Mission Spec’s EOC (Essentials Only Carrier) now supports side armor thanks to the introduction of their new Flanksavers.
From Mission Spec:
The Mission Spec FlankSavers™ are a drop in replacement/upgrade for adding side armor protection to your Mission Spec Essentials Only Carrier (EOC)™. The FlankSavers directly replace the EOC side straps for a clean and easy install. Supporting up to an 8×8” armor plate or can be used without armor if the user is only looking to add more PALS area to their carrier. The EOCs ability to independently adjust the height of the rear plate bag is not compromised with the addition of the FlankSavers and the ability to integrate industry standard chest rigs is preserved.
Like all Mission Spec products, the FlankSavers are 100% designed, tested, and manufactured in the United States, are Berry Compliant, and come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.