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Shellback Banshee Elite 2.0 Plate Carrier

(25 customer reviews)


Looking for increased comfort for your Body Armor Carrier? Try these Plate Carrier Shoulder Pads.

Plate Bags sized as a 10×12 Plate Carrier.

Shellback Banshee 2.0 Elite Colors: Black, Coyote, Ranger Green, Multicam

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This is the Shellback Banshee 2.0 Elite Plate Carrier Gen2 (AKA Banshee 2.0). This new and unique Shellback Tactical Banshee 2.0 plate carrier was created from feedback and input from customers, military and law enforcement on what they wanted to see in a plate carrier, which includes paralleled comfort, mobility and design. The shoulders on the Shellback Banshee 2.0 Elite are fully adjustable and padded, slightly wider than the original banshee the shoulders lay flatter on your body and have a hidden quick release buckle. The shoulders front and back have Hypalon material with 4 slits that is pliable allowing for easy access to the buckles. The bottoms of the Hypalon shoulders are not sewn down allowing for easier routing of comm wires or hydration lines.

The front and back of the Shellback Tactical Banshee 2.0 Elite plate carrier features 6 rows of PALS webbing and pile tape for flags and other identifiers. The interior of the front and back carrier on the body side are also comfort padded with 3D mesh sewn in an airflow pattern allowing for heat disbursement. Rifle plates are loaded from the bottom front/back and secured with a hook/loop closure. The drag handle on the Shellback Banshee 2.0 Elite is sewn through and secured down with hook and loop

Update – The front of the Shellback Banshee 2.0 Elite is feature packed. On the top of the front of the carrier is an Integrated Admin Pouch now with a zippered gusseted pocket to secure items. This admin area allows for storage of small items, tools, batteries, chem lights etc. On the front of the carrier on each side are 2 vertical nylon strips to accommodate QASM buckles to accommodate chest rigs. The front flat closure stops at the bottom and does not run under allowing for fast easy donning and doffing.

The Banshee Elite plate carrier comes standard with the Banshee Elite Cummerbund that is removable and fully adjustable. The cummerbund has 6 interior pockets (3 each side) that will accommodate .223 5.56 AR style magazines. The pockets have adjustable bungee pull tabs. Exterior and interior of cummerbund have 3 rows of PALS webbing to accept side plates or other pouches. The pockets can also fit a Motorola type XTS type radio.

Update – The cummerbund was lengthened slightly to give you better adjustability especially when used with magazines in the cummerbund.

Staying with successful concept of the original Banshee this carrier is one size fits most. Also standard is a secondary nylon strap system with quick release buckles (also removable) if the cummerbund is not needed. The front pocket of the carrier has a hook and loop kangaroo pocket to allow for accessories and magazines. Accommodates Banshee 2-mag pouch.

Update – The back of the carrier in a separate pocket from the plate pocket opens and can accept a 2 liter hydration bladder. Integrated option to add hydration.

USA Made-Full Berry Compliant – Backed by Shellback’s Lifetime Warranty.

Body Armor Compatibility

The Shellback Tactical Banshee plate carrier is built for 10×12 body armor plates, which means that this plate carrier is compatible with a majority of our Level 4 and Level 3 body armor plates. Among the most popular body armor plates purchased in conjunction with this Shellback Tactical plate carrier is:


  • 500D Cordura
  • MULTICAM has matching webbing and loop/Velcro
  • Advanced plate carrier that is feature packed.
  • Extreme versatility with several PALS web attachment points covering the front, back and shoulders of the vest.
  • Fully adjustable and padded front and back shoulder areas. Padded with 3D mesh.
  • Banshee Ultimate shoulder pads come standard/included
  • Separate pocket from the plate pocket on rear opens and can accept a 2 liter hydration bladder 
  • Hypalon shoulders with 4 slits for comms/hydration open at bottom
  • Two areas of loop for identifiers
  • Fits over soft body armor/Uniforms
  • GEN2 Update – Integrated admin pouch now has a gusseted zipper pouch closure vs the previous hook/loop
  • Integrated kangaroo pouch
  • GEN2 Update – Banshee Elite 2.0 Cummerbund now slightly longer for greater adjustability when using magazines (6 integrated pockets with Hypalon strips inside) PALS webbing interior/exterior
  • Front and back interior of carrier padded with 3D Mesh sewn with an airflow pattern
  • Integrated nylon vertical strips to accommodate QASM buckles. To add a chest rig if needed.  QASM Buckles not included
  • Heavy duty bar tacking at key stress points
  • Wire, antenna or hydration hose guides
  • Low profile/lightweight
  • Plate pockets load from the bottom and will accept up to 10×12 Level 3 and 4 ESAPI OR SIMILAR PLATES and Plate Backers
  • Quick release buckle secondary securing system
  • Drag handle lays flat- secures with hook and loop
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Need Level IIIA soft armor – The Banshee Elite fits the Banshee Soft Armor package.
  • Lifetime Warranty



