Travelon Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag [Giveaway, Ended 11/6]

Travelon Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag Teal

Travelon Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag, in Teal

I found Travelon while searching for companies that specialize in travel gear.  Travelon offers a range of travel products – including travel bags, wallets, travel purses, and travel accessories.

While I had initially wanted to review one of Travelon’s nifty Anti-Theft bags during my recent blogging conference trip, alas, the React Cross-Body Bag they sent me didn’t arrive in time to take along.  But let me tell you a little bit about it.

Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag Features

Travelon’s Anti-Theft bags offer a variety of styling options.  They have three lines, each with its own unique look-and-feel:  Urban, React, and Classic.

Within each line, you’ll find a nice range of sizes and shapes – including backpacks, messenger bags, hobos, and cross-bodys.  What makes these bags great is the core, anti-theft features that all of them include.

  •  Locking Compartment – No worries that a talented pickpocket will steal your stuff while you are distracted
  • Slash-Proof Construction – They include wire mesh in the outer panels
  • Cut-Proof Shoulder Strap – Which can also be attached to a chair or post

Travel Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag Cut Proof


Pretty cool, huh?  No nervously casting glances over your shoulder at every local who passes you by, while touring in Rome.  (I hope for this to be me, next Spring…the Rome part, not the nervous glances part…)

The Anti-Theft bags have certainly been designed to help put a traveler’s mind at ease.   Because of these fantastic features, I will definitely be using mine when we travel to Europe next Spring.

Travelon Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag Front Outer Pocket

The Anti-Theft React Cross-body bag has two very useful, external zipped pockets.  I found that one worked nicely for my phone (shown above) – which keeps it protected, and makes it easy to locate.

The second outer pocket is considered “hidden”, as it is along the back of the bag, and lays flat against your body.  This one works great for my keys, or you could slide in any item which you may need to retrieve quickly.

Travelon Aniti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag Hidden Pocket


There is an internal pocket which could hold your iPod nicely, with a headphone port for the cord to thread through – allowing you to keep your media more secure, inside your bag.  You know, real hip and urban like.Travelon Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag Interior

And now the down side.  For me, the Anti-Theft React Cross-body bag is just too small to be practical.  My big fat mom wallet pretty much took up the main compartment.  So for the purposes of this review, I downsized temporarily to a smaller wallet (which I day dream about doing from time to time anyways).  However, I still can’t fit a water bottle in it, and for me – that’s a deal breaker.

The other thing I wasn’t crazy about was the way the strap was attached at an angle.  Granted, this is meant to be worn as a cross-body bag, so it’s perfectly designed for that.  But if you are in a hurry, or don’t feel like slinging that strap over your head… carrying it by hanging from one shoulder will leave it off balance, even flopping over at times (depending on where you have the internal item weight distributed).

Travelon React Cross-Body Bag hanging

Angle of the strap, shown hanging vertically from a hook

That being said – as far as anti-theft techniques go, it’s obviously much safer to wear the bag across your body as intended.  I guess it’s just me being lazy.  Again, this is simply a nuance that you would likely only notice when using the bag on a daily basis at home.  If I were on a trip, I would definitely wear it cross-body.

Overall, I really like this great little bag.  It has some amazing features, is an attractive color, and is quality made.  I will definitely use it again in the future for it’s ideal purpose:  as a cross-body bag on vacation!  Let’s face it, you don’t want to be lugging around your heavy, huge everyday mom purse when you travel anyway.  This is a perfect solution.

Travelon Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag Review

What I Loved:

  • Anti-Theft Features – awesome for peace of mind while traveling
  • Trendy, Hip Styling
  • Two outer zipper pockets
  • Teal color is gorgeous (not as bright at it seems in online picture)
  • Numerous internal pockets for organization

What I Didn’t Love As Much:

  • Small Size
  • Angled attachment of shoulder strap (requiring cross body wear)

The Travelon Anti-Theft React Cross-body bag comes in 4 different colors, and is available for $50.

If you do decide to purchase Travelon Anti-Theftbag , I’d recommend also checking out the other sizes and styles in the Anti-Theft line that they have available.  I saw many larger options, so they can definitely accommodate your personal preference and needs.

All of them will include those great anti-theft features.

