Firebird Armored Backpack

The Armored Republic Firebird Armored Backpack is the bigger brother to our Phoenix and has similar ballistic capabilities to our smaller pack. This bullet-resistant backpack comes with sewn-in soft or hard armor which gives you the ability to address both handgun and rifle-rated threats accordingly. Decrease your backpack weight, yet still get rifle-rated protection, by getting the Hybrid sewn-in backpack armor paired with our P2 or A3 body armor – both of which can easily be inserted into the laptop pocket of the backpack.

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Firebird Armored Backpack

  • Backpack Material
    • Black: 1000D Cordura Nylon
    • Multicam & Mars: 500D Nylon
  • Armor Type
    • Hybrid: Dupont Kevlar, Honeywell Spectra Shield, and Honeywell Gold Shield Ballistic Fabric
    • III+ Lightweight Steel: Ballistic alloy with FragLock™ Coating
  • Armor Protection
    • Hybrid: .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose (FN) bullets with a specified mass of 8.1 g (125 gr) and a velocity of 1470 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s) and with .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with a specified mass of 15.6 g
    • Steel: Rated to defeat calibers up to 5.56×45 M193 at 3000 FPS (+/- 30 FPS), 5.56×45 M855/SS109 at 3115 FPS (+/- 30 FPS), 7.62×39 PS Ball at 2380 FPS (+/- 30 FPS), and 7.62×51 M80 NATO Ball at 2780 FPS (+/- 30 FPS)
  • Weight
    • Hybrid: Backpack + Armor = Less than 3 lbs
    • Steel: Backpack + Armor 11.1 lbs
  • Shelf Life
    • Hybrid: 5 years
    • Steel: 20 years
  • 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



  • Material: Polyethylene, with FragLock™ Coating
  • Protection: 7.62 mm FMJ, Full Metal Jacket bullets (U.S. Military designation M80) with a specified mass of 9.6 g (147gr) and a velocity of 2,780 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s).
  • Capability: Multi-hit protection
  • Form: Curved
  • Dimensions & Compatibility:
    • 9.5″ x 12.5″
      • Weight: 3.3 (+/- .3) lbs
      • Thickness: 1″
  • Shelf life: 5 years
  • Manufactured: United States


  • Material: Alloy, polyethylene & polyurea cover
  • Protection: 7.62x51mm NATO M80 Ball, steel-jacketed bullets (U.S. Military designation M80) with a specified mass of 9.6 g (147gr) and a velocity of 2,780 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s). Special threat protection against M193, M855 and 7.62x39mm PS Ball
  • Capability: Edge-to-edge multi-hit protection
  • Form: Curved
  • Dimensions & Compatibility:
    • 10″ x 12″
      • Weight: 4.6 lbs
      • Thickness: 0.7 inches
  • Shelf life: 5 years
  • Manufactured: United States (pending NIJ approval for 0101.06 certification (all tests passed))

Like the Phoenix, the bullet-resistant Armored Republic 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 Armored Backpack.

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® reinforced bottom and 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.

Enhance your protection for less weight

If you’re looking to get rifle-rated protection but for less weight, then our P2 and A3 body armor are add-ons worth considering. Simply insert one plate into the laptop pocket for added protection.

  • P2 Body Armor: is 3.3 pounds and 1 inch thick. This polyethylene armor provides level 3 armor protection against 7.62×51 M80 Ball at 2780 FPS – as well as some special threats such as 5.56×45 M193 at 3150 FPS and 7.62×39 AK-47 at 2380 FPS. Due to the way this armor functions, it is incapable of stopping MSC/EP rounds such as M855.
  • A3 Body Armor: is 4.6 pounds and 0.7 inches thick. This armor combines polyethylene and alloy to provide level 3 plus-rated armor that can stop mild steel core rounds such as 5.56x45MM, M193 Ball and M855 – as well as 7.62x51MM NATO Ball.


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