I recently came back from a trip to San Francisco, where for 3 glorious days, I had some R & R with my husband, before the PBS Annual Meeting started. We played tourist and had a wonderful time.
But one thing I didn’t have to worry about was my purse. I tested out Travelon’s Classic Anti-Theft Mini Shoulder Bag and knew things were much more secure.
I prefer cross body bags, because I can walk around lighter and with just the essentials. But I worry about being a target of theft, a determined thief can slash straps and panels. However, after I saw Travelon’s products, I thought their bags would be perfect for worry-free traveling. Plus, I knew my credit cards were safe inside (there’s RFID blocking card and passport slots).
Note – this is not a high fashion bag, it’s a black nylon-ish bag from Travelon’s classic line. However, the size, body length, and functionality was perfect. I would love to see this design in a slightly fancier fabric, with the exact same size, dimensions and features.
I am very picky about cross body length and the Classic Anti-Theft Mini Shoulder bag was able to extend to a comfy length. And since this mini shoulder bag is perfect for traveling, it’s going to be my travel handbag. But if I was going to be running around a touristy area, I would definitely use this for the day.
How it actually worked:
I did keep the front compartment locked and it did ease my mind that I could do that. I felt safer. With this bag, that’s where you should keep any valuables. It’s not completely sealed shut, you can slip a finger in, but not your whole hand.
I liked the flap on the outside of the bag. I kept my MAC compact and lipstick in that compartment.
On the other side of the bag, there’s another zippered compartment. I kept gum and my extra mobile battery.
Thank you to Travelon for providing the Classic Anti-Theft Mini Shoulder Bag for review.
Travel Safety Tips, courtesy of Travelon
-Tourist spots, public transportation stations and restaurants are notorious hangouts for pickpockets and thieves. Always be aware of your surroundings. Be wary of sudden crowds or commotions around you, these are often designed to catch you off guard.
-Pickpockets often work in teams where one member diverts your attention elsewhere while the second member picks your pocket.
-Keep a small amount of cash in your pocket and avoid showing large sums of money in public. Use an anti-theft bag like Travelon or an undercover waist pack to keep your money secure.
-Every summer day around 100 tourists will be victimized near Rome’s Spanish Steps, the Coliseum, and the Vatican.
What travel safety tips would you add to this list?
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