The High Speed Gear Inc. WASATCH Plate Carrier, $185
was specifically for 19th SFG, who's operators needed a modular plate carrier to wear over their issue Interceptor body armor. The WASATCH can be worn over overt or covert soft armor, or as a stand-alone plate system with the benefit of built in magazine pouches. The front and back plate carriers will hold any 10”x12” flat or multi-curve plate on the market today. The rear carrier also has a separate compartment for your hydration pouch.
Aside from HSGI’s well-known reputation for top-quality workmanship, what separates the WASATCH from other plate carriers on the market are the internal magazine pouches that allow you to carry up to 12 USGI 30rd M16 magazines in 6 magazine pouches, and is universal for other magazines (6 AK, 6 M14/FN, etc…). Being able to attach other essential gear items on top of your basic magazine load is a key benefit to many direct action operators. The magazine pouches allow enough of most 30 rd magazines to be exposed for a rapid grab, and both front and rear magazine flaps are fully adjustable. (One trick that is recommended for keeping the remaining magazine secure when one is removed: secure a rubber band between the rear magazine flap and the interior of the pouch. This will help secure your rear magazine after you retrieve the front magazine). The outer pockets can be used for a radio (a shock cord adjustable retainer is provided), and any other item you may want to place (ex: smoke or flashbang grenade).
The foldable bib offers further real-estate for mounting modular pouches to suit your needs. There are 4 side release buckles to offer you in-and-out access in a hurry. The drag handle is made in an opposing color for contrast and visibility for your buddies.
The HSGI WEESATCH Plate Carrier, $160
was made to meet the demands of those of slimmer stature, and for those who wanted a dedicated stand-alone plate carrier, rather than to wear over body armor. The only difference between the Weesatch and the Wasatch is that the number of internal pouches. The Wasatch has a total of 8 internal pouches, and the Weesatch has 6. The front and rear plate carrier pouches are exactly the same size.
All HSGI gear is made in the US with US materials, and comes with a lifetime warrantee.
Flat $5 shipping fee CONUS/APO. All orders ship by next business day.
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