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Rothco MultiCam MOLLE Plate Carrier Vest for Law Enforcement


Rothco MOLLE Plate Carrier Vest – Multicam

Whether you are military, law enforcement, or an avid Airsofter, the Rothco Multicam MOLLE Plate Carrier Vest will help provide a superb feeling of protection for any situation or event. With it’s ample plate carrier pouches in the front, back and sides, you will be able to safely wear the appropriate plates, depending on the mission. It includes emergency drag handle, padded mesh interior, adjustable girth, hook & loop areas in front and back to ensure the best fit.

Material Specs:

  • 600D Polyester, 1000D Cordura Nylon


  • Detachable Hook And Loop Cummerbund And Quick Release Buckle Straps Are Fully Adjustable To Help You Find The Perfect Fit
  • MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment) Webbing Allows You To Mount MOLLE Pouches, Holsters, And Other MOLLE Attachments On The Military Vest.
  • Upper MOLLE Webbing On The Front And Back Of The Tactical Vest With Loop Fields For Attaching Patches, Branch Tape, And Other Hook Accessories
  • Inner Plate Pockets In The Front And Back Of The MOLLE Vest With Internal Loop Fields Are Designed To Fit Your Soft Or Hard Plate Armor For Ballistic Protection
  • Side Armor Plate Pockets On The Cummerbund Fit Plates Up To 6 Inches X 7 Inches
  • Heavyweight Material Composition For Optimal Durability Without Sacrificing Mobility
  • Emergency drag handle
  • Padded mesh interior for a comfortable fit
  • Adjustable girth
  • Hook & loop areas in front and back
  • Soft And Plate Armor Not Included
  • This Item Is Restricted For Export And Cannot Be Sold For Use In Some Countries Outside The U.S. Please Contact Rothco For Details.


Plate Pocket SIZING:

  • Standard Plate Carrier Vest Fits Medium Or Large Swimmer/SAPI/ESAPI Plates Up To 10.25 Inches X 13.25 Inches.
  • For Standard Size Vest: Front Pocket Measures 13 5/8 Inches X 11 1/8 Inches | Back Pocket Measures 12 Inches X 11 1/8 Inches
  • 2X/3X Sizing: Front Plate Pocket Measures 15 1/2 Inches X 11 5/8 Inches | Back Plate Measures 14 X 12 1/2 Inches
  • Sizing For The XS Tactical Vest: Front And Back Plate Pockets Fit Up To 9″ Wide X 12″ Max Height Plates. Side Plate Pockets Fit 3.5″ Max Height X Up To 8″ Length. Max Waist Size Is 44″
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Rothco MultiCam MOLLE Plate Carrier Vest for Law Enforcement

Armor Plate / Body Armor

All body armor or armor plates are rated by threat levels set by the NIJ. The NIJ (National Institute of Justice) is the research and standardization department for the U.S. Department of Justice. They scientifically research crime, assess community needs, and evaluate safety products, with the end goal of reducing crime and fortifying the justice system. The complete Standard is located at These levels range from levels II to levels IV, however other organizations such as the military or FBI/DEA have established other testing protocols which are NOT NIJ certified, but fill very crucial and necessary threat levels specific to their needs.

Common Plate Material

Ceramic – The ceramic plates are typically composed of boron carbide, silicone carbine, or other similar materials. The benefits to ceramic plates is that they are lighter and the law enforcement or military personnel mobility is Not as impaired as metal or steel plates. The cons to ceramic plates is inferior multi-hit resistance, however as technology changes workarounds have improved this issue by adding other components to ceramic plates.

Metals – Typically, metal armor plates are composed of steel or titanium, but also some alloys such as aluminum are also added. Unlike ceramic plates, metal plates have a better multi-hit resistance quality, however metal plates have been known to ricochet or reflect projectiles, which increases the risk to arms, legs, or face, in addition to team or bystanders.

Plastics – Plastic armor plates are composed of multilayered sheets of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWP) which have evolved to be equal to the ballistic resistance of metal plates. This allows for higher level of protection along with less weight and greater mobility.

Cleaning ballistic panels and carrier vests

When triple-digit temperatures soar in places like Texas, Arizona and Florida, these vests can take on a whole new level of stench when routine cleaning and care are neglected, in addition to potentially compromising the ballistic panels and carrier vests.

Once the ballistic panels have been removed from the carrier, lay them on a flat surface. Take a clean, damp cloth, sponge or rag and gently wipe the panels to remove stains, dirt or debris. If necessary, you may choose to use a mild, non-acidic soap or detergent.

What not to do with ballistic panels

  • Do not use bleach or other harsh chemical cleaners.
  • Never iron or apply heat to panels.
  • Do not machine wash or tumble dry.

What to do with carrier vests

To clean your carrier vest, remove all ballistic panels, trauma inserts and plates. The preferred method of cleaning the front and back carrier is to hand wash it.

The carrier may also be machine washed on the gentle cycle using cold water with a mild detergent. When complete, lay it flat to air dry or tumble dry, using the lowest temperature setting on your dryer.

What not to do with carrier vests

According to Phalanx Defense Systems, follow these tips:

  • No bleach or other harsh cleaners.
  • No dry cleaning.
  • Avoid deodorizing sprays, such as Febreze or Lysol, which may damage the carrier materials over time.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs

XS / S, Regular, 2XL / 3XL