I have questions about these: http://www.pacsafe.com/www/index.php...=specification
Anyone use them? Do they work? Are they worth the $85ish USD for the 55l size and for their function? Please discuss.
I am going to Peru in about 6 weeks for 2 weeks with a possible side trip to La Paz, Bolivia and northern Chile. Will definitely go to Machu Picchu and other sites in that province. Travel will be by plane, train, bus, and private car while in Lima. A very short part of the trip, maybe 2 days, will involve family business and touring medical facilities in Lima and the rest will be pleasure, sightseeing, exploring, etc. I will either bring a business suit (preferred) or buy one there. I will be staying in a secure building in Lima and in the nice hotel of family friends in Cusco and will wing it while traveling elsewhere.
I will probably start a thread about the trip, what to see & do, others' experiences, etc., but wonder about this in the meantime.
My plan is to leave as much as possible with political family (my uncle, married to my mom's sister, is from there.) in Lima, especially suit, etc., and traveling light from there. Phone, camera, toiletries, coupla changes of clothes, etc into either a Jansport Equinox or Jansport Odyssey to bring on the road. Am leaning towards the odyssey for space, souvenirs, etc.
My reason for asking about these locks is mostly for transit, specifically when I stow my bag at such times that I can't keep it on my person. I have seen them used before and thought several things: 1) OK, it's in a mesh cage, but it's still portable for a would be thief, unless you lock it to something immobile, 2)OK, it's in a mesh cage, there must be something worthwhile in there to a would be thief, 3) the openings seem small enough to prevent pulling something (camera, etc.) through them, 4) maybe heavy or awkward to manipulate?
So...any input would be appreciated with thanks in advance!