I have been checking my carryon wheel bag more and more lately. I like it. And, on my trip to Greece on the few days I had to carry my cross body/camera bag all day, I found it too heavy for being on only one side of my body...about 6-7 lbs. I am not a backpack person, but I have decided I am going to try it to see if it is easier to carry my camera when it is not in my hand and if I'm getting to the point of always checking my bag, I'll want a change of clothes, which won't fit in my cross body, underseat, camera bag. So I needed to go larger. However, there will be times I might not want to check the bag so I want to fit in BA's guidelines. I try my best to fly British Airways' day flight to Europe, so I want my underseat bag to definitely fit their 16" X 12" X 6". The only bag I found to be the exact measurements is [travelon anti theft backpack] So now I'm wondering:
1. If you have a such a 'secure' backpack, do you carry the items you want secure during the day, but with you; i.e., my iPod and credit card, in the backpack? I usually have these items in a small baggallini cross body in front of me, separate from my camera bag/purse. I can bury this baggallini at the bottom back of this travelon backpack, and attach it to the bag, but I'm not sure I'll feel comfortable...but again I'm not a secure backpack person, until now apparently. So how do you address this problem?
2. Has anyone had the security zippers compromised or the bag slashed successfully?
I also don't need anyone telling me that this security is a waste of money. The bag that fit my guidelines has this security, so I might as well use it. Actually, I really like the organization of this bag, and after a trial pack fits everything I could not easily replace should my bag be delayed, etc. Wray