Anti-Theft Backpacks

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What is an Anti-Theft Backpack?

An anti-theft backpack is a bag with security features that prevent it from being stolen or broken into while traveling.

Benefits of Anti-Theft Backpacks?

Why Do I Need An Anti-Theft Backpack?

An anti-theft backpack is to protect your credit cards, passport, phone, computer, and other essential documents from getting stolen.

The ideal solution involves traveling with an anti-theft backpack equipped with locks and/or lockable zippers, hidden compartments, and discrete styling that makes you a less obvious target. 

The Tortuga Travel Backpacks delivers on each of these points. These superior carry on backpacks feature locking zippers that are resistant to pickpockets. Inside the bags are equipped with discrete and hidden pockets where you can protect your valuables. The backpack doesn’t just look great, it’s also designed to remain low-profile and reduce the chances that you’ll be targeted by thieves.

Many reviewers have pointed out the outstanding security offered by the Tortuga Travel BackpackGearhacker called it the “best one-bag travel backpack” thanks in part to its outstanding security rating when compared to every other backpack they tested. TravelFreak declared it “arguably one of the best backpacks” thanks to its size and stealth. 

If you’re worried about thieves and pickpockets order your Tortuga Travel Backpack today and travel with greater peace of mind.

  • Keep your travel documents, electronics, and valuables safe
  • Protection from pickpockets
  • Secure alternative to pockets

Best anti-theft Backpacks by Tortuga

The Tortuga Travel Backpack boasts many anti-theft features that keep your electronics and valuables secure so you can focus on enjoying your travels. 

Lockable Zippers

Lockable and hidden zippers are the best anti-theft backpack features available. Tortuga’s zippers are lockable for security. The zipper tape is also water-resistant, so your stuff is protected from the elements.

Discreet Styling

The Tortuga Travel Backpack’s discreet styling means that you won’t stand out like a tourist. Designed like a commuter backpack rather than a hiking pack, it blends in to diminish your likelihood of being targeted by thieves. 

Smart Compartment Design

You’ll find different compartment types in your bag. Each is specifically designed to keep your things safe. 

Hidden compartments and pockets help you hide valuables like credit cards, headphones, an iPad, or whatever else you might need to protect. 

Side pockets feature theft-resistant zippers, so your stuff will be safe inside and out.

Laptop Safe Sleeve

The integrated laptop compartment flat against your back can prevent the theft of your laptop while keeping it safe in an impact-resistant sleeve.

If you’re looking for a travel laptop backpack or daypack that will fit under the seat in front of you, check out the Laptop Backpack collection.

Strong, Durable Fabric

Tortuga backpack’s durable waterproof sailcloth exterior won’t rip or tear, without the extra weight added by other slash proof materials that require metal wiring that is expensive, heavy, and unnecessary. 


The sailcloth material is also waterproof, so while the backpack doesn’t have a rain cover, there is no need for one: it’s already a water-resistant backpack

The best-in-class buckles and other hardware are reliably durable, meaning they won’t break while you’re on the go.

Highly Comfortable

On top of all that, the Tortuga Travel Backpack is lightweight and comfortable thanks to its padded shoulder straps and fully-adjustable harness. 

Benefits of Shopping Tortuga

Worldwide Warranty

You’re a traveler. That’s why we offer a Worldwide Warranty that provides coverage no matter where you are.

At Tortuga, we stand by our products 100%. If your backpack fails due to a defect, you can count on us to repair it, replace it, or refund your money (at our discretion), depending on product availability.

Read the full details of our Worldwide Warranty.

Free Shipping

You can forget about unexpected costs at checkout because Tortuga provides free shipping on all orders over $49. 

Read the details of our shipping here. 

Home Try-On Program

You never want to travel with a backpack that doesn’t feel great every step of the way. 

To ensure that you’re picking the right bag, we offer a Home Try-On Program so you can test your backpack before you commit to a purchase. Order your bag, and, if it doesn’t meet you needs for any reason, send it back within 30 days. We’ll pay for the return shipping and provide a 100% refund.

Tortuga Study Abroad Program

When you buy from Tortuga, you support the Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship which helps students achieve their dreams of exploring the world. 

Frequently Asked Questions About anti-theft Backpacks

How to protect your laptop while traveling?

  • The best solution for protecting a laptop is to use a travel backpack or laptop backpack that includes a safe laptop compartment that is positioned flush against your back to provide greater security.
  • Learn how to travel with a laptop.

Do I need an RFID blocking pocket for my travel bag?

  • While so called “contactless crime” can happen, studies have shown that it is extremely rare. Identity or bank account theft is much more likely to involve the physical theft of a card. 
  • You’re better off protecting your physical card with a locking zipper than with an RFID blocking pocket.

Are Tortuga anti-theft bags good for women to travel with? 

How do Pacsafe Venturesafe anti-theft backpacks compare to Tortuga backpacks?

Are Tortuga backpacks cut-resistant and slashproof?

  • The short answer is they are not, but that is by design. 
  • Anti-slash products use fabrics with metal wires that can’t be cut so a theif can’t steal your bag off your back. These wires can add a lot of weight while mitigating a very unlikely crime.
  • Tortuga has emphasized lockable zippers and discreet styling to deter thieves. We don’t believe in unnecessary features that add cost and weight.

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