For awhile now I have been looking for a low profile plate carrier that would be suitable for use at low vis games like Blackline Simulations puts on.
The CPC Mk1 is a low profile plate carrier with no molle or clips making it slick. This makes it ideal for wear beneath clothing when you want to remain covert as it basically has less bumps to print through clothing.
The CPC Mk1 is extremely adjustable and all adjustment is done using Velcro.
The double layer elastic sides provide comfort when moving around and feature 2 internal pouches that can fit a magazine, radio or a number of other equipment. In testing I found them to be very secure.
Included with the CPC Mk1 is the Triple Velcro Mag Pouch, (TVMP), which, like the side pouches, is sized for 5.56mm magazines.
The TVMP attaches to the CPC via Velcro, and the attachment is quite secure. The magazine retention is also very good. As with the CPC the TVMP is very well constructed.
The CPC can also be had without the TVMP for a slightly lower price, but realistically, you're going to want the TVMP.
Speaking of construction, we should have a look at that. The main body of the CPC is constructed of 500D nylon stitched together with US Milspec thread that has been treated to resist mildew.
All of the nylon, thread and elastic has been treated to reduce their IR signature to the lowest level possible.
In my inspection of the CPC I couldn't find any problems with the stitching or any loose threads. Warrior Assault Systems double stitches all their products. The work is definitely quality.
Although I purchased the CPC for use in low vis roles, it would work perfectly well as an overt carrier as well with the TVMP attached or some sort of chest rig worn over it.
Overall I am really happy with the Covert Plate Carrier Mk1. It's very well made, it has a lot of adjustment, which is important if you are built like me and it's comfortable. It's going to work well in the roles I want to use it in. I would definitely recommend it.
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