Shellback Tactical Combat AGGRESSOR Armor Carrier
SKU #: SBT-CAG
The COMBAT AGGRESSOR Armor/Plate Carrier is here. This carrier is similar to the original AGGRESSOR and has been modified into a combat/ Military model due to many requests. Ideal for Military and Law Enforcement. This difference between this new version and the regular AGGRESSOR is that the non- slip material has been removed from the shoulder area and the spacer mesh along the arm holes has also been removed giving you one solid color carrier. Interior has integrated/adjustable rifle plate pockets front and back. A Drag Handle has also been added.USA made–Lifetime Warranty.
56% Recommend this product (5 of 9 responses)
June 28, 2015
had been wanting a TAG vest for a while. did a l(very) ittle shopping around and found this one on closeout. sounded like a really good price. UNTIL I went to the TACTICAL ASSAULT GEAR website and found it $51 cheaper....after i had made my purchase from here. Still a really great vest hough. Some minor strap adjustments and this fits and is more comfortable than my vest i wear on duty. I havent got plates in it yet, just soft armor. I'm guessing the fir wont change with the plates...just the weight of the vest.
Prosgreat fit. easy adjustments
May 17, 2015
Always have issues with my height, but the shellback covers my torso with full coverage.
April 4, 2014
I have had this carrier for about a month now and thus far, I love it. The drag handle is extremely durable as is all the stiching. There is plenty of real-estate for your molle gear and the fit is snug and comfortable due to the adjustable belly-band. By not using the heaviest material, Shellback/TAG has managed to create a weight-minded carrier that won't wear you out yet still provides the size necessary to haul your gear AND large plates. The inside has netting that I think is supposed to be some sort of air-circulating system but because all plate carriers will leave you sweating after even mild exertion, this netting seems somewhat unnecessary. All in all, this is a great carrier that I would buy again and definately beats most other carriers for price whilst doing the same thing. And the best thing; made in the U.S.A.!
ProsRugged, great warranty, made in America! Comes on and off easily.
ConsNetting inside will probably pick up leaves, brush etc with heavy use. Won't affect performance though.
December 25, 2013
Just received this carrier, and its awesome. Its comfortable, plenty of room for gear, and unlike what the faq's say, you CAN put your soft armor inside this carrier. My second chance soft armor fit inside just fine. There are separate compartments for 10 x 12 rifle plates. great carrier.
October 16, 2013
Quality carrier for the price
July 29, 2013
I bought this in coyote to make a comparison to the banshee I had bought the year before. Hands down the Combat Aggresor is a better carrier for me. Im so grateful that I made this purchase. Im not a small fry and the banshee tends to be too short for me. This carrier corrects the "short comings" of the Banshee. Don't get me wrong, The Banshee is good, but the Aggressor is better. I would primarily rate these carriers on functional fit. TAG doesnt make slack gear, so quality is rarely an issue. In my opinion the banshee should be used for smaller to medium framed people and items like the aggressor work better for us big 'uns. I hope this helps
May 3, 2013
Great if it was in stock
I have a black one, its one of my favorite vests. Tough, well made and comfortable. My gripe is that the tan one has been on back order for well over 3 months. I ordered one and waited...and waited...and waited. Eventually cancelled the order.
By James B.
April 5, 2013
Great carrier, but. . .
The quality of the carrier is great, seams rugged enough but still fairly light weight. My chief complaint is the color configuration of the Ranger Green carrier. I assumed the entire carrier would be green like the example in coyote. In reality the top half of the inside (the part touching your body) is black felt, I assume to be more comfortabe, but detracts from the look of the carrier. Also the buckles are black. How hard would it have been to find a similiar color for those two items.
By D Crain
November 29, 2012
Awesome armor carrier
This is one of the best carriers around. We have tested many other types but this one fits exactly what we needed, has ample room for all of our gear due to full molle on front and rear, and was obviously designed by folks who do this job everyday. Great product.
33 Questions & 41 Answers
from La Quinta, California asked:
October 7, 2015
I am 5"7' and 158lbs. What armor carrier is right for me I don't know my size yet...
