As an avid 3-gunner who has not yet splurged on a Safariland ELS belt system (I remain stoic that I do not need one, despite spending thousands on my firearms and ammo), I was intrigued to run across this little gem on 5.11 Tactical’s website. The Zero-G Plates are purpose-built weight distribution panels for duty belts.
Manufactured from carbon fiber (a material that seems to be used for all kinds of things), the Zero-G plates slide on to the belt, taking up minimal real-estate. Its shape is designed to distribute weight from the sides (where the handgun and ammo/radio are typically located), making belts more comfortable to wear long-term and less likely to move around under vigorous movement. The plates retain the velcro backing to ensure compatibility with dual-belt systems.
After four years of testing and development 5.11® is proud to announce the release of our Zero-G Plates, a revolutionary new modular load bearing system that dramatically increases the efficiency and comfort of your duty belt. Engineered to complement the body’s natural structure, 5.11 Zero-G Plates™ distribute weight evenly across the hips and down the femur, minimizing pressure against the spine and abdominal muscles while providing a stable and secure platform for all your gear. Crafted from low-profile non-reflective carbon fiber, 5.11 Zero-G Plates are tough, durable, lightweight, and integrate easily into your existing loadout while providing a clean and professional appearance.
- 5.11 exclusive modular load bearing system
- Amazingly comfortable, thoroughly professional
- Promotes proper posture and reduces fatigue
- Integrates easily with your existing loadout
- Crafted from lightweight carbon fiber
- Overmolded for comfort
- Inner loop-sided panel adheres to liner belt
- Compatible with your existing keepers