Additional information

Weight 2.25 lbs

Black, Multicam, Coyote, Ranger Green

25 reviews for Shellback Banshee Elite 2.0 Plate Carrier

  1. Ronald S. (verified owner)

    For my first carrier purchase, I am very happy with the Banshee Elite. I researched many brands of carrier and kept coming back to this one. Well built, well thought out and the ability to keep adding to it as I gather more gear is a big plus for me. Shoulder pads are very comfortable and distribute the load of class IV plates very well.

  2. Mathew N. (verified owner)

    Very happy with my order will be ordering again with them

  3. Craig B. (verified owner)

    Great Rig/Priced Decent. Comfortable as far as body armor goes. Plenty of room for attachment of gear.

  4. Patrick (verified owner)

    One of the cheaper places to buy this carrier, but still with unbeatable shipping.

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very satisfied will definitely purchase again . I always try to support local business and am 100% satisfied

  6. Austin C. (verified owner)

    Fantastic service and great product. I’m an average sized male (5′ 10″), and I had to remove the shoulder pads and cinch the shoulder straps almost all the way down to get a good fit. Just something to keep in mind with the Banshee.

  7. Vince (verified owner)

    Very nice carrier! Tons of options, and comfortable!

  8. Alika Cripe (verified owner)

    I didnt get it for myself got it for a friend for his birthday. Hes very happy with it. Said it saved his life in the past but was a PMC equipment and couldnt take it with him. Now he has the armor and plate carrier that saved his life in the field. Hes very happy with it.

  9. Timothy S. (verified owner)

    Very comfortable: a bit expensive but well worth the price. VERY quick to ship.

  10. Patrick Smith (verified owner)

    Great product and customer service!

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  12. Albert B. (verified owner)

    Perfect design and comfortable

  13. Jason J. (verified owner)

    I bought a banshee carrier from shellback about 10 years ago and I LOVE it. So I bought this one for a second rig. I’m disappointed in it. The built quality is not nearly as good and I hate the new lazer cut shoulder straps. The pouches on the side are a good idea, but you put mags in the pouch furthest back and you’d better be flexible. They are hard to reach. Overall not awful, but not as good as the old one.

  14. Justin M. (verified owner)

    This plate carrier is amazing. First and foremost, I am a smaller stature, and this fully adjusts and fits me well. It’s extremely comfortable, durable, and extremely well made.

  15. Ricardo R. (verified owner)

    Comfortable. Does what it needs to do.

  16. Mike (verified owner)

    RMA shipped the pc very quickly and packaged well. I’m not a fan of the trade off of shoulder webbing for the laser cut material between the elite and the previous versions. I also find the shoulder pads scrunch too much when tightened up – even with a 6’2 large stature. Otherwise an absolutely beautiful piece of equipment. The hydration pouch does not flap about, the pc is slick enough even with the upper admin pocket. I would have preferred side plate bags in place of 6 rifle mag pouches on the cb but this is compatible with other standard cb’s and I have opted for a simple Condor cb in place of the Banshee. 4/5 plate carrier. After 9 years of using a Condor MOPC this is a welcomed change.

  17. Glenn (verified owner)

    Great piece of gear!! Great fit and very comfortable and balanced! Unlike the issue body armor, it doesn’t bog you down! Very happy with my purchase!!

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Comfortable but a bit large in the shoulders

  19. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Carrier was just as described and with fast shipping……great plate carrier

  20. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fits perfectly, extremely comfortable and fits SAPI plates like a glove

  21. Gareth (verified owner)

    Very comfortable, love the pouches/ included magazine holders/ radio holders.

  22. Reginald D. (verified owner)

    Very comfortable and I love the amount of compartments it has

  23. Anthony Hernandez (verified owner)

    Fits great super soft

  24. Matthew (verified owner)

    Relatively comfortable for a plate carrier. Lots of useful features, with room to add accessories as desired.

  25. Joshua (verified owner)

    Mobility is key, this keeps everything in place while I move and groove.

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