Armor Express Hard Core SU Plate Carrier
Armor Express Hard Core SU Plate Carrier
Armor Express Hard Core SU Plate Carrier

Armor Express Hard Core SU Plate Carrier

MSRP: $595.00
Please note: Armor Express plate carriers are only made to fit Armor Express ballistic panels. Armor Express advises against purchasing this carrier to hold another brand's ballistic panel/plate.

First Responder
– You never really know what level of threat you might be responding to. The Hardcore SU accommodates soft concealable body armor while the external plate pockets give you the option of adding hard armor protection at any time.

Undercover Officer
– When it’s time to go from street clothes to ballistic coverage, your Hardcore SU will be fully loaded and customized to meet your needs. Prominent identification attachment points will ensure a smooth transition from low to high threat scenarios.

The Hardcore SU is intended for primary use as an external garment—worn visibly over a uniform or other type of garment. The Hardcore SU consists of two primary components—the BALLISTIC PANELS,which are enclosed by a protective, waterproof ballistic panel cover and the TACTICAL CARRIER or “outer shell”.

This carrier is designed as an upgrade to the standard HARDCORE DM model. This carrier exhibits lightweight, low profile architecture with fully adjustable shoulders and waist. It uses Legacy Concealable panels for higher mobility and vehicle operations. This carrier uses the Dynamic Cummerbund System allowing the user to breathe and move much more efficiently. The Shoulder Strap geometry was improved for enhanced ergonomics. The Liner shell material uses 3D spacer mesh for improved heat, moisture, and debris dissipation. MOLLE has been added to the plate pocket flap for more modularity and attachments.

  • Dynamic Cummerbund for added comfort and chest expansion
  • 3D Spacer Mesh inner liner shell material for improved heat,
  • moisture, and debris dissipation
  • Improved shoulder strap geometry for enhanced ergonomics
  • Lightweight, low-profile architecture
  • Fully adjustable shoulders and waist
  • Concealable cut panels for higher mobility and vehicle
  • operations
  • MOLLE added to front pocket flap for more modularity and attachments
  • Reviews
    13 Questions & 12 Answers
    j quinn
    from florida asked:
    June 27, 2017
    I'm 5"5 120lb what siz would be best?
    1 Answers
    I was able to add a size chart to the right of the Color/Size selection menu which you should be able to see tonight.
    Customer Service
    on June 28, 2017

    Jonathan Ksepka
    from Minnesota asked:
    April 17, 2017
    Do the hard plates insert from the top of the carrier or the bottom? Looking for something that the plates can be dropped into while already wearing the carrier.
    1 Answers
    Yes the plate drop in from the top.
    Customer Service
    on April 19, 2017

    Rodney Bowen
    from Washington asked:
    December 17, 2016
    I am 5'6 and more slim with a short torso. would the medium short fit?

    from Newark,nj asked:
    October 31, 2016
    Whats that largest plate that can fit in this carrier. Front and rear
    1 Answers
    These take standard 10"x12"
    Customer Service
    on October 31, 2016

    from Norco, California asked:
    August 26, 2016
    Does this Plate carrier only take soft armor on the sides?
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately this does not have slots for hard side armor plates.
    Customer Service
    on August 30, 2016

    from Norco California asked:
    August 17, 2016
    Can this carrier take hard armor side plates?
    1 Answers
    Yes these take standard 10"x12" plates
    Customer Service
    on August 18, 2016

    from So. Texas asked:
    June 22, 2016
    I own Armor Express Quantum body armor panels, will those fit this carrier? If so, they are size XL/Regular, what size carrier will I need?
    1 Answers
    This will fit. You would also select XL/Regular as the size for the carrier.
    Customer Service
    on June 24, 2016

    francisco soto
    from California asked:
    June 7, 2016
    The thing that i do not understand is the sizing for this particular vest. What if i choose the medium/regular? How big is that going to be..
    1 Answers
    Please refer to the sizing chart located above the "Add to Cart" button. How these are sized is from different measurements from your chest. The sizing chart will show you what needs to be measured to get the best fit.
    Customer Service
    on June 7, 2016

    from Lafayette co asked:
    April 25, 2016
    What size are the plate pockets?
    1 Answers
    These take standard 10"x12"
    Customer Service
    on April 25, 2016

    from Gilbert, Arizona asked:
    January 4, 2016
    I have a current AE outer carrier that is size 2015. What size would I order for this particular carrier? My soft armor legacy sizing is 2015/2015 as well.
    1 Answers
    According to Armor Express - "The sizing you supplied is the exact same sizing for the carrier. That’s all we need to ensure the carrier is the perfect match for his panels. " So if you leave a comment on your order with your size, i'll see about getting that added to our system so we can have it ordered properly for you.
    Customer Service
    on January 29, 2016

    from Northern IL asked:
    April 27, 2015
    What is the NIJ rating of the ballistic panels? Or are those not included with the carrier?
    1 Answers
    Plates are not included with this item. Those would have to be purchased seperatly.
    Customer Service
    on April 28, 2015

    from Pacific asked:
    March 26, 2015
    What color is the MOLLE webbing on the multicam version?
    1 Answers
    we just heard back from the manufacture and this multicam carrier will come with coyote colored webbing.
    Customer Service
    on April 1, 2015

    from Maryland asked:
    December 19, 2014
    Does this item appear out of stock due to it shipping from the manufacturer? Also where do i input sizing information? Thanks!
    1 Answers
    This item does ship directly from the manufacture to you. as well this item only comes in one size but is fully adjustable in the waist and shoulders.
    Customer Service
    on December 23, 2014

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