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Bodyguard Blanket

The Bodyguard Blanket is a bullet resistant body cover designed to protect from firearms and inclement weather including tornadoes. The blanket consists of two ballistic materials which provide a level of protection consistent with Level IIIa NIJ standard. It can either be wrapped around or strapped onto a person to offer protection.

It’s an interesting concept, but it’s also $1000 a unit. They also claim that children can interlock like Romans interlocked shields to repel attacks.


22 Responses to “Bodyguard Blanket”

  1. Invictus says:

    Come back with your blanket, or on it!

  2. .308 says:

    IIIa shield seems irrelevant to me..

    • 35-06 says:

      Don’t know why that’s irrelevant. Stops all handguns, shotguns and low velocity rifles. Seems pretty relevant to me.

      • .308 says:

        I feel most active shooter scenarios occur with rifle calibers…. IIIA entry shields and blankets are similarly going the way of the buggy whip…. why have a shield that only stops some threats? I know its lighter.. but just doesn’t make any sense to me.

  3. KP says:

    I need this to wear as a cape.

  4. isaac says:

    Interesting. As a Texan I don’t see this helping in a tornado as the wind would just rip you away. Better off spending a little cash to reinforce a closet. For school shootings it might work but your kid will likely be beaten to death from other kids mocking him long before he gets shot at.

    • Okie says:

      The kids are in a building so the wind doesn’t rip you away, the tornado dumps a rubble pile right on top of you. My kid goes to an elementary school with a 1000 kids, how many are going to fit in your reinforced closet? Currently, my kid goes in a hallway and is told to get in a tucked position. why? his back, neck, and head are all exposed waiting for a brick pile to dump right on him. At least the blanket would lessen the blow. I think it’s well needed personally

  5. SGT Rock says:

    This demonstrates questionable marketing tactics designed to play on peoples fears.

  6. bob says:

    is this a joke?

  7. FJM says:

    Protection must follow form and function. The function is clear, protect kids from some high speed frag or ballistic threats BUT the form is completely wrong. I concur that this is more a rush to profit than a serious solution.

  8. guy says:

    Last I checked, soft body armour doesn’t really give that much impact protection against something like a bat or sledgehammer. Even when they stop bullets, they don’t prevent broken ribs and blunt force trauma. How is this any different? I like the concept, school tornado/intrusion protocol is not very strong, but I have a hard time believing that this will be all that effective. Money would be better spent on reinforced architecture and steel classroom doors.

    • SSD says:

      A lot of the threat is sharp flying debris like glass.

    • JohnC says:

      “Money would be better spent on reinforced architecture and steel classroom doors.”

      No, the money would be better spent addressing that staffing deficiencies, which would help prevent the medical complications (anaphylaxis, sports injuries, asthma issues, seizures, etc.) that kill and seriously injure magnitudes more students every year in schools than do guns. Or, spend it on books, swim lessons, bike trails….

      On a related note: They totally should get the rights to use Linus as the spokesman for their security blanket.

  9. Big_Juju says:

    Just saw this product linked to in a friend’s gun control rant on Facebook.