TrustBag Is Slash Proof And Bullet Proof?

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I saw this video on Facebook. TrustBag is made of a slash proof material. But the intro to the video is what caught my attention. They shoot at the bag with a handgun. However the lack of recoil and then the overly exaggerated recoil caused me to laugh then question the validity of this video. Could they be using blanks? Or perhaps .22LR? There appears to be muzzle flash and brass ejected when the handgun fires. Later in the video they try and cut the black strap with a knife, but they don’t seem to be really trying to cut into it. The knife seems to just slide off the strap rather than trying to cut the strap. Also they did not try and pierce the bag with a sharp knife.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Joseph Goins

    If you like this product, I’ve got some ocean view property in Wyoming if you are interested. Fair market value.

    • AC97

      But does it come with a bridge?

      • Joseph Goins

        All the way to Russia.

  • kbroughton77

    Blanks would be my guess, and yes this video is pretty laughable. I like the “waterproof pocket” demo, that shows you absolutely nothing.

  • Retriever222

    I’ll take a pac-safe over this, simply because that one actually works.

  • Arie Heath

    Nice blanks guys, real proud of ya for lying to your consumers.

  • derfelcadarn

    Regarless ofa projectile,dragging the fabric punched a hole in you ? There your sign whether the fabric is bullet proof, its flexibility is the issue, think of what an axe would do to the contents of the bag even when the fabric remains uncut. How wonderful would it be if a projectile dragging the fabric along punched a hole in your chest ? Theres your sign.

  • Edeco

    $149? Bwahaha!

    • Rick O’Shay

      For that price you can buy an actual bulletproof backpack that’s NIJ certified.

  • Zapp Brannigan

    I was half expecting this to be a joke but it seems you can order one; at least most joke websites stop before as far as I got in the order process. I would also think that by showing specific things that this bag cannot possibly do, it would be fraud. The material they’re claiming to use is just high molecular weight polyethylene, a moderately tough plastic but nowhere near as tough as they make it out to be.

  • IndyToddrick

    It’s “extremely durable fabric” yo! What better way to demonstrate that then firing blanks at it? How about slicing a shirt up with a razor blade, and then swiping the bag with a fake knife? And it’s “water proof” too, so long as you don’t get that openy thing at the top near the water. Wire cutters can’t even cut through the strap, therefore you can leave your lightweight bag outdoors unattended where the police will be sure to blow it up…

  • Graham Parkes

    If it looks to good to be true, then it probably is.

  • Graham Parkes

    Blunt trauma tests anybody?

    Penetration test results against different calibers and bullet types at different velocities?

    I’d this is so good, why aren’t we seeing it used by multiple soft body armor manufacturers?

    Doesn’t add up = doesn’t add up……….sigh.

  • Martin Grønsdal

    If the Norwegian army had this in 1940, not only would we repulse the Germans, but conquer the entire reich!

    • Looks like we’re going to need to build a time-machine. Right now.

  • Tyler Shaw

    This cannot be real. It watched like a parody video!

    • Anonymoose

      The website is even more unbelievable.

  • derpmaster

    Definitely blanks. I thought it was an airsoft gun at first until I noticed the muzzle flash. It’s hilarious how he tries to fake the recoil.

  • Sianmink

    It looks like they’ve backed off the bulletproof claims and removed any reference to the pistol test from their facebook.

    This looks like the same material that the cut-resistant gloves are made out of. It’s really not that special.

    I also like how ‘secure’ an itty bitty luggage padlock is.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    “TrashBag”

    • Edeco

      faith sack

      • My faith sack gets itchy sometimes

        • Edeco

          Gently stretch it and powder between the wrinkles 😉

        • Longhaired Redneck

          Stop shaving it…

  • DIR911911 .

    calling it a “TRUSTbag” should be red flag number 1

  • wayne Reimer

    strategic marketing. They started running the bag being shot two days before they introduced a “Limited run of 1000” golf shirts made of the same material, inferring for $350-ish you could own a bulletproof golf shirt. Their site claims it’s kevlar weave, or spectra or some such…don’t care enough to go back and check. My guess is they have a low-grade single layer of expired kevlar that they re-manufactured into shoulder bags with a 1000% mark-up. Lots of fabrics on the market that would handle the half-hearted attempts to cut and/or slash something like they do here

  • Blank firer. Look how slowly that slide moves. And how clearly there’s no bullet hitting the bag.

    • Marcus D.

      Look at the powder stain on the bag. Definitely a blank.

  • Jeff Smith

    This seems about right.

  • Woody

    I commented on their video , If you have a material like this why make a bag ? Make a jacket to stop the bullets !!!
    They actually answered my question… A jacket is coming , this material does not stop bullets. I was surprised they commented , but if they hadn’t , I wonder how many people would put it up to their chest and pulled a trigger?

    • Anonymoose

      Even if you stop the bullets with that flexible fabric, it will still be like being hit with a sledgehammer. You might not have holes in you, but your organs and bones will be jelly.

      • Woody

        Didn’t think of that thanks….

  • DanGoodShot

    Wow, that was just… bad.

  • Badwolf

    great! no need for level 2. now all you need is a carthart jacket to go with this and youre golden!

  • Skunkeye

    It’s an indestructable bag – secured with a cheapo luggage lock that can be smashed opened with a small rock.

  • Pretty much every scene looks questionable. When he dips the iPad into the water it doesn’t prove anything, there could be a plastic bag inside the bag keeping it dry (notice how precise he is when putting it in). The whole slashing t-shirts thing doesn’t show much, you don’t get to inspect the bag afterwards. The knife stroking the bag strap is weak as well. And seriously, even if it was as good as the ad makes it out to be, why not make something less Fugly?

  • JohnM

    This bag is a knockoff of a decent Kickstarter indigogo product Loctote… Check them out…