RTG Bulletproof Backpack Vest

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Deploy Armor in 3 Seconds

If you are searching for a bulletproof backpack but also want to have the added safety of body armor, our RTG Bulletproof Backpack Vest system is the answer!  For some, wearing actual body armor full time isn’t practical. That is why we developed the Ready To Go (RTG) System which provides the ability to store and carry items in the backpack and have quick access to body armor. While wearing the backpack, you can deploy a full bulletproof armored vest in less than 3 seconds without removing the backpack. The RTG armored ballistic vest easily attaches to a Citizen Armor retrofitted OGIO Axel backpack. It zips on and off, easily allowing the user to swap backpacks if needed, or wear the backpack by itself.

The armor in our RTG Bulletproof Backpack Vest is made using our Protek™ graphene microfiber technology and comes in our Standard or Elite Options (see chart below for comparison). Unlike vests using only aramid fibers (Kevlar), our Elite level is impervious to water, UV rays and the environment and boasts an unprecedented 7-year warranty.

Due to Covid-19 manufacturing delays, please allow up to 6 weeks for your order to be shipped.



Vest features:

  • Sizing: Will fit chest sizes 35″ to 65″ & belt sizes: 30″ to 65″
  • Bulletproof, ballistic backpack with concealed armor until it is deployed
  • Fastest Converting Bulletproof Backpack Vest in the world
  • Ready To Go (RTG) – rapid body armor deployment in under 3 seconds
  • Quick-release & reinstall closure system
  • Front, back and side body armor protection
  • 10″ x 6″ storage pocket on front with zipper access on both sides
  • 1600D Ballistic Nylon
  • Modular design allows for backpack to be removed and worn by itself
  • Legal to wear in all 50 states
  • Approved by the TSA

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Backpack features:

  • OGIO Axle Laptop Backpack
  • 19.25″ H x 13″ W x 9.25″ D
  • Modular design allows for backpack to be removed and worn by itself
  • Dedicated laptop compartment with separated tablet sleeve for reliable protection. Fits most 15” and some 17” laptops (16″ H x 11″ W x 1.25″ D)
  • Equipped with a luggage handle pass-through that allows you to quickly slide your backpack over a luggage handle for easy transport and mobility
  • Top zippered valuables pocket
  • Multiple organization pockets
  • Deluxe aluminum extruded easy carry top handle
  • Breathable air flow padded back panel
  • Breathable padded shoulder straps
  • Convenient pullman handle strap
  • Durable base panel material
  • Dual side mesh water bottle pockets
  • Deluxe organization panel with zippered stash pocket and key fob clip
  • Zippered side accessory pockets
  • Front daisy chain attachment system
  • Burly #10 zipper on main opening
  • Materials: 840D double ripstop face coated

Armor specifications:

  • Tested for NIJ level IIIA standards (0101-06)
  • LEVEL IIIA Stops all TLII plus .44 Mag
  • Areal density 1.32 lbs/sq. ft. | Thinness 0.24 in.
  • Protek™ — graphene microfiber technology (Standard adds aramid fibers; Elite adds polyethylene)
  • Made in the U.S.A.
Standard Armor Elite Armor
5 Year Armor Warranty 7 Year Armor Warranty
Features Protek™ Technology with Graphene Microfibers Features Protek™ Technology with Graphene Microfibers
Includes Aramid Fibers Includes Polyethylene (UHMWP)
Requires a water proof protective cover to not be exposed to water, UV light & environment Impervious to water, UV light & environment
Protects against NIJ Level IIIA handgun rounds up to .44 mag Protects against NIJ Level IIIA in addition to armor piercing rounds that include the FN 5.7x28mm, Winchester Ranger T-series SXT, and Liberty 9mm
Standard allowed Back Face Signature (BFS) Up to 20% less Back Face Signature (BFS)
Not rated for stab resistance Stab resistant up to 34 Joules


It is legal for anyone to purchase or wear body armor except convicted felons.  Purchasing armor from Citizen Armor is done under the agreement that you will not use our products for any criminal use or allow anyone to do so.

*Refund policy: All Sales Are Final; unless manufacturer defect is present. Contact support for RMA approval due to a manufacturer defect.


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Armor Level

Elite IIIA+ Armor, Standard IIIA Armor


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