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Friday, April 22, 2022

In "impressive inventions we wish people didn't need," a high schooler from Boulder, Colorado has created a tote bag that can be changed into a bulletproof vest.

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...Eighteen-year-old Trent Bush Jr. created the bag shortly after a tragic shooting at Boulder's King Soopers grocery store. Bush felt that it would be worthwhile to come up with something that could help people in a similar situation in the future, according to Denver's Daily Camera. He taught himself how to sew and worked with his father to create prototypes of the bag. He then took the final concept to a manufacturing company, which is slated to begin producing the bags this summer. Bush's friends have even jumped on board to help with the website and marketing efforts.

The bag itself -- aptly called LifeTote -- is made out of 3a Kevlar, a synthetic material alleged to be five times stronger than steel of the same weight. In a pinch LifeTote can be unzipped and slipped over the wearer's head to protect the torso from knives or bullets, making for a convenient yet potentially life-saving piece of equipment. (LifeTote can also be re-zipped back into its bag form, though that's likely the last thing someone's thinking about after having to use it as a vest.) ...


(I had a couple comments to post, but deleted them. I was unable to express my concern about where the inventiveness of our children is focused without using asterisks...)

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-04-22 07:36 PM | Reply

We as a society have failed him. Sad that high schoolers have to come up with such devices to protect themselves and others.

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#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-04-22 10:07 PM | Reply

IIIA is pretty heavy duty stuff.

I know you can buy backpacks with panels in the back (strap side) that are made of Kevlar. Can also buy Kevlar panels to slip into any bag.

Sad that this is even a product market that exists.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2022-04-23 11:26 AM | Reply

If I were a school shooter, I'd want one! Safety is paramount.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-23 11:40 AM | Reply

"If I were a school shooter, I'd want one!: - Snoofy

Dream all you want.

#6 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2022-04-23 10:00 PM | Reply

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