Anti-Theft Backpacks have become a crucial item for travelers!
Do you know why?
Let me explain:
A thug standing right behind you just works his way inside your bag with something as pathetic as a razor blade and gets everything out.
People who do not want to end up in such a situation always skip common backpacks for anti-theft backpacks.
And this is what this guide is all about.
Not only you will get to find the best anti-theft backpacks in this guide, but you will also learn the most important characteristics of anti-theft backpacks.
You will learn what to look for when buying theft-proof backpacks and what kind of protection different types of anti-theft backpacks provide.
- Best Anti-theft Backpacks for Travel [2017,2018,2019 & 2020]
- Korin Design ClickPack Pro RECOMMENDED
- XD Design Bobby Anti Theft Backpack 2017
- Oscaurt Anti Theft Travel Backpack 2018
- Pacsafe Metrosafe LS450 Anti Theft Backpack 2019
- Travelon Anti Theft Backpack 2020
- KOPACK Anti Theft Travel Backpack
- Tigernu Business Laptop Travel Backpack
- Kensington’s SecureTrek Anti Theft Travel Backpack
- Matein Travel & Business Anti Theft Travel Backpack
- Hanke Anti Theft Travel Backpack
- Where I Rank These Anti Theft Backpacks 2017,2018,2019 & 2020
- Criteria for Rating Anti Theft Backpacks for Travel 2017,2018,2019 & 2020
- What you can/cannot expect from Security Travel Backpacks?
- Frequently Asked Questions
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Best Anti-theft Backpacks for Travel [2017,2018,2019 & 2020]
Lo and behold, no more waiting, here’s the ultimate list of the backpacks that captured the market in or before 2019 and they will retain it in 2020.
Take a look at the ten best anti-theft backpacks that you can choose from.
Korin Design ClickPack Pro RECOMMENDED
This is perhaps these best anti theft backpack with a whole new approach to what might be an anti theft or at least theft-resistant backpack.
Do people only love it or there are haters too? Well, there are haters because the design of this backpack is not perfect.
It is big, but the makers are so bent on an organization that it does not have space for a little something extra e.g. your shoes or your volleyball and the handle is not so sturdy.
But I love this backpack because of innovation and because they over-delivered and added something that not even Bobby “the most famous cut-proof travel bag” does not have.
Care to know all the good and bad traits of this backpack? Here you go.
XD Design Bobby Anti Theft Backpack 2017
I’ve already talked enough about Bobby and perhaps you think that Bobby is inferior to ClickPack Pro.
Let me say it:
This is more like a matter of personal preferences.
Let us not forget that Bobby is the pioneer in this field and not only ClickPack Pro followed the external and internal design patterns of Bobby, but many other manufacturers also followed the same road
The major problem that people had with Bobby was that it did not have any padlock and wire-lock – XD Design people added this option as well and with one padlock with a metal wire, you can lock your backpack on anything that you like.
Here are all the pros and cons.
Oscaurt Anti Theft Travel Backpack 2018
Here’s this thing about anti theft backpacks that has started to bore me.
All of them now follow in the footsteps of either Bobby or ClickPack Pro. At least most of them follow the same design and the same as in the case of Oscaurt anti-theft backpack.
Do not let this come in your way.
Because this backpack has been bought by over 700 people (on Amazon) and it proudly shows-off that “Amazon’s Choice” tag that only good products win.
It is definitely not cut or stab-proof and but it is still great value for the price considering that it boasts a hidden zipper design that definitely keeps thieves at the bay.
Take a look at the pros and cons of this bag and see if it is for you or not.
Pacsafe Metrosafe LS450 Anti Theft Backpack 2019
Pacsafe’s Metrosafe LS450 backpack comes with some unique security features that you cannot find in other backpacks.
While ClickPack Pro or Bobby or other similar backpacks are just as secure as this backpack is, the security style and functions of this laptop are not similar to any of them.
Bobby and ClickPack Pro have slash-proof material that is stronger than Kevlar, but makers of Metrosafe found it expensive and they came up with their own ingenious solution.
They made the pack with standard material, but they used stainless steel, lightweight mesh named eXomesh.
This slash guard is lightweight and still strong enough to counter any attempt to cut the material and steal your valuables.
It is flexible and so light that you cannot easily feel it, but it is built into each vulnerable side and corner of the pack.
Here are all the details.
