Hi friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! Today I’ll be giving you my thoughts on my newest plate carrier - the Phantom Gear “Wraith” T3 Plater Carrier in Desert Night Camo from

Whilst I was at Evike Outpost Houston at High Ground Airsoft in Texas this summer, I noticed a lot of the staff wearing this carrier and honestly, I liked it so much that I had to bring one home! 

The Phantom Gear “Wraith” T3 is made with 500D Cordura Nylon fabric making it durable, water-resistant and lightweight. It has been designed to be low-profile and lightweight whilst also being able to integrate your existing MOLLE-compatible gear. Although it doesn’t come with a placard included, the removable front flap can be swapped out with a placard or a buckled chest rig that you choose and it has a detachable and adjustable elastic cummerbund that has built-in pouches for magazines and radios. It also features an upper pocket which is secured with velcro which is big enough to fit my iPhone 13 Pro Max - whilst I probably wouldn’t use it to store my phone during a game, it would be handy for storing intel, keys etc. And like many other carriers on the market, it has a section of loop velcro to enable you to wear your favourite patches. 

On the inside of the carrier, there is interior air mesh padding giving you protection and added ventilation. The front and back armour pockets can hold standard S/M & M/L size plates, although I have yet to add any - the thin layer of foam inside the pocket has been perfectly adequate so far. On the back of the carrier, there is also a drag handle.

Although the DNC print looks quite different to my DNC jacket that I’ve been wearing with it, I don’t mind the contrast and I think the black accents on the carrier - such as the buckles and the cummerbund break up the pattern quite nicely. 

So, it looks great but how does it fit? Honestly, as the shoulder straps and the cummerbund are both adjustable it fits my small frame well - better than I had hoped for. At the moment I’ve got it set up for my winter load outs which usually includes a jacket as I get quite cold so it is a little looser than I would wear it in the summer but I don’t think I’ll have any issues adjusting it for when I get the summer loadouts back out of the gear wardrobe. The cummerbund does extend to a waist size of 55” so the size range is really inclusive. 

Now let’s talk about price! Y’all know I love my Gucci kit so when I saw that the Phantom Gear "Wraith" T3 Plate Carrier had a price of just $79.00 - I was sold! For those of us in the UK, this is around £66 - a great price point for such a comfy piece of gear. It looks and feels way more expensive than it actually is and whilst the price point is definitely in the budget range, the carrier itself is anything from budget in my opinion. The construction is sound and it integrates with my other gear seamlessly. I think this is one of the best pieces of gear I’ve purchased in a long time. It is definitely FF-approved! 

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