The cases of robbery and thefts while travelling to unknown and strange places scares the hell out of us. But, you do not need to worry about pickpockets or your belongings getting stolen if you have the Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 anti-theft 15L backpack with you.
As the backpack is an anti-theft backpack, it has key features such as a secret pocket, cut and scratch proof fabric, smart zipper lock, anti-slashguard and even RFIDsafe compartment.
If you are looking for an anti-theft backpack having good features in a portable size, then your one-stop selection should be Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 anti-theft backpack. It is smaller in size compared to other backpacks. It also has every security features that you can think of.
Physical Overview of the backpack
The dimension of the backpack is 42cm*29.5cm*13cm, weighs about 660gm and has a capacity of 15 litres.
Highlighted Features of Metrosafe LS350 Anti-Theft Backpack
1. Anti-Theft Features
The backpack comes with Carrysafe slashguard straps, which are lightweight. Flexible stainless steel wire is integrated into the adjustable Carrysafe shoulder straps. They are invisible to the naked eye. The wire is very effective in keeping you safe from bag slashers who can slash through your bag and run away with your belongings.
The backpack has got eXomesh Slashguard at its front, bottom and sides. It helps you against the slashers who cut the backpack and make your things fall into their palm. The eXomesh Slashguard is made of stainless steel and is impossible to cut even with sharp knives.
The backpack comes with Smart Zipper Security. It can be attached to a discreet security hook. It will help you keep your belongings safe from pickpockets.
The backpack is also provided with a Lockabout security clip. It will help you pull your zip and lock with the hook sliding the barrel. The security clip gives you three strategic points to lock the zippers. If you want an added layer of security, you can get a padlock. The padlock will lock your backpack giving your belongings enhanced security.
The backpack features a RFID blocking pocket inside the main compartment which you can use to keep your wallet, credit cards and passports. It will help to secure your electronic information getting stolen by hackers.
The backpack also features YKK Zippers, which are strong and sturdy in nature. Additionally, the zippers are hidden in such a way that it would be quite difficult for someone except the bag owner to find them. The presence of YKK zippers will give you a peace of mind while carrying this backpack.
2. Waterproof Material
If you are concerned about the rainy weather of places you are going to visit, then Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 Anti-Theft Backpack will take away your concerns and worries. The backpack is made out of a special nylon fabric, which is waterproof in nature. It helps your belongings from getting wet. Even if you spill some liquid or water over it, it won’t harm anything inside as long as the zippers are closed.
In case of heavy rain or if you love getting wet in the heavy rain, you can opt for the stowable rain cover. The rain cover will cover your backpack from almost all the sides except the side touching your back. The rain cover can be kept in one of the side pockets of the backpack and can be used to cover in case of heavy rain. And yeah, avoid submerging the backpack in water. The fabric or rain cover won’t help you in that case.
3. Laptop Sleeve
The Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 Anti-Theft backpack has a well-padded laptop sleeve. It can fit in a laptop screen up to 13 inches. The sleeve is well-padded and is even shockproof to keep your laptop safe even if it falls sometimes.
4. Durable Material
W210D Nylon FD Hitra is the material used in the interior of this backpack. On the outer side, 65D Herrinbone Jacquard and PU1000 are used. These materials are sturdy and durable and will last for a long time. The materials are cut proof as well as scratch proof in nature. Additionally, they are embedded with stainless steel wires inside. The stainless steel wires are invisible to the eye but provide extra security.
5. Shock-proof Feature
Imagine you are an electronics gadget lover and love to carry your electronics item wherever you go. But at the same time, you are afraid of your gadgets shaking inside and your backpack falling on the ground. What can you do? All you need to do is change your backpack to the Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 Anti-theft backpack.
This amazing backpack has got many layers of foam between the main compartment and laptop sleeve. The other compartments are also padded nicely which are designed to store gadgets. The foam will help to skip the impact of backpack falling on top the electronics gadgets. With this backpack, you can be assured of your gadgets being safe from the shock of falling. This backpack is a good choice for travelling with laptop or tablets.
6. Side Pockets
There are two stretchable pockets on either side of the backpack. The side pockets are protected by sturdy zippers which can be used for storing water bottles. The side pockets can also be used to keep things which are needed regularly as it is easier to access the side pockets than the main compartment.
7.Adjustable Padded Shoulder Straps
The backpack has well-padded shoulder straps which feel comfortable even when the backpack is fully loaded. Additionally, the shoulder straps are integrated with Carrysafe slashguard strap. They are stainless steel wires that are invisible to eyes. It will help you against the slash and run theft while travelling.
8. Internal organization
The backpack is light and provided with a good number of pockets and looks quite portable. The main compartment is spacious with a well-padded laptop sleeve. It also has a zippered RFID blocking pocket. The backpack has smaller pocket outside which has smaller compartments. The internal pockets are well organized to keeps your gears organized. They are useful to store things like credit cards, keys, USB drives, etc.
