Are you concerned about theft when you travel? You aren’t alone with this concern. Unfortunately, older women are seen as easy targets for purse snatchers, pickpockets, and scam artists. Keeping our belongings safe while traveling is a central concern and that is why anti-theft travel bags exist and are becoming more popular among travelers.
It’s a bag with technology that makes it almost impossible to steal, get into, or slash. Pickpockets and purse snatchers are abundant in most tourist destinations, so keeping your personal belongings safe is a priority.
These bags may also be called safety, theft-proof, or anti-slash bags. They come in all sizes – from small handbags to large suitcases. Let’s take a look at a few anti-theft bags that are suitable for older women.
Here are some of the features to look for when you are shopping for an anti-theft bag:
We have researched anti-theft travel bags for women and read reviews from customers to put together a list of some of the best sellers and well-reviewed theft-proof travel bags on the market today.
Travelon is one of the top brands for anti-theft travel bags and accessories. The Active Anti-Theft Tour Bag is one of their top sellers. It offers multiple inside and outside storage pockets and an interior wallet so you don’t have to carry the extra weight of a wallet.
It has the Travelon 5-Point Anti-theft security system that helps prevent the most common types of theft.
The 5-Point Anti-Theft Security System includes:
The Active Tour bag has a main compartment organizer and front and rear zippered pockets. It also features a tethered interior key clip with a handy LED light. It’s also water resistant.
The very affordable Laptop anti-theft travel bag from Kopack is a slim backpack made of water-resistant/anti-scratch and anti-puncture durable fabric.
The 4-tooth lockable zipper of the main compartment is also anti-puncture and provides double anti-theft protection (lock not included). It has a concealed laptop compartment in the back that is hidden under the shoulder strap. The laptop compartment cannot be reached when the bag is worn.
Pacsafe is also one of the top runners in anti-theft travel bags. The Metrosafe LS200 Anti-Theft Medium Crossbody Bag is one of their best sellers and offers anti-theft features like zipper security and cut-resistant paneling.
Safety and anti-theft features include:
Another Travelon top seller is the Anti-Theft Classic Travel Bag. The bag has the renowned 5-point anti-theft security system that protects valuables and personal belongings from pickpockets and thieves.
It has a slash-resistant mesh barrier inside all four side panels and also the bottom panel. It also features a slash-resistant lock-down strap, locking compartments, and an RFID-blocking organizer to keep your bank cards and identity safe.
The Ulti Messenger bag from CONMIGO is a nifty bag that quickly converts from a cross-body bag to a classic briefcase – two bags in one! The anti-theft feature of this bag is the pull-out attached padded cushion that you sit on. Great for long layovers sitting in airports. The padded cushion provides relief for your bum and the reassurance that no one can take your bag while you are sitting on it.
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Also read PROTECTING YOUR PASSPORT WHILE TRAVELING.
Do you own an anti-theft travel bag? Which features do you – or would you – make most use of? Will you be purchasing one? Tell us what you think in the comments below.