5 Reasons Why I Love My Smart Travel Backpack: Anti-Theft & RFID Safe

Hi! We’re Candy and Crystal. We’re sisters who grew up as military brats and spent the first half of our lives in Japan. The majority of our family resides in Japan, but we ventured out and have spent the second half of our lives mainly in the United States. We both love traveling and have always documented our travels, so we decided it was time to share our travel experiences with the rest of the world.

I have been searching for the perfect backpack for my travels and stumbled across the Pacsafe Slingsafe LX300 Anti-Theft Backpack while I was shopping at Traveler's Depot (San Diego's best mom-and-pop travel store). I was initially browsing around Traveler's Depot for a guidebook to Costa Rica, but ended up walking out of the store with a new smart travel backpack. So what drew me to this backpack? Here are my top five reasons for purchasing this backpack. 


1. Lockable Zip Sliders


The one thing that worries me about carrying a backpack is the fact that I can't see what is going on behind me. I have had an unfortunate incident about five years ago and had my iPhone pickpocketed. Ever since then I have been so paranoid about carrying anything on my back. 
This backpack has lockable zippers that make it pretty much next to impossible for pickpocketers to get into. 

2. RFID Safe


So you may be wondering what the heck does RFID stands for. Don't worry I had no idea and had to google it myself. It stands for Radio Frequency Identification. Apparently, RFID readers can easily be bought online by absolutely anyone (and they aren't expensive). Thieves use this hand-held reader to steal information that is stored on anything that has a microchip, like your credit cards and passports. Thanks to this RFID safe pocket inside the backpack, the unique material blocks transmissions and stops RFID readers from stealing your personal information. 

3. Outsmarts Bag Snatchers


The shoulder strap has a releasable security hook at one end that allows you to attach the strap to a table, chair, or anything else you may want to attach it to. This stops thieves from easily walking away with your bag. 


4. eXomesh Slashguards

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