Let’s look at the the 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier. You can get this from Rogue (or 5.11).
A plate carrier is a piece of tactical gear and becomes a bulletproof vest or body armor when coupled with ballistic plates. Plate carriers are used primarily by the military and police for load-bearing equipment, but they are also used for fitness purposes. Putting a weight plate to the plate carrier can be an excellent option for weight vests when it comes to boosting your workout potential.
Here are some of the styles we are going to look at:
5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier – Overview
Not all weighted vests are created equally, so not all of them are pleasant to wear. A top-tier weighted vest such as the 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier is comfortable, uniquely lightweight, and contoured to the body. It weighs only 2.5LB when unloaded and can hold both medium and large ballistic plates, front and back. The carrier is built from durable 500D nylon and highlights yoke shoulder pads to lessen abrasion, adjustable tensional bands for stability, and innovative airflow channels for maintained comfort.
Because of its reliable performance, durability, decreased bulk, and overall comfort, 5.11 has been the official plate carrier provider to the CrossFit Games for many years now and is also trusted by some of the world’s most proficient athletes. The 5.11 TacTec Vest is available in Black, Navy Blue, Terrain, Storm, Kangaroo, Ranger Green, and, Camo (for an additional $30).
The 5.11 Tactical Vest is designed strictly as a fitness accessory and should NEVER be used as body armor. You can use the 5.11 with Rogue USA Cast Weight Vest Plates, which are based on modern military/police bulletproof vest armor that goes extra to eradicate discomfort and constraints in movement/breathing.
5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier – In Summary
That’s the 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier – now available in new colors.
This would be a great piece of gear for the murph memorial day workout.
Built from an ultra-durable, water-resistant 500D nylon, the 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier Vest is solely intended to give you an improved range of motion with a lightweight feel and optimal breathability. All weight vests come with durable Duraflex hardware, a laser-cut micro-loop web platform, and an extended drag handle and quick release system.
Looking for more options for a weighted resistance workout? Check out Weight Vests Versus Plate Carriers.
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