The Best Anti-Theft Secure Backpacks – Adventuring the World with Peace of Mind

With international travel becoming cheaper, easier and so much more accessible, it’s so easy these day to pack up an over-night bag and hit the road; or the skies, as the case may be and explore the globe. Although travel has made our world ever smaller, unfortunately there is still the very really possibility of loosing one’s belongings whether due to carelessness or theft.

With the advent of the modern adventurer, blogger or entrepreneur-on-the-go, with their barrage of expensive high-tech kit, the need for safe and secure travel products has never been greater. The gamut of secure bags and hold-alls complete from anti-slash wire-mesh embedded fabric to security clips and locks to RFID safe material for better ID and credit card protection is an ever growing range from shoulder bags to totes to backpacks.

Top 5 Best Anti-Theft Secure Backpacks Perfect for the Holidays and Short Trips

Here in this post we look at some of the best secure backpacks for travelling, 5 from each of the popular brands in the market designing backpacks and bags with anti-theft in mind.

The Travelon Series – SLASH PROOF, RFID SAFE

Travelon Anti-Theft Series comes with slash-proof adjustable straps, slash-proof body panels, locking compartment sand straps as well as RFID blocking card and passport slots.

1. Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Backpack Midnight Blue (shown below), Black, Gray, Gold Khaki and Stone

Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Backpack

  • Zipper closure, 9″ shoulder drop, 16″ high, 13″ wide
  • Locking, top load backpack has padded pocket for iPad or tablet, wall pocket and mesh pocket, audio pocket with cord port in flap
  • Front organizer has RFID blocking card and passport slots, wall pocket and pen loop
  • Zippered side pocket with interior mesh pocket and side pocket holds water bottle
Travelon also offers apart from backpacks, shoulder bags, cross body bucket bags, messenger bags and other backpacks using the same slash proof strap and panels, see below for a sample of these bags.


The Pacsafe Series – SLASH PROOF, RFID SAFE

The Pacsafe series uses hidden eXomesh which is essentially steel wire mesh embedded into the fabric of the bag for slash guard protection. The same protection is extended to the strap and the material used incorporates RFID blocking feature to help protect bank cards and IDs against credit card frauds and ID theft.

1. Pacsafe Venturesafe 25L GII Anti-Theft Backpack – Navy Blue (shown below), Black or Olive/Khaki

Pacsafe Venturesafe 25L GII Anti-Theft Backpack

  • Polyester lining, Zipper closure, 9″ shoulder drop, 19.5″ high, 11″ wide
  • Lightweight, hidden eXomesh Slashguard stainless steel wire mesh embedded into fabric helps protect against slash & run theft
  • Adjustable wire-reinforced Carrysafe Slashguard Strap helps prevent cut & run theft; the Turn & Lock Security Hook attaches Strap to secure fixture
  • RFIDsafe Blocking Material built into a pocket in the main compartment helps protect IDs & credit cards from hacker scanning
  • Padded sleeve for 15-inch laptop or 3-liter hydration pack compartment; zippered front compartment; 25-liter volume (1526 cubic inches)

2. Pacsafe Venturesafe 15L GII Anti-Theft Daypack

Pacsafe Venturesafe 15L GII Anti-Theft Daypack

The smaller version of the Venturesafe GII seen above, this one is 15L capacity and uses the same eXomesh Slashguard technology.

  • Zipper closure, 18″ shoulder drop, 17″ high, 11″ wide
  • Lightweight, hidden eXomesh Slashguard stainless steel wire mesh embedded into fabric helps protect against slash & run theft
  • Adjustable wire-reinforced Carrysafe Slashguard Strap helps prevent cut & run theft; the Turn & Lock Security Hooks attach Strap to secure fixture
  • RFIDsafe Blocking Material built into a pocket in the front compartment helps protect IDs & credit cards from hacker scanning
  • Padded adjustable shoulder straps and sternum strap; two side stretch pockets; measures 17.7 x 10.2 x 6.3 inches; weighs 1.3 pounds

3. Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 Anti-Theft 15L Backpack – Black (shown below), Pine Gree, Sandstorm, Vintage Red.

Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 Anti-Theft 15L Backpack

  • Zipper closure, 13″ shoulder drop, 12″ high, 16″ wide
  • Sturdy, roomy backpack with anti-theft technologies and organizational options; ideal for adventures abroad or your daily commute
  • Lightweight, hidden eXomesh Slashguard stainless steel wire mesh embedded into fabric helps protect against slash-and-run theft
  • Lockabout Security Clip and smart zipper security provide multiple layers of protection and lockdown points for zippers to help prevent pickpockets
  • RFIDsafe blocking material built into a pocket in the main compartment helps protect IDs and credit cards from hacker scanning
  • Pockets: 4 interior slip, 2 interior zip, 3 exterior

4. Pacsafe Metrosafe LS450 Anti-Theft 25L Backpack – Sandstone or Red (shown below)

Pacsafe Metrosafe LS450 Anti-Theft 25L Backpack

  • Zipper closure, 14.5″ shoulder drop, 19″ high, 12.25″ wide
  • Sturdy, roomy backpack with anti-theft technologies and organizational options; ideal for adventures abroad or your daily commute
  • Lightweight, hidden eXomesh Slashguard stainless steel wire mesh embedded into fabric helps protect against slash-and-run theft
  • Lockabout Security Clip and smart zipper security provide multiple layers of protection and lockdown points for zippers to help prevent pickpockets
  • RFIDsafe blocking material built into a pocket in the main compartment helps protect IDs and credit cards from hacker scanning

5. Pacsafe Venturesafe 45L GII Anti-Theft Carry-On Travel Pack Navy Blue or Olive/Khaki – BIGGEST CAPACITY

  • Nylon, zipper closure, 22″ high x 14.9″ wide
  • Lightweight, carry-on travel pack loaded with anti-theft features
  • Hidden eXomesh Slashguard stainless steel wire mesh embedded into fabric helps protect against slash-and-run theft
  • Roobar locking system provides single lockdown point for interlocking zippers on both compartments and stainless steel locking cable
  • Puncture-resistant ToughZip helps prevent against forced entry from a sharp object
  • Sternum and waist straps; book style opening to see all gear inside; front compartment with organization, including 15-inch laptop sleeve

ALSO: A bigger Pacsafe Venturesafe 65L GII is also available.

Like Travelon, PacSafe also offers cross body bags, hand bags, neck pouch, waist wallet, tote bag, messenger bag and bucket bags. A couple of these that attracted our attention are the Pacsafe Travelsafe GII Portable Safe and Pacsafe Backpack and Bag Protector shown below.

The Kopack Series

The Kopack series introduces a clean and minimalist boxy design offering a more serious look with lighter shades of gray. Options for size and colours available on some models. The series use anti-theft dual layer zipper and some features bottom private pocket. The SmartScan model lets you open your bag 90-180 degrees should you be asked to check your bag or need to get to something urgently.

1. Kopack Business Computer Backpack Anti Theft Waterproof Travel Daypack for 14 inch Grey – Silver Grey (shown below), Black or Red

Kopack Business Computer Backpack Anti Theft Waterproof Travel Daypack for 14 inch Grey

  • Slim bag with Laptop compartments (15 x 9.8 inch ) fit for 13 14 inch most 15 inch laptop. 2-5 pcs cloth for travel.
  • Patented anti-theft zipper with Dual zipper layers, smooth & anti-stab. Patented Bottom unique private pocket.
  • Anti-wrinkle, anti-scratch Nylon 210D thick laptop bag. straps and pockets are reinforcement to take up to 40 kg of load-bearing capacity.
  • Has over 10 compartments, hidden earphone hole,  sunglass strap, elastic side pocket, private waist slot for gift, ring, wallet, passport, tickets and separate laptop compartment as well as thickened foam handle

If you like the design, a larger version is also available that will fit laptops up to 17 inch and 17.3 inch displays.

2. Kopack Anti Theft Shockproof, Lightweight ScanSmart TSA Friendly Water Resistant 14 or 17 inch Laptop Backpack (Gray or Black)

Kopack Anti Theft Shockproof, Lightweight ScanSmart TSA Friendly Water Resistant Laptop Backpack

  • Stylish Design with hidden zippers to stop pickpockets and to protect your belongings from theft.
  • ScanSmart model opens fully at 90-180 degree allowing access to all your gadgets and belongings with over 10+ slots plenty of room for laptop, tablets and smartphone
  • Soft bubble foam padded layer for bump & shock absorption and protection from accidental scratches.
  • Laptop slots adjustable sleeves 15.75 x 11.8″ fit for 13 14 most 15.6 inch
  • Padded shoulder straps and back padding offer extra back support and comfort. Laptop backpack luggage strap allows backpack to slide over the luggage upright handle tube for easy transport for travelling.
  • Anti slash water repelllent material (not waterproof) great for hiking daypack rucksack with two luminous lining glows in dark

If you like the design a bigger version capable of taking laptops with up to 17-inch display is also available.

