We’ve been spending a lot of time with Plate Carrier Systems recently, really getting under the skin of what we like, what is great value for money, and above all what really WORKS on the airsoft field when the BBs start flying!
We know that many of you like a “real deal” system, and the weight of your gear is sometimes a key element; after all you need to carry everything on you for hours or sometimes even days if it’s a MilSim! Each gramme taken from your overall equipment weight can be redistributed for the weight of extra ammo and consumables. This is why our friends at DIRECT ACTION created the BEARCAT® ULTRALIGHT PLATE CARRIER SYSTEM, which is also the starting point for a new, ultralight tactical equipment system.
Thanks to lightweight, yet durable softshell fabric and reduction the use of laminate to bare minimum, they’ve been able to make one of the lightest plate carriers on the market, without limiting its functionality. Stretchable construction will allow you to fit most of the popular plate shapes, including SAPI and Swimmer Cut. On the sides of the front panel and on the shoulder straps there are elastic loops for cables, antennas etc. Thanks to system based approach to the equipment, the BEARCAT Plate Carrier is compatible with some of the accessories from the SPITFIRE system which we already use and love, and there’s already some new panels that we like a LOT like the SKELETONIZED TRIPLE 308 FLAP.
Specifications for the “barebones” BEARCAT are:
Made of softshell fabric and laser cut laminate
MOLLE/PALS compatible modular system
Interchangable front flaps
Optional accessory cutaway system
Chest rig attachment system via buckles
Back panel zipper attachment system compatible with Crye Precision AVS™ standard
Elastic loops for cables, antenna, etc
Compatible with Comfort Pad set
We’ve used DIRECT ACTION gear all over the world, and not just for airsoft, and we love the idea of the new BEARCAT system… we’re sure that you will too!