Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus Review | Security Focused 40L Carry-On Travel Backpack

If you’re looking for a secure travel pack, the Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus offers some great features, including slash-proof material and secure zippers. We’ve enjoyed just about everything on this pack, but the laptop compartment did feel a bit “meh.” View Details & Buy:

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0:34 – Material & Aesthetic
2:41 – External Components
6:23 – Inside the Pack
11:45 – Durability & Testing
12:04 – Pros & Cons
12:32 – The Verdict

In this review, we are taking a look at the Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus. Yes, that is quite a mouthful, and yes—as the name implies, there is a big focus on safety, or more precisely, security.

Pacsafe is a company that specializes in various anti-theft travel gear. From backpacks to wallets to roller luggage, they’re all about giving you some peace of mind while traveling—which we love to see. Any seasoned traveler knows that security is no joke when you’re out on your own—or even not on your own—and having some reassurance that no one is going to, say, swipe your bag as you start to doze off on the subway is a huge relief.

The Venturesafe X40 Plus is Pacsafe’s carry-on compliant travel bag that, in addition to being a pretty great all-around backpack, boasts a whole lot of cool security features. We’ve been testing this thing out for about a month at the time of this review, and it’s seen action on trips from Detroit to Spain. Let’s check it out.

If you’re looking for a secure travel pack, the Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus offers some great features for exactly that. From the eXomesh® slash-proof material to the secure zippers, there is some really great thinking that went into this pack along with some solid materials. Even though we had some problems with the laptop compartment and hip belt, we still think this is a great choice for a travel backpack.

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In this video, Tom Wahlin of Pack Hacker reviews the Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus, a 40L carry-on travel backpack with an emphasis on security.

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Praxis-Cat says:

Comfort-wise, would you consider this on par or more comfortable than the PD Travel Line?

Rafael C says:

Lol you were in Barcelona as i can see

Pack Hacker says:

Do you like the security features that the Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus provides?

The Happy Hour Hound says:

Lack of a stowable waistbelt is a deal killer on this one. Otherwise nice. Porter 46 won out for us

ivan says:

PH you gotta check out Cabin Zero’s military travel bags its insane. Please do a review on those!

Michael Bartlett says:

Thoughts on the company Lander? And the Lander Traveler pack??? thanks in advance…

Alyssa Brolsma says:

I brought this one home to try (along with the eagle creek global companion and the rei ruckpack), and while I really appreciated the security features (since I travel alone), I just couldn’t get comfortable! And I just felt that I couldn’t pack as much as in the other 40-44L packs I tried.

Darryl says:

“Strap whacking.” I’m never too old to learn a new phrase every day.

Nomad Smith says:

Theres too much light on you but, other than that great video!

Mr.Lefty Guns says:

Awesome! So far this is the best review I’ve seen. Covered every detail of the item and everything in between. Please continue doing a great job in reviewing items..I would love to hear from you guys giving a review on Pacsafe Venturesafe X34..please do a review. Thank you and be blessed!

Junereth says:

1:22 i thought it was pronounced “deny-er”, not “denny-air”

TheToeKnee216 says:

Already subscribed previous to today. Love the content and all the items you cover. Keep up the good work!

Fabrício Roque says:

Love it!
What can you tell me about the Standard Luggage’s Carry-on Backpack? What about a video? 😀

FaerieDust says:

I do like the general form of this backpack – not too wide, and it doesn’t stick out too far from your back. I definitely agree re: hip belts. I love them, I think all larger bags should have them, but I also think they should be stowable or even removable for when the bag isn’t so heavily packed or you’re only carrying it a short distance.

I am definitely not a fan of that laptop compartment situation – that’s a deal-breaker for me. I’d rather not have a padded compartment at all (making the bag a bit lighter), which I realize isn’t going to happen anytime soon, but if there’s going to be a dedicated location for my single heaviest item it MUST be somewhere that makes sense ergonomically.

On a similar note: what is up with bags that have the safety pocket at the point furthest away from the body? This one’s far from the worst I’ve seen, but still. I don’t care how many safety features they claim the bag has, I’m never keeping my passport and debit cards in that RFID pocket. I’m keeping those either in a small crossbody bag at my front, or (in bags that have them) a pocket as close to my back as possible.

Jack O' Lantern says:

Doesn’t look like a well-design pack overall.

Sherry C. says:

I like it!

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