• Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Black - Front
  • Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Black - Rear
  • Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Coyote - Front
  • Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Coyote - Rear
  • Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Ranger Green - Front
  • Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Ranger Green - Rear
  • Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Multicam - Front
  • Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Multicam - Rear
  • Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Range Red - Front
  • Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Range Red - Side
  • Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier Range Red - Back

Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier

$189.99 $169.99
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Product Description

 Shellback Tactical Patriot Plate Carrier

From the ever growing family of plate carriers from Shellback Tactical comes the BANSHEE PATRIOT Plate Carrier part of our continuing Banshee Series. Based frame wise off the hugely successful Original Banshee Plate Carrier, this carrier has just what you need in a plate carrier set up and nothing you don’t. Taking from the Banshees shoulder design with the 3 strips of nylon/elastic webbing we integrated this features into the top of the included shoulder pads.

Lightweight, low profile, high quality, and still has great load carrying capacity. Ideal for active shooter applications, Law Enforcement, Military.  Designed for protection, utility, mobility in a compact lightweight design. Its look of a clean design is sure to do the job. 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. Removable Spacer Mesh shoulder pads with 3 strips allow you to run comms or hydration effortlessly over the shoulders. The PATRIOT will also accept the Banshee soft armor package for not only the front and back, but the cummerbund as well.  Value and features at a great economical price. Ideal to outfit agencies officers with active shooter kits. 

The Patriot can also be used as a Low Vis Covert Type carrier. There is no bulk to this carrier, and it can be worn and concealed easily under a jacket even with level IIIA soft armor. Working undercover or in a low vis environment, check out the Patriot.

PATRIOT [pey-tree-uh t]

1. a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.

2. a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.


  • 500D Cordura Nylon
  • Active Shooter Kit Ready
  • Lightweight Adjustable Spacer Mesh padded load comfort shoulder pads included
  • Shoulder pads have 3 strips on top to run comms or hydration with ease
  • Super lightweight weighing 1.5 pounds empty
  • Super low profile - Can be used as a Low Vis - Covert Carrier
  • MULTICAM has matching Multicam webbing and matching Velcro Placard
  • Large front and back areas for ID placards
  • 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
  • Easy access front cummerbund flap with Hypalon pull
  • No buckles on shoulders - Easily Shoulder weapon
  • Fits over soft body armor/Uniforms
  • Heavy Duty bar tacking at key stress points
  • Cummerbund has interior and exterior PALS for side plate pouches
  • Low Profile/Lightweight
  • Accepts 10x12 Level III and Level IV shooter cut/ESAPI type plates
  • Easy/Secure bottom load for plates
  • Drag Handle secures down with loop
  • Hypalon Pull Tab on Cummerbund front flap
  • Need Level IIIA soft armor - The Patriot also fits the Banshee Soft Armor Package
  • Dimensions of the cummerbund each side can accept soft armor up to: 17in x 6in
  • GSA and TAA Compliant 
  • Lifetime warranty 

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  1. Great Carrier at a Great price 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 20th 2020

    Purchased this carrier for work and all I can say is wow! Fit is great, it’s comfortable to wear during my shift and has just enough space for everything I need. If you’re in the market for more of a slick carrier this is the one. You won’t be disappointed.

  2. Quality carrier at a good price. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 6th 2020

    I watched a Mr. Guns and Gear video on armor for dummies and saw him talk about shellback plate carriers. They looked comfortable, roomy, and well made. Since purchasing this plate carrier I can confirm all three of those. This carrier easily fits level 4 ceramic plates from LAPG which is what I have riding in it right now. This carrier has tons of MOLLE mounting points to add on mag pouches, coms equipment, water systems etc. Would I buy this again? In a heartbeat.

  3. American Made Greatness 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Sep 3rd 2020

    With the world unfolds before our eyes... I knew it was time to order plates and a plate carrier.
    Luckily I stumbled across this fine American company located in South Carolina. Just a hop, skip and a jump from my home, Jacksonville, Florida.
    Very pleased with my Patriot Plate Carrier and I've had some friends follow my lead. So far 2 have just received theirs while a few more are waiting on their order.

  4. Perfect for Range Safety Officer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 27th 2020

    This is my 2nd plate carrier from Shellback , 1st was an Active Shooter and I kept it in my car when not using it .. its perfect for summer time use outdoors . After retiring I started working at an indoor gun range and had several compliments on it., Now I am employed there full time (my choice) and upgraded to a better vest as on several occasions novices have pointed handguns and rifles in the wrong directions -- AT ME !!! Thanks for making this vest in RED as required in my job performance

  5. good economy choice 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 6th 2020

    Very pleased with product quality. Fits commercial 10x12 plates and sapi sizes well.

    Would have given this a 5 star rating, except:

    There is no molle at all near the loop panel. The product as delivered will NOT accept placards or swiftclips of any type because there is no place to mount the upper clips.

    Please Shellback, include the molle next to the loop panel so the customer can upgrade without having to purchase a whole new carrier.

  6. patriot 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 15th 2020

    Built to last, high end plate carrier without all the extra fancy components.