The small/medium size will probably suit you best. There is a gentleman that is 5'11" and 200lbs and claimed that this size fit them perfectly, so i'm sure you will need that size as well, but you will probably need to adjust the straps a bit.
on October 9, 2015
from Bowling Green Ky asked:
August 24, 2015
Is this not available in coyote?
At this time this item is not available in the coyote. We've had an issue with our supplier of this item and we are now going to be working directly with the manufacturer for all of their products. Here's a link to a black one that we still have - http://www.lapolicegear.com/shellback-aggressor-plate-carrier.html I'm not sure if we will get the Tactical Aggressor Vests again, but they still have the Banshee plate carriers available.
on August 25, 2015
from LA asked:
August 11, 2015
Does the armor carrier offer any ballistic protection without plates?
No, this is just the carrier and any ballistic protection such as soft armor or hard armor would have to be purchased separately and you would need to install those yourself.
on August 13, 2015
from Arizona asked:
August 1, 2015
I am female and my bust size is 38 C. I am 5'4". Please advise what size you think I would order? Also, keep in mind that @ times I will be wearing heavy clothing. Thank you. Deborah
The small/medium would probably fit you best.
on August 5, 2015
from N/A asked:
June 29, 2015
the knife on the side of this vest here do I find it at
I contacted Shellback regarding this and they didn't know off-hand what knife that was. It looks like a Becker KA-Bar knife to me, but the picture is a few years old, so it could be a model that is no longer available. Here's something similar to that - http://www.lapolicegear.com/bkt-becker-combat-utility-knife.html Here's a link to the different Becker KA-Bar Knives we sell - http://www.lapolicegear.com/becker-knife-tool-bkt.html I know it's not the exact answer to your question, but I hope that helps!
on July 1, 2015
It's a Benchmade Nimravus... also sold on this site.
on July 16, 2015
from Medford, OR
from Texas asked:
May 27, 2015
Im 5'11 and weigh about 220lbs. I wear 2x shirts. Not sure of what size to order?
you would be able to order the Large/XL as it is adjustable in the shoulders and girth so you should be able to get this tightened down just fine.
on June 2, 2015
I'm 6'5" and 260 and the L/XL was a bit too long in the torso assuming that it's supposed to fit like a ballistic vest and not all the way down to the beltline.... I'm hesitant to get a SM/MED because of my size that'd it'd look like a postage stamp on my chests lol
on July 5, 2015
from Salinas, CA
from FL asked:
May 20, 2015
6-30 AR 15 MAG HOLSTER FLAG AND VEST COMES AS A SET OR CARRIER ONLY THANK YOU ERIK
It is the carrier only. the other items are just for display.
on May 20, 2015
from California asked:
March 30, 2015
I'm a 6-3 about 200 pounds so I'm on the thinner side. Will the large/extra large fit or is it gonna be way to big.
we did have a few people try this carrier on and the large Xl and we do think that this would fit you just fine. the item is adjustable in the shoulders and girth so you should be able to get this tightened down just fine with a bit of help when first setting up the item.
on April 2, 2015
from Maiden, NC asked:
February 8, 2015
I saw this question asked, however, I just found this product being sold in black by another website and I was wondering if you guys would be getting this in black as well? I would rather get it from you if it is possible.
we have double checked with the manufacture and at this time the Combat aggressor is not sold in black by shellback. the standard aggressor though is sold in black. we do apologize for this confusion.
on February 9, 2015
from Utah asked:
January 7, 2015
Are those 3 magazine holders, and the U.S. flag patch included?
No this item does not include the mag carriers or the flag patch.
on January 7, 2015
from firstname.lastname@example.org asked:
October 9, 2014
Will First Choice soft body armor plates fit this vest? Also is there a pouch for the soft trauma plate?
