Nothing takes the fun out of a vacation like becoming the victim of petty crime. Whether it’s a camera snatch and grab while you are eating at an outdoor cafe, cash skimming from a hotel safe or bag-slicing on a crowded train, these types of crimes can ruin a vacation and leave us feeling constantly paranoid when we travel. Most crimes committed against travelers are simple crimes of opportunity; unprotected wallets, a maid that knows the master code to your in-room safe, or a gang of thieves targeting areas where distracted tourists and their luggage congregate.
There are ways to make you and your belongings less attractive to these criminals by making your belongings more difficult to steal. Meet the portable safe. These are exactly as they are named - portable safes. Being portable, you will have to work harder to find something sturdy to anchor them to but once you do, criminals will probably just pass them by because they are will require more time and effort than they are willing to exert for a little cash or a camera. They come in various sizes and form factors so there is sure to be one that will suit your needs.
The Travelsafe® 5L portable safe is the smallest of the Pacsafe line of portable travel safes. It is small but still large enough to protect an Apple iPad or even a Macbook. The secret to its security is in the patented flexible, stainless steel wire mesh cage and steel cable locking mechanism. Use this to protect your valuables anywhere you go - at the beach, in an airplane, car, bus or train, even in your hotel room or hostel. Just secure the steel cable lock around an immovable object and you're doubly protected. This water resistant safe is made of a 600D poly canvas covering a light colored 1000mm PU coated brushed polyester interior. Weight: 1 lbs 0.2 oz; Dim: 16.3 x 10.4 x 0.5 in. See more at Amazon
The Travelsafe® 12L portable safe is the next size up in the Pacsafe line of portable travel safes. The compact size makes for easy storage but it is still large enough to protect larger electronics with plenty of space left for passports, jewelry, credit cards and cash. Like all Pacsafe Travel safes, your possessions are protected by a flexible stainless steel wire mesh cage and steel cable locking system. This safe works anywhere, just secure the steel cable lock around an fixed object and you're doubly protected. This water resistant safe is made of a 600D poly canvas covering a light colored padded EVA foam polyester interior. Weight: 1 lbs 6.6 oz; Dim: 20.5 x 13.8 x 0.5 in TSA ombination lock included. See more at Amazon
The Travelsafe® 15L portable safe stands out in the Pacsafe line of portable travel safes. It is made of an attractive blue 210D double ripstop Nylon, flexible stainless steel wire mesh cage and a light colored interior of EVA foam polyester lined PU1000mm to make the contents easier to see. This water resistant safe also has handles and a removable shoulder strap so it can be used as a proper bag. steel cable locking system. This safe works anywhere, just secure the steel cable lock around an fixed object and you're doubly protected. Weight: 1 Ib 8.5 oz; Dim: 15 x 9.4 x 6.3 in. TSA 3-dial combination lock included. See more at Amazon
The Travelsafe® 25L portable safe is the largest in the Pacsafe line of portable travel safes. This bag comes equipped with carry handles and backpack straps. To prevent grab-and-go thieves or bag slashers, your possessions are protected by a flexible stainless steel wire mesh cage and steel cable locking system. This safe works anywhere, just secure the steel cable lock around an fixed object and you're doubly protected. This water resistant safe is made of a 210D poly canvas covering a light colored padded EVA foam polyester interior. Weight: 1 lb 14.7 oz; Dim: 20.5 x 13 x 8.3 in. TSA 3-dial combination lock included. See more at Amazon
Pacsafe has designed an entire range of bags exclusively for protecting cameras from slash and grab thieves. This line ranges from camera straps that contain stainless steel cables to full camera gear backpacks and many sizes and formats in between. See the complete range at Amazon.
A small price to pay for piece of mind. Deter hotel staff from skimming small amounts of money so that you do not notice. This small portable safe measures 4-3/4" x 6-1/2" x 2". It is constructed with heavy duty steel and comes equipped with two keys. See more at Amazon
Although they might not want you to know it, theft is a serious and daily problem for all hotels – even for the best-known brands. The savvy traveller knows better than to trust the ubiquitous in-room safe with their valuables or to leave expensive electronic items unprotected while they are away from their room. You should be able to feel safe in (and away from) your hotel room and with the help of a few inexpensive and easy to use products, you can. See more at Amazon
Designed to protect keys, cards and cash while you relax at the beach or pool, this light weight (8.6 ounces) lock box is built of durable high-impact PolyCarbon strengthened ABS plastic. Its interior dimensions are 5.63” x 5.63” x 1.25”. The interior is lined in a soft material that protects your more delicate valuables. The built-in programmable combination lock also secures the steel cable lock that can be used to lock this safe to your sun lounger, beach chair, table or some other hard to move item. See more at Amazon
This compact personal sized steel safe is perfect for securing small items like cash, credit or ID cards, passports, jewelry and cellular phones while on vacation. The SentrySafe is small enough to lock in your suitcase or slip into the in-room safe – just in case the hotel staff are in the habit of skimming cash from the guests. It comes complete with a steel cable tether. It is made with black powder-coated steel and is closed using a programmable three digit combination lock. The entire safe weighs 3 lbs and measures 6” x 8” x 2.5". See more at Amazon