Testudo GEN2 Plate Carrier by AR500

Testudo GEN2 Plate Carrier by AR500

When experience, persistence, and theory collide, man-made evolution flourishes. The AR500 Armor® Testudo™ plate carrier changes the game once again in its new Generation 2 form. The larger companion to the Veritas™ modular plate carrier, AR500 follows suit and sticks with their core principals of professional grade armor carriers with unrivaled value and craftsmanship, using superior components.

Unique to the Testudo™, it is capable of accommodating either 10” x 12”, or large 11” X 14” body armor of any type. With a fully adjustable cummerbund and shoulder straps, the Testudo™ is versatile and also viable for medium or large body types. Rugged side retention buckles and straps are included. Strategic lower-offset rear shoulder mounts position the rear plate pocket higher, alleviating the traditional “low hanging” rear plate pocket as seen on carriers that lost sight of proper armor placement. Inner plate retention straps on both pockets further ensure ideal body armor ride height for optimal vital coverage.

3D Mesh Technology dramatically increases ventilation and air-flow for a cooling and comfort improving effect, located on both body facing inner linings, and the removeable shoulder pads. Shoulder pads also feature our tri-loop guides and attachment points. Soft loop Velcro lines all webbed sections for added versatility and mounting options.  The heavy duty drag handle is fortified by engaging down the rear portion of the plate carrier. Reinforced Bar-tack, double, and double backed stitching throughout contract durability.

The Testudo™ front and rear plate pockets are compatible with AR500 Trauma Plate Inserts. This insert allows user configurable in conjunction armor systems to be created. The Trauma Plate Insert accommodates 6” x 6”, 6” x 8”, and 8” x 10” body armor, and attaches to a dedicated attachment point in each plate pocket.

Derived from years of customer feedback, experience, and understanding, the Generation 2 Testudo™ is all inclusive and on point, ready to protect the warrior out of the gate. Perfection delivered with no additional accessories required, except armor of course.

Designed by AR500 Armor® in Phoenix, Arizona, Manufactured to strict quality standards in Vietnam.

Here is a product review https://youtu.be/1YHYiH-hrVY

Testudo Gen 2 Plate Carrier Specs:

Construction: 500D Nylon
Weight: 3lbs 6.5oz (unloaded)
Size: Fully adjustable shoulder straps and girth, Medium – Large
Armor Compatibility:  Standard 10” x 12” or 11” x 14” body armor in variants to include Steel, Ceramic, Polyethylene, soft or hard construction.

AR500 Armor® Testudo Gen 2 Plate Carrier Features:

  • Hypalon tabs for easy actuation and adjustment
  • Fully adjustable for girth and larger frames (Medium to Large)
  • Adjustable and Removeable Cummerbund w/ Hypalon Pulls, Eyelets, and Shock Cord
  • Adjustable and Removeable inner side retention straps, can be worn in conjunction with cummerbund for added retention
  • Impact Resistant made in the USA buckles
  • Dual admin pockets for increased storage capacity
  • Accepts 6" x 6" and 6" x 8" Side plates
  • 3D Mesh Technology
  • High Strength Bonded Thread
  • Reinforced stitching and bar-tacks through all high stress points and webbing
  • Low Profile Reinforced Drag Handle
  • 500D Nylon Construction

Additional Details:

Lead Time 3-5 Weeks
Carrier Manufacturer AR500 Armor (USA)
Plate Carrier Type Testudo Gen 2
Cummerbund Cummerbund w/ side plate pockets
Carrier Construction Material 500D Nylon


This product is special order.