I have not placed any amour plates in the vest as of yet. I do like the ability to change the type of armor in this vest. The above vest has meet my expectations.
on October 9, 2014
from West Virginia
I imagine it will. We use our as plate carriers for patrol. They hold XL plates (11X14). Our INV uses them as carriers. They work well but don't expect a perfect fit. The vast majority of our department uses the S/M ones. The L/XL are way to big for most!
on October 10, 2014
from Hastings MN
from atlanta, ga asked:
June 17, 2014
Will this also accomodate soft armor. Ive got armor from my police vest that I am looking to swap into this
The aggressor armor carrier does take both hard and soft armor.
on June 17, 2014
from slo asked:
June 5, 2014
The description states that it is one solid color. So did they remove the black color shoulder area from the ranger green. thx
The ranger green would still have the black shoulder area on the front of the vest.
on June 5, 2014
from jackson MS asked:
June 1, 2014
will this carry hold ABA soft armor?
Yes it should fit your soft Armour just fine.
on June 2, 2014
It will hold soft body armor. We issued them to all of our investigators. They are not customized so they may not fit as tight as you may want. We are statisfied with them. I expect we will continue using them.
Sergeant Scott Durdall
on June 2, 2014
from Dakota County MN
As long as you have inserts that fit the dimensions of the vest it should hold them quite securely
on June 2, 2014
from Manteca, CA
This carrier is apron cut, the dimensions are 16 inches from neck line to bottom and 12 inches across the chest the apron is 8 inches top to bottom and 22 inches across so if your soft armor is within these measurements it will fit , the back is the same dimensions also. The internal plate pocket is adjustable for various sizes up to 10x12 as well.
on June 4, 2014
from Homestead, FLorida asked:
May 31, 2014
I am 6'4" and 230lbs not heavy but not lean build. what size would be recommended for me that would fit my torso and cover my mid section more than the Banshee model that I have now. I am required to ware a vest every day for 12+ hours a day. Does this model come in black. and what other models does Shellback make that could accommodate an 11"x14" plate
This item is not available in black at this time but a large/extra large would most likely fit you the best. currently we show though that this plate carrier can only take up to a 10 x 12 plate
on June 2, 2014
from Swainsboro Ga. asked:
April 17, 2014
I actually have two questions, 1 is the s/m aggressor shorter than the l/xl aggressor? 2 does the banshee accept a soft vest? they say the aggressor doesn't accept a vest, mine does and 3 yrs. ago that was one of the selling points. thank you Larry
yes the l/XL is a bit longer then the S/M but not by much and the banshee can not accept soft armour only plates.
on April 17, 2014
from California asked:
April 5, 2014
What is the largest chest size the l/xl carrier will fit?
I returned mine after buying a L/Xl because it was too big for me and I am 5'10" 180 lbs and wear a 44 Regular jacket if this helps. I ended up with a Condor in a Sm/ Med and it fit great. The Shellback appeared to be built quite well too but was just too big in that size. The Condor I bought also came in Multicam and had the quick detach emergency option.
on April 7, 2014
from Burley, WA
from california asked:
February 11, 2014
hi i'm planning to get one for my bf but need suggestion on sizing. He's a tall guy 6'7 about 265 but lean. what size do you recommend i get? also what kind of mag pouches are those on display? i really like the whole set up and want to get it as is, any suggestions? Thanks!
we would recommend the large size as this would fit a bit better for the length wise.
on February 14, 2014
from Long Beach, CA asked:
February 10, 2014
Hello I just ordered this and i think i may of clicked on the sm/md, i am 5"6 210lbs, would this be a tight fit? or fit properly? Thanks
the small medium should fit you just fine as the vest does have room for adjustment. if the item does not fit though you can always send the item back.
on February 10, 2014
from Mass. asked:
February 1, 2014
my chest measures 46" ,what size would best fit over a t-shirt to medium weight winter layering?
for layering purposes i was say the L/XL should fit you just fine.
on February 3, 2014
I wear a 46....I'm 5'11" / 200lbs....and the sm/med fits me perfect.
on February 3, 2014
I am also a size 46" chest. Our department has both the S/M and L/XL sizes. I prefer the S/M. It sits a little higher allowing me access the items on my duty belt. Our department uses them as "go vests". They are all outfitted with front and rear SAPIs (rifle plates), which means they go over our soft body armor. I would go S/M.
on February 5, 2014
from Hastings MN
from El centro,ca asked:
January 5, 2014
I usually wear size 38 inch chest size, what size should I get for this Shellback Tactical Combat AGGRESSOR Armor Carrier item ?
