Templar's Gear Inquisitor Plate Carrier with ROC Attachment, Ranger Green
Templar's Gear Inquisitor Plate Carrier with ROC Attachment, Ranger Green
Inquisitor is the mother of all combat/plate carriers. Large-ish but comfortable. Enveloping but protecting. This feeling of protection hasn’t been felt since the womb’s embrace. To make this feeling into reality, the Inquisitor naturally needs ballistic plates inside. The plate carrier is compatible with BALCS and SAPI plates (at least.) The set includes the carrier itself and a cummerbund. For those who want more protection, there are the separate neck-nape-shoulder covers, upper arm covers and abdomen/groin covers.
Unbelievable lightness: Size M weighs 1250 grams and size L 1330 grams
Manufactured from 500D Cordura
ROC system buckles. Additional detachable cummerbund underneath which can be used to tidy up the sides and the carrier fits on tighter. For quicker release it can be taken out!
Option for attaching front and back panels. Front panel attachment is compatible with most SwiftClip system chest rigs and panels! Attachment buckles are the finest of National Moulding. The platform for attaching front panels has loop velcro along the whole upper part and so, even with heavy loads, the panels won’t be even slightly ajar or droopy. CPC panels fit!
Option for attaching different types of danglers, i.e. fanny-bag like pouches, to hang beneath the front plate bag. Templar’s Gear’s own abdomen and groin cover can also be attached here
Stiffened cummerbund with stretch material. Pouches can be attached to both sides.
Heaps of securing loops for tidying up and dragging handle at the back
Size M carrier has a 6 × 3.5 PALS matrix on the front plate bag for attaching magazine pouches and 4 × 2.5 + 2 × 1 PALS matrices for other pouches. In addition, a 16 × 4.5 cm velcro platform on the chest. The upper matrix sides have reinforced spots for e.g. a radio tangent. The “wings” of the front plate bag have 4 × 2.5 PALS matrices.
Size L carrier has a 6 × 3.5 PALS matrix on the front plate bag for attaching magazine pouches and 4 × 3 + 2 × 1 PALS matrices for other pouches. In addition, a 16 × 4.5 cm velcro platform on the chest. The upper matrix sides have reinforced spots for e.g. a radio PTT. The “wings” of the front plate bag have 4 × 2.5 PALS matrices.
The rear plate bag has a 6 × 8 PALS matrix and a 4 × 1 PALS row above it. The back also has a velcro loop platform for all kinds of insignia (SAWT, FBI, BURGERBUARD.) The platform is slightly shaped but the outer dimensions are approx. 23.5 × 14 cm.
Cummerbund has a 5 × 3 PALS-matrix. The “between-spots” can also be used, greatly helping with attaching a chest rig for use a panel!
Both sizes have a 1 × 3.5 PALS matrices on the shoulder paddings and securing loops for tidying up cables
Rapid Open Connectors – Divide and rule
The undeniable benefit of the ROC system is a kind of a positive immutability: fit adjustments won’t change after setting/making them just right as the plate carrier closes with buckles on the front which always lock on the same way. More traditional velcro closure is always attached with different tightness and when opening the front flap the pouches and magazines are often in the way. The back of the carrier however has a gap for adjustments if need be – even with the back panel attached! Leaving out the velcro makes the carrier narrower at the front so even with ballistic plates the carrier isn’t as thick as traditional plate carriers.
The undeniable benefit of the ROC system is also quickness, especially when taking off the carrier. The carrier can be taken off in seconds if needed when someone is underwater or injured are being patched up. Opening all the buckles makes the front plate bag completely detach from the rear plate bag so the carrier won’t even by chance stay on as a tangled spaghett around the user, but rather disassembles to easily manageable small units. When it comes to the Inquisitor, the strip off speed is affected by the amount of additional covers and whether or not the second cummerbund is used. Nevertheless opening the ROC buckles makes the +1 check pretty quick even if the ballistic plates still keep the carrier slightly in one piece.
Panel On – Panel Off
The configuration of the plate carrier can be easily changed on the fly with front and back panels. The back panel can hold all kinds of “assault panel” configs and the front panel different pouches for different calibers. Pouches that one plans to keep on the back are smart to attach to a panel as the pouches/panel can then be removed lickety-split if the back needs to be emptied for e.g. backpacks.
Front panels attach with velcro and Fastex buckles. Front panels attach with appropriately protected zippers and hooks that catch the PALS matrix. We found in our test runs that, after the break-in period, the panel can be attached and detached in under a minute. The attachment area for front panels is compatible with most SwiftClip system chest rigs and front panels!
NB! Front and back panels are sold separately!
Plate bags – the tolerable lightness
No effort was spared when the plate bags were designed: rounded corners on the laser cuts to prevent wear and tear concentrating on a single point / to prevent the concentration of wear and tear on a singular point. In addition, the plate bags have a 3D patterning on the inner lining for better airflow. The inside of the bags is slightly rubber-like, making a bit smaller plates stay better in place. The attachment flaps are especially long and they make using even oversized plates possible. On the same note, groin covers and different “danglers” can also be attached. The plate carrier’s top has a velcro platform for attaching patches or e.g. radio tangents.
The cummerbund has elastic parts, which makes it nicely conform to movement and less constricting. The inside additionally has stiffeners inside for better weight distribution. However, the most brilliant feature is its “two-folded” construction: pouches can be attached on both the inner and outer sides. This allows the inner side to be used for attachment of e.g. additional plate bags or radio pouches, which will be/stay firm and so they have no effect on the plate carrier use.
Templar’s Gear – laser cut quality
Templar’s Gear represents the renaissance of European military gear manufacturers that began in the 21st century. American manufacturers dominated the tactical gear market for a long time, but the Old World was not yet ready to throw in the towel. In this continuum, Templar’s Gear represents the leading edge of high-quality, modern and well-designed gear. The defining characteristic of the company is that their products are manufactured using laser cutting and 500 denier Cordura, which makes the products a lot lighter without compromising reliability. Special attention has been paid to quality control in Templar’s pouches and gear, because a significant portion of the company’s customers are officials, whose safety and well-being might depend on the gear. The materials used by Templar’s Gear are IRR protected, so the user won’t glow in the night vision devices like a Ukrainian firefighter.
Extended two-year warranty
Templar’s Gear products are granted a two-year warranty. In more concrete manner this means that for example products sold this spring will have warranty for two action packed seasons of airsoft, shooting or whatever you decide to do with them.
The warranty covers all problems that might arise from defective materials or poor craftsmanship. Carelessness or misuse voids the warranty.