IOTV Gen 3

The Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) Gen III is designed to permit maximum freedom of movement required to assume correct firing positions with the agility to execute and maneuver tasks. Optimal design characteristics ensure the best possible weight distribution of both the ballistic body armor system as well as additional load bearing equipment, thus providing enhanced comfort, wear duration, and mobility. Compatible with E-SAPI (Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert) and ESBI Side-SAPI plates, the IOTV III also offers more protective coverage under the arms and the sides of the torso. Modular and fully scalable, the base vest can be easily configured to accommodate full system components including neck-throat protection, deltoid protection, groin and lower back protection.

Available Colors



Unique System Features:

  • Military issue system
  • Fire retardant finish
  • Duraflex® National Molding Clad Release System Trigger Assembly

Base System Features:

  • Carrier exterior fabric: 500 denier nylon Cordura® with Fire Retardant finish
  • Carrier interior fabric: 500 denier nylon Cordura® Durable Water Repellant (DWR)
  • Front internal plate pocket, back external 2 plates pockets
  • Side plate pockets with capability for 3 plate sizes
  • Plate pockets sizes:
    • Front: ESAPI sizes according to size
    • Back: 2 ESAPI plate sizes:
    • Size X-Small: ESAPI plates X-small and Small
    • Size Small: ESPAI plates Small and Medium
    • Size Medium: ESAPI plates Medium and Large
    • Size Large: ESAPI plates Large and X-Large
    • Size X-Large: ESAPI plates X-Large
    • Side: 6”x6”, 6”x8”, and X-Small ESAPI plate
  • MOLLE compatible webbing attachment system
  • Reinforced “Man-Down” strap
  • Internal plate retention system, plate centering strap in front
  • Back to front adjustable shoulder webbing with 2” VELCRO® brand fasteners and buckle closure; front buckle is protected by flap with 2” VELCRO® brand fastener
  • Side adjustable plate carriers with front buckle closure, and National Molding Stix place retention system on back
  • Removable throat and collar yokes with webbing, snap, and VELCRO® brand fastener attachment system
  • Removable biceps with 4”x4”  panel ID loop, webbing MOLLE compatible strips, 2” VELCRO® brand fastener closure, and removable ballistics capability
  • Removable cup shape adjustable groin protector, with removable ballistics capability, and top and lateral attachment system
  • Carrier exterior color options: Universal Digital Camouflage and Multicam
  • Available in sizes XS, S, M, ML, L, LL, XL, XLL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL

Base system includes:

  • Front and back outer shell
  • Front and back ballistics panels
  • Removable throat yoke protector
  • Removable collar yoke protector
  • Removable side plate carriers
  • Removable side plate pockets
  • Two removable bicep protectors
  • Removable groin protector
  • Removable back extension protector
  • Duraflex® National Molding Clad Release System Trigger Assembly