The Traverse External Carrier Ballistic System is the perfect package to bring load-bearing MOLLE carriers into today’s modern patrol operations. As a result, this option allows you to upgrade your external carrier and soft armor. When combined with the state-of-the-art ballistic protection from Armor Express the end-user realizes that they no longer have to settle for an uncomfortable and unsupportive vest. So, take advantage and bring your or your agencies’ OVERT/external carrier options up to speed with today’s times.

In addition to the standard MOLLE configuration, there are several different variations. The Armor Express Traverse External MOLLE carrier system is guaranteed to fit your or your agency’s needs.

Each of the MOLLE versions is available with the following features:

  • Front zip-side opening design
  • Heavy-duty outer shell
  • Concealable Ballistic Pockets
  • Internal plate pockets, accommodating inserts for added protection (Accommodates up to one (1) 7″x10″ and/or one (1) 5″ x 8″ UpArmor Packs)
  • Front and Rear Hard Armor Plate Pockets (Accommodates up to 10″ x 12″ Rifle Plates – some smaller sizes may need smaller plates)
  • Mesh in key friction zones
  • Zipper cover with camera mount
  • Wire routing ports
  • Vertical loop and eyelet badge 3”x3” attachment point
  • Ambidextrous utility pockets
  • Adjustable shoulders with mic tabs
  • Two Zippered Napoleon chest pocket
  • Rear adjustable cummerbund with comfort stretch
  • Reinforced Drag Handle
  • Custom or Standard Sizing Available

Available Options:

    • MOLLE External Carrier
    • Available with full front MOLLE attachments
    • Slick Pockets: pockets configured without MOLLE – select half MOLLE for this option
    • Slick – no MOLLE
    • Also available as a Traverse Dress Vest or Traverse Dress Vest MOLLE

For alpha sizing please see the sizing chart.

Traverse External Carrier Ballistic Packages

The traverse MOLLE carrier can be outfitted with any of the Armor Express Ballistic solutions. For example, we have paired our most popular models to create easy ballistic packages to fit any budget.

Benefits of Load Bearing Traverse External Carrier – Patrol Vest

When looking for an external patrol vest, the Armor Express Traverse line of external carriers is simply the best. The Traverse patrol vest carrier allows you to purchase or add concealable soft armor to this functional overt/external load-bearing patrol vest.

Thus, the Traverse External carrier allows officers and agencies to keep a uniform look without being too tactical. This uniform look while also being load-bearing gives the wearer an added benefit of relieving weight and pressure from their hips and back. Providing wearers with relief and redistribution of weight has been shown in several studies to help reduce the risk of injury, especially long-term back injuries associated with the wearing of patrol belts. (PoliceOne – Load Bearing Vest Study Article)

For Agency pricing on any of our products please see our BuyBoard Contract or e-mail [email protected].


  • Black

  • Brown

  • Coyote

  • LAPD Navy

  • Range Red

  • Ranger

  • Tactical Grey

  • Tan 499

  • OD Green


  • SLICK (#1155-S)
  • MOLLE (#1155-M)
  • HALF MOLLE (no MOLLE on  front pockets) (#1155-M-2)

*COLOR CHOICES: LAPD (dark navy), RNG (ranger), BLK (black), TGY (tactical grey), RED (range red), COY (coyote), TAN (tan 499), BRN (brown), and OD (od green)

NOTE: All trim and MOLLE webbing will be BLACK when ordering Color Choice: RED (range red)