KOPACK Anti-Theft Backpacks Super Review

Good morning, I’m your host, Chuck. In today’s article, I share my comprehensive KOPACK anti-theft backpacks review with you. Are KOPACK packs the best budget anti-theft backpacks currently on the market? By the end of my review, you’ll know the answer.

I’ve been skipping around continents for close to a decade now, and I know just how important it is to keep those precious possessions of yours safe while on the road.

Luckily for you, there are these new nifty things called anti-theft backpacks.

They are excellent for travel, commuting, school and to use as a carry-on bag when you fly.

My Top Pick

Let’s start this review off with a bang. Here’s a video of my top choice from the KOPACK anti-theft backpack collection (click the play button below if you don’t see a preview image):

This bad boy is known as the KOPACK Waterproof Anti Theft Laptop Backpack.

It has everything you need in an anti-theft backpack:

  • Hidden zippers with no front zippers
  • Shockproof laptop compartment
  • Lightweight materials
  • Slash-resistant materials
  • Tight-fitting elastic bands to connect to rolling luggage (This is a must-have feature if you’re a traveler)
  • Rain Cover
  • External USB Port for charging a mobile phone or any other USB device
  • Sleek design
  • Hidden back pocket for passport and other valuables or travel documents
  • Big enough for a full weekend or more of travel (you should be able to fit everything you need in it)
  • TSA-friendly, lay-flat design (if you get lucky the agents won’t make you pull out your laptop)

And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

I’m so in love with this pack that I wish I could get one shipped to me in the jungle right now.

I paid more than double the price for my travel backpack a couple of years ago, and I still need to use security locks to keep my stuff safe.

I’m also really liking the grey color.

Click Here to check out the current price, more photos, and options at Amazon:

What are current owners saying about their Kopack City Commuter (KP626) Bag?

Now for the most important part.

Let’s figure out if this bag is legit.

I’ll arrange what people are saying into a pros and cons table to make it nice and easy for you to read:

KOPACK KP626 Pros and Cons

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Pros
  • Compliments on the design from friends
  • Durable and lightweight
  • Awesome motorcycle bag
  • Can fit a 15″ laptop
  • 4 hidden pockets
  • Worked great for a week-long trip to Italy
  • Perfect carry-on bag
  • Great shoulder support
  • Very well padded laptop compartment
  • One reviewer compared it to “Fort Knox”
  • Sturdy zippers

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Cons
  • Too long for someone who is 5’2″
  • One person’s USB port broke
  • Another person didn’t like the side pockets
  • Not enough room for some people

Size specs:

Dimensions: 11.8 x 17.7 x 5.5″ (width x height x depth)

Weight: 1.94 lbs

Laptop Compartment Size: Holds up to a 15″ laptop

Tip: Whenever I travel, I make sure to check the airline’s carry-on bag weight limits. The lowest weight restriction I’ve seen internationally is 7 kg or 15.43 lbs. If you have a heavy camera, you may want to put it around your neck when you check in. That’s what I do, and it’s always worked for me. Also, you can use Jedi mind tricks to make sure they never weigh your carry-on bag.

My Kopack KP626 Review

Whenever I search for an anti-theft backpack that I can use as a carry-on bag, there are certain features I need.

I personally use a rolling suitcase because carrying a mammoth backpack on my back at all times doesn’t appeal to my lower back that can easily become aggravated (old man problems).

The Kopack bag has a sturdy elastic band that will make sure it stays tight against my rolling suitcase (you can click here to see the exact rolling suitcase I use that’s treated me well for years).

I work while on the road, and this Kopack bag features a padded compartment that’ll definitely keep my laptop safe.

The external USB port that allows me to charge my cell phone without opening my bag while at the airport is another plus.

The peace of mind I get from keeping my travel documents secured against my back in a hidden pocket is priceless.

My favorite color in backpacks is black and grey.

A lot of times when I travel, I run into rain between the airport and wherever I’m staying, especially around Asia. The rain cover that comes with this bag eliminates those worries I get about my laptop or other electronic devices getting wet.

I feel very comfortable using public transportation with this bag. Sometimes, I find myself peeking back to make sure no one is trying to get into my bag.

And last but not least, quality zippers. I need those good zippers when I’m traveling, or my mind just doesn’t feel right.

If you’re about to travel and looking at your old bag thinking, meh, don’t hesitate to buy this bag now.

