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Pacsafe Camsafe Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 539 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Camsafe - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

87% of the reviewers give the Pacsafe Camsafe a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (60%)
Good (27%)
Average (6%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (1%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Pacsafe Camsafe:

Reviewers like these things about the Pacsafe Camsafe

  • Most reviewers said that it feels secure with the clips that hold the zippers closed.
  • Some other reviewers said that no one could walk up and unzip them without you knowing, even if they were familiar with how to open them.
  • They also said that the straps are very comfortable and padded nicely,.
  • Users said that the various pockets and zippers allow for pretty good organization.
  • Many other users said that the main top compartment is very large,.
  • One great feature mentioned by many users is that the way the camera pocket opens allows you to take the camera out without having to fully open the pocket.
  • Another great feature mentioned by the users is that the pocket on the side meant for a tripod is very deep and expands very wide.
  • They also said that the locking connector on the strap that allows you to lock the bag to a chair or table was nice.
  • Buyers said that most of the straps and connectors feel very well made.
  • They also mentioned that the handle strap on the top is nice and padded.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users complained that the waist belt seemed kind of flimsy and didn't seem like it would help much.
  • One user said that if you want quick access to your camera, this bag is probably not for you. With the anti-theft zippers.
  • Another user complained that there is not enough protection for the camera compartment which is on the bottom.


Crowdsourced specs across all Pacsafe Camsafe models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1-3.1 oz (0.5-1.4 kg)
Length iconLength5-7 in (13-18 cm)
Width9-12 in (23-30 cm)
Height11-18 in (28-46 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Pacsafe Camsafe V17

41% choose the Pacsafe Camsafe V17

41 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.2 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength7 in (18 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height18 in (46 cm)

Pacsafe Camsafe V9

35% choose the Pacsafe Camsafe V9

35 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength6 in (15 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)

Pacsafe Camsafe V8

24% choose the Pacsafe Camsafe V8

24 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1.5 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength5 in (13 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)

Pacsafe Camsafe v17 vs Camsafe v9

The two most popular Pacsafe Camsafe models are the Camsafe v17 and the Camsafe v9, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 76% of the people interested in the Pacsafe Camsafe bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Camsafe v17 which is choosen by 41% (1.2 times as many as the 35% that choose the Camsafe v9).

Camsafe v17Camsafe v9
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Camsafe v17 is 0.6 kg (21.2 oz) higher than the weight of the Camsafe v9.

Camsafe v17Camsafe v9

If we look at dimensions, both the Camsafe v17 and the Camsafe v9 has the same length (7 in). Both bags are the same width (10 in), while the height is the same (both 18 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Pacsafe Camsafe features:
  • Raincover included
  • Organizer panel
  • Laptop compartment

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


vs Pacsafe Bags

The Pacsafe Camsafe ranks #8 compared with the other Pacsafe bags.

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The Pacsafe Camsafe ranks #1656 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews


The last bit of hidden safety is truly remarkable. The outside fabric panels are lined with eXomesh Slashguard, a light but strong metal fabric that prevents malefactors from cutting their way into your bag with a box cutter or knife. Again, the added safety doesn’t detract from the convenience or the cosmetics, but it’s there to protect you.

Posted 30 April 2015 by Jon Sienkiewicz - Read full review

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I would recommend this backpack but, like any product, it may not be for everyone. It is designed for the location-independent, digital nomad who usually needs convenient storage for all their necessary tech gear and travel items for a day of exploring. It’s also great for travelers who want a day backpack, or for people who travel with a carry-on.

Posted 18 February 2015 by Brooke Schoenman - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019