Spartan Armor Systems recently added a tough new versatile and technologically advanced plate carrier to its line of top quality tactical gear and body armor systems. Called the Leonidas Plate Carrier, it’s aptly named for the Spartan warrior king who’s best remembered for his heroic stand against the Persian army despite being hopelessly outnumbered at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. The Leonidas Plate carrier is great for using with another new Spartan product, which is the Level III Elaphros™ Lightweight Body Armor set.
Leonidas Plate Carrier Features
This versatile carrier is designed to hold two 10” x 12” Elaphros plates or other similar sized small arms protective inserts (SAPI). Made in the USA ,the Leonidas vest is totally Berry Compliant and constructed using 100% military grade materials, including heavy-duty 500 Denier nylon fabric. Spartan’s Leonidas Plate Carrier comes with a removable cummerbund that will hold two 5” x 15” Level IIIA soft body armor side inserts inside the cummerbund along with the option to add on 6” X 6” or 6” X 8” Side Plate Holders for all around protection coverage against small arms fire. Although similar in appearance to most other plate carriers, the Leonidas vest is packed with additional useful features, including the following:
Upper Front Zippered 5” x 5.5” Admin Pouch for Holding Maps, Badges, Notes or Other Small Items
Lower Front Velcro Kangaroo Pouch to Keep Spare Magazines and Other Tactical Gear Close at Hand
PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System) Attachment Points on the Carrier’s Front, Back and Shoulders For Fastening and Storing Additional Tactical Equipment
Mil Spec Laser Cut PALS Webbing on the Shoulders
Removable Cummerbund that will take 2 - 5” X 15” Level IIIa Inserts inside
Bottom Loading Plate Pockets for Easy Insertion of 10” x 12” Front and Back Armor Plates
Comes With Spartan’s Proprietary Retained Shock Cord System That Prevents Sagging and Holds Cummerbund in Place When Wearer is in Motion
Guides for Hydration Hose or Communication Equipment Wiring
Velcro Strip on the Back Drag Handle to Hold it Securely in Place and Keep it From Snagging Until Needed
Replaceable Side Straps
Removable Quick Release Buckles
Heavy Duty Bar Tacking for Added Reinforcement at All Major Stress Points
Padded Front and Back Interior With Sewn-In Airflow Channels for Ventilation and Increased Wearer Comfort
Front and Back Velcro Strips for Attaching Identifiers
Available in a Choice of Black, Tan, Ranger Green or MultiCam
Molle Attachable 6” X 6” or 6” X 8” side plates for Rifle Rated Armor
When you want the toughest, most versatile vest to take into combat and other active shooter situations, the choice is simple – it’s Spartan Armor Systems’ new Leonidas Plate Carrier!
Spartan Body Armor Systems Level III Elaphros Body Armor Plates
Insert a pair of Elaphros Lightweight Body Armor Plates into your Leonidas Tactical Plate Carrier for lightweight, technologically advanced body armor ballistic protection that’s hard to beat. Weighing just 3.5 lbs. each, Elaphros Body Armor Plates provide Threat Level III standalone protection at about half the weight of most comparable personal protection systems.
Elaphros, which when translated is Greek for light, quick, agile and easy to carry. Appropriately named, Elaphros plates are made from layers of tough, ultra-high modular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers. The plates are designed to provide full body protection and maximum maneuverability, as well as give the wearer the ability to cover extended distances without carrying the additional weight of most body armor systems .
Elaphros plates offer the same quality, comfort and affordability for which Spartan products are known. Constructed from multiple layers of advanced UHMWPE hybrid fibers, Spartan’s Lightweight Elaphros Plates have a profile of just 1.2” that gives the wearer maximum mobility, comfort and ballistic protection against small arms fire. Lab tests have verified Spartan Armor Systems’ Elaphros Body Armor Plates meet or exceed NIJ-0101.06 Level III ballistic resistance specifications, which means they will withstand hits up to 7.62 x 51 mm rifle rounds at a striking velocity of 2,780 feet per second.
Elaphros 10” x 12” Shooter’s Cut multi-curved, ergonomically designed body armor inserts were designed by Spartan’s in-house team of engineering professionals, who collectively have more than 20 years body armor industry experience. These UHMWPE plates were developed using only the highest quality materials while adhering to the strictest quality standards to provide the wearer with maximum performance and protection in tactical situations.
Elaphros Body Armor plates have been tested and rated to withstand multiple hits from small arms handgun and rifle fire. They’re also stab resistant and neutrally buoyant. The composite plates are coated with Spartan’s proprietary Encapsaloc™ polyurea coating to prevent spalling, as well as protect them against the effects of water, contaminants and normal wear and tear from daily use.
Sold as a set of two, Spartan’s Elaphros Ultra Lightweight Soft Body Armor Plates come with a 5-year guarantee and a 5-year shelf life. When combined with Spartan’s Leonidas Advanced Plate Carrier, the result is a high-performance system that provides Level III ballistic protection at a price that’s affordable.
To find out more about Spartan’s Leonidas Advanced Plate Carrier and Elaphros Ultra Lightweight Soft Body Armor Plates or any of Spartan Armor Systems’ other quality products, contact us online or call us at 520-398-3335 to speak with a Spartan representative. Orders are filled and shipped within 3 to 5 days, and shipping is always free when you shop at Spartan. Spartan Armor Systems is proud to offer military personnel, security professionals, law enforcement and first responders a 10% discount on all Spartan products.