Travelon Offers a Full Range of Travel Accessories

Travelon Anti-Microbial Toothbrush Covers

Travelon Anti-Microbial Toothbrush Covers

When you check Travelon’s site, you’ll also find they carry a full range of handy products designed specifically for efficient, safe, and comfortable travel.  They have sections for toiletry items, cosmetic kits, computer cases, ID and security items, and travel comfort and health products.

For example, I also spotted these nifty toothbrush covers and requested a set.  If you haven’t upgraded from old style full toothbrush cover, that would get all grimy inside and was impossible to clean – it’s high time.  This is a vastly superior design.

This set of Anti-Microbial Toothbrush Covers sell for $8 and include four covers, in varying colors.  Easy to use.  Ventilation for drying.  And a suction cup on the back, to hang on the mirror if you choose.

Travelon Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag Giveaway

Travelon has agreed to give one of my readers a React Cross-Body Bag.  YAAAY!!  As a bag lover – I’m pretty darn excited about this giveaway!

This giveaway is part of my Travel Week Extravaganza. There will be great travel related articles and other travel gear reviews and giveaways all week… so be sure to check out the fun!


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Travelon provided me with the products described in this review at  no charge, for the purposes of this review.  All opinions are my own.
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Hi, I'm Tami! Writer, Influencer, and mom of two who loves travel, the outdoors, staying active, photography, reading books, and eating desserts. We are pretty much always planning our next trip to Disney World.


  1. I like the anti theft tour bag in medium

  2. christopher sorel says:

    this would be good as taking to scouting and other events. Also a RFID blocking walleyt

  3. I like the cross body bag a lot!

  4. Jenny Goodman says:

    I have lots of traveling coming up! This would be awesome!

  5. My favorite might just be the bag you’re giving away, but I also love the Pocket Hobo.

  6. Christine says:

    The anti theft mini shoulder bag is quite nice.

  7. Mikie. I. says:

    The Stow-Away Backpack/Tote Duo looks like it’d be handy for traveling w/ little ones. I have 2 toddlers so I always have way more to carry than I have room for 🙂 I really do like the React cross-body bag though. I can see myself slinging that across my shoulder for running errands.

  8. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would also like to try their Travel Hair Dryer, Dual Voltage. We love to travel!

  9. Rachelle Anderson says:

    I’d like the anti-microbial toothbrush holder!

  10. On Your Weigh Luggage Scale

  11. Samantha D. says:

    Anti-Theft Messenger Bag in purple is really slick looking and I really like the anti theft safety and it looks really durable.

  12. I like the Anti-Theft React 3 Compartment Backpack. Would be really useful for my job when I travel.

  13. Cherry Rushin says:

    I love the anti-theft bag. It’s cute and functional.

  14. Shara Toennies says:

    It’s at least a really interesting concept. And it looks like it would be great for those marathon shopping trips like Black Friday.

  15. I like the react weekender tote.

  16. I like the Multi-Pocket Shoulder Bag

  17. I’ve been eyeing a new laptop bag – I’m like the checkpoint friendly sleeves (especially the blue patterned one).

  18. I like the blue netbook sleeve.

  19. Mel Bjorgen says:

    the cross body anti-theft bag.

  20. Elizabeth says:

    I like the look of the Ergonomic Digital Scale.

  21. I like the anti-theft react tote. Great selection on their site!

  22. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I like the Multi-Pocket Shoulder Bag

  23. I could def use the luggage scale. my bags are always over 🙁

  24. cool!

  25. I love any cross body bags!

  26. I would try the Anti-Theft Tour Bag, Medium (It has room for a water bottle!)

  27. I’d like to try the anti-theft camera strap or any of the anti-theft bags.

  28. Marti Parks says:

    I would like to try the Anti-Theft Tour Bag, Medium.

  29. domestic diva says:

    I like the anti theft bags, but the laptop sleeve also looks great.

  30. I like the Quilted Fold Over Shoulder Bag

  31. The antitheft Hobo or Messenger bag probably.

  32. I would want to try the Medium Anti-Theft Tour Bag, we take a lot of day trips and with three kiddos I have a lot to carry.

  33. The laptop bag looks especially nice.

  34. I like Travelon Anti-Theft React Cross-Body Bag. My son travelled in Europe this summer and had his wallet stolen. Would be a nice Christmas gift for him!

