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ALPC Adaptable Lightweight Plate Carrier

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The Adaptable Lightweight Plate Carrier (ALPC) is a minimalist, modular plate carrier constructed from the highest quality 1000 denier Cordura. Many carriers are made with 500 denier (lighter) Cordura, which in our opinion does not provide sufficient durability for long lasting use. Both front and rear plate bags split in half and secure around your plate, allowing the front base to be swapped out for any of our front base layouts.

We offer the ALPC to fit the following size plates in SAPI and SHOOTER style cuts (the ALPC will not properly fit Swimmer style plates): 

  • Medium
    • 9.5" x 12.5" x 1.25"
    • 10" x 12" x 1" (for 10x12 plates, thickness is very important, any plate thicker than 1" will not fit)
  • Large
    • 10.25" x 13.25" x 1"

Weight: We do not recommend having more than 12lbs in or on each plate bag (front / rear)

Note: The ALPC is designed to fit plates following the SAPI sizing convention. Plates that do not follow this convention may not fit properly. Please consult the above dimensions carefully before ordering to ensure your plates will fit our carrier.

The bases of the ALPC are universally sized, so whether you purchased a medium or large, the bases will be the same. The tops are what determine sizing. 

The standard front top has a 4"x6" loop velcro panel with vertical PALS webbing on either side which fit QASM buckles (included) for attaching swift clip compatible chest rigs. The enhanced version has 4 columns and 4 rows of loop velcro PALS webbing instead of the 4"x6" loop panel.

We offer three front base options. You can purchase additional front bases HERE:

  • Loop base: 4"x10" loop fastener panel
  • PALS Loop base: 6 columns, 5 rows of PALS webbing (MOLLE)
  • 3556 base: 3x 5.56x45mm rifle mags
  • 3R3P base: 3x 5.56x45mm riflem mags and 3x pistol mags

The standard rear bag is a minimalist bag while the enhanced version has loop PALS on the top and standard PALS webbing on the base. The enhanced rear bag can be used to attach a hydration pack, assault pack, or any other MOLLE compatible items.

The Mag Pockets cummerbund is constructed from 4" elastic and has integrated mag pouch cells (Short size fits 3 per side, Long size fits 5 per side) that fit 5.56x45mm rifle mags and many other items. The cummerbund can be adjusted through the rear bag cummerbund pocket and attaches to the front base using 4" First Spear tubes.

The MOLLE cummerbund has laser cut MOLLE loop panels for attaching radio pouches, side plate bags or other accessories. It is the preferred cummerbund for use with our side plate bags if you wish to run side plates. 

Cummerbund Sizing

The best way to measure for the cummerbund is just under the pectoral muscles.

  • Short: 32" - 38"
  • Long: 40" - 46"

The ALPC comes with shoulder pads that provide extra comfort.






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  • 5
    Great carrier

    Posted by Kyle W. on Dec 4th 2020

    Love this carrier. There could be more slack in the cumberbund adjustment, I'm fairly thin and have it tight enough that only 2 slots on the cumberbund are usable. Other than that its great. Maybe some comms loops on the back on the next version ,)

  • 5
    ALPC Adaptable Lightweight Plate Carrier

    Posted by Anonymous on Dec 4th 2020

    Well made and practical carrier. Craftmanship and quality very good. The option to attach different bases and shoulder pads is a plus.

  • 5

    Posted by Keith Holman on Dec 4th 2020

    This is by far my favorite pc! It is extremely comfortable and has all the "features" that other companies charge extra for (shoulder pads, First spear tubes, eleastic cummerbund, swift clips, etc.) I also really like the unique way the plate bags split apart to insert armor, it just feels very secure compared to bags that open from the bottom. Great plate carrier!!!

  • 5
    Plate Carrier

    Posted by Michael C. on Dec 4th 2020

    Extremely comfortable! A big fan of how the bottom half of the front can be switched out to adapt to what you need. Definitely recommending this plate carrier to everyone at work.

  • 5
    Extremely well made comfortable

    Posted by Anonymous on Dec 4th 2020

    If you are eyeballing this PC, buy it. I am very pleased with all of my purchases from Gadsden Dynamics. Turnaround time was exactly as described.

  • 5
    Great carrier

    Posted by Anonymous on Dec 4th 2020

    This is a significant step up from my time in the military running an IOTV or issued plate carrier. Comfortable, easy to don and doff. Nothing bad to say about it, personally!

  • 5
    Where have you been all my life

    Posted by Jarod A. on Dec 4th 2020

    I literally forgot I had it on as I haven’t been this comfortable on duty, ever! With nearly 17 years under my belt, I had given up on wearing traditional carriers/body armor for over 12 year’s due to my personal safety/situational awareness being severely jeopardized by the overwhelming distractions that come with being uncomfortable. I am extremely pleased with the fit, freedom of movement, and adaptability the ALPC has given me.

  • 5
    Great service

    Posted by Daniel D. on Dec 4th 2020

    It’s great I like how minimalist it is. But I didn’t recieve the clips at the top of the carrier

  • 5
    Great PC

    Posted by Andrew R. on Dec 4th 2020

    Fit and finish is perfect. Shoulder pads are great, mesh back breaths well. Fits my Hescos perfectly. Love the cummerbund and ease of adjustment, it fits mags well, or a radio. I got the loop pals front and all my placards work flawlessly with it. Solid PC that i wear almost daily. Im 6'1" and 190lbs, the medium fits perfect. Thanks for quality goods.