Adept Armor Releases the New Lightweight Dragoon Plate Carrier By: Luke C.

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Adept Armor is excited to announce the introduction of their new lightweight Dragoon Plate Carrier which can be used both overtly and covertly and allows the user to fit it with a wide variety of armor plate systems and the greatest amount of aftermarket accessories possible so that it can be configured to their exact preferences.

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Adept Armor Releases the New Lightweight Dragoon Plate Carrier

Adept Armor Releases the New Lightweight Dragoon Plate Carrier

When it comes to plate carriers, there are typically two types: covert and overt. The covert carriers can be concealed under clothing, but have an extremely limited feature set, while the overt carriers, which are fully-featured and much more robust, are at the same time unavoidably bulky. The Dragoon Plate Carrier bridges the gap between both plate carrier types and offers the best of both worlds. Inspired by its namesakes – the light mounted infantrymen of the early modern period, who, in their role as skirmishers, scouts, ambushers, and raiders, were forced to strike a delicate balance between firepower and extreme mobility – the Dragoon is a lightweight and ultra-low-profile plate carrier, yet one which is nevertheless fully configurable and comes with every bell and whistle one would expect of an overt carrier.
As a covert carrier, the Dragoon excels. It is exceptionally thin, has slick and low-profile surfaces, features removable high-density padding rather than bulky integral padding, and has no buckles or quick-release mechanisms that can print or get snagged under clothing. It securely fits very thin plates, such as the 0.2” Storm Titanium. It is also IR-treated, lightweight, and extremely hydrophobic so its wet weight is almost identical to its dry weight.
As an overt carrier, the Dragoon performs just as well. It was designed to be effective as a platform of rugged and durable construction. With tough materials, top-tier workmanship and stitching, a hidden admin pouch, cable guides, and low-profile laser-cut MOLLE on just about every surface, the Dragoon can be configured to meet the specific requirements of any mission.
The Dragoon Plate Carrier fits bulky plates just as well as it carries thin, low-profile armor plates, for its plate pockets are extremely adaptable. It is suitable for use with plates that run the size gamut from SAPI S to SAPI L, including 10 x 12” plates that don’t correspond to a SAPI side, shooter’s cut plates, and swimmer’s cut plates. This includes plates of virtually any thickness, up to and including 1.5.” It works exceptionally well with the Adept Armor Storm System, as it is capable of fitting the Foundation, an up-armor plate, and an additional trauma pad.
Adept Armor Releases the New Lightweight Dragoon Plate Carrier
The Dragoon Plate Carrier will be made in Bohemia, Czechia, with both European and American materials including 500D Cordura. The plate carrier comes complete with comfortable lightly padded shoulder straps complete with a hydration/cable pass-through as well as a Velcro panel on the outer surface for mounting IR identifier devices, patches, placards, and much more. The plate carrier weighs in at just over 1.5 lbs when fully configured with the cummerbund and retails for an MSRP of $220. For more information visit www.adeptarmor.com.