There’s always room for improvement.

SKD Tactical’s original Special Operations Hard Plate Carrier (SOHPC) design was essentially flawless. But the company still felt it could make something even better.

Working closely with Paraclete, SKD Tactical updated the venerable SOHPC design and revamped it with features that make it lighter and increase functionality to make the Paraclete SOHPC-SKD.

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The Paraclete SOHPC Molle interface is entirely ¾” webbing for added weight savings. The exterior of the SOHPC-SKD is made with 500 Denier Cordura and the interior is lined with 420 Denier Nylon.

The tall cummerbund and front flap allows for donning and doffing without removing magazines mounted on the front. The cummerbund has been updated to hold side plates up to 7″x8” in size.

One-and-a-half-inch loop Velcro strips mate with the PIG AFC (Airflow and Comfort) Pontoons for the ultimate in plate carrier comfort and breathability.

Integrally padded shoulder straps provide hours of on-duty comfort. Front and back loop Velcro fields allow for ID and Morale patches up to 3” x 6” in size. The rear carrier also includes an integral drag handle.

The Paraclete SOHPC-SKD comes in two chassis sizes. The S/M/10×12 will fit both small and medium ESAPI and 10” x 12” commercial plates and soft armor backers, and secure the plate to the top of the carrier. The L/XL will fit large and extra large ESAPI plates or similar. The chassis size S/M/10×12 is labeled “M” and the L/XL is labeled “L.”

Cummerbunds come in four different sizes: Small, medium, large and extra large.

The Paraclete SOHPC-SKD is available in four colors: Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and Multicam.

The Paraclete SOHPC retails for $179 and is available now.

For more information on the Paraclete SOHPC and other products from SKD Tactical, please visit

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