Pacsafe Camsafe V25 Anti-Theft Camera Backpack Review

Pacsafe Camsafe V25 Anti-Theft Camera Backpack Review

Pacsafe Camsafe V25 Anti-Theft Camera Backpack Review

WJ Tested: Pacsafe Camsafe V25 Anti-Theft Camera Backpack Review

By WAVEJourney Editor Viv Chapleo

When the time comes for us to take a long trip one of the biggest questions while packing up the gadgets and camera gear is which backpack will work best. For our most recent 6-week adventure we tried out the Pacsafe Camsafe V25 anti-theft camera backpack.

PACSAFE DESCRIPTION:

For the avid adventurer and photographer looking for a reliable, versatile, comfy travel bag packed with features. While the 5 anti-theft security features helps to protect your gear from thieves, each additional feature has been thought out and designed to make travelling and photo taking easy, accessible and practical.

FEATURES:

  • Zippered padded main compartment with soft brushed polyester lining
  • Removable, padded, camera compartment with modular Velcro® divider(s)
  • Hideaway rain cover built-in
  • Pocket for smart phone
  • Easy access front/top compartment with organisation for phone, SD cards, and small items
  • Key / wallet fastener
  • Fits most DSLR cameras with mounted lens + 2 extra lenses
  • Drawstring inner divider opens into 1 large 25L compartment
  • Secure, zippered side compartment for quick and easy camera access
  • Camera compartment opens up completely to full view access of additional lenses/camera gear
  • Rear zippered compatible sleeve fits (up to) 15in MacBook® or 3L hydration bladder (with hydration port)
  • Side compression strap and stretch pocket for tripod
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Padded carry handle
  • Adjustable/removable waist strap and sternum strap
  • Comfortable EVA molded back support with air flow channels
  • Pen holder

SPECS:

  • Materials: (outer material) 210D Nylon 3-line ripstop, PU1000mm / 400D Nylon oxford, PU1000mm (lining) 200D Polyester, PU1000mm, Polyester fleece, high density PE foam
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 51 x 30 x 22 cm / 20.1 x 11.8 x 8.7 in
  • Weight: 1.1 kg / 2 lbs 5.4 oz
  • Volume: 25 L / 1526 cubic in
  • Backpack strap length: 60 – 83 cm / 23.6 – 32.7 in

PROS:

Whether it was packing up the gadgets for airport travel, or spending a day out sightseeing, or off on a hike in the jungle, we were able to have all our essential items fit. The padded laptop compartment had ample room, and kept items in place and easy to access. The padded camera compartment was perfect for keeping items secure and free from bumps. The included rain cover is a welcome bonus for times when you get caught unexpectedly in a shower or downpour.

There was plenty of room to store the following items:

  • Sony a6000 camera with 2 lenses (18-50 and 55-210)
  • Fuji waterproof camera
  • Nikon point and shoot camera
  • Binoculars
  • Guide book
  • iPod Touch
  • Lenovo 14″ laptop
  • Chargers, power bank, travel plugs, memory cards and extra batteries
  • Travel coloring book and pencils
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Sunglasses, bug spray, and sun block
  • Snacks
  • Hydro Flask 18 oz stainless steel water bottle

CONS:

The only complaint we have is about the waist strap. This pack can carry a considerable amount of weight when fully loaded with a laptop, camera(s), lenses, tripod, various other gadgets and a lightweight rain jacket, etc. Therefore, we would like to see a more sturdy and somewhat padded waist strap rather than the plain 1″ webbing strap that doesn’t provide any comfort or real support. The bag would feel much better after an hour or so of sightseeing if the waist strap actually provided some use.

BOTTOM LINE:

This pack is loaded with useful features! Fully packed, it was comfortable and provided the safety features we typically expect from Pacsafe products. We did use the waist strap and sternum straps in crowded areas – as added security to stop the pack from just being lifted off. The pack came back looking good as new after lots of use in various climates and conditions. Due to the size, features and safety element, the Pacsafe Camsafe V25 anti-theft camera backpack will undoubtedly be our go-to pack for most of our future adventures and travels.

 

Note: Pacsafe provided this item for WAVEJourney to test. Read our full disclosure statement to see that this has no effect on our articles, reviews, and/or opinions.

 

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