After over 5 years in development, the Defender series plate carrier from S&J Hardware is now available. The Defender combines the best options in the current marketplace with new features exclusive to S&J. It’s slick taken to the next level. 100% made in Canada by people that understand that “good enough” is not acceptable.
Frame and backing of the carrier is made from a single piece of 36 oz Hypalon. This translates into zero chance of shoulder straps coming unstitched if you have to put excessive load on the plate carrier (man down/ dragging a teammate of the X)
3d spacer mesh backing
ITW quick mount buckles.
Vertical webbing and ITW quick clips are Velcro covered, giving you a continuous area for front patching.
Cummerbund – 4 inch elastic with built in mag holder/storage, box stitched, triple stitched in high wear areas.
Cummerbund has 14 inch of adjustment, with Hypalon pull tabs.
Shoulder straps have 8 inch of adjustment, with 1 ¼ slots lasercut into them to allow for attachments as needed.
Plate pocket size will take 10×12 shooter’s cut plates up to 1 inch thick.
Both front and back are fully covered in Velcro, so as to not limit your placement of I.D patches.
All textiles meet US mil spec, including rot resistant stitching.
As all textiles used are synthetic. This plate carrier will not retain any water, and has a very low IR signature.