HRT HRAC Adaptive Plate Carrier


(98 customer reviews)
  • 500 Denier Cordura placard Double Stitched outer carrier
  • Ultra light-weight yet comfortable base system for every day deployment
  • Secure, easily adjustable shoulder and waist straps allow for comfort fitting.
  • Air flow channel keeps wearer cool. Optional Velcro pillows or spacers can further extend comfort to long period of use.
  • Medium Carrier fits: 10″ x 12″ Plates
  • ***Back-order items will ship in approximately 6 weeks from your time of purchase***
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HRT HRAC Adaptive Base Plate Carrier

The HRT HRAC is a no-nonsense plate carrier that is designed to be extremely modular. This base model is easy to don and doff.  The carrier is made from 500 Denier Cordura treated with DuPont Teflon and has attachment points for an integrated Duraflex Buckle attachment system (Comes on HRT Placards) on the chest to instantly don/doff additional equipment based on your operational needs. Our optional MOLLE and slick cummerbunds expand real estate for additional pouches, side-plate pockets, or whatever else you might need to fulfill your mission.

  • 500 Denier Cordura placard Double Stitched outer carrier
  • Ultra light-weight yet comfortable base system for every day deployment
  • Secure, easily adjustable shoulder and waist straps allow for comfort fitting.
  • Air flow channel keeps wearer cool. Optional Velcro pillows or spacers can further extend comfort to long period of use.
  • Medium Carrier fits: 10″ x 12″ Plates

***Back-order items will ship in approximately 6-8 weeks from your time of purchase***


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Black, Ranger Green, Coyote, Multicam

98 reviews for HRT HRAC Adaptive Plate Carrier

  1. Matt

    I have had cheaper plate carriers in the past and this blows them out of the water. Once you get it and try it will love it. It is very comfortable. I’m a taller guy, 6’6″ and it fits well. I was able to fit 11×14 steel plates in it. They protrude only a little at the bottom but they are completely secure with the bottom securing strap.

  2. Travis Smith

    Nothing to say that hasn’t been said before. Excellent construction, well thought-out design, more comfortable than any other PC that i have used. Padding on the shoulders and down the back makes extended periods of use suck less.

  3. Lucas

    Love it, comfortable, light, low profile, good quality. Price was high yes but I think this is one I will have for a long time and will pay for itself.

  4. Anonymous

    My first PC. Fit is great. Comfortable on the chest/back. PC sits high enough to cover vital organs and no head/neck movement is compromised. I run it currently with a response placard on the front. I got this because I wanted to have the protection needed just in case. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a PC. HRT personnel are quick to responses and answering any questions you may have.

  5. Aaron

    I wanted the larger AR500 plates and the number of carriers to got those was limited. I checked out two other carriers but the HRAC was by far the winner. The construction is solid, adjustments are simple, and it is very streamlined yet comfortable. The padding on the interior of the back is clutch as well. Highly recommend for any size plates.

  6. Adam S

    Need I say more? Bad ass product and it arrived in 2 days. Response placard is perfect for most situations. Awesome job!

  7. Brian

    LOVE this product. Can’t wait to get my plates for them. I’d recommend this carrier

  8. Hudson

    Nice, looking forward to range time.

  9. Thomas Cloud

    Very comfortable. Very durable. Easily adaptable. Great product! The response placard i got with this is genius!

  10. William

    I’m a pretty recent customer of HRT; but when I decided I needed an upgrade over the issued gear I’ve seen one website continued to show up. This carrier has an impressive amount of molecularity and adaptability. Comfort is well beyond the non-padded carriers I’m used to. What more can I say then I like my HRAC PC so much it rides shotgun in my patrol car.

  11. Bjdonohoue

    My partner and I bought 2 and we can not say enough about how awesome this plate carrier is! We work in private security as well as compete in shooting matches around the world. This plate carrier is built to take the daily abuse like no other and the weight displacement is unmatched. I’ve spent hours in mine and you hardly notice. It breaths, its comfortable, and above all I trust it.

  12. Kevin Gonzalez

    Very happy with item and good quality


    Very comfortable, stitching is strong and careful attention to detail was used for the manufacturing. I give it 5 stars!

  14. William C.

    Ive bought quite a few of these from HRT. High quality functional legit Gucci gear!

  15. William C.

    High quality unique system great for any operator.

  16. Anonymous

    Awesome carrier. Set it up for my needs, awesome quality compared to my ats aegis and a banshee and fits like a glove. Loving it so far. My go to

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  17. Michael Souza

    Great plate carrier that was though out before production! Highly recommended!

  18. Alexander C.

    Most comfortable plate carrier I’ve ever worn. Very easy to adjust, and the interchangeable placards are excellent.


