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TYR Tactical EPIC Low Vis Carrier

Back around the first of May, Peoria, AZ based Tyr Tactical launched a new Low Vis Carrier-MOLLE. It’s the latest addition to their EPIC (Enhanced PICO Integrated Carrier) line of armor rigs and was announced during one of their Innovate or Die tour stops — this is an equipment warehouse and awesome sizing facility on wheels. Most recently (as in, yesterday) it was in Austin, TX near the Audie L. Murphy Regional Training Center at Camp Mabry. Before that they were in Waco and back before that they were up in the Pacific Northwest. Tuesday’s stop is San Antonio.

If you’ve been considering an investment in Tyr Tactical, a tour stop would be a great chance to get your hands on the gear and see what you think. But we were talking about the Low Vis Carrier…

TYR Tactical Low Rise Molle 2

Suquamish Police Department trying on the New TYR Tactical EPIC Low Vis Carrier – MOLLE at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Here’s what they told us about it.

The TYR Tactical EPIC Low Vis Carrier – MOLLE (TYR-M-EPIC-LOC-MOL) fits the soft armor from the Enhanced PICO Integrated Carrier – EPIC. The carrier is designed to minimize bunching in various positions while providing comfort and decreased shifting.  Additional MOLLE/PALS webbing on the carrier allows the user to scale their kit up or down when needed.  It’s engineered utilizing our revolutionary PV material which offers significant weight reduction with increased resistance to abrasion. PV has been tested to have 7-10 times higher abrasion resistance than standard mil spec nylon. PV also enhances the ballistic attributes of armor within the vest. Antimicrobial/FR treated padded spacer mesh is used internally for comfort.

TYR Tactical Low Rise Molle 1

FEATURES:

• EPIC Low Profile Shoulders, Foam
• Velcro PALS Webbing for MOLLE attachment
• Removable MOLLE Front Flap
• Internally Adjustable Cummerbund & Shoulders
• Internal Plate Retention Strap fits the HA3/7, LWB111 & LV1191 plates
• Attachment points are provided at the bottom of the carrier for the added capability of ballistic lower abdomen or ballistic groin protector accessories
• Semi-Rigid Exterior MOLLE Cummerbund

Sizes: Small, Medium, Medium-Long, Large, XLarge, 2XLarge

Available in the following soft armor packages:
Certified T54/C Soft Armor which meets Level II NIJ0101.06 Specifications
Certified T52/SP Soft Armor Level II NIJ0101.06 Specifications.
Certified TXP3A Soft Armor Level IIIA NIJ0101.06 Specifications

These vests come in four different colors; Multi-cam, Coyote Brown, Ranger, Green, and Black. With no insert changes, MSRP is $1045.95. They tell us standard lead times are around 60 days as these are made to order.

You can find TYR Tactical on the web, on Facebook, Twitter @TYRTactical, and YouTube.

EPIC uses a 5-piece design they call the Integrated Ballistic System to increase ballistic protection, decrease spall and reduce back face deformation. If you’d like to learn more, read this description on Soldier Systems Daily, it will give you some excellent background on the whole system.

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