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Best type of backpack/ security?

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1. Posted by sally86 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hello all, I am off on my adventures in a few weeks, so have decided to start test running the packing process. My friend has lent me a backpack which is of ample size, but there is one thing concerning me. The top of the pack is not zipped, it is closed with a drawstring and then the hood clips over it. Is this safe? I am not sure how to best protect my bag as there are no zips to put locks through.

Do you think this type of backpack will be ok?


2. Posted by LusciousLu (Budding Member 72 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi there

I am in the same boat. My ex linkied me to the Catch 22 products website and now I want to spend spend spend!

Seriously considering the rucksack pack as I am taking my laptop to Oz with me.


3. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

You're fine. While you're travelling I'm sure you will see tons of backpackers everywhere you go. You can be that 9 out of 10 of them have a drawstring top. Mines does. Just make sure that your hood clips are as tight as they can be. It's rather hard for any would-be thief to simply open it up. Really, you'll never have to worry about anyone stealing things by opening the top. Almost all backpack related thefts involve someone cutting through with a knife or stealing the whole pack altogether. Keep a watchful eye and you'll be alright. If you have no one you trust to watch your pack, NEVER leave it alone.