UPC™ Ultralight Plate Carrier


Made for swift urban combat

The UPC™ is made to meet the demands of modern urban fighting. This involves reducing the weight as much as possible while retaining maximum combat capabilities, protection, and versatility. Taking only what you need into combat will increase your agility and extend your endurance. Super lightweight (0.75 lbs / 340 grams) and stylish plate carrier. An absolute must-have in your gear portfolio.

Extremely Low Weight

New technology and design allow the UPC™ to have an unprecedentedly low weight. With all its unique features combined, it will only add 12 ounces to your overall gear, paling in comparison with similar armor systems.

Customize Your Rig

Easily customize UPC™ to your needs via advanced front and back laser-cut MOLLE panels. Low-profile and robust loops allow for the semi-permanent anchorage of equipment, keeping your gear secure despite considerable wear and tear.

Quick-release System

Rugged 2M® ROC cummerbund quick-release buckles enable you to rapidly put on and remove your plate carrier. Significantly decrease your critical reaction time with this tried and tested rapid response system.


Our optional armored neck, shoulder, intestine, and groin modules are the perfect solution for high-threat environments. Increase your total coverage area to suit the needs of your mission – ensuring the highest level of ballistic protection.

Industry Standard

Our vests/carriers are compatible with SAPI/ESAPI plates, following the industry standard for maximum comfort and function. Make sure that your plate size corresponds to the size of your vest for an effective and compatible fit – an essential step to building the perfect rig.

Additional Super-Efficient Ventilation

Designed to be worn day in and day out, ventilated panels, padded loadbearing points, and premium multilayered liners deliver superior comfort and thermal management – helping you fight longer and harder.



We follow MIL-SPEC standards to ensure uncompromising functionality, durability, and longevity in combat conditions. Our products are built to last and manufactured with a quality you can rely on.


  • 1.Unique and modern design and appearance
  • 2.Lightest in its class – 40% lighter than the LPC™ and 30% from the other industry-leading manufacturers
  • 3.Minimalistic and highly durable laser cut design with advanced materials and expert craftsmanship
  • 4.Increased reliability with a reduced number of seams
  • 5.Shoulder and sides ambidextrous quick-release ROC (tubes) system
  • 6.16 size combinations to perfectly fit the operator
  • 7.The vest comes in 4 sizes, each corresponding to the 4 standards SAPI/ESAPI sizes
  • 8.4 sizes of 3 types of modular cummerbund: Skeletal (lightweight), Pocket (soft armor and hard side armor compatible), and Elastic (better fit)
  • 9.NIR (Near-Infrared) materials reduce detection from thermal and infrared cameras
  • 10.Balanced weight with ergonomic fitting
  • 11.Design prevents gear-conflict
  • 12.Compatible Chest Rig attachments
  • 13.Lightweight and soft shoulder pads with ventilation
  • 14.Front and back Velcro® panels for ID attachments
  • 15.Interior attachment for EVV™ Exchangeable Vest Ventilation
  • 16.A full array of gear attachment PALS loops on both the back and the front
  • 17.Compatible with 8 modules of FAS™ Full Armor System
  • 18.Special skeletal cummerbund reinforced with polymer plastic to retain shape both when loaded and unloaded

Tech specs

Available armor upgrade
Compatible plates

SAPI/ESAPI cut Each of 4 vest sizes (S-XL) match proper size of 4 sizes of the plates Up to 1” (30 mm) thickness

Cummerbunds options



Cordura®, Velcro®, 2M®, Murdock Webbing, Texcel.
MIL-SPEC standards, NIR (near-infrared) materials

Abdullahi Adkins
16 Nov 2021
Great carrier and excellent service. I asked a lot of maybe obvious questions and they were patient, clear, and direct, whcih is probably the first time I experience such a treatment 😀
Presley Jeffery
14 Nov 2021
Topend stuff, and a fair deal. I will definetly order more great from this place soon.
Rueben Harrison
10 Nov 2021
I'm honestly blown away by this one. It weighs as much as a plate sock and has all of the utility of a full battle plate carrier. And I swear the bag it came in with was heavier than the carrier!


How to choose my perfect fit size?

By measuring your chest and waist.
Your perfect fit is a combination of the size of the plate and the cummerbund. For that, you will need to measure your chest and waist and can then get an ideal combination.
At the top of the page, there is a size chart where you can select the option ‘’Determine Size’’, which will tell you exactly which size will fit your requirements perfectly. You can also check the Size Chart at the Tech Specs.

Would the UPC™ cummerbund deform or flex under the weight of the equipment?

The UPC™ skeletal cummerbund consists of two layers, housing the Cordura® 500D and 1000D on the outside and special polymer polycarbonate plastic on the inside which prevents all deformations.

Which armor plates are best to use with the UPC™?

The UPC™ is designed to work with all SAPI/ESAPI type or Shooters cut plates, with the recommendation to use STA (Stand Alone) type plates for an ideal balance. You can install ICW plates with enough space to install NIJ 0101.06 Type IIIa soft armor inserts.
Ideal plate thickness is between 0.7” (18mm) and 1.1” (28mm).
Make sure the size of the plate matches the size of the vest.
You may, if necessary, place smaller plates in larger vests, but this is not recommended both because of the lower protection area and the internal movement of the plate.

Should the UPC™ be used with STA or ICW armor systems?

We recommend using UPC™ with STA (Stand Alone Armor) which fits perfectly in the plate carrier. However, ICW armor plates can be used with any NIJ Level IIIa soft armor insert beneath it.

Can I install a chest rig and other gear to this vest?


You can install any type of chest rig or additional gear to this vest. But, to ensure the best performance, we recommend using only UARM™ gear.

Is it possible to install ventilation on the UPC™?

The EVV™ Exchangeable Vest Ventilation is a module designed to increase comfort for the operator by ventilating the body. It can be added or removed without diminishing the defensive capabilities of the plate carrier and only adding comfort to the operator.

Is the UPC™ reliable in harsh conditions?

Due to the presence of Cordura® 1000D and 500D on the outside of the vest, the outer layer of the UPC™ is roughly 300% stronger than most plate carriers on the market.

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