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Shellback Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier

(10 customer reviews)


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

LAPD and NTOA Approved Plate Carrier

Banshee Plate Carrier Colors: Black, Ranger Green, Coyote, Multicam

SKU: SBT-BANRIF Categories: ,

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The Shellback Banshee Plate Carrier was designed to meet and exceed the needs of Law Enforcement, Military, and Private Military operators. This Ultra lightweight, low profile, high quality plate carrier has great load carrying capacity. Designed for protection, utility, mobility in a compact lightweight design. 

Ideal gear for Law Enforcement patrol officers for use in High Threat active shooter situations, Multi-Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC) and Counter Terrorism direct actions. 

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recently approved the Shellback Banshee plate carrier and it is on their approved gear list. Available/Approved for individual officer purchase. 

The Shoulders on the Shellback 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. The shoulders have 2 rows of PALS webbing with elastic nylon sewn in between the PALS webbing allowing for comms or hydration tubing. 

The front and back of the Shellback 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 Shellback Tactical Banshee rifle plate carrier comes standard with a removable cummerbund. Cummerbund runs through the carrier, is fully adjustable (one size fits most) and has PALS webbing on the interior and exterior to accept side plates or other pouches. Also standard is a secondary nylon strap system with quick release buckles (also removable) if the cummerbund is not needed. Both Cummerbund and secondary system integrated on all Banshees. The front pocket of the Carrier has a hook and loop kangaroo type pocket to allow for accessories. 

Value and features are packed into this plate carrier. USA Made-Full Berry Compliant Plate Carrier.

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:


  • 500DCordura
  • Lightweight Shoulder Pads Included
  • New Color Options
  • Lighter than before
  • The most advanced plate carrier to outperform anything on the market and withstand whatever you throw at it.
  • 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.
  • Twoareaof 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
  • Drag Handle- NEW
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Dimensions of the Cummerbund each side that accepts soft armor 17in x 6in
  • Weight of the BANSHEE empty 2lbs 5oz
  • Will accept up to 10×12 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.)- NTOA (NATIONAL TACTICAL OFFICER ASSOCIATION) APPROVED

Pouches, magazine and other gear shown on the BANSHEE for demo only and not included with carrier.

Additional information

Weight 2.25 lbs

Black, Multicam, Coyote, Ranger Green

10 reviews for Shellback Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fits well after adjusting; however, I have a 45 inch chest with broader shoulders than average and I had to tighten the shoulder straps pretty close to max. The description says on size fits all, but if you’re not very muscular or super skinny this may fit a little big. I tightened the straps so the front plate sits just under my collar bone. Overall fits nice and snug. Brought it to the gym and felt good moving around.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Easy adjustment for a perfect fit.

  3. Alec G. (verified owner)

    Great Carrier, awesome for burlier lads that still need medium plates.

  4. Andrew Barrick (verified owner)

    perfect replacement armor for anything military wise, lightweight, snug, and a perfect fit for someone small like me! Will recommend to friends

  5. Richard Price (verified owner)

    Side restraints/straps could be wider and maybe redesigned to be more wearer friendly to connect etc.

  6. Brandon (verified owner)

    Fit and finish are superb. I am a slim person and it has plenty of adjustability for me.

  7. Gary H. (verified owner)

    Got this one for my son and he Loves it. Much better quality than his Condor Carrier which is falling apart. better fit and mobility too. Highly recommend it if you’re in the marker for a good plate carrier. I purchased one for myself with lightweight plates before getting one for my son.

  8. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great product !

  9. Robert Armour (verified owner)

    Love this carrier

  10. Nathan (verified owner)

    Confortable, and well made. It seems like it should be able to endure carrying the weight of a rig for a while.

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