A Deep Dive Into Our Metrosafe X Anti-Theft Bags

Metrosafe X is a new collection that takes recycled plastic bottles and turns them into anti-theft bags geared toward city life. They’re durable, packed with organization and loaded with security features. But, what kind of person would use them, how did the range come about, and what does each bag do? We sat down with the collection’s head designer Marcus Johnsson to find out all of this and more. Here is our deep dive into the Metrosafe X anti-theft bags.

First, Marcus, what kind of person would love Metrosafe X bags?

In short, modern urban men. Young professionals. It’s not for the youngest young, but probably more the upper part of Millennials and Gen Xers like me. They’re made for the gadget-savvy person who likes anti-theft features. There’s also well thought-out organization and a flirt with utility styling in the coated zippers and molle strap (perfect for hanging a bike padlock on etc). 

Think an after-work beer with the bag securely locked up, while you sit back and enjoy spending some time with your friends. This guy might be the partner of a woman who likes Citysafe CX bags.

How did the range come about?

Metrosafe LS has been a staple and bestseller for us for ages. It’s functional, well organized, and does the job, but looks a little stodgy. You buy them because you need the bag and its anti-theft features, not necessarily the style. With Metrosafe X, we set out to make a series of bags you wanted because they look great, and where the anti-theft features are a great bonus. It could even be that bag that opens up Pacsafe to people we’ve never appealed to. 

What problems do Metrosafe X bags solve?

They’re the ultimate work/leisure bags. The border between work and play is blending, and the time spent between home and work is more than just a commute. You might go for dinner with your wife, meet friends, or sit in a cafe working on that novel that never seems to get finished. So, there’s a need for a bag that both shows you’re professional as well as signaling that you’re pretty laid back too. 

Of course, they’re great to travel with too,. They have luggage slip throughs, easy access to passports and lockablilty when you’re in unknown locations. 

There are also small details like the key clip being attached to a longer strap, so you actually can use the keys without unhooking them. The more you use the bags, the more you’ll discover how well thought through they are.

How hard was it to source material made from recycled plastic bottles that met Pacsafe’s quality standards? What makes this material unique?

Not only do we have high-quality standards, but we also have high standards when it comes to the materials being produced under the right circumstances. We only use raw material suppliers that have their goods Global Recycle Standard certified, so we know that the recycled bottles are legit. The fabrics are Bluesign approved to ensure the highest sustainability standards in the industry. Recycled materials are getting more and more sought after, so it’s important that you know what you’re buying.

How many bottles does each bag take to make? What are the features of each?  

To cover that aspect, here’s a full breakdown of each bag below…

Pacsafe® Metrosafe X Compact Crossbody (made from 8 PET bottles)

This recycled, compact crossbody is easy to carry in fast-paced city, yet still holds your valuables and protects them too. 

With 3 liters of storage space, it fits a 7-inch tablet and has a clip to secure your keys or wallet. Lockable zips, cut-resistant materials, an RFID blocking pocket and an anchor strap give you extra confidence to step outside your comfort zone.

  • Lockable zips and cut-resistant materials protect your belongings
  • Cut-resistant anchor strap secures around a fixed object to protect your bag
  • RFID blocking pocket protects your credit cards and passport against unwanted scans
  • Magnet closure keeps things shut while on the move
  • 3 liters of storage space
  • Fits a 7-inch tablet in a padded sleeve for extra protection
  • Internal attachment point for wallets and keys
  • Pen loop for easy storage

To shop the Metrosafe X Compact Crossbody click here.

Pacsafe® Metrosafe X Vertical Crossbody (made from 11 pet bottles)

This recycled crossbody keeps you mobile yet prepared with your essential gear for the day secured inside. The vertical format means your gear is easy for you to get to while on the move. 

Organization for your valuables, including a 10-inch tablet sleeve, will have you exploring lanes and city sights with everything you need on hand, while anti-theft technology protects your bag, valuables and identity.

  • Lockable zips and cut-resistant materials protect your belongings
  • Cut-resistant anchor strap secures around a fixed object to protect your bag
  • RFID blocking pocket protects your credit cards and passport against unwanted scans
  • 6 Liters of storage space.
  • Fits a 10-inch tablet in a padded sleeve for extra protection
  • External attachment points for small items like pouches, locks, or rain covers
  • Internal attachment point for wallets and keys
  • Pen loop for easy storage
  • Side pocket for quick access to a reusable water bottle or small umbrella

To shop the Metrosafe X Vertical Crossbody click here

Pacsafe® Metrosafe X Messenger (made from 18 PET bottles) 

This recycled messenger bag is made to help you roam the city, or park up in a cafe to write about your day’s adventures, with your gear accessible to you, but secured safely from others. 

The dual compartments helps sort your gear, while lockable zips, and RFID blocking pocket and anchor strap secure your tech and other valuables so you can concentrate on more important things.

  • Lockable zips and cut-resistant materials protect your belongings
  • Cut-resistant anchor strap secures around a fixed object to protect your bag
  • RFID blocking pocket protects your credit cards and passport against unwanted scans
  • Magnet closure keeps things shut while on the move
  • 8 liters of storage space
  • Fits a 12-inch laptop in a padded sleeve for extra protection
  • Internal pockets to keep your gear organized
  • Internal attachment point for wallets and keys
  • Pen loop for easy storage
  • Side pocket for quick access to a reusable water bottle or small umbrella

To shop the Metrosafe X Messenger click here

Pacsafe® Metrosafe X 20L Backpack (made from 24 PET bottles)

 

This recycled anti-theft backpack is equipped for city adventures, letting you take on the urban jungle with your gear on lock. 

Its slimline design has organization pockets sort your gear, including a hidden stash for your valuables against your back, while everything is further secured by lockable zips and other anti-theft technology.

It features:

  • Lockable zips and cut-resistant materials protect your belongings
  • Cut-resistant anchor strap secures around a fixed object to protect your bag
  • RFID blocking pocket protects your credit cards and passport against unwanted scans
  • Hidden storage pocket for extra security
  • 20 liters of storage space
  • Fits a 15-inch laptop in a padded sleeve for extra protection
  • Fits a 10-inch tablet in a padded sleeve for extra protection
  • Luggage slip slides over luggage handles to keep your bag balanced on your wheeled bag
  • External attachment points for small items like pouches, locks, or rain covers
  • Attachment points on shoulder strap for small items like phone pouches or reusable water bottles
  • Card slot to hold your business cards, travel card, hotel key card etc.
  • Internal pockets to keep your gear organized
  • Internal attachment point for wallets and keys
  • Pen loop for easy storage
  • Side pocket for quick access to a reusable water bottle or small umbrella

To shop the Metrosafe X 20L Backpack click here.

To view the entire Metrosafe X Collection with more images head here. 

 


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