The Shield Satchel is designed with a dual purpose for the needs of a politically active generation

2017 has inspired a series protests for social justice, and it doesn’t look as though 2018 will be much different. Even with the intention of peaceful protest, not all rallies go as planned. To equip the average activist, Studio Steady created a product that helps protesters protect themselves.

The Shield Satchel can be converted from a bag to use as a shield. The body is made out of vinyl that is water and pepper-spray resistant. When used as a shield, a steel hinge locks in so the shield keeps its shape, protecting the user even against the physical force of something like batons. The sturdy straps also make the bag suitable for heavy items while providing an easy grip for the shield. The design is not only creative and practical, but also discreet.

Studio Steady

2017 has inspired a series protests for social justice, and it doesn’t look as though 2018 will be much different. Even with the intention of peaceful protest, not all rallies go as planned. To equip the average activist, Studio Steady created a product that helps protesters protect themselves.

The Shield Satchel can be converted from a bag to use as a shield. The body is made out of vinyl that is water and pepper-spray resistant. When used as a shield, a steel hinge locks in so the shield keeps its shape, protecting the user even against the physical force of something like batons. The sturdy straps also make the bag suitable for heavy items while providing an easy grip for the shield. The design is not only creative and practical, but also discreet.