    Vest fits well and snug. Love it. Just wore it during some training. Also just got the new side pouch and can’t wait to run it. I would have no problem leaving you another review on that product if you need one.

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  20. Anonymous

    Great product just replace the regular cummerbund and you’re good to go.

  21. Anonymous

    Great build quality. Awesome customer service. Had a small hiccup in the manufacturing process but HRT was very open with communicating it and even offered a refund, something a whole load of companies wouldn’t dream of doing. Have already recommended to colleagues and friends.

  22. Brad

    Great carrier. Fits 10”x12” steel plates w/build up coat and trauma pads nice and snug but doesn’t feel like it’s stressing the stitching much at the same time. Easy to make size adjustments. Shoulder padding is just enough without feeling bulky (although if you have a thick neck like me the insides will pinch and rub a little). Very easy to move/twist around and in. Love the modularity options (waiting to budget swift clip panel arrangements). Quality piece and highly recommended if you’re not required to have a quick release system.

  23. Anonymous

    Outstanding plate carrier. Thank you.

  24. Spencer G.

    Excellent Carrier! Can’t wait to deck it out. Thanks HRT

  25. Edward P.

    Probably the most comfortable pc I’ve ever owned. The pontoons really keep the corners of the plates off of me eliminating my usual hotspots at the lower corners and provides an air channel for circulation. They also eliminate the need for backers if you have stand alone plates. Plate pockets secure extremely well on the bottom (with a rip cord to access), enough room for plate and spall sheet in the front, might be able to squeeze a thin map pack/poncho in with the rear plate.
    I purchased the adaptive pc so I could utilize my existing hydration system. It secures well and doesn’t flop around using the Molle loops, but the RAC model looks like it would be rock solid with the zip on systems (and adaptability). The front, well, you’re gonna need a placard.
    Shoulder straps adjust quick and easy, angle is good, no chaffing around my neck, comfortable but not heavily padded, loops are good for hydration tubes or comm wires. M-4 rifle shoulders well.
    Supplied cummerbund is quick donning/doffing, probably a good idea for maritime work, but I went with the upgraded cummerbund to accommodate side plate pockets and radio/IFAK/mag pouches.
    Good color, matches Other popular manufacturers gear.
    Medium size fits 10” x 12” plates well, might need a large if your running really thick polymer plates.

  26. Michael

    The website had me expecting a long lead-time for delivery, but it was on my doorstep within a week. The carrier feels very well built: all the stitching is tight, the material is sturdy, and construction is just solid all around. I loaded the carrier with AR500 10X12 III+ plates and they fit very securely.

  27. chris Hatter

    Great gear

  28. Eumir P.

    I would like to thank the HRT staff for the quick response answering my many questions prior to purchase. The carrier has surpassed my expectations so far.

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  29. Anonymous

    Very good product. Would recommend using for LE when get called to a hot call and need extra protection or get the cummerbund and use for tactical situations. I like the how “flat” it is by the chest area. Doesnt change cheek weld too much. The raised inner channels are awesome. Gonna order the extra padding for air circulation. Fast shipping and good communication.

  30. Timothy

    This is an excellent carrier. Very well made a durable with plenty of versatility especially considering the price. It’s incredibly comfortable to boot. HRT has held to their reputation also. Fast shipping. Great product. I’m definitely a fan

  31. Tiana

    I am very happy with this purchase. Excellent quality

  32. Ross T.

    Actually really like this carrier. Shipped in 2 weeks from order, which was pretty fast considering everything going on. Fit my plates a little snug, but I got them in there no problem. Time will tell, the carrier itself seems well made, and is COMFORTABLE!!!!

  33. Alec Felmlee

    I absolutely love this carrier when I am running and gunning on the range I love the easy adjustments I can make on the fly!

  34. Jordan Sorenson

    Was backordered when purchased. Came way before estimated time. Top quality gear.

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  35. Kyle

    The fit and finish of my HRAC was perfect.

  36. Dylan

    I had a Velcro strap broken on the back but it is not really notice able since it’s under the cumberbund flap but overall really good

  37. Ryan

    I’m a small guy at 5’6, 140lbs and the medium fits me perfectly. Exactly what I was looking for in terms of fit, functionality, and style!

  38. ryan g.

    I highly reccomend the HRT HRAC plate carrier. It fits perfectly with the maximus placard I had previously bought.

  39. Brian S.

    It’s a GREAT plate carrier.

  40. Michael Swain

    Need to offer cummerbund in a small size. And multiple riveted holes for larger range of sizing options

  41. Randy Wills

    Awesome product and shipped super fast. Thanks guys!

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  42. Patrick

    Awesome plate carrier. Love it. Feels like it is made to last forever.

