I had numerous requirements when researching a daypack. I needed it to have the following features:
- RFID blocking material
- Portable safe
- Attachments to secure a fixed object
- Small enough to use as a daypack but big enough to carry a laptop, tablet, and anything else for a short hike
- Able to fit within in my 55L backpack, to avoid the pregnant backpacker look.
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I told you. I put important things in the safe like my lucky rock, toothbrush, and pomade.
Then I came across the Pacsafe – Ultimatesafe 22L backpack, the Fort Knox of backpacks. It had all the features that I was looking for.
- All US passports issued after October 2006, as well as many debit/credit cards and driver’s licenses, have RFID (radio frequency identification) chips that broadcast personal information 24/7. A person with a scanner could potentially read the personal data on your card or passport. The RFID blocking pocket blocks the transmission of this information, preventing unauthorized access.
- Maybe if I work hard someday I can be a non-silhouette model? Pacsafe’s built-in safe (eXomesh) combines the following three security features to give you the “Ultimate” in anti-theft protection:
1) Slash-proof eXomesh cage – a lightweight and slash-proof high-tensile stainless steel eXomesh cage encases your valuables.
2) Locks closed – the patented locking device cinches and locks the eXomesh cage completely closed.
3) Locks to a secure fixture – an integrated, heavy-duty, stainless steel cable connected to the eXomesh cage and locking device locks your valuables to a secure fixture.
- Adjustable carry-safe straps detach to allow the bag to anchor to a secure fixture when at a restaurant or meeting.
- Shoulder straps are also slash-proof to prevent criminals from cutting the strap and taking your bag.
- Zippered compartments boast smart zipper security, and zippers to help protect from wandering hands syndrome.
How did we pay for it?
I bought it from Amazon for $149 and was able to open an Amazon credit card (with no annual fee) to receive a $50 credit towards the purchase bringing the total to $99. Additionally, I had $101 on a Hyundai MPG debit card that was issued based on the MPG fiasco. Therefore, the bag was free (at least in my head)!