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 9 48½ inch wide grid of soft side Velcro to attach identifier placards to.
The Aegis V2 comes with a simple 2" webbing waist belt to reduce cost and keep the carrier trim for situations such as an active shooter scenario.The ATS Chest Harness Adapter Kit 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.
(Posted by Jonathan Eldridge on Apr 26th 2018)
Finally some gear that’s awesome. Absolutely love it
(Posted by Unknown on Apr 7th 2018)
Excellent quality and made in the USA plate carrier. I bought the small size and it fit small SAPI plates (triple curve shooter's cut) front and back perfectly and securely. The multicam version looks nothing like the picture on the website--it's better. The front looks like the Aegis version 2 plate carrier with 3 rows of PALS webbing in multicam and the entire top half is in the loop material so you can easily place velco patches/pouches on it. The lo pro cummerbund is great for hot weather environments or for training/exercising purposes, but you will need the hybrid cummerbund, or get the Aegis version 2, if you need PALS capability. A skeletal cummerbund option (not currently offered) would be perfect.
(Posted by Unknown on Mar 30th 2017)
The plate carrier is a high quality piece of kit. The 10x12 carrier fits my 10x12 plates perfectly with no movement. Will buy more products more in the future.
(Posted by Unknown on Jun 28th 2016)
I received this a week or so ago and have checked it over a couple of times now, and adjusted it to my liking. I am quite impressed! This is my first product from ATS, and certainly will not be the last. Customer service was great, shipped out in a reasonable time, and sent a rock solid rig to me. Fit, finish, nothing was neglected. I used to have a job that I had to wear armor, I wished I had this carrier back then.
(Posted by Crazy Ed on Jun 27th 2016)
This will configure into any configuration you could need for range time to being ready to fight. Light weight and very good quality. Thanks ATS.