(711) Pacsafe Security Bag Weakness & Fix

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  • I guess buy a more secure lock huh?

    Anya DeansAnya DeansVor Monat
  • Thanks, as usual a very useful video.

    Marco MacMarco MacVor 5 Monate
  • But isn't it just as easy to cut the steel cable with some bolt cutters? It looks MUCH thinner than the bicycle locks. And those are cut very fast? Or is their quality 'that' good?

    Millan FerendeMillan FerendeVor 6 Monate
    • Sure, but it it meant as a deterrent, a "speed bump", not a bank vault. It is designed (and priced) to prevent casual theft, not a determined attacker. Think of it as insurance.

      BosnianbillBosnianbillVor 6 Monate
  • Mega genial auf Tour sind große Pacsafes oder Security Helmet Bags, damit man nicht für jedes Eis oder Tass Kaffee Jacke und Helm mitschleppen muss. de-visions.com/detail/video-fquvyHDQ30o.html

    SHE is a RIDER TVSHE is a RIDER TVVor 7 Monate
  • Wondering why you did not try to pick the lock on camera to show Abus wasn't so easy to pick instead of having to take your word for it? For all anyone knows, it could be as easy to open with the same tools you used on pac-safe lock.

    Tracey MatthewsTracey MatthewsVor 9 Monate
  • So the weakness is the lock. Then the idea is to get a better lock.

    MrBlackspoonMrBlackspoonVor year
  • Thanks. I just got an exomesh on craigslist but it didn't have the lock. It looks like a lock would just wind through plastic. Isn't this vulnerable to just cracking it with pliers, or am I missing something?

    creidenouercreidenouerVor year
  • Thank you! Great review and easy fix!

    Kate RocheKate RocheVor year
  • That pacsafe lock is a pos. They have great ideas for products but they need common sense improvements. Thanks for spreading the truth.

    Nicholas WorrellNicholas WorrellVor year
    • Cant you just buy a better lock?

      MrBlackspoonMrBlackspoonVor year
  • Is that the 3l or 5l?

    GiftersGiftersVor 2 years
  • Fantastic video! Thank you!... please one question. What's the Shackle diameter of the ABUS 90/50?

    Freddy PonceFreddy PonceVor 2 years
  • Toy diary locks are harder to pick than these PacSafe Locks. At least they have pins on both sides.

    Thor LancasterThor LancasterVor 2 years
  • can i crack the cable with a Latermann knife tongs?!

    CyberzinCyberzinVor 2 years
  • Thank you so much for the video and the info brother!

    Bob Ross 007Bob Ross 007Vor 3 years
  • what kind of abus lock is that in the video

    RocRocVor 3 years
    • appreciate it thank you

      RocRocVor 3 years
    • A titalium 80/50

      BosnianbillBosnianbillVor 3 years
  • What about the blue plastic? Isn't that a weak link lol?

    Tamikas ToysTamikas ToysVor 3 years
  • All I need is a small mallet (those used on walnuts) to crack open the lock, and it's all over.

    Deborah NgDeborah NgVor 3 years
  • Thanks Fellas...

    Marcy KerchalMarcy KerchalVor 3 years
  • The locking system in the larger one is terrible! 10seconds with a small hacksaw and I was through. Pretty much all plastic!!!! Had a stainless steel loop crimped on which is a million times better!

    Daniel MartinDaniel MartinVor 3 years
  • Hi, you will be happy to know that we have upgraded this product (it was upgraded in 2014) to include a more robust locking system and a heavy duty combination lock. This product is made to deter opportunistic theft. I think if you see the new product you would be happy with the upgrade. Thanks for your feedback! Cheers

    Pacsafe OfficialPacsafe OfficialVor 3 years
    • I wish master lock would listen to bill

      idk idkidk idkVor 2 years
    • Cost

      sealand000sealand000Vor 2 years
    • I dont think your new TSA 3-numbers combination lock will do any better

      SuperMerlotSuperMerlotVor 2 years
    • Jonnie Bangkok No ones perfect, let's see you design a product that receives 100% fedback...

      ttVor 2 years
    • Why did you include a POS lock with your product in the first place!

      Jonnie BangkokJonnie BangkokVor 2 years
  • fellas? Truly?

