The Bodyguard Bulletproof First Responder Backpack is more than just a backpack integrated with soft armor protection. The Self Defense Company designed an innovative way to conceal a rapidly deployed front and back coverage vest that assembles in mere seconds. The First Responder backpack is also one of the few backpacks in the industry that has an option for Level III rifle rated protection. Utilizing ultra lightweight polyethylene plates, the whole setup with the plates included weighs less than 11 lbs.
When needed, the bulletproof vest deploys by reaching the pull tabs over the shoulders and pulling the concealed vest up and over the head. The advantage of such a deployment system is that it allows the defender to keep moving to safety without needing to stop and take the backpack off to convert it into a vest. The backpack has ample room for storage of textbooks, a laptop, etc., and molle webbing on the frontside of the carrier which allows for connecting a pistol holster or other equipment. This version of the backpack includes (2) Level III rifle rated front and back lightweight plates. Another version of the backpack that includes only soft armor Level IIIA protection can be found HERE. The backpack is also available by itself as a carrier for those who want to add their own 10″ x 12″ plates or panels. The backpack without bulletproof protection can be found HERE. The bag is available in black and measures 18.3″l x 14″w x 4″d.
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