Shellback Tactical Banshee Elite 2.0 Plate Carrier (Gen 2)

  • 5.0 star rating (24)
  • Item #: SBT-BANELT-MC
  • $299.99
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Shellback Tactical

Shellback Tactical Banshee Elite 2.0 Plate Carrier (Gen 2)

Designed with input from military and law enforcement professionals, the Shellback Tactical Banshee Elite 2.0 Plate Carrier delivers superior comfort and mobility. The adjustable Hypalon shoulders are wider than the original Banshee, so they lay flatter on your body. 3D mesh allows for increased airflow to keep you cool, while a hidden quick release buckle means you’ll never be trapped by your kit. Fully customizable, this plate carrier includes six rows of PALS webbing on the front and back and an integrated admin pouch for small gear. A removable, adjustable Banshee Elite Cummerbund with six interior pockets offers additional utility. The drag handle is sewn through so it won’t let you down, and a separate pack pocket can hold a two liter hydration bladder. For durable, reliable protection, you can count on Shellback Tactical.

Features of Shellback Tactical Banshee Elite 2.0 Plate Carrier (Gen 2)

  • 500-denier Cordura nylon
  • Fits over soft body armor and uniforms
  • One size fits most
  • Multiple PALS web attachment points
  • 3D mesh padding on front and back shoulders
  • Banshee Ultimate shoulder pads included
  • Hypalon shoulders with four slits for comms / hydration open at bottom
  • Two areas of loop for identifiers
  • Pocket can hold up to a 2 L hydration bladder
  • Integrated kangaroo pouch
  • Integrated admin pouch
  • Elite Banshee Cummerbund made with PALS webbing on the interior and exterior and 6 integrated pockets with Hypalon strips inside
  • Front and back interior is padded with 3D Mesh sewn with an airflow pattern
  • Integrated nylon vertical strips to accommodate QASM buckles for chest rigs
  • Quick Release Buckle secondary securing system
  • Wire, antenna or hydration hose guides
  • Bartacking at key stress points
  • Drag handle
  • Plate pockets load from the bottom and will accept up to 10 x 12 Level 3 and 4 ESAPI or similar plates and plate backers
  • Integrated admin pouch has a gusseted zipper pouch closure vs the previous hook/loop
  • Features a cummerbund longer for greater adjustability when using magazines (6 integrated pockets with Hypalon strips inside) PALS webbing interior/exterior
  • Made in the USA
  • Berry Compliant
  • Description
    Shellback Tactical

    Shellback Tactical Banshee Elite 2.0 Plate Carrier (Gen 2)

    Designed with input from military and law enforcement professionals, the Shellback Tactical Banshee Elite 2.0 Plate Carrier delivers superior comfort and mobility. The adjustable Hypalon shoulders are wider than the original Banshee, so they lay flatter on your body. 3D mesh allows for increased airflow to keep you cool, while a hidden quick release buckle means you’ll never be trapped by your kit. Fully customizable, this plate carrier includes six rows of PALS webbing on the front and back and an integrated admin pouch for small gear. A removable, adjustable Banshee Elite Cummerbund with six interior pockets offers additional utility. The drag handle is sewn through so it won’t let you down, and a separate pack pocket can hold a two liter hydration bladder. For durable, reliable protection, you can count on Shellback Tactical.

    Features of Shellback Tactical Banshee Elite 2.0 Plate Carrier (Gen 2)

    • 500-denier Cordura nylon
    • Fits over soft body armor and uniforms
    • One size fits most
    • Multiple PALS web attachment points
    • 3D mesh padding on front and back shoulders
    • Banshee Ultimate shoulder pads included
    • Hypalon shoulders with four slits for comms / hydration open at bottom
    • Two areas of loop for identifiers
    • Pocket can hold up to a 2 L hydration bladder
    • Integrated kangaroo pouch
    • Integrated admin pouch
    • Elite Banshee Cummerbund made with PALS webbing on the interior and exterior and 6 integrated pockets with Hypalon strips inside
    • Front and back interior is padded with 3D Mesh sewn with an airflow pattern
    • Integrated nylon vertical strips to accommodate QASM buckles for chest rigs
    • Quick Release Buckle secondary securing system
    • Wire, antenna or hydration hose guides
    • Bartacking at key stress points
    • Drag handle
    • Plate pockets load from the bottom and will accept up to 10 x 12 Level 3 and 4 ESAPI or similar plates and plate backers
    • Integrated admin pouch has a gusseted zipper pouch closure vs the previous hook/loop
    • Features a cummerbund longer for greater adjustability when using magazines (6 integrated pockets with Hypalon strips inside) PALS webbing interior/exterior
    • Made in the USA
    • Berry Compliant

