*Image: Brooke’s Pacsafe Slingsafe 300 GII as worn in the Forbidden City, crossing the border from K-stan to China, in Urumqi, and hiking in Cappadocia.
There are certain places that, when traveling, I am always on close guard of my belongings. I turn my daypack around to the front like I’m holding a baby and hope that my money belt is keeping place under my clothes. Markets and busy subway stations are top culprits for my mental anguish, and I know that taking the time to worry so much takes my mind away from the moment/experience. Travel fail!
For these reasons, I was ecstatic to receive a Slingsafe 300 GII daypack in the mail from Pacsafe — a company known for making travel gear with protection in mind.
And I’m going to go out and say it before we even get started: Best bag I’ve ever had with me on my travels!
There are several small features that add heaps of value to the bag:
- Zipper clips to make it difficult for culprits to unzip your bag without you knowing
- Locking shoulder strap to secure bag to fixed objects
- Slash-proof exomesh structure
- RFID protection pocket to protect passport/credit card information
The bag may look small, but I actually find the size quite spacious. I can fit a 13″ MacBook Pro, camera, phone, cable/chargers, book, notebook, sunglasses, water bottle, and plenty of extras. I would love for it to be another inch taller, but it still works out just fine as either a daypack or carry-on bag.
This is a woman’s bag, which is apparent when you see in the inside liner color — mine is bright orange with dots — but my boyfriend still enjoys wearing the bag (as long as he doesn’t have to open it up).
*Pacsafe bag was provided free of charge, but all words in this review are my own.