3. Kopack Slim Business Laptop Backpacks Anti Thief Tear Water Resistant Travel Bags fits up to 15.6 inch Macbook

Kopack Slim Business Laptop Backpacks Anti Thief Tear Water Resistant Travel Bags fits up to 15.6 inch Macbook

4. Kopack Slim Laptop Backpack Bag Anti Theft Laptop Compartment for 13 or 14.1 inch Chromebooks & Ultrabooks Simplified (Light Gray or Black)

Kopack Slim Laptop Backpack Bag Anti Theft Laptop Compartment for 13 or 14.1 inch Chromebooks & Ultrabooks Simplified

  • Multipurpose daypacks size: 11.8″ x 7.1″ x 17.7″ (LxWxH), holds up to 15.6″ notebook computer and meets your needs of day round trips
  • Travel bag made with tear-resistant durable nylon fabric and its dual-access zipper with anti-theft design allows for easy access and increases safety
  • Separate laptop compartment on back offers you convenience and privacy at same time. Back waist slot keeps your valuable or wallet and passport safe
  • Over 10+ compartments thoughtfully designed perfect for business trips or weekend getaways or for simply heading to the office or school and home again.
  • Padded shoulder straps and back padding offer extra back support and comfort, top loop handle for a secure hold when picking up or moving the backpack.

5. Kopack ScanSmart Computer Backpack Anti theft Zipper Travel Gear TSA Friendly Laptop back pack Black fit for 15.6 and most 17 inch Laptop – BIGGEST CAPACITY

Kopack ScanSmart Computer Backpack Anti theft Zipper Travel Gear TSA Friendly Laptop back pack Black fit for 15.6 and most 17 inch Laptop

  • Scan smart / TSA friendly opens up to 90-180 degree so you can pack and unpack all your digital gear easily (laptop, tablet, media player and phone) in secure and dedicated space.
  • Laptop compartment size: 17.7” x 11.6” for up 15, 15.6 to most 17 or 17.3 inch laptop lined with soft bubbles for padding against bump & shock and extra protection from accidental scratches
  • Extra spacious with room for clothes, files of business travel or weekend trip. Premium Organizer with Multiple pockets, don’t have to fumble around endlessly for searching
  • Anti theft dual layer zipper of main pocket. Bottom private pocket for gift, ticket, money and other things you wish to keep private. Well-made excellent texture, water resistant & ANTI-scratch nylon
  • Comfort — Airflow suspended back panel, Padded S-shaped shoulder straps with Suspension System fit human body well make carrying even the heaviest loads feel lighter and more comfortable.

The Uoobag Series

1. Uoobag KT-01 Slim Business Laptop Backpack Anti-theft Travel Bag Up To 15.6 inch Black – Black (shown below), Gray (shown below) or Coffee

Uoobag KT-01 Slim Business Laptop Backpack Anti-theft Travel Bag Up To 15.6 inch Black

  • Fits laptop with up to 15.6 inch display 
  • 210D Nylon Fabric is water-repellent , durable and easy to clean with high quality of Polyester Lining
  • Professional Anti-Theft design with 2-way anti-theft dual-zipper
  • Separate anti-theft laptop pocket, 1 main compartment, 1 ipad pocket, 2 side zippered bottle pockets. Inside you find several compartments for storing pens, cell phone, notebook and keys.
  • 40kgs / 88lb loading capacity with padded back Cushion and “S” Shaped Thicken Shoulder Straps

2. Uoobag KT-03 Waterproof Business Laptop Backpack 17 15.6 inch with Hidden Pocket Black

 Uoobag KT-03 Waterproof Business Laptop Backpack 17 15.6 inch with Hidden Pocket Black

The KT-03 has a bigger capacity with enough room to fit a laptop with up too 17-inch display.

  • Nylon Fabric finish with water-repellent feature. Dimension: 11.9(L) x 7.1(W) x 18.6(H)inch.
  • Large capacity with 1+5 compartments design consisting of one main compartment and hidden front pockets as well as a laptop compartment for 15 or 17-inch laptop and an anti-theft wallet pocket.
  • Anti-theft 2-way dual zipper, durable handle, chest buckle, sunglass strap, soft and thick strap padding

3. Uoobag Laptop Backpack Water-Resistant Business Travel Notebook for 15.6 inch Multifunctional Hiking Rucksack Black

Uoobag Laptop Backpack Water-Resistant Business Travel Notebook for 15.6 inch Multifunctional Hiking Rucksack Black

  • Dimension: 12.6″ x 7.5″ x 19.7″ (LxWxH);
  • Laptop Slot: 10.2″ x 2″ x 16.5″ (LxWxH), fits for 12-15.6 inch laptops.
  • Capacity 21-35 Liters with 3 large compartments for laptop, clothes and books. There are 13 small multi functional pockets for personal stuff  and 2 side mesh pockets for water bottle and umbrella.
  • 2 way dual zippers for main compartment, adjustable shoulder straps buckles, keys buckle+ sunglasses buckle.
  • Padded laptop compartment with padded mesh back
  • Luggage handle securing strap (slips over luggage handle to secure backpack in place)
  • Water-repellent nylon fabric also durable and scratch-resistant

4. Uoobag AD-04 Business Laptop Backpack 15.6 inch for Men with Durable Mats Projector Bags Carrying Case Black 

  • Minimalist, structured, boxy and rectangular for those who like a more organised and uniformed look, the AD-04 business backpack is for you.
  • 2 handles one on the side, the other on top
  • Chest Strap, Anti-theft Buckle, Padded Shoulder Straps, Breathable Padded Back
  • Soft + and padded laptop compartment for maximum protection for your laptop.
  • Padded bottom with durable mat that is both anti-friction and dirt resistant foot pads.
  • Water-resistant design, dual two way zipper for the main compartment.

