A couple of weeks ago the local distributor of French luggage manufacturer, Delsey, met up with me to give me one of their traveling bags and promised it will help secure my gadgets when I’m on foreign trips.
So I promised that on my next trip abroad, I’ll use the bag. So here I am on our event coverage in Jakarta for RIM/BlackBerry, lugging along a fairly large bag for a mere 3-day event.
The promise of security revolved around the zippers. With most traveling bags we see around, the zippers can be easily pried open by a knife or even a ball-point pen along the zipper lines (go ahead, try it with any of your bags at home using a ballpen).
See this funny video below to see how easily it can be done.
They’re so gung-ho about their patented double-zipper technology that they’re doing a public challenge for anyone to break into one of their bags (this particular model that I am using). I’ve seen it in the malls (2nd or 3rd floor of SM Makati for one) since last week.
So far, it has lived to its promise and the zipper can withstand some amount of prying. Of course, it’s not really 100% secure as there are many other ways to grab items from inside your zipped-up bag.
This particular bag retails for about Php10,990 and can be found at any Travel Club store at the big malls. A bit pricey, I would say, but if that helps prevent your precious items from being stolen then it’s not a bad bargain.
In this trip, I actually stored several gadgets in the bag just to keep things real — that includes two Olympus PEN cameras that were loaned to me. Fortunately, they were still in the bag when we arrived in Jakarta.
You can check out their FB Page here although I’ve also talked to them about giving away one of these bags to our readers here.
Disclosure: Delsey gave me this bag for free and promised to give a new bag to one of our readers here.