Europe is infamous for pickpocketing, purse-snatching, and more. Not that it doesn’t happen anywhere else, but in places like France or Italy, you’re usually in awe of the scenery and don’t take in your surroundings well enough. This allows ample time for someone unscrupulous to sneak up and attack.
Aside from pickpocketing, another thing that’s fairly common is slashing. A robber will run up and either slash at your bag strap or slash at you – sometimes even at your face – so you’ll release your hold of a bag. If they are able to cut the strap, it obviously makes things a lot easier to grab and go.
The Pacsafe Citysafe LS200 Anti-Theft Handbag or purse is protected from slashes, with slash-resistant straps. It also helps protect you from attacks elsewhere too thanks to RFID-blocking pockets, a smart zipper, and eXomesh slashguards which protect the bag lining. There’s also a turn and lock security hook that works similar to a bike lock. You can attach it to the bottom of a chair leg or nearby table so no one can snatch your bag out from under you and run.
The RFID-blocking, in case you’re not aware, protects your sensitive documents and credit cards. Pickpockets can simply use modern devices to scan and clone your payment cards, then extract money from your accounts or make big purchases. If you’re overseas or in a different country and you’re cards get stolen, it makes things extremely difficult and stressful. This anti-theft handbag actually prevents that from happening with RFID-blocking pouches.
The Pacsafe bag comes in several colors and styles. The one pictured here, comes in black, apricot, lagoon, and rosemary. Of course, there are additional styles too such as a circle-shaped handbag and backpack.
What makes this bag more appealing is its relatively obscure. If you make yourself appear as a tourist, you’re more likely to be targeted. This bag could be something one of the locals would use, and it’s not extra flashy. The added security features help keep you, your belongings, and your personal info safe which is always a plus.
The polyester type material is prone to lint, animal and people hair, and small particles. So keep that in mind if you have a problem that kind of thing.