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WHY CHOOSE THE EPIC™ PLATE CARRIER SYSTEM

• Unlike most carriers on the market, EPIC™ is available in a MALE & FEMALE variant.

• The Female EPIC™ also incorporates our patented female shape. Two lateral darts contour around the females natural shape while still providing a full range of motion, support and eliminates excess compression on the breast tissue.
US Patent No. 9,970,736, Patent Pending in Australia, Europe and Canada

EPIC™ utilizes a six piece design called the Patent Pending Integrated Ballistic System that increases ballistic protection, decreases side spall and reduces back face deformation. The six piece design includes a panel suspension and energy disbursement frame.

Patented Ballistic Vein®:
The Patented Ballistic Vein® increases load carriage performance, provides a rigid platform, reduces fatigue, stabilizes and enhances soft armor inserts.
US Patent No. 9,435,614 Australia Patent No. 2014233550 Europe Patent No. 2853853
Patent Pending in Canada
Soft Armor:
Helps absorb the impact from firearm projectiles and fragmentation.
Hard Plate:
Provides additional protection from rifle rounds.  Plates are sold separately.
Patent Pending Soft Ballistic Ridge®
Provides 1” of additional ballistic coverage beyond the plate’s edge on the front plate and .5” of additional ballistic coverage beyond the side plates.  The Ballistic Ridge® wraps around the plate protecting the user from side spall created by plate augmentation. It also improves the structure of the gusseted plate pocket and side plate pocket, ensuring proper area of coverage and enhances the users range of motion to allow for increased ergonomics and performance.

•The Male and Female EPIC™ Plate Carriers incorporate a four-point cutaway system which allows for single-handed release. Carrier may be quickly released by utilizing the pull tab located in the front center. Cutaway buckles are located on both shoulders and on the EPIC™ Base Cummerbund. The 4-Wire Cutaway System allows for easy, quick release and reassembly.

•It’s engineered utilizing our revolutionary patented PV® material which offers significant weight reduction with increased resistance to abrasion.  Patented PV® has been tested to have 7-10 times higher abrasion resistance than standard mil spec nylon.  Patented PV® also enhances the ballistic attributes of armor within the vest. Antimicrobial/FR treated padded spacer mesh is used internally for comfort.


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