• NEW! - Javlin Concepts Minimalist Carrier



    "When Less Becomes More"

    The Minimalist Carrier from Javlin Concepts is our newest and most modern plate carrier offering yet. At only 1.3 lbs this ultra light and incredibly slick carrier provides rugged durability with modern technology to bring you a top of the line carrier designed to meet the demands of any urban or extended combat scenarios.  Designed and built by a veteran from the 75th Ranger Regiment with combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan, this carrier demonstrates experienced based features that maximize comfort, versatility and maneuverability in both low-viz and high intensity operations.  The carrier features a unique top-loading design to ensure that plates can never fall out and eliminates vertical play when switching to different size plates. The laser cut molle webbing minimizes weight and clutter offering one of the lightest carrier systems on the market.  The G-Hook front panel can be purchased separately and set-up in different configurations for quick and easy change over depending on mission requirements.  One of the best features of the Minimalist is the front vs rear plate height differential.  The cummerbund is cut and shaped so as to allow the front plate to ride slightly lower than the back plate (see the pictures) which is the most natural way for any carrier to sit.  Many (if not most) carriers on the market do not have this feature forcing either the back plate too low or the front plate to ride too high.  The Minimalist is also incredibly comfortable and has extra elastic banding so it can be cinched down tighter without inhibiting breathing, this helps eliminate the sway of gear during running or changing positions.  After rigorous field testing by the Steel Ops staff the Minimalist has become a new favorite.  Out of the box this carrier will surprise you with its weight, but after heavy use it will impress you with its ruggedness.  If conceal-ability is a priority you'll be happy to know that with two Steel Ops Armis plates inserted the Minimalist not only comes in at a mere 12.75lbs, but it can also be easily hidden under a hoodie or light weight jacket providing an excellent platform for covert or low-viz operations.  If you're looking for a carrier that provides strength and capability without frills and unnecessary features then look no further. The Minimalist is everything a modern carrier should be.  

    Need Armor too?

    This kit is compatible with the Pro Plate, XP Plate, or our new Costa Ludus Armis plate for either front or back armor.  

    Watch the New XP Plate Demo Video HERE


    Not Side Plate Capable 

    Available in: Black or Tan

    Weight: 1.3 lbs with cummerbund and G-Hook Panel (weight is approximate and may vary slightly)

    Carrier alone is not ballistic rated.

    Pouches, Armor, and Gear Sold Separately

    Product comes with a Javlin Concepts User Manual, Sticker, and Manufacturer's Warranty

    For more information about Javlin Concepts click HERE

    In an effort to continually improve our quality control and deliver a more thorough product all armor plates manufactured after January 1st, 2018 will have a "core test sample point" on the back of the plate. This sample point will look like a small 1/8" hole in the coating on the backside of the plate located within a square on the label. This is not a hole in the steel and you will be able to see raw steel inside. This is not a flaw and this hole is intentional.  This sample point is part of an exhaustive quality control process to ensure that our coating, the steel, and the bonding properties between the two are correct.  Although the coating does not entirely envelope the plate, this sample point does not in any way impact the durability, stopping power, fragmentation control, or overall effectiveness.  This is simply for us to ensure that these plates are being made to our rigorous specifications.  We are proud that we have never once had to issue a recall and this is one more way to guarantee that will continue.  Should you ever find a flaw in the coating outside of the designated "core test sample point" box, please let us know. For any questions or concerns please contact our office at 970-215-6969 or by clicking here 
    Steel Ops body armor is regulated by the Office of Export Enforcement and is subject to Export Commodity Control Number 1A613 d.2 referenced in Part 774 of U.S. Commerce Control List.  Shipments outside the US will require additional fee's and qualifications. All International orders may be subject to denial or refund at Steel Ops' discretion. Waivers and Licensing are possible for certain shipments. Please contact our office prior to placing an international order otherwise your order may be canceled and or delayed.