COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Founded by active-duty law enforcement professionals, Leatherback Gear, LLC., creators of the only backpack design of its type in the world because it converts from backpack to bulletproof vest in seconds, protecting both your front and back, was taken to task in a video published on YouTube. Reviewed and tested by Tactical Rifleman, the industry go-to guru for advice and tips on all things tactical, survival, driving and shooting.

Leatherback Gear makes fully functional backpacks that convert into a front and back bulletproof vest within seconds.

«Every Leatherback Gear backpack includes two strategically placed soft armor panels which are legally rated NIJ threat level 111A protection,» explains Stephen C. Bizal, Co-Founder & President of Leatherback Gear. «One panel can protect against a handgun shot but two panels have much greater capabilities as seen in the Tactical Rifleman video.»

Team Tactical Rifleman comprised of former Special Forces Operators first tested the Leatherback Gear backpack in deployed mode with a variety of handgun bullets and all rounds were successfully stopped. Tactical Rifleman then tested in the undeployed «backpack mode» providing two panel thickness with a 556 bullet (commonly shot from an AR-15 assault type rifle) and a 7.62 bullet (commonly fired from an AK-47 assault rifle), without changing out the previously tested soft armor panels. The results astounded even Team Tactical Rifleman. The first soft armor panel was penetrated but the second plate was not from either assault weapon round.  To see the results of the rifle ballistic rifle testing for yourself, visit:

Karl Erickson, former Green Beret and spokesperson for Tactical Rifleman states, «Hands down, this is one of the best first steps that a person can take in being prepared for an active shooting occurrence.» 

Leatherback Gear backpacks are 100% functional backpacks for everyday use that within seconds convert into a 100% protective vest covering both your front and your back with bulletproof armor.

Leatherback Gear TACTICAL ONE backpack sells for $399. Leatherback Gear CIVILIAN ONE backpack sells for $329. Leatherback Gear is releasing CHILD ONE in Q4 2018. For more information and/or to purchase the world’s safest backpacks visit: or email:

About Leatherback Gear, LLC. Founded in 2016 by a team of entrepreneurial, active duty law enforcement officers with real world experience in active shooter threats and resolution, Leatherback Gear’s mission is to empower men, women and children to protect themselves against the unexpected active gunfire.



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