Shellback Tactical SF Plate Carrier

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Shellback Tactical SF Plate Carrier 

The Shellback Tactical SF Plate Carrier is a combat ready plate carrier designed for the best outcome in the worst situations. Whether you're Overseas, Domestic, downrange or on the range, you can count on the SF Plate Carrier. Modular, Low Profile and feature packed. The SF Plate Carrier is sized by SAPI plate size to fulfill your unit needs. The most common size is Medium, which fits Medium SAPI size plates and 10x12 plates. Integrated padded 3D mesh shoulder pads provide comfort for load carriage. The interior body side is also lined with 3D mesh padding. The front Kangaroo pouch has an insert to accommodate 3 .223/5.56 magazines. The cummerbund also accepts soft armor inserts and has integrated pockets to accept 6x6 or 6x8 side plates as well. Integrated radio pouch will accommodate common LE radios and MBITR or can be used to add additional magazines on each side. Unique to the SF plate carrier cummerbund is our addition of 3D padded spacer mesh comfort flaps that pad your rib cage area for comfort while wearing side plates or without. The carrier is also highly adjustable on the shoulders and cummerbund for that perfect fit.


  • Plate carrier comes in four different sizes to fit military issued SAPI/ESAPI plates
  • Cummerbund includes integrated side plate padded pockets that fit 6x6 or 6x8 side plates
  • Cummerbund includes two integrated radio pouches for police or MBITR radios
  • Fully adjustable and padded front and back shoulder straps provide the perfect fit and comfort
  • Extreme versatility with several PALS web attachment points covering the front, back and shoulders of the vest.
  • Front and back loop panels for patches or ID placards
  • Integrated and removable kangaroo pouch insert accepts three M4 magazines
  • Heavy duty bar tacking at key stress points
  • Plate pockets load from the bottom and can also accept soft armor inserts
  • Drag handle lays flat and secures with hook and loop
  • Constructed of 500 denier Cordura nylon
  • Compatible with all molle systems
  • 6 x 3 rows of PALS webbing on front of pouch
  • Compatible with all standard molle pouches
  • Lifetime warranty
  • GSA and TAA compliant

Sizing Chart

The Shellback Tactical SF Plate Carrier is sized to fit military issued SAPI plates.  The below chart refers to carrier size and the plates that fit each size. 

  • Small - 8.75" Wide x 11.75" Tall 
  • Medium - 9.5" Wide x 12.5" Tall 
  • Large - 10.25" Wide x 13.25" Tall 
  • XLarge - 11" Wide x 14" Tall 
Armor Size:
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  • 5
    Great carrier for the price, has everything you to go out and train immediately

    Posted by Tristin Ellerbe on Apr 26th 2024

    Will be buying again

  • 5
    Tactical sf plate career

    Posted by Marco on Jun 19th 2023

    I picked up Premier ceramic plates for my carrier fits perfectly professionally made and feels durable

  • 5
    Plate carrier only

    Posted by Marc on May 25th 2023

    Best fit I've found for a plate carrier for a bigger guy. I'm 6'3 250.

  • 1
    Low quality control

    Posted by Bret on Mar 20th 2023

    Received my plate carrier with plates timely, shipping and ordering was fast and convenient. Once received, my optimizing and excitement for a new carrier and this company diminished. Not one seam from left to right or front to back on this PC we’re symetrical. Inconsistent seam cuts, seam sewing, not symetrical plate pockets. Just all around bad, I can’t find two consistent seams. I don’t trust this thing to last. Purchased new PC, didn’t expect to receive second quality. This PC doesn’t hold a candle next to my AR500 or my Crye. Not in the same league. I won’t be buying another shellback plate carrier. Shellback Response: Bret, my apologies for the issue on this order. We back all of plate carriers with a lifetime warranty against craftsmanship and usage. We are more than happy to replace the defective plate carrier with a brand new one or provide a full refund. We stand behind our gear and always will.

  • 4
    Nice Vest/questionable functionality

    Posted by Adam on Mar 6th 2023

    Very well built, love that it’s American made and the warranty, but there is a degree of difficulty getting this off and on (over your head), not feasible in a true emergency, needs a quick release function.

  • 5
    Light weight w/plates

    Posted by Jason on Feb 28th 2023

    Just set of my SF Carrier and the weight difference is amazing! Should of switched it up long time ago!

  • 5

    Posted by Lane Zmijewski on Oct 28th 2022

    I have used this Carrier for my duty vest, and keep it in my Cruiser. This is a “bang for the buck” carrier. I also have the Rampage 3.0 and this is 10 fold the carrier I use more. It’s sleek, it’s sharp, it’s everything you need to use in LE or to Operate. 10/10 love this carrier and will absolutely buy another if I need it.

  • 4
    Great carrier but not perfect.

    Posted by Nick V. on Sep 30th 2021

    First let me say that i think this is well made and comfortable to wear, for the price point i would buy it again. Its hard to properly size things off the internet, so for reference, I'm 5'-7" ,175lbs i bought a medium and it fits me well. Running it with RMA 1155 plates (10"x12"x1") they fit perfectly. I have two gripes, firstly, as others have pointed out, the kangaroo mag pouches it comes with suck. They make it hard to put on the carrier with magazines in and its pointless to store your rig without mags in it. This is not a big deal as it is easily and cheaply remedied by using different mag pouches. Second and more importantly is the cummerbund, the two halves of it are tied together with elastic cord that has to be knotted. This means that the fit of the cummerbund takes a ton of finesse, especially if you aren't greatat tying knots. Buckles, like those on most plate carriers would have made the waist fit better, been sturdier and be easier to adjust. Without changing the design all together, a huge QoL improvement would be if these came out of the box with cord stops installed here.

  • 5
    Super happy with this purchase!

    Posted by Vannessa on Sep 16th 2021

    I bought this for my husband and he is absolutely satisfied! It's very high quality and is exactly what was looking for. Highly recommend!

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