The PacSafe Women’s Citysafe CX 17L Anti Theft Backpack is ideal for women who are always on the move. This backpack is not only stylish and roomy, but it’s also practical and secure. It can accommodate a 16″ laptop and has smart organization for all of your essentials. However, what makes this backpack stand out is its anti-theft design, which includes interlocking zippers and lightweight steel mesh material to prevent theft and pickpocketing.
This backpack also features RFID blocking pockets to keep your credit cards and IDs safe. You can even lock the backpack to fixtures for added security. It has multiple pockets, including an RFID blocking front zip pocket, interlocking zipper main compartment, padded sleeve for a 16″ MacBook Pro, and expandable side pockets for water bottles or umbrellas. Although compact, the backpack is surprisingly spacious with a wide opening that can fit travel essentials such as a jacket, notebook, smartphone, and charger. It also has a top carry haul handle and a luggage slip that slides over luggage handles to keep the bag balanced on a wheeled bag.
The PacSafe Women’s Citysafe CX 17L Anti Theft Backpack is made of soft, durable, water-resistant nylon and polyester and comes with a 5-year Pacsafe warranty. Its dimensions are 15.4″H x 10.6″W x 6.3″D, and it weighs just 1.57 lbs. It’s perfect for traveling, commuting, or running errands around town. With this backpack, you can rest assured that your valuables are safe, and your essentials are organized.
E. Bartos –
I’ve used this exclusively as my travel bag for work since I started my new job in August of 2021. Prior to this, I actually purchased the bag for travel to Europe, so my review comes with thousands of miles of travel experience.This bag holds up really well- I’m really happy with the quality of the bag. Everything is still in original working order. I really like that the interior of the black bag is a lighter color so I can locate things easier.The things I don’t like about this bag are as follows:It is heavy. The interior metal around the top zippers adds weight, and if you’re walking around Germany with this bag full of water and whatever, you’ll start to get sore shoulders.The straps slip. They WILL NOT stay shortened all the way. They are much too long and the bag ends up around my lower back since I am only 5’2”. Super annoying.The last thing I would change would be to add more zippered pockets inside the main compartment and inside the front pocket. If you’re using this bag as a carry on, putting it under the seat in front of you can cause things to fall out of the little pockets inside, so then they end up at the bottom of the bag or worse, somewhere in the dark cavern that is the floor of an airplane.Because of these few issues, my eyes have started to wander and I’m looking for a new bag. I love pacsafe and have purchased many of their products over the years, but the weight, the straps, and the items falling all over inside are just too annoying. For safety, it’s great, and I would recommend it for anyone who wouldn’t be annoyed by all of the aforementioned issues. As you can see from the picture, the bag itself still looks brand new. I’d recommend pacsafe products to everyone.
E. Bartos –
I really like this bag. It’s on the smaller side, which is what I wanted. Easily goes under the seat on the airplane. Looks cute and is comfy to carry. Wish the straps where just a little longer so they could be adjusted tighter, plus the adjustment buckle lands rights under the arm pit on me so not the most comfortable for all day wear in a sleeveless shirt. That’s why I took off a star
It really is an anti-theft backpack because even the owner will have a hard time going in and closing the bag. If you are running late, forget about closing it and putting in your back because you will be late. The zippers are stiff and if you happen to open it all the way, you have to hold the bag in front of you and try to negotiate with the zippers. Other than that, the bag looks good, light and looks durable but I will have to get another bag for everyday use. I am going to keep this for travel and when I move to PH so I can give the pickpockets a hard time and not just me.
Tania Ciolko –
The backpack ticked all my requirements for a backpack that is safe, yet does not scream travel backpack. The security features on this backpack make this a far more difficult target for thefts of opportunity. The RFID, puncture-resistant material, security loop with clip lock, along with zipper locks with break-resistant zippers packed in a stylish backpack. I store camera gear, and multiple lenses, plus a GoPro and wow, the backpack does not feel overloaded. I give it 5 stars.
Berni Jo Davis –
So functional and stylish while keeping my stuff safe. It was comfortable to carry and added to my fits while in Europe.
Great product, just wish it was a bit bigger