Take it from me, I’ve been traveling for years, and the worst thing you can do is settle on using outdated luggage.

Cick here to upgrade.

More Anti-Theft Travel Backpacks by KOPACK

I’ll add a couple more options by KOPACK.

By the way, I forgot to mention that KOPACK’s reviews on Amazon are stellar.

They have thousands of five-star verified reviews for their products.

The backpack below is a #1 bestseller with 76% 5-star reviews and just 3% one-star.

Those are the type of numbers I look for when buying a product.

Tip: try to find products with less than 5% one-star reviews and over 70% five-star when purchasing travel gear.

Check out the video below of the KOPACK Slim Commuter Backpack KP510:

How cool is the water resistant capability of this bag? I love it.

One of the differences that jumps out to me between this bag and the first bag is the zippers are more accessible.

You may want to add a lock to the main zippers if you’re on a long trip. Click here to check out the lock I use. What I like about that lock is I can connect four zippers bunched together.

Note: This bag comes in two sizes; one to fit up to a 15″ laptop, and the other can fit up to a 17″ laptop for those genius designer folks.

Let’s check out the pros and cons of the KOPACK Slim Commuter:

KOPACK Slim Commuter KP510 Pros and Cons

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Pros
  • Large, secure laptop compartment
  • Water resistant
  • Anti-theft dual layer zipper
  • Internal organizer
  • Sunglasses hook (groovy)
  • Good for students and travelers
  • Lightweight
  • External USB
  • Labels on pockets for their uses
  • Super comfortable

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Cons
  • Not durable enough for some people
  • Water resistant not waterproof
  • Could be too small depending on your needs
  • Small side pockets for water bottles

Dimensions: 17.7 x 11.8 x 7.1″ (height x width x depth)

Weight: 1.94 lbs

My KP510 Review

Compared to the KP626, I think the 510 is less made for travel and more suitable for city commuters or students.

When I look for the best anti-theft travel backpack, I want all the zippers hidden because the main benefit I’m looking for is the peace of mind knowing that no one can get in my bag while my back is turned.

However, a cheap lock will get the job done.

Overall, this bag does offer all the essential features and is carry-on friendly.

If you’re a fan of the lay-flat feature that can potentially allow you to avoid taking your laptop out of your bag at the airport security checkpoint, this bag doesn’t offer that like the 626.

It’s important to keep in mind that a lot of security agents will ask you to take the laptop out of your bag anyway.

KOPACK Lightweight Anti-Theft Backpack KP595 Review

I’ll finish off this post with the KP595 backpack that is another reliable anti-theft travel backpack.

This backpack brings back the checkpoint friendly feature that allows you to lay the bag flat at the security checkpoint in most airports.

Check out the 595 below:

As you can see, it has a lot of the same features as the first backpack on the list with a slightly different design.

The main difference besides the design is the size of this pack.

It’s dimensions are: 18.9 x 5.5 x 14.2″ (height x depth x width)

Weight: 1.94 lbs

Maximum laptop size: 17 inches

It weighs the same as the first bag, but it can hold a larger laptop and is slightly larger overall.

There is also a smaller option for 15″ laptops.

What are people saying about the KP595?

KOPACK Anti-Theft KP595 Pros and Cons

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Pros
  • “Best study abroad backpack”
  • A frequent flyer “loves it”
  • Breathable and lightweight
  • Awesome customer service
  • Great everyday backpack
  • Protects laptop well

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Cons
  • Not resistant to sharp blades
  • Too long for shorter people

Bottom Line

If you are on the hunt for a reliable anti-theft backpack that you can use as a carry-on, you can’t go wrong with any bag on this list.

Numbers 1 and 3 are your best antitheft travel bags while number 2 is better for students and commuters.

What I love most about these KOPACK bags is that they all currently cost well under $50.

The thing about all travel backpacks (even the super expensive ones) is they don’t last forever.

Spending hundreds of dollars on a travel backpack is cool until the backpack inevitably gets worn down.

I’d rather not have to worry about caring for my expensive bag like an eggshell baby in grade school while knowing that my possessions are safe inside.

I’ve spent more than double for a carry-on backpack in the past, and these KOPACK bags are actually better.

Bag technology is constantly upgrading; I’d rather pay less and stay up to date if you know what I mean.

KOPACK anti-theft backpacks have thousands of positive reviews, buy with confidence!

Cheers and best of luck with your travels!

If you have any groovy travel stories, please share below in the comments section.

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