Anti-Theft Bags and Backpacks – Are they worth it? March 29, 2021 – Posted in: Tips, Travel – Tags: Anti-Theft, Anti-Theft Backpacks, Laptop Bags
Anti-theft bags, while generally more expensive, can be incredibly worthwhile, particularly if you’re visiting somewhere for the first time. Having extra means of safeguarding your packed belongings built into your bags or backpack can’t be a bad idea can it? Bags Only will look at anti-theft bags and backpacks and is the additional costs of anti-theft features really worth it?
What is an Anti-Theft Bag?
An anti-theft bag is no dissimilar to any backpack, business bag or handbag you will find on the shelf. Although looking the same, anti-theft bags come with one or more features that protect the bag, protect your belongings and protect your identity.
Having your bag stolen is undoubtedly one of worst things that could ever happen when travelling. It’s not necessarily the loss of the bag itself, but the items that are contained within it. I can only imagine the distress and inconvenience of having your important travel documents, passport or wallet stolen whilst in a foreign country.
Anti-theft bag includes features to deter criminals from attempting to steal your bag. These include locking zippers that are hard to access, slash-proof exterior materials and straps, secret compartments, and RFID blocking.
Are Anti-Theft Bags worth it?
Purchasing any bag with additional features that decreases the chances of it, or its contents being stolen is a great idea.
Do these anti-theft features even work? Yes, of course they do, but that might not deter a criminal from trying to take it. Slash-resistant material, lockable zippers, slash-proof shoulder strap, anti-theft zippers are all designed to slow the criminal down.
When it comes to RFID blocking, does the technology apply to all sections of the bag or backpack or just certain pockets? Would a RFID blocking card placed in the wallet be a more cost effective solution? Have criminals become savvier in by-passing the blocking technology? In all cases, it’s best that you have a bag that has RFID blocking throughout. It’s better to have some then none at all.
Purchasing a bag or backpack with ant-theft security is recommended. Ensure the level of protection matches the intended use of the item and its contents. If you’re commuting to and from work via public transport with a laptop, you should absolutely be looking at buying a backpack with added security features.
Travelling overseas and unfamiliar with your surroundings? Carrying an anti-theft bag is a great idea
There are many bags, backpacks, laptop backpacks, purses in all sorts of shapes and sizes with anti-theft features. While these are more expensive than your average bag, they do you provide you with added protection and peace of mind.
However, nothing can replace common sense! Travel with care, don’t ever leave your bag unattended, it will more than likely end up stolen.