One thing that stresses us when traveling is worrying about keeping our valuable items safe and secure. These top 6 anti-theft travel items just may save you hundreds… and your life.
Be Prepared Before You Go!
Be prepared for all emergencies before you travel. First things first is to be aware of your surroundings and learn how to stay safe. We may get caught up in the moment and lose sight of a dangerous situation or encounter. Now this isn’t meant to make you paranoid, but cautious that things like theft, kidnapping, and rape do occur. Below are a few (alternative/travel safe) items that may help keep you and your items safe. Feel free to browse the internet for variety in style, size, and price.
Thankfully most travel items come with RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology that blocks transmission of data on credit cards and passport. Risks are higher in tourist area, therefore, take precaution and keep your valuables out of reach.
1. Anti-Theft Backpack/Purse
Travelon Anti-Theft Mini Backpack (RFID Blocking) – ContainerStore.com for $65
Be worried free with this slash-proof panel and lockable zipper (both the main and front compartment) mini backpack which helps organize all your essentials. The main compartment includes a key clip, tablet sleeve, zippered interior pocket and a card slot with RFID blocking technology.
Newhey Anti-Theft Water Resistant Backpack – Amazon.com for $49
This backpack easily holds a 15.6 inch laptop. Its anti-theft pocket, safe buckle, and water-resistant material protects your valuable items and offers a private space. There is an external USB port with built-in charging cable that allows you to charge your phone on the go. (Keep in mind that the backpack itself doesn’t have power)
Emma RFID large zip clutch – Fossil.com for $85
The high-quality leather is designed to stow away your credit cards, cash, and IDs. It is also large enough to hold an iPhone 7 Plus. The special lining to help protect the RFID from unwarranted scanning. Perfect for a night out.
Lug Adagio Destination Tote – Amazon.com for $75
Get to point a to b effortlessly with this chic and simple tote design which features RFID protection. This tote offer large zip pockets on the front and back, cargo pockets on the inside, pen holders, mesh zip pockets, and a hidden mirror!
2. Mini Pouch
Mini undergarment money pouch with clip – Amazon.com for $10
Keep your valuables out of sight by clipping the pouch to your belt loop or bra. Perfect for women who always travels and don’t like carrying too much during a night out on the town. Or for men who like to go for a run. The hidden money pouch will also hold a key off a key chain. Wash your money pouch by hand and allow it to completely dry for longer use.
Travelon Undergarment waist pouch (RFID Blocking) – Amazon for $13
The undergarment waist pouch has RFID protection to prevent from card reader devices. Its 5 pocket design keeps your cash, cards, passport and other valuables safely and securely tucked against your body and under your clothes. The back panel is a breathable air mesh for added comfort.
Pacsafe Small cross-body pouch (RFID Blocking) – Amazon.com for $22
Keep your essentials within easy reach while also protecting your identity with the RFID blocking cross-body pouch. You can wear it comfortably under or over clothing.
3. RFID-Blocking Sleeves
Pacsafe Credit Card Sleeves – ContainerStore.com for $5 Pkg/2
Keep your credit cards safe from potential identity thieves with this RFID blocking and tear-resistant credit card sleeve. They’re so slim and light, they easily fit in your handbag or wallet.
Pacsafe Passport Sleeve – ContainerStore.com for $6
Same concept as the credit card sleeve above but made to fit your passport.
4. Belt Wallet
Cashsafe anti-theft Travel Belt Wallet – Pacsafe.com for $15
The Cashsafe anti-theft travel belt is great for stashing cash and keeping it hidden from anyone’s view. The plastic buckle allows you to keep the belt on when going through airport security.
5. Personal Alarm
Portable personal alarm with key ring – Sabrered.com for $10
This 120 dB dual siren personal alarm is attention grabbing and helps call for assistance in an emergency and helps avert attacker. It is simple to use and audible up to 600 feet (185 m) away. The keychain attaches to backpack, purse or keys for convenient, instant access, and includes batteries (requires 4xLR41). Simply push the pin back in to stop the sound and use again. Purchasing this item also supports charity – Pink version benefits National Breast Cancer Foundation and red version benefits the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
6. Drink Testing Kit
Sabre 5 GHB/Ketamine Drink Test – Amazon.com for $10
The Drink Test Kit tests for the presence of GHB and Ketamine in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – two of the most common drugs used for drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA). Therefore, place a drop of your beverage on both spots of one test, smear and wait until dry. Possible predator drugs will be detected if at least one spot turns a darker blue color. Perform the test in a well-lit area and make sure both tests are dry prior to testing. It may take 5 minutes or longer for the detection process to occur for some drinks.
WARNING: Some substances found in alcoholic drinks such as tonic water, fruit juices, milk products, oily liqueurs and certain wines can hinder the GHB/Ketamine reaction with the test strips.
Remember, never leave your drink unattended. If you suspect someone has tampered with your drink or you feel unusually sick, seek help immediately. Please drink responsibly.
Comment below if you’ve been in a situation where you had to use one, or another, preventive item in a dangerous encounter.
Was the item helpful?