Sadly, this Captain America Shield Backpack isn’t constructed from one of the super-strong minerals from the Marvel comic book universe, so it won’t quite repel bullets, lasers, or jarring blows. Don’t worry, though, it does come with a superpower. Armed with the geeky power of comic book fandom, it’s guaranteed to repel the attention of women if you happen to be anything over the age of 12.
A functional backpack clad in the likeness of Cap’s favorite equipment, it gives fans the perfect excuse to put a superhero shield on their back all day. Any time someone asks, “Why the heck do you have a Captain America shield on your back,” the answer is simple: “It’s my backpack. I didn’t even notice it’s a Captain America shield… I just saw it at home and needed a bag and… you know.” Yeah, that totally makes it not embarrassing whatsoever.
Rather than the original’s vibranium-adamantium alloy construction, the Captain America Shield Backpack is only made from hard plastic (yep, not even earthly metal), making it unsuitable for actual superhero use. It is, however, a fully-functional backpack, complete with a main compartment measuring 18 x 2.5 inches (diameter x depth), a padded laptop sleeve with a strap and closure, and two accessory pockets. Features include adjustable straps (between 19 to 32 inches long), two zipper pulls, a convenient top handle, and even a padded back for comfort.
An official Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron merchandise, the Captain America Shield Backpack is available now, priced at $59.99.