    KandI MegahanKandI MegahanVor 3 years
  • nobody cares to pick the lock of such small bag... every thief knows to bring the whole bag with them. there is no need to put a lock on it... even if you put the best lock in the world.. it is completely useless.

    James ChuaJames ChuaVor 3 years
    • yea James, got an answer to that pal? lmaoo

      Mr. JMr. JVor 3 years
    • James Chua How are they bringing the bag with them if it is fastened to a secure object? That's why they are picking the lock.

      Matthew WadeMatthew WadeVor 3 years
  • can you test loctote backpack? :)

    oleg bakulinoleg bakulinVor 4 years
  • Have any recommendations for a security cable (for train overheads or hostel/hotel room)? I use Pacsafe bags, so I assume a heavy duty 10mm bike cable is overkill and too heavy/big for travel (as it would be much easier to just cut the bag open). I'm interested in Pelican 1510 carry-ons too, but I think they might be too heavy (12lbs dry/empty), they also only have 27L capacity (compared to 40L capacity of other carry on bags), so I might skip it. I ordered a Kryptonite Kryptoflex 5mm 2.5' cable. Should be good enough yeah? Because I think even this 5mm cable should be much harder to cut, than just cutting into a Pacsafe bag. Also, I noticed luggage cables are much smaller at 2-3mm thick (so 5mm is already twice as thick).

    Less Talk, More DeliciousLess Talk, More DeliciousVor 4 years
  • Excellent video. I just bought the Z-15, a very similar bag. I think Pacsafe is now including combination locks instead of the one showed in the video.

    Charles TelerantCharles TelerantVor 4 years
  • Excellent mate God Bless you cheers.

    Floss CovFloss CovVor 4 years
  • 420

    tuttifruti8tuttifruti8Vor 4 years
  • That Abus is a serious puppy. Reminds me of the Stanley. I like the design of those locks (the Stanley and Abus, that is)

    Jamaal RahmeenJamaal RahmeenVor 4 years
  • what is the diameter of the hole on the pacsafe cable that accepts the shackle of a padlock? that Titalium 90/50 looks like a tight fit. thanks Tim

    Tim HardmanTim HardmanVor 4 years
  • does the stainless steel mesh continue into the fabric on the very top of the bag and if yes, can you feel if there are continuous loops around each grommet.

    Tim HardmanTim HardmanVor 4 years
  • Since the Exomesh has a different clasp, what lock do you suggest for those? Thank you!

    SaltyOldDawgSaltyOldDawgVor 4 years
  • it seems that whenever a lock is involved as a secondary product. Like Self Storage Units, or this product, etc. They always cheap out on the locks themselves which seems counter-intuitive when you business is security.

    motov80motov80Vor 4 years
  • Just randomly stumbled on this channel. Have no history with lock smithing/picking and the sort. However, I find this really interesting and it kind of peels the vale back on my sense of security. Which is ironic considering I work in IT and i've been telling people for years "security" is a myth. So long story short can anyone tell me where you would buy "custom core/safer" locks? Is there a person's business that does retail on them? +bosnianbill cool channel man.

    Brothulhu PhtagnBrothulhu PhtagnVor 4 years
  • I'm curious, does that mesh extend up into the black part immediately underneath the draw-string? Could you not just cut the whole thing off there and run off with the bag?

    Incognito413Incognito413Vor 4 years
  • looks like some one went a little stimple crazy

    Corey CatalanoCorey CatalanoVor 4 years
  • Is there anything armored about the plastic that the cord is ran through?

    shalafi4shalafi4Vor 4 years
  • People fall for stuff that makes them feel safe. They often don't have a clue if it actually does or not.

    John PurpleJohn PurpleVor 4 years
    • There are good products out there you just have to know where to look. There are knockoff and I am sorry to hear that you had a failed product. Pacsafe is good, but the locks may need improvement.

      Anya DeansAnya DeansVor Monat
  • Glocks and locks, great combination. That's some crazy looking grip. what'd you do use a soldering iron?

    Robert SwensenRobert SwensenVor 4 years
  • wow amazing!!

    Quad-VisionQuad-VisionVor 4 years
  • I got in contact with Pacsafe a while ago and send them this video: de-visions.com/detail/video-ELbUS1835sY.html They insured me that 1 - the locks are now shielded and 2- they would send me a new, shielded lock - never happened... Sad times...

