CaliberX Vertx Commuter Sling IIIA Backpack Combo


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Be Prepared for ANYTHING with our new Vertx Commuter Sling coupled with our IIIA CaliberX ballistic panel. We have designed our CaliberX ballistic inserts to fit inside this backpack giving maximum coverage. Backpack includes an 18 x 10.5 ballistic panel.

The Vertx Ready Pack is a fantastic option for any student and also has EDC features. We’ve tested out many backpacks from different manufacturers and this is the first one that has gotten the Caliber Armor staff approval as well as the crew at home! Stay equipped and organized and your CCW readily accessible.

  • Combo includes Vertx Commuter Sling and CaliberX Soft Body Armor Panel
  • Lightweight Commuter Sling only 3.5 lbs | Outside Dimensions: 20.5″H x 12″W x 8″D | CCW Compartment Dimensions: 19.5″H x 11″W x 2.5″D | 22 Liters
  • Ultra-lightweight CaliberX™ inserts .19″ thin 18″ x 10.5″ panel stitched together for longevity with a water resistant cover
  • CaliberX rated and tested to: NIJ STD-0101.06 Level IIIA and NIJ STD-0101.07 (Draft) HG2

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Technical Specs for: CaliberX Vertx Backpack Armor

CaliberX IIIA Soft Armor Specifications

Caliber Armor manufacturers our CaliberX™ Soft Ballistic Body Armor line of body armor inserts in our facility in Louisville, Kentucky. We have created an affordable soft armor system that meets the gold standard of 1 lb per sqft areal density.

At Caliber Armor we are always innovating and improving our armor products. During testing we found that we were able to achieve a better preforming armor layup using a hybrid of both UHMWPE and Para-Aramid materials. We have fully maximized this material’s potential and made it more comfortable and lighter for the wearer. Our CaliberX™ ballistic vests offer better flexibility and comfort, greatly improving response time in a critical moment which could mean the difference between life and death.

CaliberX™ Soft Armor has 10% less weight and has 15% less back face deformation than other commercially available soft armor systems. This directly translates into less blunt force trauma to vest wearers. While 10% might not sound like much, we know that when you have all the extra gear to wear you are grateful for a lighter vest.

CaliberX™ achieves protection against high performance hand guns such as the .44 Magnum, .357 Sig, and the .9 mm using less material. CaliberX™ Soft Armor fibers absorb the energy of the bullet along the molecules of each fiber, catching it in a multi-layer web of advanced fabric. The material absorbs and disperses the energy of the impact to underlying layers in the insert that help reduce the amount of transferred energy that causes the back-face deformation which can cause blunt trauma. The final inner layers of material are able to disperse the energy and helps diminish any trauma.

Our super-lightweight CaliberX™ Soft Armor system provides consistent and uniform ballistic performance and can easily withstand multiple hits from handguns as powerful as the .44 Magnum. With unparalleled ballistic protection, lightweight comfort, superior strength, you can count on CaliberX™ inserts to help keep you safe from harm.

Vertx Communter Sling Gen 3 Specifications 

Stay Equipped, Organized and Prepared for Anything

Keep your everyday gear organized and readily accessible in a Commuter Sling backpack that can change its appearance to keep you under the radar. Tuck the unassuming front flap away for a quick conversion to a different appearance and access to gear loaded on the concealed MOLLE panel. Plenty of slots and pockets and several VELCRO® Brand loop panels keep smaller tools and admin materials securely stashed until you need them.


  • Accepts CaliberX ballistic panels
  • Brand-new Rapid Access Tab design can be swapped from zipper-to-zipper and interchanged with other pull styles for a fully customized EDC setup
  • Ballistic panel compatible
  • Floating internal divider allows for up to 2” expansion of CCW compartment depth
  • Convertible front flap stows behind MOLLE panel for easy access to gear and quick appearance changes
  • New laser-cut MOLLE is lower profile, lighter weight and provides for placement points for compatible gear
  • Gatekeeper G-hooks prevent unintended exposure of gear stored in the CCW compartment
  • Full-zip front flap allows for side entry
  • Main compartment with wide opening allows for easier access to gear and is lined using VELCRO® Brand loop for added customization options
  • 3-D molded foam back panel with new low-profile design provides added comfort and allows pass-through for rolling luggage handles
  • Adjustable padded shoulder strap with multiple web attachment points for key accessories
  • Additional stabilizer strap redistributes weight for more comfortable carry
  • Pass-throughs for hydration or comms equipment
  • Light-colored interior improves interior visibility
  • Accommodates up to 15” laptop
  • Bonded nylon thread throughout with critical seams and attachment points bartacked for extra durability
  • VELCRO® Brand loop for top-of-the-line retention of Tactigami™ and other hook and loop-compatible accessories
  • Adjustable stretch water bottle pockets fit a wide range of water bottles
  • Tactigami™ Double Admin Panel included in each bag


  • Outside Dimensions: 20.5″H x 12″W x 8″D
  • CCW Compartment Dimensions: CCW Compartment Dimensions: 19.5″H x 11″W x 2.5″D
  • 22 L

NIJ STANDARD-0101.06 and 0101.07

Tested and verified to meet or exceed ballistic resistance as specified under NIJ Standard- 0101.06 IIIA and 0101.07 Draft HG2


Thickness dimensions are +-1/8 in. Width and length dimensions are +0.00 to 0.25 in. All weights are +- 5%.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 30 × 40 in

Black, OD Green, Dark Earth/Black

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