PLATEminus (Side Straps)

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  • Part Number: MM-PLATEMINUS-3
  • Weight: 640 Grams
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The PLATEminus - full featured plate carrier, minus the unnecessary weight

The PLATEminus combines the advanced technology and superior design to bring you a full featured plate carrier that can be worn slick and light or fully kitted out.

The PLATEminus is a light weight plate carrier that is perfectly suited as a low profile carrier or a fully loaded MOLLE compatible plate carrier.   The carrier is built with ULTRAcomp® - an extremely durable, battle proven high performance laminate that has been laser cut for a precision down to the thousandth of an inch.  The laser cut MOLLEminus™ slots are fully MOLLE compatible that saves weight and bulk over traditional sewn MOLLE webbing.  The latest generation of MOLLEminus provides a greater range of adjustment of pouches over the first generation ‘slots and holes’ and also minimizes snags on clothing or other gear.

The PLATEminus carriers SAPI or ESAPI armor plates with or without soft armor backers in an enclosed tweave plate pocket.  Other nonstandard sized steel or composite armor may fit depending on the size.  Remember to size the carrier in the options to the plate size, NOT the user physical size. 

The carrier is fully adjustable for the user size with adjustable hook and hoop secured shoulder straps and adjustable side straps.  A large pattern matched loop field on the front can be left empty or used to display name, department, or flag patches.

When worn, the PLATEminus is surprisingly light - only 640 grams or less than a pound and a half empty.  With plates, the whole setup is very thin, secure, and snag free for very easy wear and use whether it is under an outer garment, in a vehicle, or training at the range.

The PLATEminus is available in several options:

  1. Side Plate Pockets, see here for additional information  -  available in a low profile version without side plate pockets  and adjustable side straps for low threat environment or side plate pockets that fit 6” x 6” hard armor side plates secured with a Ten-Speed® cummerbund for a more secure fit and to hold extra mags or equipment. 
  2. Size - available in medium or large to fit medium or large SAPI / ESAPI plates.  The carrier is adjustable for user at the shoulder straps and side straps or pockets.

                        Size the carrier to match your SAPI / ESAPI plate size NOT shirt, coat, or chest size

                                    Medium 9.5" wide x 12.5" high x 1.25" thick      -For Medium SAPI / ESAPI plates
                                    Large 10.25" wide x 13.25" high x 1.25" thick    - For large SAPI / ESAPI plates

  1. Color - available in black, coyote brown, and Multicam


As with all Blue Force Gear, the PLATEminus is made with excellence in the USA and carries a limited lifetime warranty.



  • SAPI/ESAPIs with soft armor backers
  • Side plate pocket option compatible with 6"x6" side plates
  • Other armored plates may fit.  See Technical tab for more details. 
  • Fully MOLLE compatible
  • Increase weight savings by using pouches with the Helium Whisper® attachment system

Size the carrier to match your SAPI / ESAPI plate size - NOT shirt, coat, or chest size
    Medium - 9.5" x 12.5"
    Large - 10.125" x 13.25"

**ESAPI plates with soft armor backer are approximately 1.25” thick.  Other armor plates may vary**



  • MOLLEminus™ Technology fully MOLLE compatible
  • Constructed from ULTRAcomp® high performance laminate
  • Ten-Speed® cummerbund (on Plate Pocket Option)
  • BLIP™ feature on the Side Plate Pockets


Our Ball Loaded Index Point, or BLIP™ for short, is a feature found on all our lidded pouches and select plate carriers like the PLATEminus V4 Plate Carrier. BLIP was born in the freezing rain on a Blackwater range. It was there we realized that when you can’t feel your fingers, it’s very difficult to get a grasp on a flat piece of webbing and distinguish a pull tab. The ball doesn’t rely on friction; the bones in your fingers positively engage it. BLIP’s form is both easy to pull and impossible to miss.


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