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Posted: 12/8/2013 9:20:00 AM EST
I'm looking at getting a pair of dkx level 3 plates. Price is $415 ea. any thoughts good or bad would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 11:50:11 AM EST
I'd go level iv for cheper
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 12:20:00 PM EST
There are better options for that price. They are also super thick and depending on your plate carrier you may need to get the area where the plates go custom sewn to make room.
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 1:46:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/8/2013 1:47:36 PM EST by Layer60]
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Originally Posted By BigBoss0311:
There are better options for that price. They are also super thick and depending on your plate carrier you may need to get the area where the plates go custom sewn to make room.
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What he said, exactly. You can get a similar plate (Dyneema, positive buoyancy, etc.) that comes in a thinner option for less money. The DKX plates are overpriced and absurdly thick, imho.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 2:35:36 AM EST
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What he said, exactly. You can get a similar plate (Dyneema, positive buoyancy, etc.) that comes in a thinner option for less money. The DKX plates are overpriced and absurdly thick, imho.
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Originally Posted By BigBoss0311:
There are better options for that price. They are also super thick and depending on your plate carrier you may need to get the area where the plates go custom sewn to make room.


What he said, exactly. You can get a similar plate (Dyneema, positive buoyancy, etc.) that comes in a thinner option for less money. The DKX plates are overpriced and absurdly thick, imho.


Can you point out another brand?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:39:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By gettinold:
I'm looking at getting a pair of dkx level 3 plates. Price is $415 ea. any thoughts good or bad would be appreciated.
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Definitely better options available. What are your requirements? ( most likely threat will be __, must weigh less than__ , stand alone vs ICW etc) If you start there and work backwards it might open up a few more options for you.
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Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:22:58 PM EST
Can someone make another recommendation for a class 3 plate that's less than 3lbs?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:41:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By IngeniousBastard:
Can someone make another recommendation for a class 3 plate that's less than 3lbs?
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They need to be III?

You can get Guardian plates which are IV for a decent price.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:25:30 PM EST
You are going to be paying a hefty price for most lightweight plates. Especially if you want Level 3 S.A or ICW plates. Lots of brands out there, what is your price point and do you want stand-alone or ICW?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:26:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BigBoss0311:
You are going to be paying a hefty price for most lightweight plates. Especially if you want Level 3 S.A or ICW plates. Lots of brands out there, what is your price point and do you want stand-alone or ICW?
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DKX Level III plates are stand-alone plates that are less than 3 lbs. each. Someone alluded to being able to purchase something similar for cheaper so I was wondering what other options were out there that were close in price and weight for Level III plate. I've not seen any other options like this.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:32:41 AM EST
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Midwest mass III is pretty much same. Around the same price however.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:44:38 AM EST
They are great plates but they serve a purpose. If you think you'll be humming around a long time and don't need the extra protection that comes form the Lvl 4 plate then they work great. They are rather thick but they fit Banshee and PIG carriers. If you plan on using it for short periods like a call, etc. go with Lvl 4 for the extra protection and you aren't wearing them forever so the weight should be manageable.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 11:52:05 AM EST
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Midwest mass III is pretty much same. Around the same price however.
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$80 less per plate with the MAC code and only half as thick.
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