The LOCTOTE INDUSTRIAL BAG COMPANY launched a product on Kickstarter on April 5th that solves a problem faced daily by active people all over the world – where to put personal items and valuables like a wallet, purse, electronics, keys, jewelry, and passport when they cannot be in direct control or in a constant field of vision. When left behind, even when hidden in a coat pocket, shoe, or typical purse or backpack, these items are an easy target for thieves.
The Flak Sack is a practical soft, flexible, attractive, drawstring backpack that is essentially a portable safe for belongings. It incorporates a hidden locking mechanism that enables the bag to be locked shut, and locked to a stationary object. This patent-pending locking mechanism is extremely difficult to cut, and tested to handle over 1,000 lbs of force without breaking. The bag is made from a proprietary extreme cut-resistant fabric that cannot be cut with scissors or knives. To prove it, the company’s CEO posted a video of himself getting slashed by a box cutter while wearing a t-shirt made of the same fabric, and sustaining no injuries (http://loctote.com/features/#cutvid). Inside, the Flak Sack has a large waterproof pocket that is lined with an RFID shielding material that makes it impossible to scan personal data through the bag.
“This is the bag that everybody, at some point in their life, wishes they had,” said Don Halpern, LOCTOTE founder and CEO. “Sometimes you just need a safe place to put stuff while you do something else, and you don’t want to hump around something heavy or impractical to do it. Our purpose for creating this bag really is that simple.”
Initially, the only way to get a LOCTOTE bag is through Kickstarter. At the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign, the company will make the Flak Sack available for purchase through their website http://www.loctote.com.