Talos Ballistic Backpacks are rated at the NIJ IIIA ballistic protection level This generally is the highest level protection rating given to soft body armor, that also supplies the best blunt trauma protection. While NIJ IIIA is the best choice for very high-risk situations, and will cover many unusual threats the panels in these backpacks are flexible and light enough to be used as an everyday safety precaution..
This is the regular looking backpack that has a bulletproof shield constructed of Kevlar XP, sewn in and integrated right into the pack. Many parents feel these are ideal because the child cannot remove the panel leaving them unprotected
This type of backpack has a panel, insert, shield or possibly a plate placed into the backpack itself. Depending on which type of ballistics panel is used, it gives the wearer different levels of protection, and is also considered a great choice.
These backpacks will tend to look more like military style designs, and are more rugged and may have extra pockets, attachments, and features. These are great for professionals or law enforcement.