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Shellback Tactical Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier
Shellback Banshee Plate Carrier

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List Price: $199.99
Our Price: $169.99

Product Code: SHB.125

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Shellback Tactical Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier

SKD is proud to offer the HOTTEST sub-$170 plate carrier on the market- the Shellback
BANSHEE! After meeting with Shellback and reviewing the Banshee’s features, we
concluded that when it comes to function for dollar, the Banshee IS the market leader. It
may not fit the bill for everyone, but if you are new to the PC market and are looking for
a great entry-level option, the Banshee is a serious contender.

The BANSHEE Rifle Plate Carrier was designed to meet and exceed the needs of
the operator. If you are an Operator, Military and Law Enforcement alike who needs a
high quality carrier that has great load carrying capacity in a compact lightweight design
the BANSHEE is for you. The Shoulders on the BANSHEE rifle plate carrier are fully
adjustable and padded with a new advanced design feature not seen in other rigs. The
shoulder areas once adjusted slides into itself and locks in securely with a hidden quick
release buckle. On the shoulders are 2 rows of PALS webbing with elastic nylon sewn in
between the PALS webbing allowing for comms or hydration tubing to be ran through.

The front and back of the BANSHEE feature 5 rows of PALS webbing and two 2 inch
rows of Loop sewn on for flags and other identifiers. The front and back of the panels
of the carrier on the body side are also padded. Rifle plates are loaded from the bottom
front/back and secured with a hook/loop closure.

The BANSHEE rifle plate carrier includes a removable cummerbund. The Cummerbund
runs through the rig, is fully adjustable (one size fits most) and has PALS webbing. If the
Cummerbund if not needed it can also be removed, and the rig can continue to be secured
by a secondary nylon strap system with quick release buckles (also removable). The front
pocket of the Carrier has a hook and loop kangaroo type pocket to allow for accessories.

NEWS- The Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier is now L.A.P.D. Approved
for use by officers. It is on the Approved Gear list for the Los Angeles
Police Department (L.A.P.D.)

Gear shown on BANSHEE for demo only and not included with carrier. Side Plate
Pockets shown in pictures not included.

  • Extreme versatility with several PALS web attachment points covering the front,
    back and shoulders of the vest.
  • Fully adjustable and padded front, back and shoulder areas.
  • Two area of loop for identifiers
  • Fits over soft body armor/Uniforms
  • Heavy Duty bar tacking at key stress points
  • Wire, antenna or hydration hose guides
  • Removable Cummerbund with interior and exterior PALS for side plates-NEW
  • Low Profile/ Lightweight
  • Quick Release Buckle secondary securing system
  • 500 Cordura
  • Drag Handle- NEW
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Dimensions of the Cummerbund each side that accepts soft armor: 17" x 6"
  • Weight of the BANSHEE empty: 2lbs 10 oz
  • Will accept up to 10x12 Level 3 and 4 ESAPI OR SIMILAR PLATES and Plate
    Backers. Currently, the pockets will not accept the XL ESAPI plates.
  • Now approved with the Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.)
Made in the USA

For plate carrier fitting advice, please see the SKD Blog post: How to Choose the Right Size Plate Carrier

5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 131 Write a Review

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great service October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Wayland Thompson from College station, TX United States  
Ships as promised and on time delivery and quality produces.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Good carrier for the price October 7, 2015
Reviewer: TK from APO, AP United States  
I chose this carrier after researching multiple carrier choices and associated product reviews from multiple sources. For the money, this carrier had the most features. Below are the pros and cons that are most pertinent for me.


Removable cummerbund with quick detach side straps.

Interior cummerbund webbing to attach side plate pouches/molle pouches to.

Padded shoulder straps.

Kangaroo pouch.

Quick release buckles concealed in shoulder straps.

Capable of resting higher on the chest than other carriers I've seen/used.


Kangaroo pouch is fully lined with velcro (hassle to use without insertable pouch).

Should straps often loosened up without securing with 100mph tape.

Overall good carrier for the price (purchased for $169), but as with anything, the more you're willing to spend the more bells and whistles you can get.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Okay for the price. October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Chris from Gilbert, AZ United States  
It looked decent. Functions alright. Shoulder padding isn't great.. The shoulder strap buckles do squeak quite a bit, but graphite powder helps. My 10x12 ceramic/composite plates fit well. My main complaint is that the quality control is a bit off. Shoulder straps aren't sewn in evenly. That makes the carrier ride a little slanted, and one of the buckles sticks out, and one doesn't. But that's what you get for a plate carrier at this price. its functional and cheap. it has a good warrenty if there is ever a huge functional issue.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Banshee Plate Carrier October 7, 2015
Reviewer: John Supple from Kailua, HI United States  
i have been wanting to purchase this plate carrier for long time, and finding (after searching several internet sites) here on SKD (whom  i have used in the past w/ great results), i chose to order through them. i made my order on a Monday am, wed eve i was rolling operation status with it! the price, shipping, and service over ll was excellent, and of course i will be using SKD far in to the future. i have made sure that many fellow officers know about this site and highly recommend this site to anyone who needs top gear and fast w/ awesome reliability!

many thanks to an outstanding service!!! aloha!!

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Banshee Plate carrier October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Michael Bayer from Chandler, AZ United States  
This is an awesome piece of kit! Easy adjustment for my frame (6' 200lbs.)
I'd recommend this highly! 5 stars!!

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