If, like us, you’re often travelling with a bag containing thousands of pounds worth of technology then security should matter. A MacBook Pro, a Canon dSLR and an iPhone are staples, all neatly stowed in our weekend bag or backpack of choice. But just how secure is the average backpack for instance? Not very. A carefully opened zip could be all it takes to lift your entire mobile office. Enter Pacsafe- pioneers and leaders of anti-theft technology for luggage to protect your everyday essentials.
The premise of every Pacsafe is to deliver smart innovations that secure valuables for (casually-dressed) gentlemen on the move. Its focus is on cutting-edge technology, aesthetic and craftsmanship- instilled in the brand founded in 1998 by two Australian friends who had sailed most of the world’s oceans and clocked up visits to more than 80 countries around the world. Their own experiences and those of other travellers convinced them of the need for no-nonsense travel security and from that their eXomesh® anti-theft technology was born and formed the first-ever, award-winning Pacsafe® anti-theft backpack protector.
Today, Pacsafe can be found in over 33 countries worldwide and the product range includes adventure backpacks, leisure bags, urban bags, women’s bags, camera bags as well as luggage and travel accessories. Our top two picks are the Slingsafe LX Series and Ultimatesafe Z Series.
Slingsafe LX Series
Casual classics for your everyday routine- plenty of space to keep your items organised and loaded with anti-theft features to keep it secure. Features include 360 eXomesh® slashguards- hidden stainless steel wire mesh which helps protect against slash and run theft, Carrysafe slashguard straps with wire and Dyneema- wire-reinforced straps which help prevent slash and run theft, a dual release security buckle which requires two methods to open to deter snatch and run theft, a smart zipper security where zip pullers can be placed under and through a secure tab to deter pickpockets and an RFIDsafe pocket with RFID blocking material (10 MHz-3 GHz) which helps prevent identity theft.
Ultimatesafe Z Series
Simple and understated, the Ultimatesafe combines a tough outer canvas fabric with a slash resistant eXomesh 360° locking system. This also features a lockable stainless steel cage and smart zipper security where zip pullers can be placed under and through a secure tab to deter pickpockets.
There are also 15L and 28L bags in this collection, both with a removable 15” MacBook sleeve with a zippered pocket and two open mesh pockets. Padded back support comes as standard to help lug around your heavy tech and a TSA accepted 3-dial combination lock is included. We also recommend taking a look at the Vibe, Intasafe Z and Citysafe CS Series- all ideal for the everyday traveller. The entire collection is stylish, practical and city inspired but importantly, with added security- a trend we expect to see grow, thanks to the pioneering work of the likes of Pacsafe.