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Firebird Armored Backpack


The AR500 Armor™ Firebird Armored Backpack is the bigger brother to our Phoenix and has the same ballistic capabilities of our smaller pack. This bulletproof backpack is built to stop the bullets used in 95% of gun-related homicides.

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IIIA Soft III+LW Steel
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    Looking for a functional item you can take practically anywhere and which will stop 95% of the rounds used in shooting incidents but want something larger than our Phoenix armored backpack? Look no further than our Firebird Armored Backpack.

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    Like the Phoenix, the bulletproof AR500 Armor® Firebird Armored Backpack is built to stop the bullets used in 95% of gun-related homicides. Nobody will know your backpack doubles as a lifesaving tool. The Firebird is a low-profile armor system designed to stop the ammunition used in the majority of shootings but provides more armor coverage than the standard Phoenix Armor Backpack.

    Made from 1000 Denier Cordura, the Firebird weighs less than 3 pounds in its lightest configuration and comes ready to use. The armor is sewn into the pack, so you never have to worry about forgetting to install your armor or having it shift during use.

    The Firebird features plenty of storage for your laptop and other personal gear. 

    • The generously sized primary compartment features a laptop sleeve, compatible with nearly all laptops. Perfect for all-around general use.
    • Hypalon® accented front upper pocket is designed for compatibility with the largest smartphones on the market, including their cases
    • The large front lower pocket is complete with a key lanyard with hook, and retention pockets for pens and other accessories. It will easily accommodate a full-sized pistol for concealment. 
    • The lined top pocket is located right next to the backpack drag handle. This pocket is lined on the inside with a non-scratch soft fabric and is ideal for storing your sunglasses, wallet, keys, or other accessories.

    Backpack Material: Aramid Fiber, and Laminated Ripstop Nylon (sonic welded)

    Armor Protection:

    • Level IIIA: Rated to defeat 6 rounds of .44 Magnum, and .357 Sig at 1,430 feet per second
    • Level III+ Lightweight: Rated to defeat calibers up to 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,000 FPS (+/- 30FPS) and 7.62x39 and 7.62x51 NATO


    • Level IIIA: Backpack + 11” x 15” soft armor = Less than 3 lbs
    • Level III+ Lightweight: Backpack + 11” x 15” steel armor (base coat) = 10.05 lbs

    Compartments & Pockets:

    • Primary Compartment: 18” x 15” x 5" (with laptop sleeve)
    • Front Upper Pocket: 4.5” x 8”
    • Front Lower Pocket: 6” x 10” 
    • Top Pocket: 8” x 8”
    • Features: Durable zippers with Hypalon pull tabs & water-resistant

    Shelf Life: 

    • Level IIIA: 5 years
    • Level III+ Lightweight: 20 years

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