PIG Plate CarrierSKD is proud to introduce the
Patrol Incident Gear Plate
Carrier (PIG-PC). This project was over two years in the making, and
has gone through a ground-up metamorphosis into the most versatile
plate carrier on the market. Based on feedback from our pre-production
model, we threw out the drawing board and went to work directly from
the list of functional attributes that we wanted to feature. As with
all P.I.G. products, function is the engine that drives each project
PIG-PC is a lightweight plate carrier system that allows the user to
configure the kit to work optimally with their mission profile. It
offers some of the most unique features available on a plate carrier
today, making the PIG-PC the most versatile model on the market.
Construction - utilizing 500 Denier Cordura and lightweight Pack Nylon
in different areas according to abrasion exposure to minimize weight-
an industry first.
- Adjustable Plate Harness - this feature allows the
wearer to use any plate from
size S-XL without having the plate bottom out in the plate compartment.
The plate harness will hold the plate in place at the very top of the
plate pocket no matter what the size is. Internal velcro stabilizers
center the plate left and right- another industry first.
Padding System - the rear plate carrier features two vertical back pads
that keep contact off of your spine and creates an air-flow channel to
aid in increased ventilation. These vertical pads flow into the
integral padded shoulder straps, creating a continuous shock-absorbing
feature that is extremely comfortable for extended use- another
- Elevated Plate Profile - most
plate carriers on the market tend to carry the plate extremely low in
relation to the most vital organs and vessels in the upper-thoracic
region they are meant to protect. The PIG-PC allows the top of the
rear plate to sit ABOVE the connection point to the shoulder straps.
This allows both front and rear plates to be optimally positioned without sacrificing
comfort- another industry first.
Cummerbunds - Now you can get all the features you want, or just those
you need with regards to the cummerbund. With 2 cummerbund options and
2 side plate carrier options, you have 4 different variants of cummerbund configurations to select from- another industry first.
- Scalable Side Plate Pockets - Now you can use 6"x
8" side plates as well as 6"x 6" models with the extended retention
strap feature on both of our Side Plate Pocket models- another industry first.
Plate-backer Pockets - Each PIG-PC ships with a custom cut foam panel
that sits inside a dedicated pocket to increase comfort for the
wearer. You can access and replace this panel with a soft armor insert
(available Summer 2010) without having to touch your plates and
visa-versa. This makes plus-ing up or scaling down a much simpler
operation- another industry first.
Applications - The ITW G-Hook is one of the most versatile pieces of
hardware available to the tactical market today. We use it for our
primary shoulder strap attachment mechanism, which allows the user to
replace hardware in the field and select between a side release buckle
or a metal D-ring assembly. The PIG-PC Single Point Sling (available
Spring 2010) will also attach via a G-Hook into the pre-positioned
attachment points on the padded shoulder strap. The PIG-PC Load
Integration Kit also used G-Hooks to seamlessly integrate the popular
Eagle Yote pack to the PIG-PC- another industry first (more packs
available Fall 2010).
Semi-Rigid Drag Handle - the tubular nylon drag handle houses a
length of plastic tubing to increase surface area and comfort when
Split Cummerbund Retention Flaps - by splitting the
cummerbund flaps, the user is able to keep one side attached at all
times through repeated don/doff cycles. The flaps outer corners are retained by
snap tabs that come up from underneath to keep the corner retained- a
vestige of a military special operations plate carrier by Eagle
Industries. Each flap includes a kangaroo pouch for hasty item storage or integration of dedicated flap pouches.
& Back Velcro PALS - now you don't have to settle for either just a
velcro panel, or PALS without velcro. Both front and back plate
compartments have velcro-covered PALS webbing that lets the user
configure the Plate Carrier with ID patches or modular pouches as
Ordering InstructionsTo order a functional PIG-PC system, at a minimum you must select 1 x PIG-PC Chassis and 1 x PIG-PC Cummerbund. This
Ala Carte system allows the user to custom configure their carrier for
their specific mission straight from the vendor. Want a
Low-Profile configuration with slick sides?
