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!
The exact Slingsafe 300 GII model has since been discontinued; the Citysafe CS350 backpack is the updated version, available in a slightly larger 19L size.
Pacsafe Slingsafe 300 Gii Review
Slingsafe 300 Gii Features
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 12L 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 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).
Durability of the Bag
Update as of 2019: My Slingsafe 300 GII traveled with me on several big adventures over several years and held up without much wear and tear whatsoever. In fact, the bag is still in my arsenal nearly 7 years later – however, it doesn’t get used as often due to my luggage downsizing and evolving.
- The exact Slingsafe 300 GII model has since been discontinued; the Citysafe CS350 backpack is the updated version, available in a slightly larger 19L size.
*Note: This Pacsafe bag was provided free of charge, but all words in this review are my own. I love this bag so much, I bought one as a Christmas present for HPL team writer Caroline, who also enjoys taking it on her travels.