Our take: We set out on a mission to find the BEST Plate Carrier money can buy for under $60, and we believe we’ve finally found the one: The AMA Urban Assault Modular MOLLE Plate Carrier. Its beauty lies in its simplicity: MOLLE webbing, padding-plated forward and rear surfaces and adjustable high-density Velcro adjustments make this an incredible plate carrier on which you can build your ULTIMATE MOLLE LOADOUT.
We haven’t been more excited about any single product here at Airsoft Megastore since the AMA StrikeForce Loaded Plate Carrier Set-Up came in, but this plate carrier obviously deserves the attention it’s getting due to the fact that it blows its competitors out of the water, no questions asked. This MOLLE Plate Carrier combines EXTREME value, performance, build quality and overall usability and is a user-friendly platform that ANY operator can use as a base to built their MOLLE ’loadout’.
Dare to compare: Comparable 600x600D MOLLE plate carriers sell for $60-100 without any pouches (just like this model). We encourage you to thoroughly do your research, because you’ll be just as shocked us when you find that the AMA Urban Assault MOLLE plate carrier is hands down the BEST value on the market for a similar base plate carrier.
The Pantac Molle Plate Carrier, which is similar in its set-up, runs about $70-85, depending on where you’re looking. And in a side-by-side comparison, with the exception of the 1000D material on the Pantac, the build quality on the AMA is VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL. And for those of you who are considering 600D vs 1000D, for Airsoft gaming purposes, 600x600D is MORE than plenty in terms of durability and build strength.
When the manufacturer subjected the AMA to a stress test measuring the strength of the MOLLE webbing as compared to comparably built (600D) plate carriers, the AMA webbing fared better EVERY SINGLE TIME, making it a remarkably high quality product at a shockingly low price.
The set-up: This plate carrier comes from the manufacturer with two basic hardened protective structure-holding plates pre-installed in both the front and back of the carrier. Both front and back feature a plate carrier compartment that can be opened up to reveal space for two more (one in the front, one in the back) ballistics plates. The pre-installed plates are MORE than enough to protect from BB rounds, but if you’re a gear junkie, or you just want more ballistics grade protection, the Velcro-secured compartment is modular and can be opened for you to insert higher-intensity armor plates.
High-strength modular MOLLE webbing is integrated on both the front and back of the plate carrier, making the surface OPTIMUM for your personal customization. Whether you want to add 3 additional attachments, or whether you want to add 10 additional attachments, the choice is yours to make thanks to the highly customizable MOLLE surface. For compatible MOLLE attachments, check out our selection of high-quality, low-priced MOLLE pouches.
Sizing is highly adjustable for users size adult S-XL. Durable elastic side straps allow for virtually any waist size, while Velcro-secured shoulder straps allow for height adjustments to be easily made. Additional pouches/add-ons displayed in product pictures NOT included. They are on display to demonstrate the endless customization possibilities of this plate carrier and are sold separately.
The MOLLE advantage: MOLLE, which stands for Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment, allows users of MOLLE-equipped gear the convenience of modifying (hence dubbed "modular") their gear to suit their tactical needs. This advantage, which increases on-field versatility and effectiveness, is the reason why MOLLE gear is becoming the new standard for everyone from the likes of Law Enforcement and Military personnel who REQUIRE the very best in gear down to the recreational Airsoft player. The uses are endless for the AMA MOLLE plate carrier system, as essentially you can have different set-ups for your different weapons using this plate carrier as your single constant/base which you can customize.
NOTE: The replica plates in this vest are made of foam and do not provide protection from anything other than airsoft BB’s.
- Operator grade quality, constructed of rugged 600x600D (denier) tactical nylon
- MOLLE: integrated modular webbing on front and rear of vest for easy gear customization/mounting
- Integrated front and rear ballistic plate compartments; pull down Velcro-enclosed flaps for open/close. Plates are removable/interchangeable via mentioned access point.
- Universal S-XL sizing. Adjustable size (for height and waist). Durable elastic side straps allow for virtually any waist size, while Velcro-secured shoulder straps allow for height adjustments to be easily made.
- Additional pouches/add-ons displayed in product pictures NOT included. They are on display to demonstrate the endless customization possibilities of this plate carrier and are sold separately.
Plate Size: Medium (9.5" x 12.5" in.)
AMA was founded on the principle of bringing ultra-premium, operator grade products to the Airsoft market at aggressively low prices. The Urban Assault line of MOLLE Plate Carriers does just that, bringing genuine 600x600D Tactical-Grade construction to the market at unbelievably low prices. This rugged, heavy-duty build material is ACTIVELY SOUGHT OUT by most-all Military trainers, Law Enforcement personnel, and Airsoft enthusiasts alike due to its day in and day out reliability, even under the most stressful combat situations.
The attention to detail, quality in materials, stitching and construction, among other things, has made AMA gear highly desirable, as beginning players and veteran players alike can enjoy rugged, durable gear at a price that won’t break the bank.