Every week, an average of 19 Australians are robbed overseas with many having their holidays plunged into chaos as a result
- Source: Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade ( DFAT)
According to recent stats, Australian travellers lodged over 248,000 travel insurance claims - more than 33% of all claims were theft related.
According to a survey of Australian travellers by Travel Insurance Direct (TID) - one in eight respondents reported having been robbed or scammed at some point while abroad.
The simple answer is to protect your valuables. The top problem faced by travellers when abroad, whether they are in Paris, Rome, Barcelona or Hanoi is theft. It's not very practical to not take anything of value. You still have to keep your valuables like your wallet, credit cards, cash and passport safe.
Slash and run thieves as well as professional pickpockets are common in many popular international tourist destinations. On top of that you now have to contend with the modern day cyber thief. They can easily steal your identity from your credit cards and e-passports.
Anti-theft bags can help protect your valuables and belongings by making it more difficult for opportunistic thieves to slash through your bag or even cut off the strap and run away with it.
I recently bought a metroshield handbag from Zoomlite and took it with me around Europe in a recent trip. It was a load off my mind to know that my valuables were secure and safe. The bag was roomy and able to hold all the items I required for the day. The fastners for the zips were an added bonus. I would highly recommend this product to anyone travelling overseas who wants a bit of extra space for a thermos, down coat, bite to eat and/or drink bottle. Money, credit cards, phone, passport are all secure so you can concentrate on having a good time. Thankyou Zoomlite for a worry free holiday.
It looks great, comes in a few colours, has LOTS of compartments and many sections inside - more than I imagined it would have. I am so pleased with this bag. It also has lots of anti theft features too. This has become my everyday/every occasion bag.
This bag would be perfect for travelling overseas, but I use it literally every day. It is lightweight but sturdy with plenty of room for my iPad, an umbrella, my wallet and phone plus all the extra things that every woman carries with her! The grey colour goes with everything beautifully.
Bag snatchers frequently resort to cutting bag straps with knives before escaping with the bag and its contents. Straps reinforced with concealed, flexible steel cables reduce the likelihood of this while remaining invisible to the eye. Yet they are flexible and comfortable to wear while you are out and about, even after long periods of time.
The steel reinforced straps stops 'slash and run' thieves from slashing your strap from behind and running away with your bag. Always try and wear your bag cross body style - this acts as an additional layer of security.
Pickpockets love an easy target. Specifically designed to thwart the attempts of pickpockets, anti-theft bags incorporate lockable zip pullers to make them extra secure, and are the perfect companion for the modern traveller.
Most pickpocketing happens in crowded areas like tourist attractions, escalators, crowded buses and train stations. It takes only a few seconds for a thief to easily unzip your bag after getting close to you, and remove your wallet, passport, camera and other valuables.
Lockable zip pullers are designed to keep the zippers closed and secure. It would take even experienced pickpockets to use two hands to open the zipper, making it extremely difficult. They will not be able to get access to your bag without your knowledge. The best part is that if you don't need to use this feature, you don't have to.
Card scanning and ID fraud are ever present dangers for travellers. Modern day pickpockets can now silently download your personal credit card information and ID data easily with handheld "skimming" devices. This is done through your wallet or purse without you even being aware of it. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Devices) is also found in new e-passports and contains all the information that is present on the first page of your passport.
To prevent identity theft, Zoomlite anti-theft bags have dedicated sections which are lined with a special shielding material that blocks the transmission of RFID signals.
All the vulnerable sections of Metroshield anti-theft bags are reinforced with lightweight flexible steel mesh panels, which are fitted internally. The panels are embedded between the outer fabric and the inner lining of the anti-theft bags. These panels add an extra layer of security by making it difficult for bag slashers to get their hands on your valuables.
Usually bag slashers would slash your bags in crowded areas so that your valuables fall out into their hands. The steel mesh panels would resist slashing and prevent your valuables form falling out easily.
It only takes a moment to be distracted to allow your bag to be grabbed by opportunistic bag thieves. The Safe'n Secure feature allows the shoulder strap to be unhooked from one end of the bag and looped securely through any fixed post like a chair or table, back onto the bag.
Click on the interactive image above to find out more about the built in security features of Zoomlite Anti-Theft Bags
Zoomlite Metroshield Anti-Theft bags are designed to look like your stylish every day bag. It's very important not to stand out as a stranger in a new place. Zoomlite anti-theft bags offers you a wide choice of colours, shapes and sizes with all the functional, lightweight functionality that we are known for. Your are sure to find one that is just perfect for you, which will make your travels more comfortable and stress-free! What's more you will want to continue using it as an everyday bag like a lot of our happy customers.
Identify contents quickly through the see through breathable mesh panels.
Compress your clothing easily with the two way zippers.
Remove and carry your cube comfortably from your luggage with the easy grab handles.
There are 4 sizes available - X-small, Small, Medium and Large. An added bonus of the Zoomlite cubes is the generous depth of the cubes.
Roll your clothes and stack them in the cubes. The double corded pullers and 2 way zippers will help you to compress your items and pack more, taking up less space in your bags.
Yes, you can wash them into the washing machine on a delicate cycle. Do not spin dry - just drip dry in the shade.
Well that depends on the size of your luggage and the duration of your trip. A good way to start is to get a starter set consisting of 4 cubes - one of each size.
No, the cubes are made from extremely lightweight tear resistant nylon. They weigh between 60 grams to 130 grams each and will not burden you down with excess baggage fees.
These are extremely durable and will last for many trips to come. We only use quality materials in the construction of these nifty cubes.
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