Shellback Tactical Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier

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Shellback Tactical Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier®

The Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier® was designed to meet and exceed the needs of law enforcement, military, and tactical operators. This ultra lightweight, low profile, high quality plate carrier has great load carrying capacity. 

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 Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier® is approved for wear by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). 

The shoulders on the carrier are fully adjustable and padded for comfort. The shoulder areas once adjusted slides into itself and locks in securely with a hidden quick release buckle. The shoulders have two rows of PALS webbing with elastic nylon sewn in between the PALS webbing allowing for comms or hydration tubing.

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. 


  • Constructed of durable 500 Denier Nylon 
  • Holds 10 x 12 shooter or SAPI cut ballistic plates 
  • Removable cummerbund with interior and exterior PALS for side plates
  • Cummerbund accepts 13.75" x 5.5" soft armor inserts 
  • Quick release secondary securing system
  • Extreme versatility with PALS webbing attachment points covering the front, back and shoulders of the vest.
  • Fully adjustable and padded front, back and shoulder areas.
  • Two areas of loop on front and rear for id placards
  • Front pocket accepts kangaroo inserts 
  • Heavy Duty bar tacking at key stress points
  • Wire, antenna or hydration hose guides
  • Low profile design for mobility 
  • Rear drag handle 
  • Now approved with the Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.)- NTOA (NATIONAL TACTICAL OFFICER ASSOCIATION) APPROVED
  • Lifetime warranty 
  • GSA and TAA Compliant 


Armor Size:
Carrier Only

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  • 4
    Banshee Carrier

    Posted by Chris on May 11th 2023

    I was issued the Shellback Banshee when I joined my departments Special Response Team. The carrier was probably 10 years old or better and it had been through the ringer, who knows how many others had it before it came to me. Even with the hard use I could not find any major wear. The stitching was all still intact and the velcro fields still had plenty of life left in them. The downside to the original Banshee is that there is very little padding and gets very uncomfortable after a while of wearing it. With that said, the addition of the shoulder pads sold here make it a new vest and very comfortable for multiple hours of use. It really is a great carrier and can withstand a lot of abuse.

  • 5
    Plate carrier banshee

    Posted by John on Jan 25th 2023

    Great carrier and customer service

  • 5
    Plate carrier

    Posted by Mason Bishop on Oct 18th 2021

    By far the best carrier I've ever had on for the price I paid. Hands down my go to.

  • 5
    Plate carrier

    Posted by Mason Bishop on Oct 18th 2021

    By far the best carrier I've ever had on for the price I paid. Hands down my go to.

  • 5
    As advertised, maybe even better

    Posted by Ross E Anderson on Sep 7th 2021

    I'm almost an old man - 100% out of shape and not in exactly the best environment but let me say this about this piece of gear - it doesn't make me super human but it does make me prepared. Prepared in the sense that when I add on the MOLLE ammo pouches to the front and a hydration system on the rear, that I now have a load bearing system that I can adjust the plates that I'm carrying and vary the load out configuration. I'm very impressed with the ability to remove the cummerbund and the ability to use the quick disconnect clips in the shoulders "as needed". For an old man that wants a level of comfort, consistency and reliability in gear and equipment, I would recommend this. You élite types out there, this might not be for you - but for the average citizen bumping up the "being ready" meter - this is 100% a great foundational piece of gear.

  • 5
    rugged, great price point, not too floppy when running around.

    Posted by Wendall Grout on Feb 5th 2021

    Exceeded my expectations

  • 5
    Quality Vest

    Posted by VinM on Jan 25th 2021

    Vest was shipped fast and packed nicely, Vest was well made, stitched very well in all areas. customer service was top notch and answered all my questions quickly. Highly recommended..!!

  • 5
    great product

    Posted by Daniel on Jan 21st 2021

    Shipping was quick, quality is great and fully adjustable. This is a lot more comfortable than what I wore in Iraq

  • 4
    great vest

    Posted by Cody on Jan 16th 2021

    I bought the banshee and the vest is well made and meets all expectations however it has almost no padding on The shoulder Straps but outside of that it is worth the money.

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