The YK-1 is our most popular carrier. It's made out of 1000D nylon and is durable enough for many years of use. In addition, the YK-1 comes with all of your most essential pouches. It comes with pouches for ammo, medical, miscellaneous gear, and snacks. Finally, our YK-1 comes with a quad quick-release. You no longer have to shop around for all the plate carrier components with the one purchase of this carrier.
One size fits all with adjustable cummerbunds and shoulders from S-XXXL.
The carrier comes with a quad quick-release. (Two tubular quick-releases and two buckle releases.)
Breathable EVA foam behind the plate bags for comfort.
The shoulder pads are removable.
We tested for NIR compliance and found that it does not reflect IR or glow under NVG's.
The ballistic plate capabilities:
The front and rear plate bags hold 10"X12" SAPI/Swimmer plates (Multicurve plates work as well).
Additionally, there is another pocket behind the plate bag for backer plates.
Plate front and rear plate bags come with internally integrated retention straps to keep the plate in the right place.
The cummerbunds have removable integrated magazine inserts and can hold 6"x6" or 6"x8" side plates. (We suggest retaining it with a loop of paracord, so the side plates don't side out.)
The pouches are MOLLE for complete customization capabilities.
You'll receive the following pouches:
x7 integrated kangaroo style AR mag pouches. (All removable)
x2 MOLLE AR mag pouches. (All AR mag pouches can hold AK, SKS, AR10, FAL style magazines)
If you're not worried about .30 caliber AP (armor piercing) threats, these are some of the best plates on the market for level III+. Militech, an ISO-certified manufacturer, manufactures these plates, so quality control is not a concern! In addition, we have these ballistic plates tested by BMT (Ballistics and mechanical testing) and OBL (Oregon ballistic laboratory).
Unlike most Chinese armor, these plates have an edge-to-edge ceramic strike face. These average 5.1 pounds a plate. The hexagon tiles make the plate truly multi-hit capable. Instead of the whole plate shattering when it gets shot, the tiles prevent the plate from "spiderweb" cracking all over.
Stops M855A1/M80 Ball/M855/M193 and lesser threats.
Militech Level IV Single-Curve RF3 Plate
NIJ 0101.06 Level IV (4) stand alone
Light-weight Alumina Ceramic and PE panels
Multi-shot tiled ceramic
SAPI cut style plate
Water/chemical-resistant polyurea covering
Light-weight: 5.9LBS per plate
Note:This plate has an inch of drop protection surrounding the ceramic core along the edge of the plate. This means a 10X12 plate has an 8X10 level IV core centered on the plate. This providesthree key benefitsto the plate. However, you lose a little less than the width of your finger in level IV protection on the edge of the plate. The edge of the plate will only be level IIIA rated.
360-degree drop protection. You can drop this plate on the edge, strike-face, and back of the plate and still have confidence in the ceramic.
Weight loss. Typical 10X12 alumina ceramic plates weigh 8+ pounds a plate. 8 pounds is typically okay if you're wearing the plates often enough to get used to them, however for most people that own armor for SHTF or self-defense purposes, 16 pounds in just armor will most certainly suck the energy out of you. Especially if you're not used to it! In order to achieve weight loss in level IV plates, you typically will spend double or triple the cost for lighter materials.
Tiled Core for legitimate multi-hit capabilities. Most ceramic plates havemonolithiccores. Monolithic plates tend to crack the majority of the plate when it's shot. With a tiled pattern, each tile can be shot, instead of cracking the majority of the plate.