Customer Reviews

  • Shellback Tactical Banshee Elite 2.0 Plate Carrier (Gen 2)
  • 5.0 star rating (24 Reviews)
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    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great product
      Reviewer: Alex Lisandrelli

      10/15/2018

      The material it’s made from is grade rugged and very easy to get use to! Highly recommend this plate carrier

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great product
      Reviewer: Shade rosenkrance

      5/6/2018

      Very well built small compact design and heavy duty construction fits over my soft body Armor and easy to adjust small for just the carrier

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Love it
      Reviewer: Eduardo

      4/6/2018

      Perfect

    • 4.0 star rating
    • Great carrier
      Reviewer: Mike

      3/30/2018

      I’ve been wearing this daily for about 2 weeks now. The weight distribution of this vest is awesome. I wear rifle plates front and back, mags, med pouch and a couple extra things. Super comfortable. The only reason I gave it 4 is because of the shoulder pads and straps. The pads are huge and the straps feel like they are going to slide off of your shoulders. I changed the shoulder pads out with my old vest and it’s solved the issue some what. Overalll great carrier. It’s got a ton of pockets and is very well made. Very happy with it and I would recommend it.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Awesome product
      Reviewer: CWard

      3/5/2018

      Very comfortable during long time wear. Secure and strong construction. Plenty of space and useful inner pockets on cummerbund. The only flaw is that the shoulder pads are bulky

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Amazing
      Reviewer: William

      2/12/2018

      Fits well and is easy to adjust. I like how the top pouch is a zipper and not velcro. The shoulder straps are really comfortable. In my opinion this plate carrier is worth the extra money and is amazing.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • The Pinnacle of Operator Rigs
      Reviewer: Sean Nadeau

      12/17/2017

      This is the perfect carrier for beginners and experts alike, offering everything you need in a plate carrier out of the box. It comes with 3 magazine slots for both pistols and Rifles (totaling 6 per side) on each side of the rig; however this doesn't allow for any side plates you may want to fit into your rig. The front of the rig has a kangaroo pouch over the front cummerbund, allowing for 3 extra AR-15 mags to to be placed inside (or to hold your pistol as I like to do). Above that is a subsidiary pouch that zips up and can hold your medical supplies, map or whatever extra things you might need for an Op. the back of the rig has a pouch that can hold a 2 liter water bladder, with holes on the shoulder that you can feed the water bladders tube through. This vest can potentially carry up to 9 AR mags right out of the box, no secondary pouches needed. If you're looking for the pinnacle of Operator rigs, look no further than the Banshee Elite 2.0

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great great great !
      Reviewer: Alpha Man 7

      12/9/2017

      Awesome upgraded carrier from gen 1. Fits great I'm a 180 lb 511 height and vest fits snug as a bug. Awesome design with embedded pockets for 6 AR mags and 6 pistol mags. Got a great deal from tactical gear. Highly recommended from other carriers in the market. Quality and design is spectacular. Get um now!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great carrier for the price
      Reviewer: Jeff Goldsmith

      11/30/2017

      I've had a few different plate carriers and for the money, this one can't be beat. Fits large plate, tight but they fit and the upgraded cummerbund with built in M4 mag pouches is a great touch. Plenty of padding and sits right where it should. Highly recommend!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great purchase
      Reviewer: AJ Adams

      11/13/2017

      I’ve have it all set up with plates and everything I plan to train with and take downrange. Adjusted to fit great. Feels a bit weird not having that bulky IBA keeping me warm anymore.

    • 3.5 star rating
    • I love this product
      Reviewer: Kelley Colvin

      9/29/2017

      It’s great, very adjustable and light weight. I love all the different compartments and magazine holders integrated in the sides. The only downside to this is that it doesn’t secure your Glock mags, they would fall out while running or trying to adjust the sides.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great gear
      Reviewer: Ronnie Parker

      9/17/2017

      Fast shipping. Over all great product. Only complaint would be nice to have different size for the outer cumberbun. I'm 5'10 170lbs and I have to I get lap them in the front to get get the sides tight enough.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Fantastic for small/slim frames.
      Reviewer: N F

