Can I travel with my backpack/body armor on a plane?
Yes! Body armor is legal in all 50 states and can be transported and/or worn over state lines. As a law-abiding citizen you cannot be arrested for wearing or transporting of body armor and your armor cannot be confiscated
What does the “NIJ Rating” of body armor mean?
The soft armor panels in your Leatherback Gear™ bulletproof backpack are Polyethylene NIJ (National Institute of Justice) rated for a Level IIIA threat. This Level IIIA rating is the ballistic standard of resistance used in the United States and most of the world. Body armor becomes NIJ rated when it passes a strict set of guidelines at a NIJ certified 3rd party ballistic laboratory.
NIJ Level IIIA
Armor rated at level IIIA will protect the wearer against nearly all handgun rounds up to .44 magnum, including 9mm submachine gun rounds, and even 12 gauge shotgun slugs. To be rated level IIIA, armor must protect the wearer from .44 magnum with a mass of 240 grains and a velocity of 1340 ft./s.
What is the Lifespan of Soft Armor Panels?
All soft body armor has a limited lifespan due to the natural degradation of ballistic materials over time. Leatherback Gear™ soft armor panels have a 5-year lifespan with a full manufacturer warranty, guaranteeing the ballistic panels from defect during the entire lifespan of every vest produced.