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The LocTote Flack Sack Is the Ultimate Portable Safe, and Not Only for Bikers

The LocTote Flack Sack is a drawstring backpack that looks like any other similar bag, but this one is in no way what it appears to be. This piece is virtually indestructible, at least when thinking about how thieves operate on similar luggage. That's right, the Flack Sack is cut and slash resistant.
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The idea to develop such a bag came after one of the creators of the LocTote company was robbed while enjoying his time on the beach. Then, the need of a tamper-proof backpack seemed like a successful one that people would enjoy quite a lot.

To craft such a die-hard drawstring back, LocTote used tactical materials developed for body armor and protective undergarments of law enforcement and security workers.

The Flak Sack comprises two layers of high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE) and other state-of-the-art fibers combined into fabric that boasts " the highest possible Blade Cut Resistance, Tear Resistance, and Abrasion Resistance ratings based on international (ISO) and European (EN) standards," as LocTote tells us.

If you need something to measure it against, you'll be surprised to learn that this fabric is five times more cut resistant than Kevlar, a material well-known for its use in bulletproof vests and other tactical and specialized gear.

The Flack Sack also comes with a locking strap reinforced with 49 strands of steel wire that is also extremely hard to cut. The strap is also secured with a brass and steel lock that requires more than a razor blade, box opener or even casual cutting tools to tear apart. The system withstands 1,000 lbs (453 kg) of force, which is commonly well outside human strength.

The bag is also splashproof and even comes with a watertight pocket lined with a patented FIPS 201 certified RFID-blocking material that shields "contactless credit cards, passports, drivers licenses, ISO 14443A/B and EPC Gen1/Gen2 contactless smart cards that operate at 13.56 Mhz and above (13.56 Mhz interface is the one that typically contains personal data)."

At the same time, the Flack Sack material is so soft that you can use this bag as a pillow, so there are way more uses for it. The nicest thing is that LocTote claims that you can leave it strapped to a solid object and odds are you will find it intact when you return to the chaise on the beach or to your motorcycle after a shopping session, at least unless the bike itself is gone for good.

We'd certainly love to see such fabrics making their way into riding gear. Adding high-tech polymers such as the amazing D3O should make protective clothing much safer, even though not even the strongest armor can protect against human recklessness.

For some reason, the LocTote Flak Sack, now $140, looks like a neat piece of luggage for an Easy Rider-like cruise.



 
 
 
 
 

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