Backpack Armor Inserts
Backpack Armor Inserts
Backpack Armor Inserts

Backpack Armor Inserts

Discount: 46%
Regular price $219.00 Sale price $119.00
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We manufacture and ship in 4-6 weeks
Only -2 items in stock!
Only -2 items in stock!

There are times when tactical armor, even concealed armor, is not appropriate but this does not mean protection is not needed. Whether it is because of the clothing you will be wearing, the setting you will be in, or the need to remain inconspicuous National Body Armor's Backpack Armor Inserts offer another option to ensure ballistic protection is still close at hand.

Perfect for the business executive, close protection professional, plain-clothed law enforcement officer, or anyone who desires undetected ballistic protection. The lightweight, easily concealed design allows these inserts to be added to almost any backpack, briefcase, purse, or laptop bag. They are constructed from the same NIJ Certified materials as our traditional vest in a package that is far more concealable.

These inserts are available in two sizes, 10"x14 or 12"x17", and three weight options (light, lighter, or lightest) each offering NIJ Level IIIA or Level IIIA+ protection. They can be added to almost any carry-size bag, backpack, purse, attaché, or laptop case. The slim, tapered profile and unobtrusive design allow for a highly concealable means of always having lightweight ballistic protection close at hand.

Backed by the National Body Armor Warranty. Each carrier is warranted against defects in workmanship or materials for 24 months from the date of purchase. Panels are warranted for 5 years from the date of purchase to conform to minimum NIJ protocol in an actual confrontation. Please refer to the National Body Armor Warranty page for specific requirements and limitations

Protection you can trust. Each of these inserts is constructed from materials that meet NIJ Level IIIA or Level IIIA+, depending on the weight option selected.  This means that you will always have protection capable of defeating multiple threats from all common handguns including .357, .44 Mag., and 5.7x28.

A price you can afford we offer several payment options including 4 interest-free installment payments, ShopPay, PayPal Credit, and government purchase orders.


  • NIJ Level IIIA or Level IIIA+ Ballistic Protection
  • Highly Concealable
  • Slim Tapered Profile
  • Three Weight Options – Light, Lighter, and Lightest
  • Two Size Options – 11"x14" Shooter Cut, 12"x17" Full Cut

What's included:

 * 1 Backpack Insert

*NOTE: The National Institute of Justice does not certify backpack armor, however, we construct these inserts from the same ballistic material as our Certified vests and carriers.

 Stomach Circumference (Inches)
Small26.5" - 31"
Medium31.5" - 37"
Large37.5" - 40"
XL40.5" - 44"
2XL44.5" - 47"
3XL47.5" - 53"
4XL53.5" - 58"
5XL58.5" - 62"

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We offer both Shop Pay and Paypal Credit to make sure you have the resources to stay safe. No credit checks, no social security numbers, this does not go on your credit report

Body Armor Direct warrants nylon covers against any defects in workmanship or materials for twenty-four (24) months after the date of purchase.

We offer a limited 5-year manufacturer’s warranty on all of our ballistic products and 2 years on the carrier.

Body Armor Direct warrants that for a period of (5) years from the date of purchase, the panels will conform to the minimum requirements of the NIJ protocol for ballistic intervention during an actual confrontation at the stated threat level (if your ballistic panels are not labeled in compliance with NIJ requirements, then this warranty does not apply to your panels). This warranty is subject to, and expressly conditioned upon, strict compliance with the following conditions: 

 - The panel must not be torn, damaged, or altered in any way. 

 - The panel must not be subjected to abuse or misuse during service. 

 - The panel may only be used or placed in a cover or carrier it is designed or intended for. 

 - The panel must not be permitted to be excessively wet. 

 - The panel must not be subjected to excessive heat. 

 - The panel must be properly stored (i.e., not in excessively hot or damp conditions).

 Weight in Lbs.
 SizeLightLighterLightestSq. Inches of Ballistics


Light0.35 inch
Lighter0.25 inch
Lightest0.21 inch

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Met expectations

I purchased this insert for my son’s school backpack, a North Face Jester. The fit is perfect, and I’m satisfied with my purchase. I had previously sought to purchase a similar item from another retailer, but the sale was canceled due to availability issues. Body Armor Direct sent the product well ahead of their stated delivery estimates.

Daniel Alvarez

I feel safer when driving with what is going on in today’s society. Back pack is always with me

Gene Phillips
Body Armor inserts

I totally like the inserts. I have one in each grandchild's backpack, one for my daughter, and one in my computer bag and camera bag. Two in my hiking backpack.

john yowler

I have one of each size. Great product.

Addison W Rodriguez
Great product

Better to have it & not need it than to need it & not have it. Fits perfectly on my everyday backpack

Why Body Armor Direct


To guarantee your protection, our products are tested and certified by the National Institute of Justice, the leading research and development agency from the U.S. Department of Justice.


Body Armor Direct is an American owned and operated company. All of our armor is made right here in the USA.

Less Wait Times

All of our in stock armor ships to you in 2-5 days to ensure you're protected when you need it most.


We stand behind our products with a five year warranty on all ballistic soft armor insert plates matched by a two year warranty on outside carriers.


We offer both ShopPay and Paypal Credit to make our body armor more affordable. No credit checks or social security numbers necessary, this does not go on your credit report.


If your insert does not fit properly simply send it back and we'll exchange it within 10 days.

Got a Question? We are happy to help.

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