This is without a doubt the best carrier I have ever used. I've gone through 3 other carriers in my life, and none of them have come close to the quality of this piece. The cummerbund molle is strong and sturdy, if you put your equipment on right it isn't going anywhere, the carry handle has velcro so it won't get snagged on any tree limbs, the shoulder straps feel great even for extended hours and are highly adjustable for broad or narrow shoulder individuals, the velcro in the front and back is sturdy to hold lightweight equipment like patches or even small pouches if that's your thing, and the back is compatible with molpe on backpacks, and what I'd say is the pièce de résistance is a very small bit of dead space at the top of the carrier where the armor sits, this little area gives your chin the space to look down without hitting your plate. These little things are what make ATS my go to company for gear.
Aegis Plate Carrier V3
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 V3 has all the same features as previous versions. Underside of the carrier is comprised of a thin closed cell foam pad under a layer of Aero Spacer wicking material. Adjustable two-inch wide shoulder straps, generous amounts of both Velcro and PALS MOLLE webbing on front and back carrier. Along with tree rows across the cummerbund. Two ITW/Nexus Quick Attach Surface Mount buckles to interface with the Slimline Modular Chest Harnesses.
This latest version allows for greater flexibility and options with regards to tactical communications.
Upgrades to the V3 are as follows:
Lengthened side plate pockets in the cummerbund, accept even a wider variety of hard and soft armor
Wire routing slots in both the front and back carrier plate pockets
Two wire routing slots in both cummerbund sides
One GP pouch in each cummerbund side, each capable of hold two spare M4 mags, IFAK items, smoke grenades, and other items.
GP pouches are also sized perfectly for military / police sized radios, secured in place with a built elastic retainer band
Cummerbund is reversible allowing GP pouches to be worn in the front or back
Pull tabs added to the front and back closer flaps as well as reinforced front and back plate pockets
The Aegis V3 Plate Carrier is another quality made in the USA, ATS product, using only the finest quality Mil Spec, Berry Amendment compliant materials. Its covered by our lifetime warranty against defects in manufacturing and workmanship.