Select the PIG-PC Chassis with PIG-PC-CBE (Elastic Cummerbund). Want
to maximize load capability and side armor? Choose the PIG-PC Chassis
with PIG-PC-CBM (Molle Cummerbund) and PIG-PC-SPC-CBM (Side Plate
Carrier, Molle Cummerbund). Options are as follows:
If you are one of the few original purchasers of the Pre-production
PIG model, please email us with your name, address and order number and
we will provide instructions on how to use your discount for the production
PIG-PC-CBE / Elastic Cummerbund - A simple 4" wide elastic
cummerbund attaches via velcro to the rear cummerbund channel on the
PIG-PC Chassis. When configured, user should affix the cummerbund on
the bottom-most 4 inches of the rear cummerbund channel, and
correspondingly secure the front of the cummerbund at the bottom-most 4
inches under the front cummerbund flaps.
PIG-PC-CBM / Molle Cummerbund - Offering 10 columns and 3 rows
of PALS webbing on each side, this cummerbund allows for a host of
modular mounting options. Adjustments to the shock cord can be made
through an adjustment slot in the rear cummerbund channel of the PIG-PC
Chassis. The paracord pull handles aide in removal when doffing. The
inside of the cummerbund is lined with loop velcro to incorporate the
PIG-PC-SPC-CBM (Side Plate Carrier, Molle Cummerbund) with a grommet
for a retention tether. *This item can be used with the Eagle Molle
Plate Carrier with Cummerbund.*
PIG-PC-SPC-CBE / Side Plate Carrier for Elastic Cummerbund - A
rigid plastic backing keeps the plate from sagging on the elastic
cummerbund, and maintains a low-snag slick profile. Holds both 6"x 6"
and 6" x 8" plates, and can be moved along the cummerbund for
user-optimized placement. The leading edge of the plastic backing
should remain oriented to the front, to engage with the front
cummerbund flaps, but they can be reversed so that the retention strap
is facing the deck if the user finds it makes the plate placement more
comfortable. The small piece of webbing is for the attachment of the
PIG-PC-LIK (Load Integration Kit).
PIG-PC-SPC-CBM / Side Plate Carrier for Molle Cummerbund - This velcro pouch offers the user a
side plate capability for the PIG-PC-CBM. Due to the large velcro
engagement area inside the cummerbund, the user has a host of placement
options, fore and aft, as well as by turning the orientation of the
pouch. The pouch will hold both 6"x 6" and 6"x 8" side plates with the
retention strap oriented up or down. The cord supplied with each
PIG-PC-SPC-CBM is for a tether to be tied through the grommet on the cummerbund
for additional retention in extreme environments.
PIG-PC-LIK / Load Integration Kit - Utilizing the innovative
G-Hook from ITW, this kit includes all the necessary hardware to allow
for the seamless integration of load and/or hydration systems such as
the popular Eagle YOTE (more packs
available Fall 2010).
PIG-PC-GH-SRB / G-Hook Side Release Buckle Kit (2) - Each
PIG-PC-Chassis includes this item as a primary attachment for front and
back plate carriers. This kit provides 2 additional assemblies to use
as field replacements, or to attach additional accessories to the array
of G-Hook anchors on the PIG-PC padded shoulder straps.
PIG-PC-GH-DD / G-Hook Double D-Ring Kit (2) - This double ring
assembly allows the user to replace a G-Hook Side Release Buckle
assembly on the PIG-PC Chassis to allow for a reduced profile, and very
quick strap adjustment.
PIG-PC-SS / Stock Stop - Available Spring 2010.
PIG-PC-SPS / Single Point Sling - Available Spring 2010.
PIG-PC-HC / Hydration Carrier - Available Spring 2010.
- Made in the U.S.A. by Eagle Industries for Patrol Incident Gear.