GWOT-tested PC, designed by a SOF veteran-run company to meet a multitude of needs both low-vis and kinetic/overt. Called the “Advanced Slickster”, it is the result of a collaboration with Ferro Concepts. 


Advanced Slickster Specifications

Our new Plate Carrier has many notable features, including the following:

▪Ferro Concept’s tested Slickster base

▪4 x 6″ Zipped admin pocket capable of holding a passport or similar sized item

▪Elastic cummerbund with 4 x magazine carriers (standard M4, not drum)

▪Added elastic retainers to cummerbund carrier for magazine retention

▪Integrated Kangaroo pocket for magazines/essential equipment

▪PTT Loops on the front of the vest

▪Elastic comms wires 

▪2 x integrated radio pouches capable of fitting up to a PRC-152 Radio

▪MOLLE Laser cut back panel


This unique plate carrier was designed after years of frustration on the part of our designers (also end users) caused by wearing plate carriers that were good, but not quite good enough.

REFT Advanced Slickster Plate Carrier

The Advanced Slickster went through extensive testing overseas with individuals actively participating in the war on terror; we continued to develop the plate carrier based on the actual current needs of combat. Our goal was to set out and create the best plate carrier on the market with features that could: maintain current comms systems, carry multiple magazines, attach equipment to the back, hold standard PTT systems, hold important documents and maps, fit in both a high vis environment and a low vis environment and most importantly be worn comfortably for long periods in a multitude of environments.”

REFT Advanced Slickster Plate Carrier


A Multi-Mission PC for Low Profile and Kinetic Operations

The Advanced Slickster can be stripped of its equipment to maintain a “smaller footprint,” making it easier to conceal. As our own Luke Peelgrane says, ” Our goal was not just to create the best plate carrier available, but to create a low profile/slick plate carrier that could adapt to fit any individual mission needs without sacrificing functionality.”

While this isn’t the lowest profile “low-pro” system on the market it is the lowest profile carrier that can still be adapted for use in high vis kinetic environments if needed.

When configured for traditional “overt” tactical use, the Advanced Slickster plate carrier fully accommodates several different comms systems. This includes dual radio pockets for those carrying multiple radios and numerous elastic loops to route radio and antenna wires. A flap on the front of the carrier is intended to accommodate and secure several different PTT (Push-To-Talk) radios currently in use. 

The new low-vis/high-vis Advanced Slickster plate carrier is currently available in MultiCam, Coyote, Black, Ranger Green, and Wolf Grey. REFT is online, refactortactical.com and on Instagram @refactortactical. Ferro Concepts is online at ferroconcepts.com/ and Instagram, @ferroconcepts. 

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Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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