Whether you’re on public transport, walking along a busy street or sitting in a café, it’s an unfortunate fact of life that bags attract thieves. And if you’re carrying anything valuable in them like a laptop, tablet or other expensive item, then having your bag stolen can be a seriously stressful and upsetting experience.
Luckily, thanks to the great strides made in technology and innovative design there are now a large number of anti-theft bag and backpack options on the market. We’ve picked out five of our favourites currently available.
Travelon Origin Bag
The delightfully compact Origin bag by Travelon has an eye-catching combination of style, sustainability and state-of-the-art anti-theft features that truly make it stand out from the crowd. Boasting a mountaineering/trekking aesthetic, the Origin is also made using recycled and antimicrobial fabric that ensures you’ll not only feel secure and comfy while wearing it, but also provide that warm glow of knowing you’re helping the environment too. The bag can be worn either as a traditional two-strapped backpack, or as a front or back-facing crossover.
BUY AT Travelonbags.com
The Original Bobby Bag
Created by renowned Dutch brand XD Design, the Original Bobby Bag has gained widespread acclaim since arriving on the market back in 2016. Made with water repellent fabric, perhaps the bag’s most unique selling point is its integrated USB Charging Port that lets you charge your devices while you’re on the move. Other notable features include hidden zippers and pockets for added security, protective layers and a cut-proof protection board, and separate compartments that are able to accommodate both laptops and tablets.
BUY AT Amazon.com
Baggallini Memento Crossbody Bag
Renowned for their versatile, durable and stylish bags, Baggallini have in recent years also come up with their own addition to the growing line-up of anti-theft bags on the market. Bearing all of the acclaimed hallmarks of the brand, the Memento Crossbody Bag features slash resistant panels, a double-cable cut-resistant strap, locking zippers, and rfid-protection. The adjustable straps have small cables in them so they can’t be cut easily, while the bag’s cool design is complemented by a high level of comfort to add to the overall appeal.
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Loctote Cinch Pack
Billed as a “cinch” to use, this tough but practical and stylish carry bag contains a number of security features to provide optimum peace of mind, while natural leather accents provide a luxurious touch. There’s a patented double steel reinforced locking strap and heavy-duty attached combination lock that lets you lock the bag shut, as well as to a fixed object. Other notable features include lightweight slash, tear and abrasion resistant fabric, a hidden easy-access exterior pocket, and two high-capacity water bottle pockets.
BUY AT Loctote.com
Pacsafe Metrosafe Laptop Backpack
Pacsafe are one of the original anti-theft brands and this 100% polyester backpack is one of their most popular items. It has lockable zippers and cut proof materials to prevent theft/pick-pocketing, plus an RFID blocking pocket to keep your credit cards safe. For maximum practicality and convenience there are 3 lockable zipper exterior pockets, 1 padded interior notebook sleeve, 2 side pockets for water bottles or umbrellas, and 1 key/wallet clip. Padded and adjustable shoulder straps add plenty of comfort too.
BUY AT Amazon.com