Pacsafe Camsafe V17 Review, Pros and Cons

Pacsafe Camsafe V17 is rated 4.38 based on 362 reviews

Feature Summary

Pacsafe Camsafe V17 Anti-Theft Camera Backpack, Black
  • Comfortable, durable, lightweight camera backpack with anti-theft technology to protect your gear and irreplaceable memories
  • Lightweight, hidden eXomesh Slashguard stainless steel wire mesh embedded into fabric helps protect against slash-and-run theft
  • RFIDsafe Blocking Material built into pocket helps protect IDs and credit cards from hacker scanning
  • Adjustable wire-reinforced Carrysafe Slashguard Strap helps prevent cut-and-run theft; smart zipper security attaches zipper pullers to discreet hooks
  • Fits most DSLRs with mounted and extra lens; built-in rain cover; zippered compartment can be accessed from side; 13-inch laptop or iPad compatible

Reviews Summary

Here’s what the reviewers think about the Pacsafe Camsafe V17:

Reviewers like these things about the Pacsafe Camsafe V17

  • 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.

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

Her Packing List

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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