Concealable body armor and combination bag/vest

  • US 9,737,100 B2
  • Filed: 01/13/2014
  • Issued: 08/22/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/13/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A combination bag/vest comprising:

  • a vest comprising;

    a chest covering portion and a back covering portion the chest covering portion and back covering portion each portion having a vest surface;

    a pair of chest strap portions extending from the vest surface of the chest covering portion and a corresponding pair of back strap portions extending from the vest surface of the back covering portion;

    adjustable and separable shoulder straps formed by overlaying the pair of chest strap portions and the pair of back strap portions;

    a modular accessory attachment system disposed on a vest surface of the chest and/or back covering portions for attaching one or more modular accessories to the chest and/or back covering elements in a desired configuration; and

    a bag comprising;

    at least one back bag layer attached to the back covering portion opposite the vest surface;

    at least one chest bag layer attached to the chest covering portion opposite the vest surface;

    a back fastener band extending from the at least one back bag layer and a chest fastener band extending from the at least one chest bag layer; and

    at least one fastener for fastening the back fastener band to the chest fastener band;

    wherein, in a vest configuration, the vest surface of the chest covering portion the vest surface of the back covering portion faces away from a wearer of the vest;

    wherein, in a bag configuration, the back fastener band and the chest fastener band are at least partially fastened such that the back bag layer and the chest bag layer are exposed and the vest surfaces of the chest covering portion and back covering portion are concealed;

    wherein the desired configuration of the one or more modular accessories attached to the modular accessory attachment system on the vest surface of the chest and/or back covering portions is maintained in both the vest configuration and the bag configuration; and

    wherein, in a bag configuration, the desired configuration of the one or more modular accessories attached to the modular accessory attachment system on the vest surface of the chest and/or back covering portions is concealed from view.

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