The Leatherback Gear backpack is a well designed, highly functional sophisticated everyday backpack. The hidden armor panels and separation zipper allows the wearer to transform the backpack in seconds into a full torso ballistic protection device. The ballistic rating of our armor allows the wearer to stop up to a .44 magnum round. However, the user can customize their level of ballistic stopping power by adding contents to their backpacks: e.g., laptop, tablets, textbooks/books, etc.
The Leatherback Gear backpack can be worn like a bulletproof vest protecting your front and back in the event of an emergency.
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"My wife and I have more piece of mind that if there’s an active shooter in our son’s school that he has a better chance of making it out alive."
Steve from Seattle
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All Leatherback Gear is designed and engineered within the United States of America and always will be! Our armor is manufactured in Southern California while our backpacks are manufactured by one of our select supply partners around the world. However, they are fully assembled here in Southern California to meet our rigorous standards for quality and performance.
Yes! Our customers have traveled with our backpack with soft body armor through various major domestic and international airport TSA security screening stations without incidence.
All body armor sold by Leatherback Gear has a limited lifespan due to the natural degradation of ballistic materials over time. Leatherback Gear™ body armor panels have a 5-year lifespan with a full manufacturer warranty, guaranteeing the body armor panels from defect during the entire lifespan of every vest produced. It is advisable to replace your soft body armor panel within the 5-year period from date of manufacture that can be found on the label of every soft body armor panel. Soft body armor panels should always be replaced in the event that the soft armor panel has been compromised in any way including having been subject to and having stopped any caliber of bullet that may have been fired at the soft body armor panel.