    Lars DahlinLars DahlinVor 4 years
  • nice glock bill

    Fred Latin MedicFred Latin MedicVor 4 years
  • For a lot less $$$ you could get a narrow ammo can and a short length of chain/cable, wrap it around an immobile object and use the padlock of your choice to secure the can latch and capture the chain/cable ends. Not really any less secure than this bag, plus it's waterproof.

    Retired Fed LEORetired Fed LEOVor 4 years
    • +bosnianbill Your vids are a blast, have watched them all. Between you and Han Fey I've gotten a real education on what represents security and what doesn't, plus I now have a new hobby as I slowly work up my skill level, still pretty basic at this point. Thanks for your efforts, stay safe.

      Retired Fed LEORetired Fed LEOVor 4 years
  • Bolt cutter......nuf said.

    Mike McIlhennyMike McIlhennyVor 4 years
  • That padlock you ended up using looks too big/over kill, it's going to attract more attention I'd say. Sure, use a less pickable one than the pac safe one but of similar size.

    Steve ClarkSteve ClarkVor 4 years
  • Hey Bill!

    Lucas MarendyLucas MarendyVor 4 years
  • There's a saying out there that a lock is just meant to keep an honest man honest which in my opinion couldn't be more true; especially for things like this. I really don't see the point of buying bags like this because it can be easily opened or simply stolen until they can eventually get it open.

    blanketcandyblanketcandyVor 4 years
  • i had an incident with a guy that brought a (stolen)handgun in a backpack of which was full of heroin into the Courthouse, but stopped at the "metal detector". He was going to a hearing and took a taxi to the Courthouse - i asked him why he brought the gun & heroin into the Courthouse - he said he had no where to leave the backpack & didnt know those items were in the ba kpack. . . lmao whatta fool, the Judge didnt like it too much either - "click-click" 🚔🎒🔫💊💉

    ----Vor 5 years
  • I just bought the larger one from them and they included one of those 3 digit rotary combination locks. There are TONS of videos on here on how to defeat those combo locks. Is there any combo lock that's harder to defeat than another? Also, I saw these luggage locks that use the card key to open: www.pacsafe.com/prosafe-750-tsa-accepted-key-card-lock.html . I also saw a video on here that showed an REI version that was much cheaper. Your thoughts, Bill? Thanks for your work on all these videos!

    mynameisken2mynameisken2Vor 5 years
  • Bill has guns!!! you have just gone up another level in my books!! :-)

    smikeesmikeeVor 5 years
    • +smikee Bill has suppressors! He went up 2 in mine.

      Sean MSean MVor 5 years
  • Nice one Bill! Some thoughts: 1.) The steel cable is probably easily cuttable with a diagonal cutter in one swift try (I did cut cables twice as thick with a diagonal cutter made by Knipex with much force with one try). I suspect more thieves to carry diagonal cutters in their pockets than lock picking sets and this will take about 2-3 seconds. 2.) From what I have seen in the video, the two holes in the plastic are formed like a snowman. When locked, the steel cable goes through the smaller hole and the padlock through the wider hole. With the original padlock (as the diameter of the shackle is kinda small), would it be possible to first get the cable also in the larger hole and in a second step move the shackle of the padlock up into the smaller hole (i.e. swap the cable to go through the large whole and the padlock through the small hole)? If so, can the bag then be opened?

    no-trick-pony_lockpickingno-trick-pony_lockpickingVor 5 years
  • Hi Bill, how easy is it to cut through that big blue plastic retainer? Wouldn't a all metal one be more secure, don't you think? It does make you think that if they're willing to supply a piece of shit padlock with this bag, what else are they overlooking.

    Panc8kePanc8keVor 5 years
  • Good video

    Project MayhamProject MayhamVor 5 years
  • Sad to see they sell high quality bags like that with such crap padlock. It would make more sense to sell them without the padlock. Also , no handgrenades this time ?

