DefendAPack® BASIC Bulletproof Backpack Handgun Tested NIJ Level IIIA

Backpack Color

Lightest Weight | Most Economical | Upgradeable | Perfect for Young Children | NIJ Level IIIA Protection

-  Lightest Weight Option

-  Lowest price

-  Can be upgraded with a double paneled vest at a later date

-  Perfect for young children.

-  Actively protecting at all times child is wearing the backpack.

-  Single NIJ Level IIIA panel and backpack included.

-  Weighs approx 2 lbs

Our DefendAPack BASIC is our most economical and lightweight option. This option includes an unsuspecting trendy backpack and one NIJ Approved level IIIA detachable bulletproof plate. The plate slides inside the backpack in an interior pocket slot. The backpack is made of 1680 Ballistic Denier Nylon (the same as the World War II Army jackets). On the BASIC model, the user simply uses the backpack as a shield in active shooter situations by wearing the backpack in front of the body. This option is a great starter pack as it can be upgraded to include a vest at a later date. The DefendAPack BASIC weighs approximately 2 lbs.  Supplies sell out fast but you can still reserve your order.  Out of stock items generally ship within 45-60 days from date of purchase.

You might choose this option if cost is a major factor or if the user will be a small child. Additional NIJ Level IIIA and III Bulletproof Plates can be added to the DefendAPack Backpack, to offer further protection.
The unique Patented design allows for super quick deployment. During an emergency or Code Red drill, the DefendAPack™ Backpack can put on in seconds!  Each backpack comes with 2 liners.  One small to use when carrying the backpack and vest separately and one large to use when storing a vest behind the panel (with the basic combo, a vest would need to be purchased at a later date).




Approx 2 lbs

An additional NIJ Level IIIA plate (weighing approximately 1lb.) can be added into the backpack for further protection.

Dimensions 12 × 10 × 4 in
Vest Material

Backpack is made of 100% Ballistic Denier Nylon

Weapons Protected Against

Small Handguns, Low-Velocity Handguns, High-Velocity Handguns, High Powered Handguns, Sub-Machine Guns, Most Shotgun rounds including slugs and buckshot.

Not Protected Against:

Machine Guns, High-Powered Rifles, Assault Rifles

Color Black Backpack

One Size Backpack

Plate Dimensions Bulletproof Plates are 10”X12” and can be interchanged with different Levels of Protection.
Deploy Time Less than 5 seconds



Body armor is legal in all 50 states with ONLY the following three restrictions:

  1. Body Armor is illegal if you have been convicted of a violent felony.
  2. Body armor may not be shipped to a civilian in Connecticut. Body armor purchases in Connecticut are not allowed by Connecticut state regulations to occur over the internet; they MUST be made only through an in-person store purchase.
  3. Wearing body armor while committing a crime will increase penalties greatly. Body armor was not designed for nor intended for criminals!

You can purchase your DefendAPack Backpack and Plates online and take delivery in 49 of the 50 states. The one exception is Connecticut, which requires that you buy a bulletproof vest in person, not online for delivery. You can still own a bulletproof vest if you live in Connecticut, we just cannot ship armored plates or vests to Connecticut.

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