SPARC Plate Carrier
The Special Purpose/ Application Releasable Carrier (SPARC) plate carrier is a fully adjustable and releasable, hard use carrier that will accommodate standard 10in X 12in 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 snapping a duty belt in together” – Robert Scott (Owner, Armour Wear)
The SPARC was created as a solution to an issue that is present in today’s tactical marketplace. Most available releasable carrier technology is 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.
The SPARC Lite will still accommodate standard 10in X 12in hard plates, along with soft armor liners. The only difference is the SPARC Lite will be offered without the Quick Release Buckle (QRB) system (The SPARC Lite 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 then still be purchased later by the user.