Would You Buy a Bulletproof Backpack?

   06.07.17

Would You Buy a Bulletproof Backpack?

A recent PR email caught my eye when it proclaimed, “The world’s sleekest bulletproof backpack is here.” And since I’d never considered buying a bulletproof backpack, it gave me pause.

In a world in which police often shoot quickly and psychos attempt to slay people when they’re gathered in crowds, a bulletproof backpack might make sense. I mean, why not?

The new one is called the ProShield Pro (twice the pro!), and it’s from Guard Dog Security.

It’s listed on the Guard Dog site for $349.95. Skyline USA, which distributes Guard Dog Products, says the MSRP is $229.99, which sounds a lot better.

The backpack itself has a long list of features, which I won’t go into here. You can see them demonstrated in the video below, in which the backpack is also shot with a handgun, but suffice it to say, it’s not relying on being bulletproof for its appeal. It has pockets and compartments aplenty, including an RFID-safe compartment to help prevent identity theft.

https://youtu.be/394FGRXG2sA

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So… for a couple hundred bucks, is this sort of thing worthwhile? Would you buy one? I’m not sure I would since I’m not often in large public areas. But it might be a good idea for my few trips to the airport.

What do you think?


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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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