  35. I like the Checkpoint Friendly Two-Compartment Wheeled Computer Case.

  36. I like the checkpoint friendly iPad case

  37. Elizabeth says:

    i think this would be good for my mom. To “be safe” she puts her purse around her neck sometimes. LOL, i don’t know how safe a neck injury can be.

  38. Amy Clarke says:

    I have been looking for a cross-body SECURE travel purse, and this looks like the one for me! Love it!

  39. I really like the bag you are giving away – great for an overseas trip!

  40. I like the anti-theft bag the most!

  41. I like the Laptop Sleeve to 15.6 in black/white.

  42. The stowaway backpack/tote would be a great diaper bag!

  43. Elisabeth says:

    The Car Clothes Rod is pretty cool.

  44. These look fab! I actually like that they are small. I’m not big on the big bags, especially now that I don’t have to haul diapers, wipes, water, snacks, etc etc.

  45. Jessica Peeling says:

    I’d love to try the Stow Away Duffel Bag 🙂

  46. coni guerin says:

    I like the Anti-Theft React Weekender

  47. I don’t travel a lot, but this would be a wonderful gift for my sil who is always jetting off somewhere 🙂

  48. Jessica B says:

    Anti-theft messenger bag

  49. I would like to try out the Anti-Theft React Messenger Bag.

  50. I would like to try the Anti-Theft Travel Bag.

  51. Shante Brown says:

    The travel hair dryer would be awsome to take along on trips.

  52. I would like any of their passport/boarding pass holders. I have traveled A LOT, and it’s always a pain trying to hold onto my passport, other ID, and boarding passes. Those would make things a lot easier! 🙂

  53. Lorrie Rodgers (pinklady705) says:

    I would like to try the Anti-Theft React Weekender

  54. Christy P. says:

    The messenger bag looks like something I would like to try!!

  55. The Hobo Bag!

  56. This bag looks really neat. I actually think it’s stylish as well!!

  57. Mike Davis says:

    Anti-Theft Hobo Bag

  58. My mom would love this bag.

  59. bradley howard says:

    i travel every week for work, i’d love the try the Wheeled Underseat Carry-On with Back-Up Bag

  60. Anti-Theft Essential Messenger Bag looks awesome!

  61. I like the 3 compartment shoulder bag

  62. I would love to have this bag!

  63. I like the anti-theft react hobo. So stylish you would never know it was packing a no-cut strap and hidden pockets. Watch out pick-pockets!

  64. michelle mcafee says:

    the packaway duffel is awesome.

  65. I like the Anti-Theft messenger bag.

  66. I like the Anti-Theft Pocket Hobo

  67. Stowaway Backpack/Tote.
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  68. Kristin Troska says:

    I love the Pack Away Duffel:)

  69. I would most like to try the safe ID purse organizer or ladies wallet. Thanks for the entry!

  70. Kristie D. says:

    I would like to try the 3 Compartment Expandable Shoulder Bag. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  71. Liberty Boblett says:
  72. Racheal S says:

    I really like the anti-theft messenger bag in purple.

  73. Alessandra says:

    I would love the green react cross body! It is so contemporary and practical. Love, love, love it!

  74. I’d be interested in their Checkpoint Friendly Two-Compartment Wheeled Computer Case

  75. Anti-Theft React Tote

  76. This will be perfect for our ABD trip next year to Ireland. The anti-theft features of all their bags look great. Good luck everyone!

  77. Hope to win 🙂

  78. Blessie Nelson says:

    I would like to try the Anti-Theft Urban N/S Messenger Bag!

  79. Safe ID Ladies Wallet

  80. Mary Gallardo says:

    I really like the felt iPad messenger sleeve!

  81. I like the Wheeled Underseat Carry-On with Back-Up Bag in Black Patent Leather


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  82. I’d like to try the weekender tote!

  83. I would love to try Anti-Theft React Backpack

  84. Checkpoint Friendly Two-Compartment Wheeled Computer Case.

  85. I like the purple Anti-Theft Cross-Body Bag

  86. Darlene Owen says:

    I would like to try Checkpoint Friendly iPad2 Case

  87. Clenna Emery says:

    I loved the 18″ Wheeled Underseat

  88. Saver Sara says:

    I like the Anti-Theft Urban Tour Bag

  89. I like the Anit-Theft Hobo Bag. This bag is really cool! My daughter would love this.Thank you for the great giveaway! 🙂


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