How it works

Where It Protects

The Switchblade uses Twaron™ Ballistic Material

The standard Switchblade Comes with 3A Protection

3A Will Stop

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

3 Will Stop

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.

Deploy

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…and take military grade protection with you wherever you go.

$497.00

$697

Bodyguard Switchblade Backpack Commuter Model

Purchase
  • 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

$199

Free shipping

Bodyguard Shield Standard Plate $199 each (free shipping)

Purchase
  • 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

$295

Free shipping

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

Purchase
  • 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.

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Switchblade vs. The Competition

BodyguardSwitchblade Bag Bag Leatherback Tactical Bag Bulletblocker Bag Guard Dog Bag Wraith C.A.R.R Pack Gen 3
  Other Backpacks
3A Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes No
3+ Protection Yes No No No No
Front Protection Yes Yes No No No
Back Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Time to Convert to a Vest 1 sec 14 sec No No 25 sec
Front Protection Area 289" 154" No No No
Back Protection Area 207" 154" 207" 176" No
Total Protection Area 496" 308" 207" 176" No
Protection Coverage Maximum Protection 38% Less Protection 58% Less Protection 65% Less Protection 100% 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
.22LR
Penetration Pass Pass Pass Pass Fail
Blunt Force Trauma Pass Pass Pass Pass Fail
9mm
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
5.56
Penetration Pass Fail Fail Fail Fail
Blunt Force Trauma Pass Fail Fail Fail Fail
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Customer reviews

Damian_Testimonial

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

Damian

Dan_Testimonial

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

Dan

Greg Testimonial

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

Greg

Haley Testimonial

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

Haley

Jack_Testimonial

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

Jack

Margret Testimonial

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

Margret

Nik Testimonial

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

Nik

Ryan Testimonial

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

Ryan

Shenay Testimonial

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

Shenay

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