Ever since the world was first introduced to backpacks, their sole purpose has been to carry and protect the most important things you need. Designed by everyone from engineers to fashion designers, backpacks have become a functional and stylish accessory. Through all of these design changes, the backpack’s purpose has remained the same...that is until now. Thanks to Leatherback Gear, the backpack has found its most important purpose yet...you.
The ways in which you were safe yesterday are no longer the ways you’ll be safe today. By hiding armor within something that people are already used to carrying everywhere, we have turned the backpack into a personal reactionary tool to a life-threatening problem. It’s protection that goes wherever you go, ready for whatever comes your way. A personal protection system designed for the most important thing you’ll ever put in your backpack today...you.
Nice product. Love how it can becomes a vest. Great idea.
" Bought for my son to take to school. Pray he never needs it but I feel owning a bulletproof vest is like owning a fire extinguisher. I would rather have one and never need it than need one and never have it. "
Harvey T. - 1/13/20
Love it for every day use
"I originally purchased the Civilian One several years ago, but as a very petite woman felt like I needed something a little more compact. I love the Jr! It’s perfectly sized for my back but still feels sturdy and provides enough coverage. I also like that the zippers are a bit more robust. It has 3 pockets that make organization easy as well as an internal laptop sleeve that I fit my 15 in. Laptop in with no problems. I highly recommend it!"
Elizabeth P. - 12/12/19
Perfect for everyday use
"I've had this backpack for several years now and use it every day. The various compartments allow for organization and are large enough for it to function as an overnight bag. I've taken it out of the country through TSA and haven't had a single issue. It's quick to assemble into a vest and overall gives me more peace of mind than anything. It's light enough to carry easily, yet sturdy enough to pack full of whatever I need. Highly recommended!"