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Viktos Upscale2 / Upscale3 Sling Level IIIA Backpack Insert


Made in the USA
TSA Approved
Level IIIA
Easy Exchanges
500D Cordura
5 Year Warranty
Hook And Loop
MultiCam Black
Ballistic Chart


all materials & products sourced & manufactured in the usa

Level IIIA Backpack Body Armor Custom Fitted for the Viktos Upscale Sling (2.0 and 3.0)

Designed to fit seamlessly into the Viktos Upscale2 and Upscale3 Sling Bags, this lightweight, and flexible backpack armor will provide you with discreet protection. We use the same ballistic material in these panels as the material used in our soft body armor vest for law enforcement.

Hook And Loop Insert

Designed to fit seamlessly into the Viktos Upscale2 and Upscale3 Sling Bags without losing the hook-and-loop feature for a modular holster. The design mimics the interior of the bag with a full field of velcro on the front, so adding the bulletproof panel won't cause you to lose any functionality. We use the same ballistic material in these panels as the material used in the standard insert and in our soft body armor vests for law enforcement.



  • Tested to meet the NIJ ballistic standards for Level IIIA
  • Just .22‚Ä≥¬†thick
  • Constructed of only the finest USA-made¬†para-aramid ballistic core and features a rugged 500 Denier¬†CORDURA¬ģ outer shell
  • 5-year warranty
  • Panel Size: 7"x12.6"
  • Weight: 0.85 lbs
  • TSA Approved!


To learn more about the NIJ body armor standards, visit our Understanding Body Armor Ratings blog.

A chart titled "Premier Body Armor Stopping Power Levels, NIJ Level IIIA" illustrates the effectiveness of various bullet calibers compared to the protection offered by Premier Body Armor's First Responder Vest - Level IIIA. It indicates that 9mm, .357 SIG, .44 MAG, and 12 gauge are effectively stopped by this armor. Ideal for first responders using a bulletproof tactical vest.
An image of a ballistic resistance test report featuring the Vertx Commuter Sling 2.0 Level IIIA Insert by Premier Body Armor. The report includes the test panel description, setup details, ammunition information, and applicable NIJ ballistic standards. It contains tables and text detailing the specifications and results of the armor test.


  • Quick fulfillment! All in stock orders leave our facility within 1-3 Business Days
  • No international shipping at this time
  • Body Armor is legal to own in all 50 states¬†(but we cannot ship to the state of Connecticut or New York)
  • Easy returns and exchange¬†policy


Bundle and Save!

Viktos Upscale3 Bag & Armor bundle includes (1) Premier Body Armor custom-fitted ballistic panel and (1) Viktos Upscale3 Bag.


Law Enforcement / First Responder / Military discount available

Please see TERMS & CONDITIONS for additional details regarding lead time, shipping, warranty & return policy.

Customer Reviews

Based on 96 reviews
Bo Robertson
Upscale3 armored bundle

Hard to beat. All the room you would need for a light day pack. Great truck bag. Only complaint is the water bottle side not being zippered all the way down, but it’s something I can live with. Will definitely be ordering more 12x15 soft armor backpack inserts for multiple other bags for the kids, absolutely top notch. Impressed with the quality, I see these outliving the decade old 5.11 packs that I’m slowing retiring and finding new replacements for.

Also drink pocket is able to hold a 18oz yeti rambler cup for any wondering minds

Gabe Rodriguez
Perfect fit !

Customer service was prompt in getting back to me with a minor issue. Truly satisfied. Thank you much, guys !

Bill D
Viktos Upscale Sling Insert but for Eberlestock H31 Bandit

This fits in the bladder pouch of the H31 Bandit perfectly. Might be snug to use with the bladder but it has not arrived yet. Its just a few inches short of the top of the bag. No complaints, the product is great in my EDC bag, I feel better knowing its there. Customer service was also top tier helping me with my order so I could travel.

Panel for my sling

I recently purchased the Viktos XL sling so I purchased the panel and it fits perfectly in the sling.

As advertised

Ordered this insert so I could use it across multiple bags. Easy to install, don’t notice the increase in weight. The flexibility allows me to wear it in various environments comfortably.