First Look: High Speed Gear Core Plate Carrier

posted on September 2, 2021
low-profile plate carrier

High Speed Gear (HSGI) is coming out with a brand-new low-profile Core Plate Carrier for use with small, medium, large, and x-large body armor plates.

The Core is a ruggedly-designed, affordable plate carrier specifically built for law enforcement or range/training use. The Core is built to be comfortable and low profile, with padded shoulder straps and spacer mesh interior. The carrier is sturdy and adjustable, with a streamlined design that is versatile, comfortable and has plenty of laser-cut MOLLE for scalability. The Core is ideal for an officer building your quick reaction/active shooter kit, a student shopping for required equipment for training, or a responsibly-armed citizen gearing up for tactical range time.

“The idea of the Core Plate Carrier began when we had customers of varying professions and backgrounds asking for a low-profile plate carrier,” said Bill Babboni, HSGI vice president of sales and operations. “We went through multiple design variations to create the Core as we took in input from both law enforcement and military members. We wanted to bring all the features possible at this price point, with more accessories coming soon.”

Core Plate Carrier Features

  • Made from proprietary, heavy-duty nylon laminate, including rugged 1000D exterior
  • 6x5 laser-cut MOLLE on front plate and 6x6 on rear plate
  • Padded and adjustable stretch-woven shoulder straps
  • Interior spacer mesh padding provides comfort and ventilation
  • Large loop panels on front and back for ID/unit patches
  • Lash slots for attaching comms cables or body cam mounts
  • Side-release buckle side straps enable easy on/off
  • Upgradable with cummerbund attachment via the additional webbing loops on either side
  • Available in four sizes to fit most plates:
    • Small for small SAPI and commercial 8x10 inch plates
    • Medium for medium SAPI plates
    • Large for large SAPI and commercial 10x12 inch plates
    • XL for extra large SAPI plates
  • Interior label with blank space for name, badge number, etc.

The Core Plate Carrier is available in: Black, Coyote Brown, LE Blue, MultiCam, and OD Green. MSRP for the Core is $130, and more information on this product and other gear from High Speed Gear is available at




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