This carrier is constructed with integrated padded mesh shoulder pads that provide comfort for load carriage. The Patriot II offers quick-release polymer "clips" on each side to easily attach and release the cummerbund straps without the need for Velcro. The MOLLE system allows for additional add-ons and specialized gear placement. Customize the carrier with Velcro patches on the front and back. The carrier is adjustable for that perfect fit, and the quick-release tab on the front allows for the cable to be pulled to separate the front and back panels. Carrier fits standard 10 x 12 hard armor plates and soft panels that can be added. The 3x3 double-stacked rifle/pistol magazine pouch comes standard with the carrier. Available in multiple colors. *Carrier alone provides no ballistic protection.