Whenever I travel, I always hope to bring back good memories that I could cherish forever; but sometimes, unfortunate events could happen. I personally witnessed friends losing their valuables during trips abroad. In fact, I was once a victim too. I lost all my money for the whole trip and my phone on my first day in Bangkok. I travel to unwind and enjoy and the least thing I would want to worry about are my things. And this is why Pacsafe has been one of my family’s travel companions ever since that unfortunate incident happened to me.
Pacsafe started in 1998 by Australian founders Rob Schlipper (CEO) and Magnus McGlashan (President) focusing solely on travel security. It has successfully trotted all over the globe, delivering on its brand promise as the world’s most secure anti-theft travel gear. Pacsafe has steadily moved up and gained solid industry leadership throughout the years, thanks to its trademark innovations like the eXomesh® followed by a series of award winning technologies that are the core strengths of its ingenious product engineering.
Pacsafe in the Philippines
Just like me and my family, Pacsafe is a top choice brand among Filipinos when it comes to highly reliable travel gear. In fact, as soon as I went home with my slashed bag and missing wallet and phone from my Bangkok trip, my mom immediately bought a Pacsafe body bag and wallet to be used on our next vacation. Considering the seat sales here and there and more Filipinos traveling these days, the growing demand made the Philippines the top bag seller of Pacsafe travel essentials among other retailer-locations in the world. Moved by this overwhelming patronage, Pacsafe has finally decided to open its first flagship store.
Pacsafe Opens First Flagship Store In The Philippines
Recently, Pacsafe finally opened its boutique at Glorietta 5, Makati City – the company’s first in the world and in Southeast Asia.
The launch was hosted by Juls Savard, while Grayson Craig from I Love OPM and Next EDM superstars Bea Valera & Kio Priest performed during the event.
Magnus McGlashan, Pacsafe’s Co-Founder, was present to share the history of Pacsafe.
“In fact, even seasoned travellers can still fall prey to petty criminals like pickpockets and thieves. To minimize such risks or to avoid such unfortunate incidents from happening, one must always develop smart travel habits and of course, invest in travel gears with built-in, foolproof security features, as part of Pacsafe?s proud heritage, we continue to evolve both our technology and designs, so not only are our products engineered and tested to outsmart thieves and stand up to the rigors of travel, they’re simple and stylish enough for everyday use,” says Magnus McGlashan, Co-Founder / President, Pacsafe.
As a way of giving back to the inspiration where its adventure began, Pacsafe has extended its company’s global marine turtle conservation advocacy in the country.
Pacsafe is donating a substantial amount to Bataan Peninsula Tourism Council Foundation, Inc. for the preservation of the Pawikan Conservation Center located in Morong, Bataan. The aid, according to Eros Enriquez, Marketing Manager of Pacsafe Philippines, is the brand’s sincere contribution to help protect and propagate safe and healthy oceans, coastlines and other environments that support marine life, most especially endangered sea turtles worldwide.
“At Pacsafe, the sea turtle symbolizes the intrepid, global traveller. The Pacsafe Turtle Fund, the CSR arm that supports various conservation advocacies by providing annual funding grants, perfectly represents our heart-felt tribute to this amazing marine animal,” says Eros.
After the event, I got the chance to visit the first ever Pacsafe boutique.
There’s now an increase in the availability of product range, which includes adventure backpacks, urban and leisure bags, women’s bags, photography bags, luggage and travel accessories such as straps, cables and locks, all specifically designed to ward off pickpockets and bag slashers. Pacsafe even divided its product offerings into three categories to complement every individual endeavor: Adventure Collection (designed and engineered to help savvy globe trotters keep their valuables safe from the prying hands of pickpockets, and the “blink and you’ll miss ‘em” bag snatchers and slashers); Urban Collection (for city dwellers and people on the-move who take fearlessly on the challenges of the concrete jungle — from the daily commute and power lunches with colleagues, to dinner and drinks on the town and business trips) and Leisure Collection (for consummate travellers and jet-setting vacationers who constantly want to enjoy regular time-outs as a way to relax, recharge and rejuvenate).
Yay for safer and worry-free trips with Pacsafe smart travel gears! Whether basking the great outdoors, exploring the world, or just bracing the daily hustle and bustle of modern city living, it’s time to #GoFearless in our pursuits with Pacsafe smart travel gear!
Pacsafe is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by United Limsun International
Trading Corp. Pacsafe smart travel bags and accessories are available at
the flagship store located at G/F Glorietta 5, Ayala Malls, Makati. Know more about Pacsafe by visiting www.pacsafe.com or like its official social media fanpage on Facebook and Instagram: PacsafePH #GoFearless. Note that only selected models in their website are currently available in the Philippines.