SMASHii launches essential backpack for backpackers

The travel and outdoor accessory specialist SMASHii, has launched its essential backpack that provides unrivalled security for backpackers, avoiding every traveller’s nightmare of being thousands of miles away from home with nothing but the clothes they are wearing.

The SMASHii rucksack offers a layered security system which will deter potential thieves stealing the bag or removing the contents, leaving travellers to explore and enjoy their travels, safe in the knowledge all their documents and personal belongings are completely safe.

Items will remain safe in the SMASHii rucksack as it cannot be cut open by potential thieves thanks to Kevlar anti slash technology, the same material used in anti-stab vests. There is also a patented Kevlar zip protection system which means no one can gain access to belongings inside the SMASHii rucksack.

Thieves will also be deterred from taking the rucksack as the SMASHii retractable combination lock system allows travellers to securely attach the SMASHii rucksack to a fixed object such as a bunk bed.

The SMASHii rucksack comprises a 65 litre rucksack with a 15 litre detachable day sack, meaning some items can be taken out for the day. The daysack is also lockable using a combination lock and has padded laptop and passport pockets.

Comfort is also key with the SMASHii rucksack as it features a ‘height adjust’ back system which allows the user maximum comfort and channels weight to the hips for stability and comfort.

SMASHii founder Jason Lowe came up with the idea for the SMASHii rucksack after one of his trips abroad as a student was ruined when he fell victim to theft.

“I travelled to many countries during my university years and had some fantastic experiences. Sadly one of my trips was ruined when my rucksack was stolen from my hostel,” he said. “The experience left me feeling insecure and vulnerable, not to mention annoyed at the expense of replacing my belongings. Since then whenever I travel, always at the back of my mind is the security of my belongings. The bad experience led me to come up with the idea for the SMASHii rucksack one day whilst I was sat on Maya Beach in Thailand.”

The SMASHii rucksack is available in blue, black and pink with a RRP of GBP199 which includes a waterproof cover. Stockists include www.smashii.co.uk, Amazon, Ebay and selected online and independent retailers (1).