Best Anti-Theft Backpacks for Travel

Best Anti-Theft Backpacks for Travel

The one thing that travellers fear the most when going on vacation is to lose their belongings. Nothing takes the fun away more than realising you’ve lost your wallet — or worse yet, your passport — in a foreign land.

Anti-theft backpacks are a good way to ward off thieving individuals. But with so many brands on the market right now, how do you know which one suits your needs the most?

Here, we break down a list of well-known anti-theft backpacks to help you determine which option you should bring along for your next trip to ensure a peace of mind.

Nomatic Backpack

The Nomatic Backpack started as a project idea on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and managed to raise $2.9 million worth of funds. What makes it so desirable is the number of anti-theft functions it boasts, along with the versatility of the backpack.


  • Waterproof material
  • Lockable zippers
  • Retractable key leash
  • Multiple compartments
  • Contains a radio-frequency identification (RFID)-safe pocket, which prevents individuals from scanning your passport and credit card details

Price: USD200

Korin Design Clickpack Pro

While a little on the pricey side, the Clickpack Pro is worth every cent. With slash-resistant material and a TSA lock, it would be difficult for pickpockets to get their hands on any of your belongings. The Clickpack Pro also has a retractable coil zipper so you never have to worry about setting your bag on the ground — just loop the coil zipper around your table or chair to secure it.


  • Slash-resistant material
  • Retractable coil zipper
  • RFID pocket
  • External USB charging port for charging on the go

Price: USD159

Pacsafe’s Metrosafe LS250 Anti-Theft Backpack

Pacsafe specialises in making anti-theft bags, so have no doubt that your belongings will be safe and sound if you decide to bring along their bags on your travels. The Metrosafe LS250 Anti-Theft Backpack is one of their more popular models. With their many anti-theft functions, you can’t go wrong with this.


  • Made of RFID blocking material as well as slash-safe material
  • Has TurnNLock security locks and Lockabout security clips
  • Able to fit a 11” notebook
  • Has internal attachment points for wallet and keys

Price: US89.95

Travelon Anti-Theft Urban Incognito Backpack

Another brand specialising in anti-theft bags, Travelon is a great choice if you’re looking for a sturdy backpack that is able to keep your belongings safe while you travel All of their backpacks include anti-theft features such as a RFID pocket, a tethered key clip, and slash-resistant straps. There are many designs to choose from, though the most functional one would be the Anti-Theft Urban Incognito Backpack.


  • Slash-resistant body panels and shoulder straps
  • RFID blocking pocket
  • Padded pocket that is able to fit a 15.6” notebook
  • Separate pocket for a tablet and drop pockets for cables and other devices
  • Made of water and dirt-resistant fabric
  • Tethered key clip with LED light

Price: USD105

XD Design Bobby Original Anti-Theft Backpack

XD Design also came out with an anti-theft backpack that offers the same anti-theft features, if the other designs don’t suit your taste. Like the other backpacks, the Bobby Original Anti-Theft Backpack is made of a cut-resistant and water-repelling fabric. It currently comes in two colours, black and red. The backpack is able to fit both a 15.6” notebook and a 9.7” tablet. If that is not enough, XD Design has a slightly bigger version of the backpack — Bobby XL Anti-Theft Backpack — that can hold a 17” laptop and a 12.9” tablet.


  • Cut-resistant
  • Water repellent
  • Hidden zippers and pockets
  • Integrated USB charging port
  • Shock-proof compartments

Price: USD95

Matein NTE Laptop Backpack

If the previous backpacks on this list are out of your budget, Matein also has some affordable options for anti-theft backpacks. One such example is their NTE Laptop Backpack, which includes a RFID pocket as well as a USB charging port.


  • Water resistant
  • RFID pocket
  • USB charging port
  • Anti-theft zippers (with hook)
  • Able to fit a 15.6” laptop

Price: USD46

Tzowla Travel Laptop Backpack

Another backpack offered at a similar price is Tzowla’s Travel Laptop Backpack. Though it does not offer a RFID pocket, the backpack has a combination lock in place to prevent others from unzipping your backpack easily. It is also able to hold a 17” notebook, which some may appreciate. Additionally, the bag also has an external USB charging port for convenient charging on-the-go, as well as a headphone jack.


  • Water resistant
  • USB charging port and headphone jack
  • Comes with a combination lock
  • Able to fit 17” notebook

Price: USD49

So there you have it! These are some of the best anti-theft backpacks on the market, with a range of prices and functionalities. If you want to travel with peace of mind, anti-theft backpacks are the way to go!

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Jean Wong
Jean Wong

For someone who's a homebody, Jean sure loves stepping out of her house to travel. When she's not busy exploring quaint towns, she can be found with her nose in a book, sipping on her daily dose of bubble tea.


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