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.
(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 1st 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.
(Posted by Tom on Jan 27th 2017)
I have to say that the way their customer service conducts themselves is amazing. I had a small issue with my PC which was at no-ones fault and they handled it extremely well and had a new one on the way in no time. This PC is WAY more comfortable and durable than my last one I got from another company in 2010 which ended up breaking. Superior product and company.
(Posted by John on Dec 7th 2016)
This is the best plate carrier I've ever used. It's very lightweight and low profile. It's a very no-nonsense carrier, it has everything I need and nothing I don't. One of the other reviewer's complaints states "there's too much velcro". I love the velcro panels, it gives me plenty of real estate for my patches. It doesn't inhibit the use of the molle webbing, so I can't understand that individual's complaint. I chose this plate carrier over other offerings specifically for the drag handle, most low profile carriers don't have one. Something else I would like to note, the cummerbund is adjustable with velcro in the back. I am 5'10" at 180 pounds, and the size small cummerbund has enough adjustment to fit me.
(Posted by Andrew on Nov 21st 2016)
I originally purchased a different brand plate carrier and was not satisfied. I have 11x14 plates and the carrier did not fit as advertised. Contacted Loren and he answered all my questions. I was originally told it could be up to 4 weeks for my carrier to arrive. I received it in a week. My plates fit great and the carrier has everything I want. I won't hesitate to tell my brothers and sisters in blue to purchase from ATS.
(Posted by Unknown on Oct 26th 2016)
Fits great and the quality is second to none.
(Posted by J on Sep 7th 2016)
This plate carrier is vary well put together nice fit and overall a great product. And this company probably has the best customer service I have ever dealt with making a online purchase. You will not be dissatisfied if you purchase the aegis v2