Aegis was the name of Zeus's shield, making it an appropriate name for a plate carrier. Unlike Zeus's shield, the ATS Aegis plate carrier is a scalable system that allows for application to many different mission sets.
The Aegis is sized on small, medium, large and XL ESAPI plates, as well as the 10X12 inch plate common to law enforcement. The plate pockets are made so that they can take straight, curved, or multi-curved plates, and are held closed by heavy duty Velcro on the plate pocket flap. The back side of the pocket that rests against the wearer has a thin closed cell foam pad under a layer of Aero Spacer wicking material. Adjustable two inch webbing with removable shoulder pads make up the upper suspension system.
The upper chest area of the Aegis has PALS webbing over Velcro, with Velcro sewn to the PALS webbing for attaching MOLLE compatible pouches like the ATS Combat Leader Admin Pouch, but also provides an attachment point for Law Enforcement identifier placards. There are four channels and three rows of MOLLE space on the upper section, with an additional six channels and three rows of MOLLE on the front flap. The lower two rows of PALS webbing are also covered with soft side Velcro to interface with the back side Velcro of the ATS Slimline Modular Chest Harnesses. There are also two ITW/Nexus Quick Attach Surface Mount buckles to interface with the Slimline Modular Chest Harnesses.
The back panel of the Aegis features a box-X stitched drag handle with one row of four channels of PALS at the top of the carrier, followed by 5 rows and 6 channels of PALS. There is a 6 inch tall and 9½ inch wide grid of soft side Velcro to attach identifier placards to.
The Aegis V2 comes with the military version cummerbund that can accept side plates up to 6X6 inches. The cummerbund has three rows of PALS webbing for attaching any MOLLE compatible pouches or accessories. There is an optional Hybrid cummerbund, available separately, that can be used with the system, and the ATS Chest Harness Adapter Kit that allows the integration of the ATS Slimline Chest Harness with the use of four ITW/Nexus QASM buckles.
The Aegis Plate Carrier is made in the USA in the ATS factory in Hopkinsville, KY, using only the finest quality Mil Spec, Berry Amendment compliant materials. Its covered by our lifetime warranty against defects in manufacturing and workmanship.
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(Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Dec 23rd 2017)
Everything feels rock solid. Glad to support a Kentucky company was impressed to know this states make argubably one of the best, most used plate carriers.
(Posted by Andrew E. on Nov 21st 2017)
I love that it holds my plates up high where they need to be and greatly improves my mobility over the IOTV. There is still plenty of real estate for all of your essential equipment. Aesthetically I like that the webbing and velcro is camouflaged too.
The price is just right. For the same price as other 'bare-bones' carriers you get padding for the plates and shoulders and pockets for side plates.
Customer service was great! They were able to help with an order customization that better fits my mission needs. They were quick with their responses and very polite.
My only suggestion is that if you have a thin frame and don't wear side plates, you might want to get a one size smaller cummerbund. I have to tie down the back flap to the cummerbund when I have no side plates because I have it tucked in so far.
Overall I am very pleased with it and I look forward to improving/replacing my kit with other ATS products in the future.
(Posted by Unknown on Nov 1st 2017)
I ordered my plate carrier about a year ago and have used it on a regular basis in a LE capacity. The carrier looks and works as good as it did when I first bought it. It is durable, comfortable and rock solid. Great product!!!
(Posted by David on Sep 21st 2017)
I love this plate carrier. It's the 3rd I own. This one certainly provides the highest mobility and holds tight to my body well. 100% recommend this to anyone.
(Posted by email@example.com on Aug 18th 2017)
I ordered this for both Military and SWAT training. I'm a small guy, so one of my main concerns with plate carriers in general, was that even the small size would be too large for me. But this plate carrier was perfect. It's adjustable and fits me perfectly. One of my favorite features is that there's no extra material. The plate carrier is super comfortable, but there's no extra padding that extends past the plate itself, and there shouldn't be; it serves no purpose on typical plate carriers, it's not protecting you anyway. I love that feature.
(Posted by Jonathan Martin on Aug 15th 2017)
I recently purchased one of the Aegis V2 plate carriers and I am more than pleased with this product. The quality is by far the best I've ever owned for an APC. The carrier is very lightweight and comfortable.
Bridget was very helpful in answering my questions. My order was planned to ship on August 20th and I received my package yesterday, August 14th. I am very pleased with the product, as well as the customer service from ATS. They will continue to have my business in the future and I highly recommend them for any LEO/Military personnel looking for high quality products. You will NOT be disappointed.
(Posted by TR on Jun 7th 2017)
7 days out from from deployment I got the carrier. The cumberbund was too small with sideplates in. I called them up on Friday and they sent me a new one that following Monday with a return slip for the old one. That's great customer care. The plate carrier fits well and has the perfect amounts of relestate for what I need. Will update further post deployment.
(Posted by Unknown on Jun 2nd 2017)
I've had several plate carriers in the past that I've worn overseas and the ATS Aegis V2 is the best one yet. The fit is perfect for my body size and the quality is amazing.
(Posted by Austin Miller on May 22nd 2017)
Fits very well and is a great system. The velcro on the MOLLE loops is ingenious. The shipping was fast and the customer service was great. All in all, I'm very satisfied.
(Posted by Zack on May 11th 2017)
Best plate carrier I have ever used hands down. Complete freedom of movement. Extremely comfortable. Easily adjusts. All my "accessories" fit on perfectly. Couldn't be happier with the product. Also, fantastic customer service from this company.
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