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The National Institute of Justice (NIJ)s body armor is the only national standard for police body armor. Recognition and acceptance of the NIJ standard has grown worldwide, making it the performance benchmark for ballistic-resistant body armor. To learn more about the NIJ and how our ballistics testing made the grade to these high-level safety standards, click here.
The DefendAPack Vest is made of a 1680 Ballistic Denier Nylon and surrounds the entire torso, protecting it against flying shrapnel from bullet fragments as well as bomb projectiles. The vest can be used with our interchangeable, concealable NIJ certified bulletproof plates, which range in weight from 1.1lbs for NIJ Level IIIA (Kevlar) to 3.3lbs for NIJ level III (Pure PE). For our BASIC Pack, the single plate is attached via Velcro to the back, and is concealed under our patented, hidden panel. To learn more about the NIJ and their specifications for leveled protection, please click here.
DefendAPack Bulletproof Vests have undergone rigorous ballistic testing. During our QA and Control process, our fiber manufacturer tests the fiber and yarn tensile strength, and the fabric weavers test the tensile strength of the resultant cloth. Nonwoven Spectra is also tested for tensile strength by the manufacturer. Additionally, our Vest and Plate manufacturers have tested both the NIJ Level IIIA and III Plates for strength, and production quality control. Finally, DefendAPack used an independent third party, professional sharpshooter, to shoot a 9mm, AR-15 and AK-47 at the Vests on a dummy. To see the actual ballistic tests, or to review our ballistic documents from our manufacturers, click here.
Body armor is comprised of very strong non-woven and/or woven fibers. The material will stop a bullet similar to how a net will stop a tennis ball or volleyball. It causes the bullet to turn, slow it down and send its energy through the whole panel. The bullet mushrooms, which helps in the process. Keep in mind that the slower the bullet is, the better off the wearer is going to be. It is important to note that not all body armor can stop a speeding bullet.
DefendAPack, can be customized by size and levels of protection. In addition, there is an option for an additional plate to be added inside the backpack unit, to serve as a face guard when the vest is in use for further protection. NIJ Certification The National Institute of Justice (NIJ)s body armor is the only national standard for police body armor. Recognition and acceptance of the NIJ standard has grown worldwide, making it the performance benchmark for ballistic-resistant body armor. CLICK HERE to learn more about the NIJ and how our ballistics testing made the grade to these high-level safety standards.
Our bullet proof plates range in weight from 1.1lbs for NIJ Level IIIA (Kevlar) to 3.3lbs for NIJ level III (PE). These plates are inserted in the front and back of the vest and are sized to be comfortable as well as concealable. For our BASIC Pack the single plate is velcro attached to the back of the packed under our patented hidden panel.
The vest material of DefendAPack, is made of a 1680 Ballistic Denier Nylon (Same as the World War II Army jackets), that surround the entire torso, protecting against flying shrapnel from bullet fragments as well as bomb projectiles. The vest can be used with any combination of interchangeable bulletproof plates.
The bottom of the DefendAPack Vest is secured with industrial strength Velcro, to ensure that the plates will not move or come out of their pouch.
Attaching the DefendAPack Vest to the Backpack is easy. There is also an option to add a Plate inside the backpack for further protection.
The DefendAPack Backpack is also uniquely designed with detachable "pouch or cover" that can hold the Vest (unopened).
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Level IIIA will protect the wearer against all handguns, such as 9 mm rounds and .40 caliber bullets, as well as .44 Mag and .45 Mag. However, Level IIIA will NOT protect against rifle fire or armor-piercing bullets from AR-15 or AK-47 type rifles or magazines.
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Level III will protect the wearer against all handguns, such as 9 mm rounds and .40 caliber bullets, 44 Mag and AR-15 style automatics, as well as machine guns, high-powered rifles and assault rifles such as AR-15 style automatic rifles and magazines.
DefendAPack transforms from an unsuspecting trendy backpack, into a double-plated NIJ Approved, detachable, ballistic vest, that can be securely fitted in 15 seconds or less. The total weight of the Backpack with the Vests is between 3 and 8 lbs., depending on the level of protection. Our BASIC model does NOT include a vest but can easily be upgraded to include a vest at a future date.
Unlike other bulletproof vests, backpacks, or clothing which cost over $300, DefendAPack is one of the lowest-cost solutions on the market (between $99-$329) and offers a NIJ III option- one of the highest levels of protection available outside of the professional market.
DefendAPack is not just for kids! According to ActiveShooterData.org, 45% of active shooter events happen at the workplace; and 25% happen at schools. So whether you're a student, teacher, faculty member, office professional, government employee, or active traveler, we have a solution to fit all sizes.
DefendAPAck is the ONLY Bulletproof Vest and Backpack Combo that can be deployed in under 15 seconds! We have the lowest priced NIJ Level IIIA and Level III with multi-bulletproof protections on the market today!