How it works


The Switchblade uses Twaron™ Ballistic Material


The standard Switchblade Comes with 3A Protection


Add the Bodyguard Shield Standard Ballistic Plates and the Switchblade Protection increases to 3+


It weighs 5.7 pounds (2.6 kg) without plates – 11.2 pounds (5.1kg) with Bodyguard Ballistic Plates

  1. Put on the backpack as you would any other backpack.
  2. Grab the rip cords
  3. Pull straight up (don’t be shy)
  4. Secure the side protection and you’re good to go.
  1. Try it – put in on, make sure it’s snug, grab the ripcords and pull straight up. Try this a few times to make sure you’re pulling straight up and over.
  2. If it hits the back of your head, it’s too short and the need to LENGTHEN the vest straps with the Velcro adjustment in the protection chamber.
  3. If the protection isn’t coming all the way out of the protection chamber, then SHORTEN the vest straps with the Velcro adjustment in the protection chamber.

In addition to being a level 3A ballistic vest, the Switchblade is also a plate carrier.

To increase the Switchblade to level 3+ protection simply add Bodyguard Shield Standard Plates – the switchblade accepts 2.

To add the front plate – open the Velcro flap on the rocker panel and insert the plate (make sure to keep the front facing out).

To add the back plate, unzip the rear protection chamber and insert the plate in between the 3A protection panel and the back of the backpack, putting the plate closest to your body.

  1. Lay the Switchblade on the table.
  2. Extend the ripcords and fold the side protection over the rip cords.
  3. Place the protection top first into the front protection chamber. Make sure the top collar straps are folded and not tangled.
  4. Attach the ripcords to the Velcro on the shoulder straps.
  5. Starting with the RED loop, insert the deploy cord. Then insert it into the next loop located on the alternate side – weaving the front protection chamber closed.

NOTE: if you run out of deploy cord – no problem, just move the ripcord higher on the shoulder strap.



…and take military grade protection with you wherever you go for only $497…and free shipping.

Commuter Black


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Bodyguard Switchblade Backpack Commuter Model

  • The QUICKDRAW single-pull system converts into a vest in less than a second (fastest in the world)
  • Both Full front and Back Protection - up to 60% more coverage than other backpacks
  • NIJ Level 3A Ballistic Protection Standard
  • Designed in the US, Made in Israel
  • Dimensions Height: 18.5 inches (47cm) Width: 13 inches (33cm) Depth: 6.3 inches (16cm)
  • Twaron™ Aramid Ballistic Material
  • 50 State Legal to own and wear
  • Fits almost any size - 5 feet to 6 feet, 6 inches (155cm to 244cm)
    • 28" to 58" waist (71cm to 147cm)
  • Weight 5 pounds (2.27 kg)
  • TSA approved
  • US Patent Pending
  • *Add the Bodyguard Shield Standard Plate to increase to 3+ protection (Switchblade accepts two (2) plates front and back)
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Bodyguard Shield Standard


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Bodyguard Shield Standard Plate $199 each (free shipping)

  • Increases Switchblade to level 3+ protection
  • 3 pounds (1.4 kg)
  • 11.81in h x 9.84in w x .85in thick (300mm h x 250mm w x 21.5mm thick)
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Bodyguard Shield Ultra-light ADD TO CARTQuick View SWITCHBLADE Bodyguard Shield Ultra-light


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Bodyguard Shield Ultra-light Plate $295 each (free shipping)

  • Stand alone plate turns any backpack into NIJ level 3+ protection
  • 2.87 pounds (1.3 kg)
  • 11.81in h x 9.84in w x .85in thick (300mm h x 250mm w x 21.5mm thick)
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The switchblade can carry

You can take it with you…well at least the same ballistic protection military, police officers, and soldiers use.


Competitive Analysis

3A Protection3+ ProtectionFront ProtectionBack ProtectionTime to Convert to VestFront Protection AreaBack Protection AreaTotal Protection AreaProtection Coverage
switchbladeBodyguard SwitchbladeYesYesYesYes1 sec289"207"496"Max. protection
LeatherbackLeatherback TacticalYesNoYesYes14 sec 154"154"308"38% less protection
Bullet_BlockerBulletblockerYesNoNoYesNoNo207"207"58% less protection
Guard_DogGuard Dog YesNoNoYesNoNo176"176"65% less protection
WraithWraith C.A.R.R. Pack Gen 3NoNoNoNo25 secNoNoNo100% less protection

Torture test

Torture Test Bag Bodyguard Switchblade Bodyguard Switchblade Leatherback Tactical Leatherback Tactical Bulletblocker Bulletblocker Guard Dog Guard Dog Wraith C.A.R.R Pack Gen 3 Wraith C.A.R.R Pack Gen 3
Penetration Pass Pass Pass Pass Fail
Blunt Force Trauma Pass Pass Pass Pass Fail
Penetration Pass Pass Pass Pass Fail
Blunt Force Trauma Pass Pass Pass Pass Fail
00 Buck shot
Penetration Pass Pass Pass Pass Fail
Blunt Force Trauma Pass Fail Fail Fail Fail
Penetration Pass Fail Fail Fail Fail
Blunt Force Trauma Pass Fail Fail Fail Fail
See The Proof
torture-test  Leatherback Torture Test  Bullet Blocker Torture Test  Guard Dog Torture Test  Wraith C.A.R.R. Pack torture Test  

Customer reviews


“I feel safe wearing this waiting for the bus and going into school.”



“This is the only backpack that can handle whatever is out there.”


Greg Testimonial

“I wear this going to work, the mall, a concert, and traveling. I take it with me wherever I go.”


Haley Testimonial

“The Switchblade was so much easier to use than the other backpacks I tried.”



“The Switchblade turned into a vest in just a second and I was protected.”


Margret Testimonial

“As a teacher I’m going to keep this in my classroom – it’s going to follow me wherever I go.”


Nik Testimonial

“The Switchblade was so fast, my front, back and sides were protected in just a second.”


Ryan Testimonial

“I really like how easy it is to use. When I have it with me I feel safer.”


Shenay Testimonial

“So easy to use and really fast. After I tried the others, the Switchblade worked the best by far.”


Testimonials &
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Firefighter and National Guardsman

Students First Look

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Bodyguard Switchblade Students 2

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Bodyguard Switchblade Review - Students 3

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Bodyguard Switchblade Review, Nik

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Bodyguard Switchblade Review - Margret, Teacher

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Bodyguard Switchblade Review - Dan


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