This carrier is constructed with integrated padded mesh shoulder pads that provide comfort for load carriage. The interior body side is also lined with mesh padding. The front pouch and side pouches have inserts to accommodate 3 .223/5.56 magazines. The additional front pouch accommodates pistol magazines. 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 on the shoulders and cummerbund for that perfect fit. Carrier fits standard 10 x 12 heavy plates and soft panels that can be added. Carrier alone provides no ballistic protection.