This carrier is constructed with integrated padded mesh shoulder pads that provide comfort for load carriage. 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 my tab on the front allows for the cable to be pulled to separate the front and back panels. Carrier fits standard 10 x 12 heavy plates and soft panels that can be added. Carrier alone provides no ballistic protection.