While most plate carriers are made of nylon, which retains heat, 5.11’s Large Plate Carrier features durable, breathable stiffened-mesh construction on a wide, stable platform that adjusts at shoulder and torso. Standard or large plates are secured with heavy-duty, adhesive-backed Velcro. At 23 inches in length, the Large Plate Carrier is cut high enough to accommodate a duty belt and doesn’t “float up.” Innovations include recessed buckles on the inside back that offer a snug fit with good mobility and don’t pre-release, and an interior grab handle for officer safety.