I am a size 46 chest and although I can wear the L/XL, I prefer the S/M. It rides up higher and does not interfere with my patrol duty belt. If you are a size 38, for sure S/M. Good Luck.
on January 6, 2014
from Attleboro, MA asked:
January 3, 2014
Does this carrier accept soft armor panels (like in standard soft body armor), in addition to the hard plate panel?
The aggressor armor carrier does take both hard and soft armor. We purchased 25. 10 were issued to patrol with front and rear 11"X14" SAPIs. They were tight but did fit in both the S/M and L/XL carriers. The other 15 were issued to investigations. Most were able to fit their soft body armor into the both size carriers as well. The carriers are obviously not custom fit so they were not a perfect match. The carriers did not work well on one very large officer and one very small. They simply used the carrier as a load bearing vest and wore it over their soft body armor.
on January 4, 2014
from Hastings MN
from ca asked:
October 17, 2013
Will the XL size accept XL sized plates (11x14)?
this plate carrier can only accommodate plates sized up to 10"x12"
on October 17, 2013
May 23, 2013
Is there any way you guys can get in a black ? Because there is only Coyote tan and RG.
Shellback Tactical does not make the Combat Aggressor in black. They do make the Tactical Aggressor in black. The difference between the two is the fact that the Tactical Aggressor has non-slip material on the shoulder area, spacer mesh on the arm holes and it does not have a drag handle like the Combat Aggressor. If you are interested in a Black Tactical Aggressor you can view them here: http://www.lapolicegear.com/shellback-aggressor-plate-carrier.html
on May 23, 2013
May 22, 2013
What dimension do the side plates allow for?
This Shellback Tactical Aggressor cannot hold side plates. It does not have side plate carriers.
on May 22, 2013
March 29, 2013
Does this come with the mag pouches?
This Tactical Assault Gear Armor Carrier does not come with the mag pouches or any of the other gear shown in the picture.
on March 29, 2013
February 19, 2013
Will this carrier accommodate typical body armor worn under a police uniform? I can't figure out if "soft armor" is what is used by patrol officers.
An example of soft armor would be kevlar as opposed to "hard armor" which would be rifle plates. If your armor is cut to the 10" x 12" dimensions that this carrier will accept, you can use your armor in this carrier.
on February 19, 2013
February 4, 2013
Will this carrier hold side plates, and if not is there molle on the side to where I would put a side plate holder on it? Also how do I determine the size that I should get?
This Shellback Combat Aggressor will not accommodate side plates and there is no MOLLE to attach side plate carriers. As for sizing, Shellback Tactical has informed us that they do not have a size chart but they said a SM/M will fit most people due to the adjustable shoulders and cumberbun.
on February 4, 2013
January 13, 2013
Will this accept 8x10 plates?
Yes, this carrier will accommodate up to 10 x 12 rifle plates, so 8 x 10 will also fit.
on January 13, 2013
January 6, 2013
does this carrier except soft armor as well as rifle plates?
If you have soft armor cut out to the dimensions of 10" x 12", there is no reason it would not fit. If you have a soft armor vest, that will not fit in this armor carrier, but it can be worn underneath it.
on January 6, 2013
December 14, 2012
WILL THIS CARRIER ACCOMODATE MY 54IN CHEST SIZE IN A LARGE/EXTRA LARGE?
A size Large/Extra Large will easily accommodate a size 54" chest.
on December 14, 2012
December 1, 2012
I usually wear size 44 inch chest size, what size should I get for this Shellback Tactical Combat AGGRESSOR Armor Carrier item ?
For a 44" chest, a Small/Medium sized carrier would fit.
on December 1, 2012
November 7, 2012
What dimension armor will this fit. I have a Point Blank body armor.
The plate pockets will accommodate Level 3 and 4 10x12 rifle plates(Shooter cut-Clipped corners) and 10x12 Rectangle Plates.
on November 7, 2012
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