Selecting and Understanding EMP (Faraday) Bags

Look for bags with these qualities

How to Spot an Effective EMP Bag

The frequency range covered by effective EMP bags is usually as low as 10MHz, and most bags shield as high as 18 GHz. EMP bags should at least cover the pre-5G cellular ranges and frequency ranges for RFID, GPS bands, and Wi-Fi bands. The bag construction, size, and protection level should be sufficient for Level 1 and Level 2 EMP situations. To increase the level of protection of a bag, nesting it within multiple EMP bags or storing it in a metal container will help.

Most bags marketed as Faraday bags are just evidence collection bags that may only provide electrostatic protection. While these bags’ materials can provide high EM attenuation levels, the bag’s closing is often the main leakage point. The following EMP bag vendors are known for their quality Electro Magnetic Pulse protection solutions.

Defender Shield

This brand sells one of the best and effective EMP shielding bags and pouches that can block up to 99% of Electro Magnetic Pulse frequencies from 0-90 GHz. This store also offers other protection solutions that reduce your exposure to Electro Magnetic Pulse.

Faraday Defense

Cyber Faraday offers you Electro Magnetic Pulse bags that are of the highest quality and protect your high-value and sensitive electronic devices. Their products range from a waist pack to a gear backpack to a 3pc kit and lots more.

Mission Darkness

Mission darkness sells an advanced wireless solution that protects your devices from an Electro Magnetic Pulse. Their products include at least two layers of high-shielding TitanRGTM that blocks radio signals above 90dB and frequencies from 0 to 40 GHz.

You should be on the lookout for bags that are certified to MIL-PRF-8170 and/or MIL-PRF-131. They offer the best protection from EMP. When choosing a Faraday bag, don’t just consider its effectiveness; consider the bag’s ruggedness, as a hole or tear can compromise the efficiency of the bag.