There are always a million things on our minds when we are getting ready for a trip: what to pack, where we are staying, what the agenda will be, not to mention how we are going to keep our belongings safe throughout the trip.


The Best Anti-Theft Bags


Here are the best anti-theft bags in every style to suit your needs.



Pacsafe Stylesafe Anti-Theft Crossbody

We love crossbody bags here at Airfarewatchdog, and one that has extra security is even better. This bag from Pacsafe can be worn both as a cross-body or as a shoulder bag. It features a zip closure that locks to a zip clip, and a strap made from cut-resistant material. The exterior is made from RFIDsafe blocking material, keeping your credit cards and IDs safe from digital theft. Rest easy when you have this bag! Available in 2 colors.


User Review:Love the softer fabric and the improved strap. I especially like the underside of the strap - smooth/no ridges. I had purchased the Metrosafe LS140 for a three week trip two years ago. When I returned, I noticed that my "nicer" tops were damaged by the strap rubbing (PacSafe uses this strap design in most of their bags) . This purse will pack flat if needed and lays next to the body nicely without being structured. The clip is still substantial without being so heavy as in some previous Pacsafe models. Large enough to carry my Cannon Powershot SX50 comfortably if I wanted to. Overall very pleased with my purchase.”

Price: $69.95 on

Average Star Rating: 5


Environmentally Friendly:

Sherpani RFID Pica Mini Crossbody Bag

If you’re an environmentally-conscious traveler, this anti-theft bag is the one for you. Made from 100% recycled material, you’ll have  plenty of pockets to store your belongings, plus a key fob and zippered pocket in the interior. This will quickly become your go-to travel bag. Available in 7 color combos.


User Review:I love mine!! I use it everyday! I have several Coach purses and got very sick of the weight, especially when walking around on vacation/traveling. This is wonderful for all you need! Passport fit well and it only hold so much so it won't get heavy. I got this one as a gift for a trip through Europe, she loved it, and used it the whole time. Well made and durable.”

Price: From $31.00 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5



Metro Tote

If classic totes  are your style of choice when it comes to travel bags, then this tote from ebags is a must-have. This bag features RFID protected pockets for your passport and credit cards, and includes a pocket so you can slip it over your rolling luggage handle. Best of all, you’ll have plenty of room for all of your possessions. Available in 4 colors.

User Review:"This is a nice tote. Bigger than i thought, which is good! I purchased it because it has a suitcase handle sleeve which my other bag does not have. I love the fabric and silvery gray color. It has two nice sized zipper pockets inside. One is mesh. I wish it had a few more open top pockets to stash sun glass case, hand sanitizer, small packs of kleenex, etc so they were easily accessable. Still would recommend this bag.”

Price: From $39.99 on

Average Star Rating: 5


Fashion Handbag:

Cole Haan Marli Square Satchel

If you want some security and prefer a more typical purse, this satchel by Cole Haan fits the bill. With RFID protection and zipper closure, you’ll be protected from physical and digital theft. A poleyster lining makes it easy to clean up spills.Available in 2 colors.

User Review:Great fashion handbag and goes with everything! My boyfriend bought me one for my birthday and I loved it, the size was just right and had all the compartments that I needed. I would totally suggest this purse for any female. Many times we carry so many items in our purse and I can say that I was able to fit all things in there comfortably and still had room and it was easy switching over.”

Price: From $202.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 5


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Hobo Bag:

Baggalini securtex™ anti-theft large hobo tote bag

Baggalini has a huge assortment of anti-theft bags, but the hobo bag is our favorite. The front is made with a SecurTex Anti-theft fabric, it has a removable RFID phone wristlet which holds 3 passports, has locking zippers, cut resistant straps, a grommet opening so you can keep your smartphone in the bag, but have your wired earbuds or headphones outside of the bag, plus many more features that make this the perfect hobo bag for your next trip! Available in 5 color combos.


User Review:I really love the classy look, feel and durability of this bag. Without being over-sized, it holds a lot!”

Price: $118.00 on

Average Star Rating: 4



Travelon Anti-theft Active Daypack

Comfortable, roomy, and practical, this backpack is perfection. With front zippered pockets, side pockets, an organizer pocket in the main compartment with RFID protection, as well as a tethered key clip with LED light! You won’t need another backpack after you buy this one. Available in 3 colors.


User Review:I bought this backpack for a trip to the bush in South Africa. We were limited on how much luggage we could bring, so I decided this would be a great carry-on that I could pack a lot into. Boy, was I right! I packed clothes, camera, binoculars, iPad, charger, protein bars, bottles of meds, makeup, a small purse - you name it, I crammed it in there. This thing performed like a champ!”

Price: Starting at $80.05 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4



Pacsafe Luggage Toursafe Exp29

The perfect carry-on for those looking for extra security, this bag has everything you’re looking for in security: slashguard stainless steel wire embedded into the fabric, a roobar locking system, plus it’s lightweight.


User Review:Just returned from two trips: Fiji and then Europe. This bag held up well and was SAFE! I love the security features that that it's not too heavy. It's not fancy but being narrow is also a help when trying to walk thru crowds and small spaces.”

Price: $324.95 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5


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