My former roommate went backpacking through Europe with her best friend a few years ago. Backpacking and hopping from hostel to hostel is a great experience, but they ran into a common experience–while they slept, one of them was robbed by their co-hostel-mates.
They never found out who it was, but it’s difficult being able to stay in a hostel while also keeping track of your stuff.
My other backpacking friend, Emily, just passed on this new product to me. It’s pricey, but could help alleviate a lot of the problems with staying in hostels.
Enter the FlakSack.
This is the bag that everybody, at some point in their life, wishes they had. Sometimes you just need a safe place to put your personal items and valuables while you carry them or do something else. Our purpose for creating this bag really is that simple. This product is essentially a portable safe that lets you live more and worry less.
This is obviously great for hostel travel but is also great for other things. For example, I love going to resorts, but worry about leaving my stuff at the chair.
With this product, I can lock it up on the nearby umbrella. Not only would I not need to worry about the entire bag being snatched, no one would be able to slash it and steal my wallet out of it.
I love to read at the pool but get paranoid about going in the water, so this is a great solution. The only problem is, it currently retails at $179, which is really pricey.
However, compared to the cost of being robbed (and peace of mind), it just might be worth it.