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191 of 192 people found the following review helpful.
Bought this for an upcoming trip. I hope to not have to try the anti theft properties of it! But it seems like it should hold up to its claims. The bag is a little stiff, but it is designed to not be stolen. The size is great for me. I don't intend on carrying much. I included my Kindle Paperwhite in the pics as a size reference. It barely doesn't fit in the inner mesh bag. My iPhone 6 with a case fits in the cell phone pocket. Two pen pockets. I didn't count the credit card pockets. There are 3 outer zippers, and two of them are lockable. There's a tiny flashlight on a hook in the main compartment.
275 of 277 people found the following review helpful.
Love this bag.
I bought this cross-body anti-theft bag for our trip to France a few months ago. This is the only place I could find it in black. My husband thought I wouldn't like it because it isn't leather, but he was wrong. I love it. There are loads of compartments inside that keep you organized and makes it easy to find everything quickly. There is a little squeeze flashlight attached near the top on the inside which has come in handy. I felt like my possessions were protected from pick pockets with the two latching compartments, the cross-body design, and slash/cut proof material. There is also a strap latch so that you can secure the bag to your chair while in a restaurant. The cross-body style keeps your hands free for shopping too. Sure leather would look more stylish but when we travel, we do a lot of walking and it never fails that we get rained on. I didn't need to worry about ruining this purse, it is water repellant, and it can be wiped with a damp cloth if you need to clean something off of it. There is another flat zippered compartment on the side that rests next to your body that does not latch. I used this one for maps and such. I can actually fit quite a lot in it, even though I tried not to because I didn't want to be weighted down. I carried my 7" tablet, sunglasses & case, ID, credit card, tissue, hand sanitizer,map, money, wet wipes,itinerary printouts, pen,feminine products,lipstick,& lip balm. I think the bag is the perfect size. I'm small frame and 5'3", and it didn't look too big on me. I just adjusted the shoulder strap for a perfect fit.
The only negatives I can think of are, it is slightly narrower at the top which makes it harder to see into if your hand is in it, it is more casual looking than dressy, and you need to latch down the zippered compartments even when you are not concerned with pick-pockets otherwise the latches rattle. None of these negatives are a big deal for me, as I continued to use this bag even after returning from our trip. I love that everything has its place in it and I can go right for it when I need something.
86 of 89 people found the following review helpful. See all 336 customer reviews...
This bag is well constructed
By James R. Heath
This Anti Theft Messenger Bag might look boring from the outside, but the organization on the inside makes up for how it looks.
On the front of the bag is a pocket with a mesh pocket that has a zipper inside. This pocket can be locked.
On the back of the bag that's against your body, there is a pocket that has a zipper, but does not lock.
Inside the main part of the bag, there's a mesh pocket with a zipper, two slender pockets for pens or pencils,
two open pockets that can hold a Cell Phone etc. There's a place for a passport, four credit card pockets which
can hold more than one card each. All of these pockets are R.F.I.D. shielded.
Also, included inside, is a small LED light. This main part of the bag can be locked.
The strap is slash proof and can be separated from the bag and attached around a chair post with the silver
locking Caribbeaner located on the side of the bag.
I should also mention that the bag has a light lining so you can find things easily.
If you're looking for a bag that's Anti-Theft, and has R.F.I.D. shielding included, I recommend this Travelon bag.
(Reviewed by Phyllis. Wife of James)