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3.0 out of 5 stars Too small, needs more pockets, June 10, 2010
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This review is from: Pacsafe CitySafe 100 Anti-Theft Hand Bag (Apparel)
I already own a Citysafe 200 (which I had to modify--see my review "Coulda, shoulda, woulda") Pacsafe CitySafe 200 Anti-Theft Hand Bag, but I wanted something smaller for use around town and perhaps on shorter trips.

The Citysafe 100 has all the positives of the bigger 200 purse--steel wire in the handle, steel mesh in the body, well-constructed, heavy-duty fabric. But it is considerably smaller and lighter.

In fact, it is almost too small, and I must agree with other reviewers who wish Pacsafe offered something in-between the 100 and 200.

The outside end pockets on the 100 are so small and so tight that they are useless except for perhaps carrying pencils or pens. My very thin cell phone does fit--however, once in, it is hard to get out because the pockets are so tight.

There are no other outside pockets. The 200 has a large outside zippered pocket (actually divided by stitching into two useless small pockets, but the stitches can be removed.) This purse has nothing like that and that's too bad, because an outside pocket would allow you to carry tickets, brochures, coupons, etc.

As with the bigger 200, I am considering making some modifications to the 100, which would include mesh water bottle end pockets with cord locks. I did this to the 200 and it was very useful on a 10-day trip to Paris. But once again I'm wondering why I have to make such heavy-duty alterations on a new purse.
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Initial post: Oct 12, 2012 4:50:24 PM PDT
Fiona MK says:
I think it's better to select the size you need in the first instance, than to complain that the one you chose is too small. Also, outer pockets are likely to be open to thieves unless secured with flaps and more hardware, which would bulk up the bag and add weight. It's a trade-off folks. I think the Pacsafe range is quite wide enough, for a shopper who cares to think carefully and critically about their needs.
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