You shouldn’t have to wear your backpack on your chest in order to keep it and its contents safe from knives and thieves. And to help ensure that you can wear your backpack the way it was intended while maintaining its safety, there’s a new anti-theft product on the market. Meet Bobby, a sleek travel pack that promises to be anti-cut and anti-shock, which means that anything you put into this backpack will be there to stay.
Following a highly successful Kickstarter campaign in which the Bobby garnered the support of over 10,500 backers and raised nearly $780,000, this 21st-century backpack is now being shipped out to its early fans. And thus far, the reviews have been glowing. Not only does the Bobby purport to prevent theft, but it’s also a practical bag for daily use.
There’s an integrated USB charging port that will keep your devices juiced at all times, and the reflectors on the pack ensure that you’ll be seen no matter what time of day or night it may be. There’s also a transit-card pocket on the strap for easy access to your commuter card, and because it’s water repellent, you’ll be able to safely transport your laptop, tablet, and other electronic devices.
The Bobby promises even weight distribution, but better still, it’s super lightweight so you can easily take it on trips or anywhere else you may need to go. And the minimalist design (the zipper is actually hidden, which makes it nearly impossible for thieves to quickly unzip the bag and make away with its contents), makes the backpack as stylish as it is safe.
Sure, it’s a bit expensive for a backpack at $106, but given all its bells and whistles, it certainly feels like something that’s worth the slight splurge, especially if you do a lot of traveling. So if you have any concerns at all about taking your backpack on the go, the Bobby may just be able to assuage your fears.