The Backpack Shield

By , Wednesday, 17th October, 2007

I was reading the Top ten gadgets every designer SHOULD live without, and thought I hope I don’t ever end up teaching in the type of community that needs these Backpack Shields in their bag:


As this report says:

Designed for “college students, high school students, concerned parents, and commuters”, I’d seriously consider moving to a better neighbourhood if buying this kevlar re-inforced backpack, capable of stopping a .44 Magnum bullet, seems like a sound investment.

The manufacturer reminds us that “It’s a major survival advantage versus not having any protection at all and being shot with a couple of 9 mm/44 Magnum rounds.” – Somehow that’s never been particularly high on my list of criteria when I go backpack shopping – until now.


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