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Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier

Price: $199.99

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Made by: Shellback Tactical
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The BANSHEE Rifle Plate Carrier was designed to meet and exceed the needs of Law Enforcement, Military, and Private Military operators. This Ultra lightweight, low profile, high quality plate carrier has great load carrying capacity. Designed for protection, utility, mobility in a compact lightweight design.

Ideal gear for Law Enforcement patrol officers for use in High Threat active shooter situations, Multi-Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC) and Counter Terrorism direct actions.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recently approved the Banshee PC and it is on their approved gear list. Available/Approved for individual officer purchase.

The Shoulders on the BANSHEE rifle plate carrier are fully adjustable and padded with a new advanced design feature not seen in other rigs. The shoulder areas once adjusted slides into itself and locks in securely with a hidden quick release buckle. The shoulders have 2 rows of PALS webbing with elastic nylon sewn in between the PALS webbing allowing for comms or hydration tubing.

The front and back of the BANSHEE feature 5 rows of PALS webbing and two 2 inch rows of Loop sewn on for flags and other identifiers. The front and back of the panels of the carrier on the body side are also padded. Rifle plates are loaded from the bottom front/back and secured with a hook/loop closure.

The BANSHEE rifle plate carrier comes standard with a removable cummerbund. Cummerbund runs through the carrier, is fully adjustable (one size fits most) and has PALS webbing on the interior and exterior to accept side plates or other pouches. Also standard is a secondary nylon strap system with quick release buckles (also removable) if the cummerbund is not needed. Both Cummerbund and secondary system integrated on all Banshees. The front pocket of the Carrier has a hook and loop kangaroo type pocket to allow for accessories.

Value and features are packed into this plate carrier. USA Made-Full Berry Compliant Plate Carrier - Backed by our No Questions asked Lifetime Warranty.


  • 500D Cordura
  • Lightweight Shoulder Pads Included - New Update
  • New Color Options
  • Lighter than before
  • The most advanced plate carrier to outperform anything on the market and withstand whatever you throw at it.
  • Extreme versatility with several PALS web attachment points covering the front, back and shoulders of the vest.
  • Fully adjustable and padded front, back and shoulder areas.
  • Two area of loop for identifiers
  • Fits over soft body armor/Uniforms
  • Heavy Duty bar tacking at key stress points
  • Wire, antenna or hydration hose guides 
  • Removable Cummerbund with interior and exterior PALS for side plates-NEW
  • Low Profile/ Lightweight
  • Quick Release Buckle secondary securing system
  • Drag Handle- NEW
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Dimensions of the Cummerbund each side that accepts soft armor 17in x 6in
  • Weight of the BANSHEE empty 2lbs 5 oz
  • Will accept up to 10x12 Level 3 and 4 ESAPI OR SIMILAR PLATES and Plate Backers. Currently, the pockets will not accept the XL ESAPI plates.
  • Now approved with the Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.)- NTOA (NATIONAL TACTICAL OFFICER ASSOCIATION) APPROVED

Gear shown on BANSHEE for demo only and not included with carrier. Side Plate Pockets shown in pictures not included.


Product Reviews

(68 Ratings, 17 Reviews) Average Rating:
Piero San Giorgio (Switzerland) 1/17/2015 4:08 AM
I am a swiss best-selling author and prepper, web site here: I do train a lot for when the SHTF and after training and trying many different kinds of tactical vests (Blackhawk, Condor, Clawgear, OPS), I must say that the BANSHEE is the best. Strong, well made, easy to pull on and off, just the right size, light-weight but sturdy..... also I use it with Level IV ceramic plates, and while they are quite large, they fit perfectly and they do not move. really a must! I will advertise it on my Facebook and blogs!
Great carrier...even for my wife
Paul (Wichita, KS) 1/3/2015 2:18 PM
Great carrier, provides great mobility. My wife and i both have them and works great for even here 5'0 and 95lb, she can keep up with the guys on the range!
WOW !!!
Mac (Memphis TN) 9/11/2014 10:15 PM
Over the years I've used different peaces of gear but it's rare to find something that actually lends it's self to the shooters needs rathen than just preforming one job. I have been wearing this PC for just over 2 months now in training alone and I'm simply blown away by it's level of comfort, the mobility it offers you, the space in which you are able to mount almost aything you might think you would need for an op, heavy grade construction. Hottest day at the range was 102 and I wore this thing for 9 hours , no chafing, no discomfort at all ! I carry 6 AR mags, 3 pistol mags, 1 white smoke, an IFAK, a pocket knife, multi tool, chem lights, flash light, front/back 4 A SAPI plates. I have worn it crawling in the mud, repelling, standing kneeling and prone, hand to hand training, group runs, shallow river crossing, endurance marches, vehicle ops, etc, . It has not failed me yet.
Big Tex (Maryland) 7/27/2014 10:40 PM
GENTS! Shell Back has truly changed the game here w/ the Banshee. I am a Former U.S. Marine. I was one of many Marine's lucky enough to be evaluators for our potential armor replacement testing and have worn MANY carriers and train in them and evaluated them. currently I am a LEO and carry mine on those "All bets are off" calls. have not needed it yet but have worn it when prudent to do so. I have trained at the range on Stress Days and do my own training prior to hosting my students. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! I actually wish I could find something wrong with it because people tend not to believe how great a piece of gear this carrier is. It's durable, comfortable (wore it over my duty gear on a 3 mile K-9 Track, and for up to 8hrs on range days), and it provides the mobility needed to operate in our line of work. I have a brief video on Youtube at BigTex83 and after sampling some of the other products available currently I will be posting another more specific soon. For the money and even for much more I truly feel this carrier cannot be beat. on second thought perhaps if it had Velcro on the molle of t he flap for my D3 chest rig. Seriously, that's my only complaint? YEAH! I would call this one a concrete win on the Shell Back record. Well Done, very well done.
Great Carrier
David G. (Taylor Texas) 7/19/2014 7:47 PM
I purchased this carrier two months ago along with the armor inserts. The carrier is comfortable to wear and adjusted easy. I placed HSGI Tacos on the carrier and they fit just great. if you are in the market for a carrier that is good and well made I recomed this carrier. One of the best carriers on the market.
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