A Backpack With Hidden Body Armor

This innovative product allows you to have the protection of body armor on you at all times, without anyone being the wiser.

The RTG (Ready To Go) Backpacked from Citizen Armor is an interesting concept in body armor that can be worn and concealed in everyday surroundings while being readily deployed if needed. The RTG looks like an average black backpack—not even a tactical one, but it has some important hidden features. As it is, the pack provides Level II or Level IIIa protection from behind. If something goes down, such as an active shooter scenario, a handle at the top of the pack allows the user to deploy an armored vest component without removing the pack. The vest comes down over the user’s head and quickly velcros in place around the sides to the backpack. The company says the vest can be deployed in just two seconds. The vest part has a hook and look front cover, which allows the attachment of some holsters, magazine carriers, and patches, allowing CCW permit holders to keep a sidearm or a backup gun or even spare ammo for their primary firearm at the ready so they can better protect themselves and others. Level II armor will stand up to a .357 Magnum and Level IIIa can protect against a .44 Magnum. As a backpack, the RTG has the following features: Airport checkpoint friendly laptop compartment fits most 17” laptops Dedicated padded iPad/tablet/e-reader pocket Top zippered valuables pocket Multiple organization pockets Deluxe easy carry top handle Breathable air-flow padded back panel Durable base panel material Dual side mesh water bottle pockets Deluxe organization panel with zippered stash pocket and key fob clip Zippered side accessory pockets Front daisy chain attachment system Burly #10 zipper on all main openings Retrofitted connector zipper and Velcro™ loop for Ready To Go System. Breathable padded shoulder straps Convenient pullman handle strap located on backpack and Ready To Go pack Durable base panel material Dual side mesh water bottle pockets Zippered side accessory pockets Front daisy chain attachment system Burly #10 zipper on removable pack EASY Grab handle for armor deployment Removable armor with velcro straps. Minimalist organization pockets One obvious drawback of the RTG backpack is its hefty price tag of $597. Go here for more information or if you’re interesting in buying one. In case you’re wondering, it is legal for anyone who is not a convicted felon to own and use body armor.