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  • NOTE: This backpack weighs 2.8 lbs and is 16" tall, 10" wide, and 6" deep, please make sure this backpack is the appropriate size and weight for you or your child. We strongly suggest you create a cardboard template of the dimensions of this backpack and hold it against the person it is intended for. We offer sizes that will accommodate all! It is also a good idea to approximate the added weight to ensure the person it is intended for can manage it.
  • NOTE: This is a Level 3A insert and WILL NOT repel rounds from high caliber rifles like an AR-15.
  • Inserts have a level 3A rating and will stop most common handgun rounds (9mm, .38 cal, .380 cal or .22 cal bullets, .40 S&W, .357 magnum, and .44 magnum)
  • Perfect for grade school children or adults wanting a smaller backpack
  • Front and back of this backpack separates to be worn over your chest and back like body armor
  • Front and back sections each contain one level 3A bulletproof armor insert
  • Includes a removable 10" x 13" level 3A plate that can be replaced with a higher level plate (must be purchased separately)
  • Internal front organizer pocket for smaller items and one main pocket with a laptop/tablet compartment
  • Straps are adjustable and lower side straps are detachable to use as tourniquets
  • Made of heavy-duty 1000D polyester with a layer of polyurethane making it water resistant
  • Front separated panel has a card for filling in emergency info (name, number, blood type, allergies, etc.)
  • Dimensions: 16” x 10” x 6”
  • Weight (with plates): 3.8 lbs.

Additional Description

The uniqueness of Leatherback Gear backpacks is that they don't just protect from one direction. When the middle zipper is undone, the backpack separates into two parts with straps in between. What this does, is it turns the backpack into a vest to cover the chest and back. Furthermore, each section has a bulletproof armor insert inside of it that is level 3A certified, meaning it protects from the most common handgun caliber bullets. The main compartment and the small front pocket provide plenty of room for school supplies and there is also a laptop pocket in the main area as well. On top of that, Leatherback Gear™ Sport Jr is small enough to make it just the right size for grade school children, but can also be used by older kids or adults that want or need a smaller backpack.

  • Leatherback Gear™ Sport One Jr. 3A Bulletproof Backpack
  • Two (2) Level 3A Bulletproof Armor Inserts

The Ballistic Protection Levels are as follows:

Level 1: (High) Protects from 9 mm, .38 cal, .380 cal or .22 cal bullets. This is a good entry level for if you're concerned about safety and want a baseline of protection, however level 1 will not stop higher caliber rounds so if those are a concern for you this might not be what you need.

Level 2A: (Higher) Protects from 9 mm, .38 cal, .380 cal or .22 cal bullets but offers up a little extra protection against .40 S&W rounds. Still, a low-level protection but is passable for whatever needs you have if you're not very concerned.

Level 2: (Higher) Protects from 9 mm, .38 cal, .380 cal or .22 cal bullets, .40 S&W and with the additional power to stop a .357 magnum round. This is where things start to go from casual protection to serious stopping power.

Level 3A: (Highest) Protects from 9 mm, .38 cal, .380 cal or .22 cal bullets, .40 S&W, .357 magnum, and the high powered .44 magnum used famously in the movie Dirty Harry. High-level protection from most handguns.

Level 3: (Highest) Protects from 9 mm, .38 cal, .380 cal or .22 cal bullets, .40 S&W, .357 magnum, .44 magnum, .223 hollow point, 7.62 NATO and lastly 5.56 JHP. This is real protection, 5.56 and .223 are the most common rounds for the AR platform rifles with the 7.62 NATO being the most common round for the AK-47.