AR500 Armor® Level III+ Lightweight Backpack Armor 11" x 15"
- Product Review (submitted on May 13, 2019):
I don't really have any meaningful experience with body armor or getting shot to death, so consider that in light of this positive review - I'm just a random guy with kids, not some combat vet or whatever...
I bought this plate (and the smaller backpack plates) for my kids and I for our backpacks. I opted for the build-up coat. This plate feels quite heavy, but also quite sturdy. I had to move some of my laptop stuff around in my backpack (https://www.swissgear.com/backpacks/swissgear-6968-scansmart-tsa-laptop-backpack-black) to accommodate this plate, but it wasn't too big of an inconvenience. As far as added weight goes, this plate feels like it weighs about as much as a 1-inch schoolbook. I plan on keeping it in my backpack forever.
The product itself arrived timely, seems to be of good quality, is clean, and clearly depicts the date of manufacture, what it is rated for, and some other details. It seems very sturdy and had no obvious flaws. The packaging material was sufficient to protect the product.