Surge Hybrid Carrier Base



Surge Hybrid Carrier Base

The Surge Hybrid Carrier Base takes a unique approach to plate carriers, our vision was to create a minimal plate carrier that offers extended coverage with soft armor while still being adaptable and scalable.  

Today when choosing body armor protection you either have to pick a Plate Carrier or a Tactical carrier which offers more concealed or BALCS shape armor, the Surge Hybrid Carrier Base addresses this gap by creating a carrier that is in between a Plate carrier and a Tactical carrier, giving you flexibility to increase armor protection, armor up/down while still being minimal and adaptable. 

You can run the Surge with Soft Armor inserts which can be made from Level II to Level IIIA as well as a Spike add-on, you can also run it with Ballistic plates by themselves giving you protection up to a Level IV or you can do a combination of soft armor and hard armor allowing you to armor up/down easily without having to sacrifice on real-estate, adaptability or comfort. 

The front panel of the Surge features a hidden admin pouch at the top between the SwiftClips as well as SwiftClips on either side to accept all SwiftClip compatible accessories such as the Esstac Daedon Pouches and velcro system at the bottom to attach your accessories to.

The back panel features a full slick back system with a removable flap to cover the cummerbund attachment area.


Designed from durable 500D Cordura fabric this carrier is built to last with MILSPEC stitching that can stand up to the toughest missions.  Both the front and back panels offer extended coverage with an elongated front and torso panel of 17.5” extending beyond the height of the ballistic plate as well as 15 inches wide extending it beyond the width of the ballistic plate.  This extended area is covered with ballistic soft armor (optional insert) that can be added at any time.

Plate size and shape are no issue for this carrier accepting all plates up to an X-Large SAPI as well as Full Cut designs with an elevator plate pocket system allowing you to adjust how the ballistic plate sits on your body.

The shoulder straps are fully adjustable and easily tucked away in the shoulder pockets giving you a slick top and keeping the velcro and straps from getting snagged during use.

Slick rear panel with a removable back flap gives you ultimate flexibility on which cummerbund system to use whether it is one made by us or one of your favorites from Ferro Concepts, Spiritus Systems, Crye or any other brand.  Allowing you to attach both velcro and bungee cummerbunds in the back as well as the ability to cover it for full slick operation. 


We take our tactical gear knowledge and apply it to all our carriers to increase life of the carrier, durability and comfort.

Each Surge carrier features 500D Cordura that has been treated for both IR and is naturally water repellent. The added weight from the 500D is well worth the trade of durability and will stand up to long term abuse.

While the front gives you durable materials from the elements the back gives you comfort with 3D Spacer Mesh fabric that creates a breathable platform as well as padding from the soft and hard armor plates. 

Cummerbund Support

The Base Carrier does not include any cummerbunds however you can use any of our universal cummerbund systems to get the perfect fit, your options include ELASTIC VELCRO, MOLLE as well as FIRST SPEAR TUBES™ support, click here to check out all our cummerbund options.


Width: 15” Height: 17.5” Height from Collar Bone: 16”

Surge Hybrid Carrier Base Features

100% US Made Front SwiftClip panels Compatible with MOLLE Slick back panels Accepts all plate shapes Accepts plates up to X-Large SAPI Works with any SwiftClip attachment Front panel hidden Admin Pouch Back flap configuration full field of loop in addition to bungee Compatible with all our universal Cummerbunds and Pouches Removable back flap cover


Designed, produced & made in Knoxville


Three Year warranty on all nylon products


Made with tactical material for durability

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