My Anti-Theft Shoulder Bag of Choice

I’m enjoying the day at Hadrian’s Villa just outside of Rome with my PacSafe Metrosafe LS250 Anti-Theft Shoulder Bag. It’s  convenient, keeps my valuables safe, and fits like a charm! But I use it at home as well, in fact everywhere I go. It puts my mind at complete ease.


One thing I’ve learned while traveling (or anywhere) is the importance of having a theft-proof, comfortable and multi-functional shoulder bag. It must be my best travel bud, my guarantee of organization and safety at my fingertips. In fact, I’ve come to the realization that a shoulder bag has the power to either contribute to a wonderful experience or make my life miserable.

Packsafe bagI’ve had my doozies, like my old lightweight day pack which unzipped into a mass of disorganized items. Digging around into shapeless darkness while balancing it against my knee for that purchased museum ticket, reading glasses or batteries is for the birds. So I wised up and found the perfect solution in an unexpected place… at my hairdressers.

One day, while having my locks put in foil, my hairdresser told me about her recent trip to Spain. She mentioned a new shoulder bag that she bought on-line before she left and was totally thrilled with it. She loved the smaller size which was just right for an iPad, camera, and other items that she needed on a daily basis. But more importantly, she was so impressed with its anti-theft technology that she was completely at ease while walking those foreign streets alone.

She had it with her and brought it out while my hair was processing. It was my first introduction to Pacsafe by Outpac Designs Limited. It only took a few minutes to be convinced that this was the shoulder bag for me.

Pacsafe Metrosafe 250 GII Anti-Theft Shoulder Bag, Midnight Blue

Outpac Designs Limited was inspired by two Aussie friends in 1998 after they had sailed the worlds oceans and trod over 33 countries. They were convinced, along with other fellow travelers, that anti-theft security was an absolute must. Soon their eXomesh® anti-theft technology was created and formed the first-ever, award-winning Pacsafe® anti-theft backpack protector.

The most prominent goal of Pacsafe is to keep your belongings safe from opportunistic thieves. Pacsafe technology leaves very little, if any, possibility for stolen items from your bag. No one deserves to be ripped off, and this company puts theft protection at the forefront of their designs. Not only do their products give peace of mind, but they are stylish as well.

Flexible, lightweight, stainless steel wire is integrated into the straps and bag to protect it from bag-slashers. Did you know that most passports, credit cards and ID cards now contain an RFID micro-chip? These chips contain all of your personal information. Identity thieves can access your information from up to 10 ft. away with the help of an RFID reader. Pacsafe includes RFIDsafe blocking material that blocks out virtually all transmissions.

Another security feature I love are the turn & lock security hooks which undo so that I can fasten my shoulder bag to a secure fixture. It also has a special turning mechanism which locks the hook in place for further assurance that thieves won’t get away with it.



These are the typical items I carry in my shoulder bag. My phone, glasses, camera, charged back-up battery for my iPhone, keys, card and cash to name a few. Added to this is a water bottle and small umbrella which fit nicely on each side of the bag in pockets. The strap is adjustable so it fits where I feel most comfortable. It’s very important to put the strap across your body while carrying it.

Items like my passport and extra cash I put inside my moneybelt that stays under my clothes. So whatever I put in my Pacsafe bag are only the items I use for the day.

I’ve got everything neatly stashed in my Pacsafe shoulder bag where I can find them. No more digging around and making people wait. The bag has several pockets and a zip pouch that are perfect to organize my phone, cards, money and disinfectant gel that I want easily available. My iPad fits snuggly into the opening behind the front compartment and my kleenex and scarf are packed in the pocket behind it.

If all of these features aren’t enough, another thing the I’m very impressed with are that the bags are constructed of polypropylene, which is 100% recyclable. Pacsafe has respect for the environment which is an important value of mine.

So head out into that great big beautiful world. See what’s around the next corner and take lots of exotic photos. Just be sure you have the best anti-theft protection bag available. Pacsafe fills the bill perfectly.

To find out more about my PacSafe Anti-Theft Shoulder Bag, click on this link.

ps…this is strictly written as my own opinion and is not an ad.

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