High Speed Gear Core Plate Carrier: Cummerbund Ready

Plate carriers are designed to give the wearer some degree of protection against specific calibers of bullets. The High Speed Gear Core Plate Carrier is a popular design that’s trusted by many, but there are those who would like an extra layer of protection on their sides. This is where the Core Side Plate Carrier Cummerbund comes in because it gives the wearer the ability to add on to their existing plate carrier for even greater coverage.

High Speed Gear's Core Plate Carrier is available with a cummerbund.
High Speed Gear’s Core Plate Carrier is available with a cummerbund. (Photo credit: High Speed Gear)
 
High Speed Gear released the following details of their Core Side Plate Carrier Cummerbund:
…[this is] an additional accessory to the Core Plate Carrier. The Core Side Plate Cummerbund integrates with the Core Plate Carrier, providing four columns of MOLLE attachment area on the sides of the torso, and holds hard side plates for added protection. The cummerbund is built from lightweight durable laser-cut laminate. Webbing straps with integrated elastic allow for a comfortable, precise fit. Side-release buckles allow for quick don/doff.
 
The Core Side Plate Cummerbund features five rows and four columns of laser cut MOLLE, built from a durable
Cordura nylon laminate. Webbing straps with integrated elastic, allow for precise body fit for most users. Side plates are
stored in integrated pockets which adjust to fit most plates in the 6×6” to 6×8” range.
The Core Side Plate Carrier Cummerbund gives wearers an additional four columns of MOLLE attachments, among other things. (Photo credit: High Speed Gear)

This cummerbund accessory has an integral pocket for additional plates and also offers four columns of MOLLE for whatever the user would like to add to their gear. It has a trio of straps and a pair of side-located quick-release buckles so it can be removed fast and easily. That means not only does the Core Side Plate Carrier Cummerbund make it possible to add hard plates, but it also increases real estate for anything that can be mounted on MOLLE.

A look at the reverse side of the Core Side Plate Carrier Cummerbund.
A look at the reverse side of the Core Side Plate Carrier Cummerbund. (Photo credit: High Speed Gear)

The accessory is available in:

  • Black
  • Coyote Brown
  • LE Blue
  • Multicam
  • Multicam Black
  • OD Green

It’s a wise idea to have vital organs and vulnerable spots covered. The gap at the side of plate carriers is often referenced by instructors and trainers as a risk due to the frequent need to angle your body while maneuvering or firing. This particular cummerbund is designed to fit most standard hard plates sized either 6×6″ or 6×8″. And, of course, it’s nice to be able to choose where you’d like to attach pieces of your kit to your MOLLE.

Core Side Plate Carrier Cummerbund
The Cummerbund is made from lightweight durable laser-cut laminate and webbing straps with integrated elastic, allowing for a comfortable, precise fit. (Photo credit: High Speed Gear)

MSRP for the High Speed Gear Core Side Plate Carrier Cummerbund is $100.00.

What level of plates do you prefer? Tell us your experiences in the comments section.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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