Travelon Anti Theft Backpack 2020
Travelon is just another affordable and yet armed to the teeth anti theft backpack. The reason why I chose to discuss this backpack right after Metrosafe LS450 is the similarity between the anti theft system that both of these backpacks used.
Just like Metrosafe LS450:
Travelon also uses stainless steel mesh and other protection systems.
This does not mean that this smart and small EDC anti-theft travel backpack does not have its own unique features.
To start with:
It has a big and strong side pocket to hold tight on your umbrella or water bottle and the pocket on the other side is good for cheap EDC items e.g. travel tower, cap, hat or similar other items.
KOPACK Anti Theft Travel Backpack
KOPACK theft-proof backpack is designed in the same way as Bobby and many other backpacks that followed in the footsteps of Booby.
It does not have a trendy number lock, but its 100% fool-proof design makes it impossible for the thieves to find the zipper, let alone open it and steal your valuable.
In terms of top-notch anti theft features, this bag does not have to offer much but a somewhat slash-resistant material, hidden pocket on the backside and hidden zipper.
This is almost exactly what Bobby offers you; the older versions of Booby did not come with TSA security wire lock that the recent version included (just to compete with Korin Design’s much safer backpack).
If locking your backpack on a secure fixture is not your thing, you rather like to keep it with you always, you should go with this backpack.
It’ll cost you roughly one third the price of ClickPack Pro and yet it is good enough to protect your personal belongings.
Tigernu Business Laptop Travel Backpack
Tigernu is a big name in anti theft professional backpack industry.
It is definitely not as big or famous as Bobby or ClickPack Pro, but it is definitely a very well-known manufacturer of good quality theft-proof backpacks.
Tigernu is the ultimate slap in the face of those who believed that traditional anti theft travel backpacks don’t have the space needed for everyday professional or academic life.
The capacity of this backpack is 22 liters and with plenty of compartments and pockets, this is the perfect anti theft professional and a business backpack that you need to pack motherlode of gadgets, books, stationery, items of personal use and definite clothing for one night.
It is on the sweet spot of professional backpacks and one-night travel backpacks.
So, for all of you who complain about business backpacks with less space and zero pockets on the outside, this is exactly what you need.
Here’s the detail about all the pros and cons of this product.
Kensington’s SecureTrek Anti Theft Travel Backpack
Who wants a big and beefy anti theft travel backpack that would even accommodate a big 17” laptop?
I know that many folks with 17” laptops hate most of the anti theft travel backpacks because those are too small and thin to house a big laptop.
But this one does. It has two big and bulky compartments. Both can be zip-closed and both can be locked with the SecureTrek patent-pending Lock Base.
This lock base does not lock the zippers on its own – with this you have to use a TSA approved number lock or a padlock, and you can use the steel wire to lock the bag on an immovable object like a pole.
While locking system is innovative and you won’t see it on any other lock, this is not complete and depends on locking mechanism that you will have to buy separately.
Here: take a look at the most important pros and cons.
Matein Travel & Business Anti Theft Travel Backpack
If you would like to buy two compartments and one big front pocket travel and a work laptop that is also recommended by Amazon (‘Amazon’s Choice’ tag) then Matein anti theft travel backpack is absolutely for you.
It fits a 15.6” laptop and it has decent mesh pockets on both sides to keep a water bottle and umbrella handy.
The pockets are galore and organizing small to big stuff is very easy. Take the big front pocket as an example, it has a tight front pocket as well that can easily house today’s newspaper, your favorite magazine or stationery.
The big front pocket has device organizer design inside – dedicate sleeves for everything, including a pen.
Take a look at all the pros and cons here.
Hanke Anti Theft Travel Backpack
Hanke is one of those anti theft travel backpacks that are leaning more towards a very basic anti theft design without any locks, wires and steel wires in shoulder straps, etc.
Just like an early version of Bobby:
This is the reason why Hanke is one of the most affordable backpacks on this list. This sort of design seems to be impressed by the ultralight movement from hiking backpacks and gear.
Minimalism with security is the key to understand this backpack and others like it. However, it does not mean that there is a complete lack of security features.
Read this part and you will get why Hanke is just another perfect theft-resistant backpack for those who like a mix of security and affordable price.
What you can/cannot expect from Security Travel Backpacks?
This is an important question, and before we jump to the part where we will dissect each and every of the best 10 v travel backpacks and get to know their nitty-gritty, it is the time to get your expectations straight and tell you what you may and what you may not expect from these bags.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, I know. You have questions! Here are the answers to most frequently asked questions about professional and theft-proof backpacks.