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**Please note that this carrier is sold in sizes Small-XL but you may request to purchase the cummerbund in 2XL or 3XL for $15 more if that is the t-shirt size you wear. The XL carrier fits those that wear 2XL & 3XL but the cummerbund would need to be special ordered in the larger size. Please e-mail email@example.com for this option. Thank you.**
- Weight (empty): 1.92 lbs
- Hard armor insert sizes: (SM/MED) up to a 10 X 12 inch plate, (LG/XL) 11 X 14 inch plate.
- Soft armor insert sizes: (SM/MED) 11 X 14 inch shooter’s cut, (LG/XL) 12 X 15 inch shooter’s cut.
Armour Wear’s SPARC system meets war-fighters’ needs.
The Special Purpose/ Application Releasable Carrier (SPARC) (plate carrier) is a fully adjustable and releasable, hard use carrier that will accommodate standard 10 in X 12 in hard plates, along with soft armor liners. This unique plate carrier uses a proprietary Quick Release Buckle (QRB) system which allows the user to doff the carrier in less than one second. This is essential for users in the field that have been injured and require emergency attention. The SPARC comes apart into two separate pieces when the QRB latch is activated. When you are ready to put the carrier together, just snap the buckles into each other. It’s as easy as that!
The SPARC was created as a solution to an issue that is present in today’s tactical marketplace. Most available releasable carrier technologies are either expensive (and out of most agencies budgets), or extremely cumbersome to re-assemble once the emergency release has been activated. This has discouraged most operators away from this technology and has driven them to a more analog system. We saw the opportunity to improve on a flawed design and focused on the war-fighters’ needs. With the addition of the QRB, an operator can click the buckles back together in a snap, and have a working carrier in seconds. We also saw the opportunity to delete the use of any Velcro on the main access points of the carrier. Instead, the QRB doubles as the carriers retention buckles, always having the consumer in mind.
The SPARC Light will still accommodate standard 10 in X 12 in hard plates, along with soft armor liners. The only difference is the SPARC Light will be offered without the Quick Release Buckle (QRB) system. (The SPARC Light will still retain a two-step method of doffing). This will allow customers a deeper cost savings, while still enjoying all of the quality and features of the SPARC. The QRB system can still be purchased separately through us here at Armour Wear LLC. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for we are in the process of adding this QRB to the website so you will not be able to order the QRB through our site as of yet. Thank you.