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Core Plate Carrier w/ Level IIIA Cummerbund Armor


Made in the USA
Level IIIA Cummerbund
First Spear Tubes™Rapid-Release Technology
Fits 10"x12" Plates
Reinforced Drag Handle
Rugged, Durable Design
Ranger Green
MultiCam Black
Multicam Arid
Multicam Tropic
Ballistic Chart
Premier Body Armor Shipping

In Stock: Ships within 1-3 business days
Connecticut shipping restrictions
No International Shipping Available

Premier Body Armor Warranty

Incident Replacement

5 Year Warranty on the Cummerbund Armor 
2 Year Warranty Carrier


This is the last plate carrier you will need for a very long time.

premier body armor core plate carrier.  Level IIIA cummerbund.  accommodates Level III and level IV rifle plates.

Balancing durability and high-speed performance, the Core Plate Carrier delivers all the duties of a solid plate carrier; lightweight/high speed, extreme durability, modern technology, and compatibility with any type of armor. The Core Plate Carrier is the foundational chassis for every mission.

Seamlessly integrated traditional molle webbing and velcro-covered laser-cut molle sections, make carrying a heavy kit just as natural as going lite. A chest placard can be easily attached to the full-field of velcro on the front of the plate carrier, and medical gear, hydration bladders, and more can be added on the rear. Both the outside and inside of the cummerbund feature traditional molle webbing so you can add gear on either side.

The Core Plate Carrier is meant for those looking for a high-performance, American Made PC to be the foundation of their tactical kit. 

image of the level IIIA cummerbund


  • Includes a pair of Level IIIA cummerbund inserts 
  • Accommodates all 10"x12" PBA Plates  (sold separately)
  • Adjustable cummerbund with FirstSpear® ™Rapid-Release Technology.  
  • Reinforced “man down” strap
  • Laser-cut Molle
  • Constructed of a domestically sourced 600 Denier Polyester
  • Weight with Level IIIA Cummerbund Ballistics
    • Small/Medium- 4.2 LBS 
    • Large/XL- 4.4 LBS
    • 2XL- 4.8 LBS

    Body armor is legal to own in all 50 states (but we can not ship it to the state of Connecticut).

    outfitted with FirstSpear® Tubes™ Rapid-Release Technology.

    Law Enforcement / First Responder / Military discount available

    Please seeTERMS & CONDITIONSfor additional details regarding lead time, shipping, warranty & return policy.


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 14 reviews
    C. Simpson
    Great company & Products

    This will be my second plate carrier. My first setup was a Condor pc and ar500 level III steel plates. Those plates weigh about 10lbs a piece, and we’re only curved perpendicular, so it was a lot of weight at the core of my kit. I purchased the Core plate carrier with 2 level III+ multi-curve Stratis plates. I am very happy with my purchase.
    I am so excited with how light the plates are. The whole set up seems even to light, but once you add all the other crap it’s perfect. I am very impressed thus far with Premier Body Armor. With my initial purchase I earned enough reward points to pay for 2 spall panels (to use as trauma pads). With each purchase there has been a thank you card that is actually signed by Alex Stewart. I’m imagining this is true for each purchase. That is one of the most exceptional things I’ve seen from a company. Keep up the good work.

    C. Simpson

    Jessie Wock

    I'm very happy with the carrier. The armour could have been sized one size up (I am a small framed individual). The carriers are one size fits all (which fits perfectly for me and my larger friends). Overall I am happy with my purchase, I cannot verify that it stops 44 mag, but I wouldn't doubt it. If any critique, specificy that the armor is being sized, rather than the carrier, as I thought. Great product overall.

    Matt E
    Great Lightweight Option

    The Core Plate carrier with the Stratis Level IV Enhanced plates are an incredibly lightweight option that offers ballistic protection while keeping weight down to a minimum. I have gone on several range days with this plate carrier and it has been extremely comfortable with easy adjustments depending on how many layers you decide to wear. I am extremely happy with this plate carrier and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a new carrier.

    Super comfortable

    This carrier is super comfortable and flexible. Stays cool even in 90° heat running drills.

    Chris Dicke
    Fantastic Plate Carrier!

    This Plate Carrier fits amazing, and remains nice and snug even with a full front and back kit attached. It does a great job of distributing the weight of everything! It also feels extremely well made and durable. I can't wait for my plates to come in (a set of PBA level 4 enhanced), where I can see if that changes the comfort level at all (my guess is that it will be just as comfy with the plates, lol). The one SLIGHT gripe I have is that I wish PBA offered XL/Longer plates (like 11"x13.5") for those of us with strangely long torsos, haha. But like I said it is only a small gripe. Because as long as the 10x12 plates are worn in the correct place, they should be big enough to protect the heart/lungs/spine of most people. Like I said, I'm loving it so far and will definitely be recommending it to people! Also, if it allows me, I'll try to update my post after I get the plates in.