Why choose an Anti-Theft Daypack From Pacsafe
Daypacks are versatile and essential bags we can use in different situations and for various purposes, from a day trip in nature, a city trip, to long-term travel, to business trips. If you travel and carry many things: a laptop, camera, iPhone and more valuable gear, you’ll need a reliable and safe daypack. This is how I found out about the Pacsafe Venturesafe Anti-Theft Daypacks. A daypack I can use for outdoor activities and business alike. Below you can read about my experience and review of the Pacsafe Venturesafe 25l GII.
Pacsafe Venturesafe Daypack Review
This Pacsafe Venturesafe 25l GII has two compartments. The main one is divided into two sections, one large pocket on the backside to store your computer or iPad and the main pouch for anything you want to carry with you, like a raincoat, a jumper, a guidebook, a travel purse, food, etc.
On the front is a smaller compartment for quick access to smaller items, like travel documents, a small book, tissue, hand sanitiser, etc. A small RFID safe pocket is ideal for storing private documents like passports or cards with microchips. I haven’t used this pocket because I like carrying all my valuable belongings on the front side, so I store them in my Pacsafe hip-pack instead.
Daypack Pacsafe Venturesafe 25l GII – Features and Benefits
If you don’t know Pacsafe already, all Pacsafe travel packs stand out among all the best for their anti-theft and slash-proof technology, a special stainless steel wire invisibly built into the fabric.
The Pacsafe Venturesafe has wire all over the lower, front and side panels and all through the daypack shoulders straps, making it impossible to cut them. There are two waist and chest straps that you can adjust to your desired length. I only use the upper cross straps as they fasten the pack tighter to your body. I never used the waist straps. If you want, you can take them off.
There are also two small straps across the side pockets to fasten bottles of water or anything you want to store into the side pockets. The back is reinforced with a slim padded layer, I am not a fan of the padded back, but this is not as thick as other backpacks.
The extraordinary feature of this Pacsafe daypack is the metal hooks. There is one at the bottom of one shoulder strap that you can unfasten and put around a table or a chair to secure your daypack. A special turning mechanism inside this hook makes it hard for a thief to snatch your bag. I have used this metal hook in busy places. It makes you feel safer. However, it should be used with smart zippers.
There are more metal hooks to secure the four compartment zippers. One is hidden inside the right side pocket and close to the front compartment. Securing the four zippers is practical when using public transportation and walking in crowded places. It prevents thieves from reaching into your bag without even noticing it.
Pacsafe Venturesafe 25l GII – How to use your daypack
I have been testing my Pacsafe Ventursafe everywhere. This versatile Pacsafe daypack has exceeded my expectations, from a stroll in the city, a beach walk, and an Outback Tour, to a jet boating ride.
I like using my Pacsafe Venturesafe 25l daypack and the small Venturesafe 100 hip-pack. I like to use this handy small one for easy access to things stored in the hip-pack when walking or cycling. You can read more about the Pacsafe Venturesafe 100, a.k.a. Pacsafe Fanny Pack (a new version of the former Venturesafe 100).
Nothing can replace a daypack on tour when your luggage is hidden away in your vehicle. I was unsure whether this 25l Pacsafe travel pack fit my Outback Adventure in the Kimberley. I used it for ten days on short and long hikes, and while it got dusty, I found it easy to clean with a wet cloth. Likewise, I used my Pacsafe daypack in town, for my daily shopping, from groceries and farmers markets to shopping for professional gear. I always carried it with me.
What I like about the Pacsafe Venturesafe
Light and spacious, the Pacsafe VentureSafe 25l is one of the lightest daypacks I have ever had. I like the soft material and its design. The two side pockets firmly hold any bottle. Altogether, I could use a functional and versatile daypack in various situations and environments without any trouble.
What I like less about the Pacsafe Venturesafe 25l
This daypack doesn’t stand upright and tends to lean on one side whenever you place it on the floor, maybe due to the ergonomic padded backside (?). One day my daypack got very wet on a boat ride. While I would not expect the fabric to be waterproof, I welcome a mini foldable cover to protect the pack from rain or water.
My experience with a Pacsafe Venturesafe 25l
All in all, I am thrilled with this travel daypack. Apart from these minor things, I cannot find anything to complain about. I recommend this versatile daypack to everyone who likes to have one travel pack for various occasions while prioritising comfort and security features. Earlier last year, I had the opportunity to test the Pacsafe hip-pack, a waist pack that quickly became my most used travel bag every day.
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This post was first published in 2015 and last updated in Jan 2023
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