      9/4/2017

      I'm really impressed by the features and overall fit of this plate carrier. This is the third one I've owned, and by far the most comfortable. I'm 6'4" and 160 lbs soaking wet while lifting a schedule 40 pipe over my head, and the carrier was able to function as designed without any problems. This is because of the split cummerbund hidden in the back. In its base configuration, it's Long enough to fit around a decent sized oak tree, much less myself. I untied the shock cord holding the two halves together and re-laced it through the pals webbing farther up instead of the grommets on the ends of the cummerbund halves. From there I was able to dial in the fit by slightly adjusting the shock cord in or out. I've got it snug without it getting difficult to breathe under strenuous activity, and it handles uneven weight distribution (17 lbs of gear and water in a minimap pack) without any sag at all. This was not something I was able to achieve with my past PCs It was definitely an expensive purchase for me, especially since I've already got two. But I don't regret it one bit. If you're looking for something to fit a skinny body style, you might want to stop looking.

    • 4.0 star rating
    • I love this plate carrier..
      Reviewer: AW

      8/2/2017

      This is so comfortable to wear. Distributes the weight effectively. The fitting is very generous, I'm a big guy and fits well with plenty of room for adjustment in either direction. For the bigger guys like myself this vest hides nothing. The only downside is the mag pouches in the back are difficult to reach in an emergency. But they work great for a flashlight or radio. This vest works!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Decent
      Reviewer: Ssg. Ketz

      6/28/2017

      Fast shipping was a plus pretty comfortable and rugged as hell I wear it 15 hours a day in Afghanistan I'm 6'6 and 255 and it's a little short but it don't bother me much

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Beast Plate Carrier
      Reviewer: Oh-Ren Riuhrsun

      5/26/2017

      Extremely impressed. I have owned many plate carriers and vests from numerous companies. Made in America matters. Shellback Tactical is a high end high quality product. I would recommend this plate carrier to anyone looking for one.

    • 4.5 star rating
    • Pretty Darn Good
      Reviewer: SR

      5/10/2017

      I have to start by saying, I'm about 5'8", 165 lbs., so I purchased this based on reviews and info from other smaller framed people who purchased this carrier. I have a longer torso and shorter inseam (30"), so I took my time before I purchased. It is well made and pretty adjustable. I do have to say that with a t-shirt on it is still just a little loose. Only in the cummerbund. I haven't taken it part to see if I can finagle it a little tighter, so maybe it can. Overall I think it's a pretty good carrier. I put some small SAPI plates in it and they fit great with the adjustability of the carrier. I would have given a full 5 stars if it didn't have to be "finagled".

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great product even better customer service.
      Reviewer: Todd S.

      4/21/2017

      I have only had the carrier for about a week. So far so good. But what amazed me was the customer service. I ordered Saturday received item Tuesday morning. I open package and it was the wrong vest. I called customer service and they gave me a return label. To my surprise Wednesday morning I had the correct vest. They overnighted my package the same day I called. That is A+ customer service. Thanks guys!

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great piece of gear
      Reviewer: Rob B.

      3/12/2017

      This plate carrier is extremely comfortable to wear. I use it roughly 14 hour a day in Afghanistan. The last carrier made my back ache. It's durable and lightweight.

    • 4.5 star rating
    • I love it!
      Reviewer: Cody Eisenbrandt

      3/1/2017

      Overall it's a great carrier. The quality in the stitching is great! It's durable and looks sharp too. It would be even better if the molle down below had velcro as well. Otherwise no complaints.

    • 4.5 star rating
    • Great Vest
      Reviewer: Mike

      2/9/2017

      The plate carrier is made out of high quality materials and feels like it will last a while. I love the cummerbund mag holders.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • GREAT Plate Carrier
      Reviewer: Treveron Anglin

      12/6/2016

      Best plate carrier I have worn yet. Not bulky and heavy like the ones the military gives you. The shoulder pads it comes with are extremely comfortable and keep your shoulders from feeling tired when you wear it for longer periods of time. This carrier disperses the weight of the plates evenly and is easy to adjust in size to fit you. I was a little skeptical of the one size fits most being that I am As big as most Americans these days but was surprised at how well it worked out (if you are heavier set it is easy to adjust to you as well). I have nothing but good things to say about this system.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great product, fast shipping.
      Reviewer: Derek

      11/23/2016

      I had ordered this plate carrier from another company and waited over 2 months and it was still on back order. I cancelled that order and place an order with Tactical gear. I received the carrier in about 3-4 days. Totally impressed. This carrier is well made with tons of mole for plenty of storage. Very happy with it.

    • 5.0 star rating
    • Great product!!
      Reviewer: J

      10/18/2016

      Very well made FAAAST shipping!! My only wish is where the plates go in that the velcro had a button for extra security. But the velcro does seem to hold in place very well.