    WolfWolfVor 5 years
  • Nice one Bill. Great looking product that can be very useful if a decent lock is used. Why would they even supply a padlock like that when they spend all that money on the bag part of the product....... CRAZY

    waddac2waddac2Vor 5 years
  • According to the Pacsafe website, the bags now come with a TSA approved travel lock. There also appears to be other design changes. Does the mesh go all the way to the top of the bag to include the grommets? www.pacsafe.com/travelsafe-5l-portable-safe.html

    dahveed284dahveed284Vor 5 years
    • +TheHitchslap tsa lock are junk

      Olivier CauffopéOlivier CauffopéVor 4 years
  • You know what Bill you could easily increase that paclocks security level by simply putting it inside the bag before you put the abus on it. lol

    Art ConnollyArt ConnollyVor 5 years
  • Hi, I live in Germany and I am going to start picking. I noticed there are two kind of pics, the wider and the thinner ones (blue and black handle from Peterson). Would you recommend me to get both kind of pics for the start or just one of them?

    DerSerafinDerSerafinVor 5 years
    • +bosnianbill thank you that's what I though. Wanted to make sure before I waste my money. Do you find European locks more secure or harder to pick then American locks? Or doesn't it make a difference?

      DerSerafinDerSerafinVor 5 years
  • That fabric doesn't look like some magically reinforced mithril fabric or anything, I'm guessing you could grab a knife or scissor and cut a hole inside the wire loop and pull the items out that way, not even engaging the lock or chain.

    Nicki HansenNicki HansenVor 5 years
  • OMG he's got a gun!

    Zokas BrengradZokas BrengradVor 5 years
  • Humm... US, land of the free where you can own a handgun and a suppressor :-)

    lacombarlacombarVor 5 years
    • +lacombar Except for New York, California and a handful of other states that also make it stupidly difficult if not realistically impossible to buy a firearm, and forget getting a concealed carry permit. Might as well live in Great Britain, for all the repressive firearm laws some states have.

      SA12StringSA12StringVor 4 years
    • +lacombar Depends on the state, all supressors are 100% illegal here in NYS, can only own one if you have an arms dealer permit.

      rdizzy1rdizzy1Vor 4 years
    • any problem?

      Fred Latin MedicFred Latin MedicVor 4 years
    • +lacombar Oh, there is way more to that comment than you might not know.

      Sean MSean MVor 5 years
  • Does that plastic piece have a metal insert? If not one can break in using only a lighter and knife

    RavenRavenVor 5 years
  • always interesting video, always making my eyes tired with those awkward auto focus...

    InugoroInugoroVor 5 years
  • how easy will it be to get your gun out of there in a situation that requires a gun?

    Gordon ChinGordon ChinVor 5 years
  • this bag is just screaming PLEASE STEAL ME.

    Gordon ChinGordon ChinVor 5 years
  • Hi Bill I've been watching your videos lately I find them very interesting keep up the good work, I am just wondering have you pick a lock called Bi Lock Thanks

    John borgJohn borgVor 5 years
  • Could you not just cut the bag between the weave's of the cable to get in to the bag, and pull something out?

    fx802fx802Vor 5 years
  • I've been wondering what to replace my PacSafe lock with! Thank you! What model ABUS is that? Would that lock also work well with a Pelican case while flying with handguns? Do you ever fly with guns? If so, what is your setup for doing so?

    Logic BobLogic BobVor 5 years
    • +bosnianbill Thanks for the reply! What do you think about the ABUS Titalium for the Pelican case? I was thinking it would be a little lighter (aluminum alloy).

      Logic BobLogic BobVor 4 years
  • just take the bag with the stuff in it.

    Daniel HatfieldDaniel HatfieldVor 5 years
    • +Daniel Hatfield As he said you would wrap the cable around an immoveable object like a radiator or a seat frame in your car. Think like your locking up a bike.

      LostSorcererLostSorcererVor 5 years
  • That picture at the end... what a mystery. Is that you in the pic, Bill?

    SBwingmanSBwingmanVor 5 years
    • Lol whoops :P

      Swift ClawSwift ClawVor 5 years
    • +Swift Claw - Herzegovina.

      Simon KleinSimon KleinVor 5 years
    • +bosnianbill Is is possibly Bosnia and Herzegonia?

      Swift ClawSwift ClawVor 5 years
  • it's ok I guess needs but yeah professional picks are better

    JakethesnakeJakethesnakeVor 5 years
(711) Pacsafe Security Bag Weakness & Fix