5. Uoobag College School Backpack Water-resistant Book Bag Travel Shoulder Rucksack for 14 inch Laptop Black – Black or Red

Uoobag College School Backpack Water-resistant Book Bag Travel Shoulder Rucksack for 14 inch Laptop Black

  • Size: 11 x 6 x 15 inch. 3 in 1 bag with handle, messenger strap and backpack strap using the top handles, long shoulder strap and back straps respectively.
  • One padded laptop pocket, one main compartment, two 2 front pockets, one ipad compartment and 2 zippered side pockets (multi-function) with organiser compartments for pens, wallet, phone etc.
  • Durable Handle, “S“ Shaped Straps, Soft and Pad, Detachable Buckle, Earphone Hole and comfortable back system 
  • Anti-theft Function with 2-way dual zippers secure your belongings during travel.

Others:

1. Oflamn Anti-theft Laptop/Computer Backpack Light Weight up to 14 inch

Oflamn Anti-theft Laptop/Computer Backpack Light Weight up to 14 inch

  • Size: 17.72″(W) x 12.60″(H) x 3.94″(D).
  • Padded and shock proof laptop compartment that can hold up to a 14″ laptop,
  • 1 main compartment for books notebooks and daily essentials, 1 pocket for cellphone and keys.
  • Made of super light weight polyester, the whole backpack weights only 1.1 pounds.
  • Unique shape, clean lines, professional monotone look and extremely comfortable on the back.
  • Anti-theft feature with the zipper on the backside of the backpack limiting access.

2. Victorinox Flex Pack Black One Size – SLASHPROOF, COMPACT

Victorinox Flex Pack Black One Size

  • 10″ high, 8″ wide – SMALL
  • Easy-Access Front Pocket And Organizational Panel With Key Fob, Main Storage Compartment
  • The interior features a zippered pocket and two micromesh stash pockets
  • Patented, zip-away mesh utility pocket is ideal for newspaper, umbrella or water bottle
  • Slash-proof wire-reinforced strap protects against theft

3. Vitalismo Anti-theft Water Resistant Travel Backpack Business Laptop Backpack up to 15.6 inch

Vitalismo Anti-theft Water Resistant Travel Backpack Business Laptop Backpack up to 15.6 inch

  • It is professional Anti-theft backpack, high quality Anti-theft dual-zippers with invisible zipper design
  • Separate laptop compartment with soft bubble foam padded layer for bump & shock absorption and protection. Laptop slots adjustable sleeves fits for most 15.6 inch.
  • Padded shoulder straps and back padding offer extra back support and comfort, top loop handle for a secure hold when picking up or moving the backpack.
  • Side pockets for water bottle or umbrella. Padded tablet sleeve and secret pockets at the back and in front.

4. Kensington SecureTrek 17 inch Lockable Anti-Theft Laptop & Overnight Backpack (K98618WW)

Kensington SecureTrek 17 inch Lockable Anti-Theft Laptop & Overnight Backpack

  • Secure Trek Lock Base lets you click in hammerhead zipper pulls to deter theft attempts and unauthorized access into your backpack
  • Anti-puncture zipper for device compartment resists intrusion by sharp object
  • Lock Loop ideal for a TSA-approved travel lock when checking bag at airport
  • Checkpoint-friendly design can lay flat through scanner (follow all TSA instructions)
  • Padded device compartments hold up to 17” laptop and 10” tablet
  • Wheeled luggage pass-thru conveniently straps to an extended handle
  • Padded back provides a more comfortable carry, especially when backpack is full

A smaller Secure Trek for 15-inch laptop is also available.

5. Oflamn Anti-theft Sleek Laptop Backpack Fits Up to 17.3 inch Laptop

Oflamn Anti-theft Sleek Laptop Backpack Fits Up to 17.3 inch Laptop

A bigger version of the Oflamm that fits laptop with display up to 17.3 inch.

  • 13.5 x 4.5 x 19 inch (L x W x H),Suitable for 13″-17.3″ laptop.
  • Anti-theft Backpack: The zipper is designed on the back side of the backpack under the straps, makes your belongings totally secure when wearing it,
  • Inside: 2 padded compartments,one for laptops,the other for tablet or books. 1 large compartment holds clothes and water bottles.2 additional open pockets for small essentials.