The Bobby anti-theft backpack for paranoid travellers

No visible zipper on the Bobby backpack

The Bobby anti-theft backpack for paranoid travellers

Hidden pockets for easy access, for you, not for pickpockets

You don’t want to place your wallet and other items you might need to have easy access to, inside your backpack. Then you’d have to take the pack off your back every time you want to pay for something. That’s a schlep.

XD built easy-access pockets into the side of the Bobby, but in such a place so as to not offer thieves an easy meal-ticket.

The side pockets are covered by the bag’s straps. This means that you can confidently amble, lumber, meander, parade, swagger or saunter along without constantly having to watch your back.

hidden pockets only you have access to
Hidden pockets for easy access. But not for thieves.

6 thoughts on “The Bobby anti-theft backpack for paranoid travellers

  1. I got mine, and I’m rather unimpressed. Material quality feels sub par, and the little dual stitch in the top corners is bizarre and appears feeble. The pack is also really, really small.

    Considering that it was similar in cost to some Swiss Gear backpacks on the market, I expected better.

    Then again, I paid for mine–it was not a promo copy.

  2. Hi Mark,

    Thanks for your feedback.

    I didn’t receive a promo copy. I wrote an article based on observations. Perhaps I should have ended the article by saying that the Bobby looks like a great product.

    Have you spoken to the company? Any chance of a refund?

    • You wrote a review based on a product you didn’t have? Here are a few more details:

      – I did ask for a refund. I was told that anyone who ordered during the kickstart campaign could not receive a refund. Basically, punish the early adopters.

      – I took the backpack out exactly once. The material on the back proved to be extremely succeptible to scratched, and I picked up two. Basically, it won’t look nice for long.

  3. I did. It’s observational. If I had received a demo product I’d have made it clear in the post and used photos taken by myself. I would have also used the product to its full extent. I would have also not held back if I thought it wasn’t up to scratch.

    I’m sorry to hear that you received a raw deal Mark. Your story seems to be a prevalent one on crowdfunding websites. In fact, it’s inspired a blog post I’m currently working on.

    Thanks for the feedback. Invaluable to know that the company isn’t willing to give you a refund. Wonder if that’s standard modus operandi for companies in need of crowdfunding?

    Have you had this sort of experience with other products?

  4. You might want to update this post – i bought mine from the KS campaign, and it definitely doesn’t come with a power bank. It’s merely a USB connector that runs inside the bag to the side.

Your thoughts?