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This our IIIA Commuter Bulletproof Backpack

Our expansive, durable backpack has a clamshell opening-making it user-friendly while safeguarding your laptop and tablet. 


Each product has been tested and meets the abbreviated NIJ 0101.06 IIIA Standard

This rating covers calibers from .22LR to .44 Magnum, as well as 00 Buckshot


  • Protection against .22LR, .380, 9MM, .40, .45, .357 and 44 Magnum. Bird, Buck and 12G Slug resistant.

  • Slash and Spike resistant

  • Lightweight - Backpack with panels weighs 2lbs

  • Rugged Nylon outer for complete water and UV resistance. Resistant to scratching and tearing.

  • 1,680 denier ballistic polyester in solid and two-tone accents

  • Back laptop clamshell compartment with padding

  • Center compartment with interior file divider

  • Tricot-lined zippered pocket

  • Front organization panel

  • Ergonomic, adjustable, padded shoulder straps

  • Web top handle

  • Laptop sleeve dimensions: 12"h x 12"w x 1"d; fits most 15" laptops

  • Dimensions: 17"h x 12"w x 8"d; Approx. 1,632 cubic inches

5 Year manufacturer warranty on all ballistic panels

Have a special pack you would like to turn into a bulletproof backpack? Let us know! We will custom cut a panel to fit your use case



  • 3
    interesting bag

    Posted by Dave S on 19th Sep 2022

    picked up this bag after using the Vertex Gamut 2.0 for 4 months. After using this bag for 3 months I am going back to the Gamut2.0. The side pockets are not big enogh for most common 24-36oz water bottle. the main compartment is a decent size for the bag size. the smaller compartment has a trio of odd sized pockets, not quite big enough for standard business cards but not slim enogh for pens. the smaller exposed zipper is almost big enogh for phones of yesteryear, was not big enough for sunglasses like I thought it would be. even with the armor plate in the bag tend to tip forward when placed down on floor. does not have a small loop strap to clip keychain or hidden pocket to hold keys or fixed blade knife. shoulder straps are ok but tend to dig in after a couple hours wondering a local zoo. I went as far as to add a admin pouch into the smaller compartment just to keep things organized and in one place throughout the day of use. --- The Gamut 2.0 is a $200+ tactical bag with no ballistic protection. The commuter is a very basic urban travel backpack with a custom cut IIIA armor panel at $139. We can make you a panel for the Gamut though! Give us a call if you see our response Dave.

  • 5
    Love the size, light wait, and number of pockets!

    Posted by Steve Marks on 22nd Aug 2022

    These will be on my Christmas buying list for family!

  • 5
    Best ever

    Posted by Jaye on 13th Jul 2022

    For it is a great product. Both my kids use them no matter where they go, school, sports events, etc.

  • 5

    Posted by Joe Horton on 21st Jun 2022

    I've got 3 in the house hold. I use one for work and the kids use there for school .you don't notice any added weight and the materials .it does not stand out as something with a little bit extra . It's nice to have that peace of mind that just I case

  • 5
    Great Backpack

    Posted by Eric Miller on 2nd Dec 2021

    This is an item that I pray my son will never need. With all the school stuff going on these days I feel every student should have one. Excellent quality and will last a long time. It is not much heavier then his regular pack that he takes to school. Plenty of room for all his stuff. Thank you for making this affordable and giving me a piece of mind that my child is safer when he goes to school.

  • 5

    Posted by Robb on 12th Oct 2021

    Discreet piece of mind and look exactly like a regular one

  • 5

    Posted by Gabe Rodriguez on 19th Jun 2021

    Great product!

  • 5
    Worth the wait

    Posted by Thomas Benard on 28th Apr 2021

    I had to wait a few more days for redirecting mail to catch up with me. Awesome product.

  • 4
    A good basic backpack, with a secret!

    Posted by Kelly S on 26th Apr 2021

    It is the "Port Authority Commuter Backpack" with a bullet resistant panel in the back "laptop sleeve". It has dual laptop sleeves, so you could use this bag to carry your laptop too. The main compartment is pretty roomy and has a small flap that would hold a smaller sized tablet. The two water bottle pockets are elasticized and will easily hold a standard sized bottle of water. The organizer part of the interior is just ok. There's some card slots presumably for credit cards, but I wouldn't use it for that, maybe a business card or something? There is a pocket for eyeglasses, but it's not padded, so unless you have a case that fits there, I'd probably use it for something else. The IIIA panel is very light, and you barely even notice the added weight. It doesn't *look* like a protective pack, which is sort of the point. It just looks like a normal everyday bag. If you want or need to carry a different backpack, the panel is removable and you could easily put it in a similarly sized bag. I wouldn't wear a bullet resistant vest everywhere I go, but I do take this bag everywhere I go, which is kind of the point.