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Leatherback Gear is the original maker of the hybrid backpack to vest. Convert this hi-end backpack into a bulletproof vest in seconds. Travel safe with the Airport approved soft-armor panels.  

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The Tactical One

When a small bag won't cut it, the Tactical One can take it all. The perfect every day carry bag with plenty of room to act as a weekender bag. Travel for work, take it with you. Soft armor panels are FAA approved for travel within the United States.

The Civilian One

Incognito - but ready for anything. The Civilian One is a hybrid backpack to bulletproof vest that includes two armored insert panels. Travel for work, take it with you soft armor panels are FAA approved for travel within the United States.


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Customer Testimonials

My everyday backpack now. Compartments laid out well. My pack serves as my mobile office. Nice to know I have another use in an emergency.

Mike K. - Verified Purchase  -  2 APR 2019, 12:21

I bought it for a family member and she loves it! She feels safer and more confident going out in public venues now.

David S. - Verified Purchase - 15 AUG 2019, 14:42

Excellent quality with a number of pockets and gadgets. I bought the tactical one so they can fit all their books in it. Once they received them they thought it was going to be too big, but it fits everything perfectly.

Angie G. - Verified Purchase  -  10 JUL 2019, 14:42