Pacsafe is a name that I'm surprised a lot of travelers are not too familiar with. As a motorcycle rider who primarily uses soft luggage, I often get asked the question about safety and security of my things.
Simple response - Pacsafe
In a recent video I did for MOTOTREK, a comment came in from a guy who (allegedly) traveled the world and made the comment ALL third world countries are full of thieves! Way to generalize dude.
So, no this is not true, but sadly he is not the only one who thinks like this, mostly by those who have never left their home country.
What can you do about theft. That depends on who you are trying to stop stealing your stuff? A thief, a person obsessed in making it their daily mission to steal will not be stopped by much. there are ways to get around most types of security measures, YouTube can attest to that with 'how to' video on breaking locks, cutting cables etc.
So not that thief, the opportunist thief is the one you really need to worry about, you mistakenly left your stuff in the open, they walked by grabbed something and walked off. This guy...keeping honest people honest is the key to stopping most theft
Basics like out of sight out of mind, bike covers are a really good example of that. Leaving your stuff in better areas vs obviously shady ones.
If that can't happen, then a deterrent maybe the key
I've used Pacsafe mesh bags over the years, they are simple straight forward mesh that forms a bag, then has a way to tighten and lock, thus reducing the access to your stuff. They are relatively lightweight for the security they offer lightweight and come in a various array of sizes. The mesh is small enough to stop hands fitting through, if your bag was cut, stopping most things being pulled through the gaps.
When you travel, if you use hostels and dorm rooms, sadly there is an increase in travelers stealing from other travelers because trust is given not earned, the Pacsafe is an easy way to secure your stuff when you are sleeping and a common practice is to attach is to your bed somehow if secure lockers aren't an option
Available in most luggage stores, and various online sellers and of course Amazon!