K19 Plate Carrier
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The K19 is the ultimate modern plate carrier. Designed, tested and battle-proven in Israel and behind enemy lines with some of the IDF's most elite units. The K19 has numerous subtle but revolutionary features that no other plate carrier has.
When it comes to the cummerbund, we've thought of everything. Many modern plate carriers now employ quick release mechanisms but they always come at the expense of not being able to adjust the fit easily.
The K19 employs our Egress™ Quick-release system and proprietary Fast-Adjust™ Cummerbund that can be adjusted and fine-tuned in real time, by the wearer.
Getting the perfect fit can depend on your specific mission loadout, what you're wearing underneath (which can change mid-mission), or even on how much you've eaten for lunch. We know that the ability to adjust it yourself, on the fly, is critical in order to avoid unnecessary fatigue and compromised combat awareness.
The K19 has a one-size-fits-all cummerbund and multi-size plate bag absolving the need to make complicated and risky sizing choices when buying. You know it will always fit you or members of your team regardless of your loadout or mission set. This is also important for procurement professionals who can be sure it will fit all their guys (or girls) well.
The fast-adjust cummerbund also has a built-in stretch element which allows the vest to be pulled in nice and tight so it doesn't bounce when you run, but that gives you that inch or so of stretch needed when dropping to a knee so the carrier doesn't squash their torso.
Unlike other carriers, the shoulder area quick-release buckles are set way back so they don't interfere with your rifle stock and yet are easily accessible.
When it comes to comfort, The K19 shares many of the comfort features of the combat-proven Agilite K5, which is considered to be the most comfortable plate carrier on the market.
Such comfort features include generous fusion-foam shoulder padding for extreme comfort even during prolonged use. Anyone who's spent time in the Military knows that even the shortest of missions can turn into several day ops. Comfort is not a luxury, it's a necessity to stay alert and not distracted in hostile environments where complacency can cost you your life.
One of the secrets to the K19’s comfort level is that the shoulder straps create a proprietary "V" shape to center mass which spreads weight over maximum surface area and relieves pressure points.
The K19 is also Agilite K-Series compatible, meaning that it has ability to attach the AMAP II or AMAP 30 Assault packs directly to it in seconds. No threading MOLLE, no hassle.
In the rear, the cummerbund has numerous attachment points for the mil-spec G hooks, allowing a perfect fit for all, from the largest to smallest person, without making the plate carrier unnecessarily large or prohibitively small.
The K19 has traveled many miles and has crossed borders into some of the most dangerous places in the world in order to bring you one of the most detailed and thought out plate carriers on earth.
- Integrated Egress™ Quick-release system
- Proprietary one-size-fits-all Fast-Adjust™ Cummerbund that can be adjusted by the wearer in real time.
- Shoulder Egress buckles set back so they don’t interfere with rifle stock placement
- One-size plate bag with internal adjuster to fit all common plate sizes perfectly (SAPI S,M or L-see sizing tab for exact details).
- One-Size-fits-all cummerbund-no risks or sizing decisions to be made during purchase-fit for very small-very large people.
- Front zip admin pocket
- Fusion foam shoulder padding for comfort during prolonged use
- Proprietary "V" design spreads weight over maximum surface from shoulders to center mass area to avoid pressure points.
- Rear drag handle
- Skeletal shoulders for comms and hydration tubes
- Front and rear laser cut hook and loop panels
- Agilite K Series™ compatible
- Designed, tested, battle-proven & manufactured in Israel
- 1000D Mil Spec Tactical Nylon
- Mil Spec polymer buckles and hardware
- Egress™ Quick-release system and proprietary Fast-Adjust™ Cummerbund.
- Laser cut Velcro MOLLE overlay panels
- Fits any size S, M or L SAPI/ESAPI plates up to 1.5” thick
- Fits all 10"X12" plates
- Laser-engraved Mil Spec Polymer cord pulls
- Made in Israel
- Weight: 2.5lbs (1.1kg) Including Fast-Adjust Cummerbund™
The K19 is a ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL plate carrier that will fit all body types, shapes and sizes.
What About Plate Size?
Good News-the K19 has “one-size-fits-most” plate bags. They will fit any ballistic plates that are sizes S, M or L. To Check if your plates are too big for the K19 see maximum size here:
See Maximum Size Here
Is the K19 better than the K5?
The K19 not a replacement for the K5, it's a cocky, good looking younger brother, better at certain things and faster and designed to give you options to best meet your mission set. The K5 is unbeaten on comfort and simplicity, proven over millions of hours of use downrange, around the world, in some of modern history's toughest Military and Law Enforcement missions and deployments.
They are equals, it just depends on your personal preference or mission set. One’s a “Harley” , the other a racing bike, both equally powerful.
Do the Rear G hooks interfere with the rear MOLLE?
No. The insert points for the G Hooks are in addition to the MOLLE.
Can you mount pouches on the Fast-Adjust™ cummerbund?
Yes, not just on the traditional MOLLE section but along the whole length of the cummerbund.
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Great plate carrier, the quick releases are a thoughtful touch, comfortable, without being flimsy. Shoulders can be a bit bulky, but if you don't mind the extra padding, its a great carrier. lots of adjustability, 1 fits size all.
Excellent build quality, great range of adjustments, and holds the plates extremely secure. I’m 6’ with a large frame (and some table muscle from too much good food around the mid section). I’m using this with a fairly simple assortment of pouches and accessories with K.I.S.S. in mind. I’m running a 3 mag rifle shingle, small admin pouch, flashlight which clips into a nook of the vest like it was made for it, and a camera mount. The carrier has beef extremely comfortable with running, moving, weapon transitions, and reloads. The Velcro is just the right amount and is located in good spots. The closure clips seem durable (time will tell) and are extremely smooth and easy to open/close. The built in admin pocket is an EXCELLENT idea and is in a perfect location, but if you put anything besides a map (chem lights, small note pad, pen) in there, you’ll never be able to get it back out while wearing the carrier. I purchased a small Mag Pul DAKA pouch with the hopes it would contain small items and I could leave my admin pouch off, but the dimensions DAKA are just a bit too big. A slightly smaller but similar pouch would be perfect. I’d absolutely purchase this again and have already recommended it to my guys.