 Vest or a la carte (for compatibility with other weight vests, check the measurements in advance):

  • 3.75LB Plate Pair (10LB total w/ vest) - 12.125" L x 10” W (0.120" Thick), Burnt Orange
  • 5.75LB Plate Pair (14LB total w/ vest) - 11.5" L x 10" W (0.188" Thick), Dark Red
  • 8.75LB Plate Pair (20LB total w/ vest) - 11" L x 10" W (0.313" Thick), Dark Blue

Use With: Other Standard SAPI Plates

The 5.11 TacTec Vest is also compatible with any other standard 24MM wide Medium (12.5" H x 9.5" L x 2" W) or Large (13.25" x 10.25" x 2.25") SAPI plates (Small Arms Protective Insert).

Additional Specifications:

  • 500D Nylon Construction
  • Water-Resistant Coating
  • Vest Weight: 2.5LB
  • Fits all Rogue Weight Vest Plates and any 24MM wide Medium (12.5" H x 9.5" L x 2" W) or Large (13.25" x 10.25" x 2.25") SAPI plates
  • Back yoke shoulder pads for even weight distribution
  • Adjustable weight and tensional bands
  • Extendable GrabDrag handle for emergency exfiltration
  • Oversized airflow channel padding
  • One-handed Quick Release
  • Duraflex® hardware
  • Web ID Loop
  • Standard cummerbunds will accommodate a 52" circumference with the elastic relaxed, and up to 57" when fully extended
  • Color: Black, Navy, Tac OD, Sandstone, Camo (+$30)

Warranty Info:

5.11 guarantees each product sold to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for as long as you own the product, or for the maximum period allowed by the laws of your jurisdiction, if less. Exclusions from coverage include:

  • Damage resulting from abuse or misuse
  • Damage resulting from extended wear and tear.
  • Damage resulting from tampering or a customer modification.
  • Damage resulting from exposure to a caustic substance.
  • Consequential, incidental, indirect, punitive, exemplary, and/or special damages (although some states in the United States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so this exclusion might not apply to you).

Fast Rogue Shipping

Orders placed before 3pm ship from Rogue HQ the same day. You can then follow the progress of your package online via the Rogue Shipping Tracker.

See More: Weight Vests Available from Rogue

5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 211.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Comfortable I bought this item a few weeks ago and have used it 3 times so far. The plate set up is a little tricky at the beginning but you only set it up once and you're done. The plate carrier fits to your body and it molds to it. It doesn't move, bounce or impedes your overall movement in doing push ups, running, squatting or climbing (you basically don't feel it while moving). Of course, you're heavier (not bulkier), but that's the basic purpose. I greatly recommend it as a way to go beyond and squeeze the workouts to the limit. I believe it's a little pricey but the comfort is great and fitting is excellent. This is something necessary only if you want to go above and beyond or reach competition level.
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’m in love Fits great super super comfortable, believe me don’t make the mistake And buy the cheap one, TRUST ME YOU WILL REGRET IT
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best plate carrier After reviewing all reviews on YouTube. This plate carrier was and is the best option. In training it will stay firm on the body. And the weight is evenly divided in the back and front.
Date published: 2019-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Way Better I bought this plate carrier because I want to do a 5k with a 20lb plate carrier. It is so much more comfortable than the one I have to wear for work. The elastic sides enables you to be able to take deep breaths without restrictions. Plates stay secure in place. The only small dislike I have is not being able to adjust the shoulder straps easily. Overall I’m extremely happy with this product.
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5.11 TacTec Plate (Laser cut red plates) Review Hello All, here is my review of the 5.11 TacTec Plate with the red laser cut plates. I purchased the vest and plates and they arrived at my APO address in about 2 and a half weeks which wasn’t bad. I wasn’t in a rush to receive it so the shipping time was no issue. The box it came in felt flimsy knowing it had weighted plates in it but the box was intact and the items weren’t damaged or scuffed at all. The plate carrier itself is amazing. The material, stitching, velcro, all of it is very well made. It’s solid. I’ve worked in law enforcement for almost a decade and have worn a few different plate carriers and this one feels great. I would definitely take it to a range and work on drills with it on. For exercising in, it didn’t disappoint. My fitness routine is functional based so I do a lot of pull-ups, pushups, burpees, sprints, etc and this plate carrier stays in place. With my arms fully extended above my head, the plate carrier doesn’t jam into my chin and my shoulders have full mobility. I was surprised with the plates. For how thin they are, they hold up nicely. I also do sit-ups with the plate carrier in and I don’t feel the bottom of the plates digging into my lower back like previous plate carriers I’ve used in the past. Overall experience has been awesome. There is a con, however, I feel this is because I’m short I’m height. I stand at 5’6” so the plate carrier takes up my entire torso. When running sprints, I can’t tighten the vest too tight or it will restrict my breathing from my stomach. So I have to loosen up the waist straps just enough to allow a full breath in and out BUT then the plate carrier jumps around a little. My suggestion would be to make the plate carrier shorter by perhaps an inch, maybe 1.5 inches to allow the belly to fully inflate without the plates getting in the way. That would mean changing the plates to be shorter, too. Other than that, 10/10. I actually would like to buy a few more of these vests so I can swap them out so I’m not sweating in just the one all the time. If you’re looking for a vest to train in, this is it. It’s simple, it’s durable, it’s not bulky, it’s modern, if you’re a law enforcement or military person then it’ll feel exactly how you want it to.
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable Like the vest, easy to adjust straps and stays secure which reduces the bounce from other vests. Laser cut plates are nice.
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Great products. Recommend spending the money, it’s comfortable and is easy to put on
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vest! I did a lot of research prior to purchasing this vest. It is very well built. Easily adjustable to fit different body sizes, and stays very secure while jumping, running, etc. highly recommend if.
Date published: 2019-01-26
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