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Travelon Anti Theft Classic Tour Bag Review

by Mary Chong
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Travelon Anti Theft Classic Tour Bag is My Perfect Petite Pickpocket Proof Purse

(say that 10 times fast!)

I’ve been on the hunt for a while now for a small travel purse with anti theft security features that:

  1. Suited my petite frame
  2. Would hold my Olympus PEN-2 mirror-less camera, small notebook, pen, money, lip gloss and cell phone
  3. Would look good in any climate or for any travel situation

There are so many purse products on the market but they were always lacking in something.

  • Great size and colour but no security features
  • Cute anti-theft purse but the size is too small
  • Secure but size too large

Finding that perfect little theft proof purse is so frustrating!

Travelon Anti Theft Classic Tour Bag review Calculated Traveller

I found the Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Tour Bag Small to be just right for this Goldilocks!

I used this anti pickpocket bag throughout a 14-day trip through Europe, and it was fabulous. It suited my needs, was low profile enough not to draw attention, it was functional, and it was practical.

Tip: Wear the Travelon handbag with the zippered pocket facing you!
 

What items fit inside my Travelon Tour Bag?

  • Micro DSLR camera with flash and pancake lens. This purse would easily fit a pocket-size camera.
  • Pen, notebook, lip gloss, keys, cellphone, 2 passports, business cards, hand sanitizer, candy, wet wipes, tissue, and a small wallet.
Travelon Anti Theft Classic Tour Bag review Calculated Traveller

Travelon Anti Theft Classic Tour Bag Pros

  • Measures: 8.25 x 6.5 x 3 inches
  • Adjustable slash proof shoulder strap and body
  • Locking main compartment with zipper locks
  • Inner pockets for cell phone, passport, pen, cards
  • RFID blocking card and passport pockets
  • Key chain loop and LED light (you travel with a flashlight right?)
  • Outer loop that you can add a carabiner to and perhaps attach an umbrella
  • You can detach the shoulder strap from one side wrap it around a secure handle or pole and not have to worry that someone will snatch the bag and run off.
Travelon Anti Theft Classic Tour Bag review Calculated Traveller

Travelon Anti Theft Classic Tour Bag Cons

  • If I had a regular lens on my camera, I don’t think it would fit inside the purse with the rest of my belongings.
  • There is only 1 outer zippered pocket. I wish there was a second zippered pocket on the other side or even just a pocket without a zipper for easy access to lip gloss or tissues.
  • Need more cute colours – it’s only available in black, navy and beige.
  • The Travelon shoulder bag strap is a bit “stiff” due to the anti-cut wire inside. I’m hoping it softens up and becomes more flexible with use.
  • It’s water resistant but it’s not waterproof. On a recent trip to Europe it was raining a lot and I found that water would seep down in through the main zipper. Too be honest, I was lazy most of the time and didn’t use an umbrella since I was wearing a rain coat – I think an umbrella would have solved this problem.
  • No exterior mesh expansion pocket on the small bag but the larger version does have 2 expansion pockets for a water bottle, umbrella etc
Travelon Anti Theft Classic Tour Bag review Calculated Traveller
Travelon Anti Theft Classic Tour Bag review Calculated Traveller

For now, I’m pretty happy with the Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Tour Bag Small, but you know us girls…we are ALWAYS on the lookout for something better!

Travelon Bags manufactures all sorts of great travel accessories including messenger bags, toiletry kits, packing cubes, and luggage. Read additional Travelon bags reviews:
Travelon Anti theft bag Reviews: Travelon Classic Anti-theft Sling Bag
Travelon Anti Theft Classic Tour Bag Review
Travelon Classic Travel Bag Review

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1 comment

Shelle Curley September 5, 2015 - 10:51 pm

You asked which anti-theft bag I use, first I use mine daily for the RFID Blocking technology, no identity theft happening to me..lol…I use the travelon anti-theft signature messenger bag

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