Worried about taking your laptop, iPad and smartphone travelling? If there’s one thing we can recommend buying before you leave, it’s the Pacsafe Travelsafe 5L portable safe.

Yep, it might seem a little overly cautious BUT when travelling through countries such as South East Asia, Central and South America, valuables such as laptops, phones, kindles and FitBits can easily be swiped from your backpacks, hostel dorms and night buses.

What is a Pacsafe anti-theft portable travel safe?

This nifty little bag has a patented 360 degree eXomesh locking system which means you’ll be able to lock it closed and to a secure fixture in your hotel room, by the pool, or on a night bus. Also, the wire mesh covering the bag makes it near impossible to cut through.

And when you’re not using it, it flattens to fit into your luggage.

Pacsafe portable safe (5L) review- How to keep your valuables safe when travelling

Our recommendations

We bought the Pacsafe Travelsafe 5L GII portable safe which, although bulky, has been a God-send on our travels. It easily fits an iPad, two kindles, two smartphones, various wallets, a UE Boom and countless other valuables you might want to protect.

If you want something bigger, such as a laptop or other electrical equipment, go for the 12L safe.

So get prepared before you leave – this is a MUST for your travels!