You know you're having a bad day when you wish you had a bulletproof laptop bag – as in proof against actual bullets. One such example of versatile urban luggage is the Savior Multi-Threat Shield (MTS) laptop bag, which unfolds in seconds into a shield that can stop a .44 Magnum round.

In a violent world, security is a major concern and those who are likely kidnapping or terrorist targets, or just need to go in harm's way, need real protection. This might mean something as odd as a bulletproof suit, but there are options more on the affordable and practical side.

The Savior MTS is designed by the Force Training Institute to be inconspicuous. It's a bit on the heavy side at 8 lb (3.6 kg), but looks like, and indeed is, a soft-sided laptop bag that can carry your computer or, given the territory, a handgun. The difference is that it can open in seconds into a 3-ft (1 m) long shield filled with laminated Kevlar.

According to Force Training, the Savior MTS has Level IIIA ballistic protection that can withstand repeated hits by handgun, shotgun, and pistol caliber sub-machine gun rounds, and can also ward off clubs, knives, and other assaults thanks to a Shock Pad and Kydex insert. It also has a pocket for an optional Savior Level III rifle plate for those worried about snipers.

The outside of the Savior MTS is 1680-Denier, water and abrasion resistant, lightweight, ballistic, triple-stitch nylon. In addition, it comes with a MIL-SPEC shoulder strap, so it can be used while leaving both hands free. It also has a Velcro loop that can hold identification patches saying POLICE or SECURITY when opened.

Force Training says that the Savior MTS is aimed at executive and dignitary protection, home defense, workplace security, law enforcement, and first responders. It comes in black and costs US$899. The company also offers training and instructor certification.

The video below introduces the Savior MTS laptop bag.

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