So I have been talking to a buddy of mine who has been in and out of Afghanistan and we're just talking about gear. Now of course my curiousity gets the best of me and I ask if he was using the IOTV. He says: "Had both an IOTV and a plate carrier. Plate carriers were kinda crap design, IOTV was better protection but a lot heavier." "Issued." He is in the local National Guard cavalry unit, and from the pictures I have seen, they were using Multicam. My question regarding him would be, what issued plate carrier would he be using? Also, he said his LT was using a plate carrier that " more of an IOTV design with the wrap around panels and Velcro front." that was purchased privately. Any thoughts?