Slick™ - Ultra Lightweight Plate Carrier

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FirstSpear The Slick™, Ultralight Plate Carrier

Designed for wear underneath garments or Load Carriage Platforms, The Slick is very light, has soft material and can be folded up and stashed in your cargo pocket when not needed. Cut to fit SAPI/SPEAR cut ballistic plates; this is a minimalist carrier made of lightweight materials and not designed to be an outer most carrier for Tactical Operations.

For plate carrier fitting advice, please see the SKD Blog post: How to Choose the Right Size Plate Carrier

Small - 8" x 11"
Medium - 10" - 12"
Large - 10" x 13"
X-Large - 10" x 14"


  • 5
    First Spear slick PC

    Posted by Andrew Franco on 13th May 2022

    Been using this plate carrier almost everyday for 5 months now. I’ve ran soft armor plates and it had worked tremendously. I don’t suggest using hard armor unless they are fairly lightweight. I suggest hand washing but it will hold up if you throw it in a machine.

  • 5
    First Spear

    Posted by Jaspur on 20th Sep 2021

    Excellent plate carrier, well made, comfortable, and low profile. Maybe I did something wrong but I did pair with medium L210 plates and I had to use a plate backer to get, what I felt was, adequate Velcro engagement, wasn't a big deal. Would probably fit large plates just fine

  • 5
    Slick Vest

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Jul 2019

    Fast shipping, item as promised.

  • 5
    Tactical Gear at an Affordable Price!!!

    Posted by Roberto Ramirez on 10th Sep 2017

    If you want tactical gear, that is high quality, yet affordable, SKD Tactical has just that. Take it from a former Army Intelligence Operative!!!

  • 4
    Very discrete, shoulder straps a bit long

    Posted by Ry on 30th Mar 2017

    Good materials, have worn it 2x now for classes/competitions under a t shirt and it is hardly noticeable when wearing darker clothes. I'm using 10x12 plates and it will fit them but it will be a bit loose vertically but with some modification to the fabric extra stitching by folding the top of the vest very slightly it will be snug. I ordered a medium originally but my 10x12 plates wouldn't fit so I got a large. The only issue with a large vs Medium is the shoulder straps, they are too long I'm 6'2-3" 200 lbs and the Velcro is about 1" away from the end in order for the front and back to cover the eternal notch and T1/2, not very much real estate left to work with unless my chest grows about 2 more inches. Great vest for it's intended purpose though. Very comfortable and discrete

  • 5
    Had what I needed

    Posted by Sean G on 20th Apr 2016

    SKD had the gear I needed. The main company was on backorder but SKD facilitated my needs in a timely manner, which was faster than I expected since I work overseas. Not only was SKD fast and resourceful, but they were less expensive as well. Great company!

  • 5
    to small for me

    Posted by Jessy R on 20th Apr 2016

    The small size is to small for me iam 5'8 180 lb and 34 waist and is way to tight even with all the Adjustable Velcro all the way out to the edges and with no plates in them either i return it and went ahead and got the PIG Brigandine Plate Carrier, Front + Slick Rear Other than being too small it has nice stitching good quality looks likes It can last a long time

  • 5
    Plate carrier

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Oct 2015

    Great product, shipping was good.

  • 4
    Great carrier, needs a bit more adjustment

    Posted by Dennis on 7th Oct 2015

    Love this plate carrier. It is a lot more comfortable than my issued one. And skd got it out to me quick as I was leaving very soon. Only thing I'd change is that the XL's side straps are meant for a fat man not a tall,built man and they are fixed in the rear. It would be better if I could tighten it up in the front and rear. As it is it is just a little looser than I prefer and I can't adjust it anymore. Just because someone is an XL doesn't mean they are a fat body. Otherwise, amazing piece of kit.