EDIT: Here are a couple of shots of PLATEminus at BOOTH 501, Warrior West. Get by there and check it out.
Today at Warrior West Blue Force Gear will be unveiling their new PLATEminus loadbearing platform. It’s the fourth to date in their MOLLEminus series (fifth if you count CHAPSminus). The first pattern it will be offered in is Multicam, with Coyote Brown and Urban Wolf coming soon, and initial sizes available will be medium and large (unknown yet if or when they will offer other sizes), the PLATEminus is designed to fit any SAPI/ESPI style armor plate with or without backers. There’s an inner plate pocket constructed of color matched CORDURA® and Tweave to “…provide camouflage and signature reduction”; the wearer will not need special plates for said signature reduction. MOLLEminus gear utilizes laser cut slots and squares cut from one piece of ULTRAcomp™, a high performance laminate.
Extreme light weight (less than 3/4lb unladen)
Provides load bearing modularity while mitigating bulk (it’s less than half the thickness of a dime)
Adjustable shoulder straps with cable routing (one wrap)
Compatible with LMAC shoulder straps (they will continue to make the LMAC, which is arguably more comfortable but not as low profile)
Is equipped with two rows of MOLLE on the bottom of the front piece ideally situated for a Tourniquet NOW! Strap
Single 1″ side straps to either size in lieu of a cummerbund to maximize profile reduction
Durability (four times as abrasion resistant as air textured nylon)
Note: PLATEminus is compatible with all legacy issue MOLLE pouches and for the ultimate lightweight plate carrier combine PLATEminus with pouches featuring Blue Force Gear’s revolutionary Helium Whisper™ attachment system.