Turning Plastic Bottles Into The Best Anti-Theft Bags

Turning Plastic Bottles Into The Best Anti-Theft Bags

Cities are where most adventures begin. They’re home to the busiest airports and are full of culture and amazing experiences in their own right. 

Cities are also where most of the world’s plastic waste comes from. 

As part of our mission to ‘Protect What’s Valuable’, we’ve just released the Metrosafe X Collection, which turns plastic bottles into the best anti-theft bags. Each style is made from rPET fabric and designed for those who love exploring our world’s cities while helping to keep waterways clearer and streets cleaner. 

This article is a deep dive into the styles of the Metrosafe X Collection, and why making it from recycled PET is a more sustainable choice.

So…

WHY IS rPET BETTER?

Over 50 Billion plastic bottles are made each year, with only 9% of them being recycled. Most end up in landfill, or the ocean. Recycled PET (or rPET) uses discarded bottles and turns them into fabric great for making anti-theft bags. It’s durable just like regular polyester while being lightweight and flexible. The more rPET fabrics companies like Pacsafe use, the greater the demand for recycling those 50 Billion plastic bottles – removing them from the environment to make something useful.  

Not only that, but using rPET also saves water and reduces carbon emissions during production compared with using virgin materials. We’ve already recycled 420,000 bottles so far, saved over a million liters of water and reduced carbon emissions by 26 tons. And, we’re just getting started. It’s all a part of our commitment to eliminate all virgin plastic from our supply chain by 2025.

WHICH BAGS ARE IN THE METROSAFE X COLLECTION?

The Metrosafe X Collection is all about turning discarded plastic bottles into the best anti-theft bags. That means we’ve worked hard to build designs which help you navigate city travel, and city life in general. 

Styles include:

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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