STRATIS Level III+ Enhanced Backpack Insert


8-year warranty
Made in the USA
Multi hit Capable
Only weighs 4 LBS
Practical for EDC
Ballistic Chart
all materials & products sourced & manufactured in the usa

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You asked for it. A lightweight, rifle-rated solution for backpacks. This particular backpack armor plate design was created specifically to fit Vertx bags like the Ready Pack, Commuter Sling, and Gamut series of packs. That said, it will also fit any backpack that is at least 10"Wx16"H. 

Special Threat Tested against the following calibers at a distance of 15 meters:

    • 5.56×45 up to 3100 ft/s (with the exception of M855.  UHMWPE plates can be vulnerable to this particular round)
    • 7.62×39 123gr PS Ball (MSC)
    • 7.62×51 147gr FMJ (M80) – up to 2850 ft/s 


    • Tested to meet the NIJ 0101.06 ballistic standard
    • 8-year warranty
    • Light weight body armor
    • Water proof, protective liner
    • TSA approved
    • Industry-leading design
  • Tech Specs:

    • Size: 10"x16"
    • Weight: 4 lbs
    • Thickness: 0.7"
    • Construction: Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)
    • Shape: Tapered Top


    This rifle-rated backpack insert has been tested to meet and exceed NIJ Level 3 protection. To learn more about the NIJ body armor standards, visit our Understanding Body Armor Ratings blog.

    body armor stopping power for level 3 and higher protection


    • Quick fulfillment! All in stock orders leave our facility within 1-3 Business Days
    • Connecticut & New York shipping restrictions
    • No international shipping at this time
    • Easy returns and exchange policy


    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 24 reviews
    John V
    Nice High Quality Plate!

    The Stratis Level III+ plate is a high quality, lightweight plate for the threat level protection that it affords. It fits into my backpack very nicely! It gives me the additional piece of mind over a level IIIA panel, when necessary. But, actually, I have a nice IIIA panel from PBA, as well. Sometimes, I exchange the plate for the panel, or vice versa. Sometimes, I have both in my pack. It depends on where I’m going, of course, and what kind of environment, I’ll be in. I’m in a large urban area most of the time. Of course, I don’t expect a level III+ and IIIA, together, to be a substitute for a level IV plate, but, I have the plate and panel, anyway, so often just carry them both.

    Piece of Mind in knowing it's there

    I couldn't be happier with this plate. I spent a lot of time looking for something that was level III+ and lightweight enough to carry, when loaded down with everything else and this plate did the job.
    Excellent Quality and I honestly hope I never have to use it, but glad that I have it.

    r c
    Fits my backpack

    It fits. Hope I it never gets used but happy to have it.

    Concerned Mom
    Hope it never gets used

    The shipping was very fast and the product was packaged well and in good shape. Added this to my middle schooler’s backpack. It adds some weight but I’m impressed at its capability given how light and thin it is. I pray every day we will never have to use it but I’m glad this product exists just in case.

    Daniel Martinez
    Great products

    After the Nashville shooting I bought the bookbag armor for my son. This is a company I believe and trust in especially to give my son a fighting chance. Thanks Premier like I said before you’ve got a customer for life!!!!