9. Weight Balance
Whenever you pack an ordinary backpack to the fullest, you can always feel the burden of extra weight while carrying it on their back. This happens because of the lack of weight balance feature.
With this backpack, you don’t need to worry about the extra things you carry. The backpack has a weight balance feature. It will help you avoid the feeling of fatigue even if you pack in extra things inside the backpack.
Plus, the back panel of the backpack is well padded. It provides extra comfort while carrying heavy stuff inside. Along with that, the top carry handle of the backpack is also padded. Hence, the backpack can be held using one hand only.
1. It is Stylish
Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 anti-theft backpack is small, portable and stylish in look. The bag, even after packed to full, looks nice when carried on the back. Plus, the option of colours to choose from makes it more eye-catching.
2. Unisex Design
The backpack is designed in such a way that it is comfortable for both male and female body. The bag is equally suited to the be carried by people of both the genders. Hence, it is a unisex backpack which can be used by either male or female for the daily or travelling purpose.
3. Versatile Uses
This backpack is a single backpack which is designed to be useful for various usage. Having a well-padded laptop sleeve, it can be used as a laptop backpack. It is perfect for carrying your laptop whenever you want to go any place.
It can also be used as a camera backpack if you are into photography. Additionally, it can also be used as a school/college backpack. It is lightweight and can hold many e-books and notebooks.
4. Reasonable Price
Having many anti-theft and travel usability features, Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 can come across as an expensive backpack. But the backpack is budget friendly. The manufacturers have made sure that the backpack is affordable for every class of people with its pricing scheme.
Different Usage of Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 Anti-theft Backpack
1. Travel Backpack
The backpack is perfect for travel usage. It has a spacious and zippered main compartment with a laptop sleeve. It also has an RFIDsafe compartment inside. The front compartment of the backpack is zippered with a mesh pocket. It also has a padded sleeve for electronics and keys. The back panel of the backpack is well padded for providing better comfort to our back.
2. School/College Backpack
The backpack is also great for using it as a regular school/college backpack. The backpack can hold a laptop with a screen size of 13 inches and will still have some space left in the main compartment. It can be used to keep some books and notebooks. The front compartment can easily hold pen, pencils, calculators and other stationery.
3. Camera Backpack
If you love to carry your DSLR, you should definitely buy this backpack. This backpack will come handy for carrying the DSLR, a pair of lenses and even a small tripod inside it. The backpack has been designed to fit in for multipurpose usage.
Some of Missing Needed Features
No backpack is completely perfect and each one of them has something missing. Let’s look at few things the which would have made the backpack better.
1. Hidden Pockets
An anti-theft backpack is always speculated to have some hidden and secret pockets. They are easy to access by the owner but invisible to others. The Pacsafe metrosafe LS350 doesn’t have this hidden pocket feature.
2. Illuminating Stripes
Most of the backpacks these days come with few illuminating parts. They glow at night to make the person visible during dark times. It avoids the collision of the vehicle and even accidents while walking during night times. The Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 has no glowing features in it.
3. USB Charging Port
An embedded USB charging port in the backpack is the most common thing in backpacks these days. This feature helps you avoid the hassle of getting your power bank outside of the backpack whenever you want to charge your gadget. Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 anti-theft backpack also misses this USB charging port.
There is no luggage strap in the backpack which we could attach the backpack to our trolley. I don’t understand why the company skipped such a feature, which is quite common in travel backpacks.
5. Proper Ventilation
Though the back panel of the backpack is well padded, it comes with multilayered foam to provide added comfort to the back while carrying it. However, a proper ventilation to avoid sweating is missing. It is another feature which the backpack misses.
After going through every detail of the backpack, I have tried to summarize the entire features of the backpack as given below:
1. Usability (3.5 out of 5)
There is no doubt that the backpack has got many of anti-theft features. These features make it stand out among other backpacks. Yet, the smaller size will disappoint you. You won’t be able to fit in an extra pair of clothes or gadgets while going for longer trips.
2. Internal Organization (4 out of 5)
There are 2 compartments in the backpack. The front compartment is well managed with sub-compartments to store smaller things. The main compartment has a well-padded laptop sleeve and an RFIDsafe pocket. The internal organization of the backpack is good. It will keep your things well organized.
3. Comfort (4 out of 5)
The back panel of the backpack is well-padded along with the shoulders straps. The shoulder straps are adjustable as per the need of the user. It gives a nice comfortable feeling while carrying on the back.
4. Construction (4 out of 5)
The backpack is constructed of extremely durable material both inside and outside. The fabric is cut proof, scratch proof and waterproof in nature. Even the stitching is of great quality and doesn’t seem to come off easily.
Pacsafe Metrosafe ls350 Anti-Theft 15l Backpack Review (Black | Sandstone)
- Physical Overview of the backpack
- Highlighted Features of Metrosafe LS350 Anti-Theft Backpack
- Extra Features
- Different Usage of Pacsafe Metrosafe LS350 Anti-theft Backpack
- Some of Missing Needed Features