  43. Anonymous

    Fits well and holds the plates perfectly in place

  44. Andrew S.

    Very high quality and comfortable at an affordable price, what more could you want

  45. Calvin

    Great fit out of the box, easily adjustable

  46. Benjamin Magargee

    It’s comfy but the customer service wasn’t the best, however, there is a pandemic so I’ll just assume it was because of that.

  47. Caleb martin

    Best plate carrier for the money! I love the fact that I can easily shoulder my weapon without all kinds of bulky material being in the way. The fabric is awesome and durable and the size and beyond perfect. The carrier almost (at least for my build) 5”11 200lbs feels like it was tailored to my upper body!

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  48. TYLER H.

    Big fan. I switched to this after my Mayflower APC, and the quality is on-par. I personally am not a fan of the provided buckles and straps, but that can really be switched out.

  49. Anonymous

    Excellent quality.

  50. Christopher

    Ordered during the shutdown due to covid, which really delayed manufacturing/shipping (completely understandable), but HRT was great about keeping me updated about delays and the delivered product is great. It’s comfortable, well made, and easy to wear for long periods of time. Probably the most comfortable carrier I’ve worn

  51. Brandon Sexton

    Excellent quality, exactly what I wanted and the best stitching I’ve seen. Hands down the most comfortable plate carrier I’ve ever owned.

  52. Micah

    Well made! I feel like it has top quality construction. So far it is as comfortable as a plate carrier can be.

  53. Michael Perry

    Awesome stuff and awesome service!

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  55. Anthony B.

    Very light weight, easily adjustable, perfect color good stitching I couldn’t be more happy

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  56. Brian Maynard

    Absolute quality. Look forward to doing more business with HRTtactical.

  57. Christian

    Fits better than my issued carrier.

  58. Jacob

    Really awesome carrier only giving it a 4 bc I haven’t had tons of time to wear it and run it out the quality is great. Hope to talk my department into buying some

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  59. GENE

    Great plate carrier. Durable and comfortable

  60. Lee

    Feels high quality. Happy with this purchase.

  61. Matt D.

    Well made product. Better than I’d imagined when ordering. Stitching is well done and all the components feel like great quality. Lead time was extremely accurate and it was well worth the wait

  62. Chris Garner

    Good quality. I wish it can with cummerbund instead of strap.

  63. Anonymous

    Solid quality well built very pleased with the purchases arrived before quoted lead time

  64. Joshua D.

    The HRAC plate carrier along with the Maximus placard is simply fantastic. My questions along the way were answered quickly and I would not hesitate to do business with HRT again.

    Currently utilizing the budget friendly LAPG Level IV Plates and they fit perfectly.

    The shoulder straps are simple and unobtrusive which makes it better when shouldering a rifle.

    The single strap cummerbund works but upgrading to the Molle or QR cummerbund is a no brainer here.

    Stitching on all seams appears very durable. I tried stressing the seams while the plates were in the carrier and they wouldn’t budge.

    Adjustability is great I’m 5’10 180 and it fits snug and doesn’t move around at all.

    I’m in Arizona so as with any plate carrier it gets hot. Would recommend the pontoon set for added airflow if you’re in a hellish environment.

    Overall very happy with this carrier and HRT. This carrier is just as good if not better than some of the bigger names in the industry. Look forward to putting this carrier through more abuse.

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  65. Anonymous

    Great quality product at an affordable price!

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  67. Anonymous

    Simple, well thought out design to work with several placards and interface with other gear besides HRT. Needs change so change the placard. Every aspect is well thought out design. Comfort as good as it gets.

  68. Nolan Ellis

    Love it

  69. Joseph F.

    I’m just a civilian who bought this for home defense/shtf situation but it is really well made and comfortable. I wanted a plate carrier that was a little more low profile, so this works perfectly for me. Have recommended to many of my friends as well. Thanks HRT!

  70. Johnny G.

    Seems really well built. Nice quality. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet but it looks like it’ll hold up to some serious abuse.

  71. Joel Rios

    The quality of plate carrier was good. The problem is my plates didnt fit.

  72. Paul

    Good product, easy setup and adjustability

  73. Anonymous

    Great equipment! Fits great and extremely comfortable

  74. Jake H.

    Great plate carrier

  75. Heather Schmidt

    its a little confusing to adjust the 2 band cummerbund that i bought separately because i have a smaller build, but once i got that adjusted i loved it!

  76. Daniel

    Snug fit for plates and solid stitching.

  77. Derek M.

    Very well made, super lite and the material is pliable and moves very well conspired to other carriers that are very stiff and you have to wear them in. The Ranger green matches the Esstac brand mag pouches very closely too.

  78. Brandon P.

    Great carrier for the money my only issue (which is minor) is that on of the elastic bands on the side (for cable management I’m assuming) was Partially ripped . Other than that very comfortable.

