I was brought up by two fervent travellers who placed great importance on security. Despite being huge fans of tricks like the money belt, even they have fallen foul to robbery. My mum was once targeted by pickpockets on a moped who tried to steal her bag. Following this, she would always use a crossbody where she could keep an eye on her stuff. Thankfully there are companies like Pacsafe who offer full anti-theft collections from suitcases to handbags. Of course, nothing can prevent your bags from being nicked but think of this as adding to your existing armour.
I had first heard of Pacsafe when I reviewed a suitcase for them many moons ago. In their words ‘While some people think the threat of getting ripped off is all part of the adventure, we always knew there had to be a better way. That by taking some extra security with you, you would enjoy the ride even more.‘ Pacsafe offer a patented technology to protect your bag, belongings and identity.
I was looking to spend some expiring Krisflyer miles and came across the Citysafe Anti-Theft square crossbody on the Krisflyer store. I’m going to dream of putting it to good use on an exotic citybreak (even though I haven’t flown for 20+ months).
About the bag
I love a Crossbody and this is a lighweight bag that has a 3L volume. It can fit an iPad Mini. The dimensions are 15.5 x 21 x 6.5cm.
The bag comes in grey, black or navy and is made from ECONYL regenerated nylon. For a ‘security bag’, I actually think this one looks quite stylish!
There is a RFIDsafe blocking pocket & material. This shields passport and credit cards against RFID skimming
The TurnNLock Security hook means you can secure your bag to a fixture to avoid bag theft.
The Carrysafe slashguard strap is reinforced with steel wire to prevent cut and run theft.
The Roobar Style locking system locks down the zips on the bag. I found these a bit fiddly although I suppose you don’t want it to be too easy!
Should I buy one?
The bag retails for SGD 119 which is not a bad price. For use on a citybreak I would actually go for something a bit bigger so you can carry a guidebook etc. Check out your expiring miles and see what items you can get!