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  79. alejandro G.

    Im a big fan of larping with my plate carrier, ive got 10×12 RMA plates they fit tight, even convinced the girl friend to get a a tactical sweater like mine.

  80. Roman G.

    Feels very durable and looks great!

  81. Sean M.

    Great quality and fit. Excellent purchase!!!

  82. Brad B.

    I rated this a 5 because I wholeheartedly love this vest. By far the most comfortable plate carrier I have. Keep up the great work!!

  83. William

    Well worth the wait. Could not be happier with the plate carrier and accessories. Fits my 10×12 level 4 plates perfectly. Ill be buying another one in a different color soon.

  84. Anonymous

    Very well made.

  85. Tyler

    I am really pleased with this carrier. Channels really help with the sweat, incredibly modular, and priced right. It was a tight fit with my 10×12 ceramic plates with trauma pads but I suppose you want it tight. I have not taken this on any hard training sessions yet but working out with it fully loaded I have been pleased with it. HRT was really easy to work with after a shipping issue and instantly made it right. Fine company and good products.

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  87. Anonymous

    Thoughts: currently I have in it 2x Lvl3+ ar500 (8lb/ea) plates with trauma pads, an HRT rifle placard, side elastic pouch, tourniquet dongle pouch, 4x ar mags 2x glock mags, all loaded. I am a husky American.

    The Plate Carrier has a tight fit for a 10×12 plates (better tight than loose). With everything adjusted correctly for my body the weight distribution is good. Despite most of the weight on the front of the plate carrier, it doesn’t sag forward. It actually doesn’t shift around at all in normal motions. When my chest rotates the PC moves with it perfectly. After removing the internal pontoons it is pretty comfortable. The adjustment range is very large. I am using the smallest shoulder adjustments to get correct height on the plates. There’s 1 1/2” of excess Velcro attachment that I tuck in behind the shoulder-pad wrap.

    •no-nonsense shoulder straps makes shouldering a stock easy.
    •an actual internal sleeve for changing pontoon inserts
    •shoulder pads work well
    •buckle system for the chest band works well.
    •has bands for 2 or 3 leg cummerbunds, and space for a full passthrough cummerbund. This makes the plate carrier compatible with many cummerbunds.
    •the shoulder straps and the chest band don’t loosen when wearing heavy plates.

    •Excess stitching on the bottom corners, pinching abdomen occasionally. This is due to the plate retention design, which is passable. If moving towards a traditional retention design would eliminate the lower corner stitching, please do that. Not a huge deal, but the first thing I would fix. Actually, just please fix this.
    •the internal pontoon “padding” that came inside the pontoon sleeves caused the entire weight of the PC to rest on two pressure points on my chest and back, and was extremely uncomfortable. This is super minor, as you can remove the internal padding. (Please, HRT, don’t ship the PCs with this padding inside. It’s not worth it.)

    Overall, I’m glad I went with this one over my other options. I almost got the TT Rouge or the SPC, but this one exceeded my expectations. Many competitors’ PCs are about equal in cost to this PC plus the HRT placard, so HRT gives me more options

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  88. Mark Landon

    This thing could not be any better the fit is great the channels keep a lot of sweat from being a problem

  89. Steven Davis

    Best Plate Carrier I have. Fits perfect and great quality.

  90. Kristoffer

    An excellent base rig!

  91. Dustin Koehn

    Just purchased one for my wife. She is 5 foot even with a 37” chest. Any smaller than her and you may need an alternative. A Great carrier. Quality is pristine. I love how versatile they are and the modularity of them makes them ideal for anyone’s tactical needs. Would strongly recommend these.

  92. Albert

    Very high quality, adjustments are easy Definitely a must buy!

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  93. Anonymous

    Quality carrier and well thought out. Price is very nice also. Best carrier out there for the money hands down.

  94. Corey

    HRT plate carrier Is Awesome and easy to set up.Ive Training with it a few times already and I would recommend this plate Carrie to anybody on here reading the reviews well worth the money!!!

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  95. Jeffrey P.

    Just getting back into tactical training si bought the HRAC plate Carrier-fits perfectly and is comfortable holding my placard with spare magazines. Highly recommended.

  96. Dwight

    So good I got 2. This system is by far one of the best plate carriers I have worn in Military and Law enforcement!

  97. Major Haines

    Comments are from Sgt Ted Jackson. Upon delivery, the units met all expectations of quality (selling point) and the ease of application and adjustability. Also, in light of the current pandemic, we appreciate the timely manner for product delivery.

  98. Derek Weston

    Although, I did return the Plate Carrier I was very impressed with its quality and the customer service was awesome. The carrier was just not the right fit for me. But I would recommend it especially for the price.

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