Anti-Theft Bag

Watching his stuff get stolen spurred Don Halpern to create anti-theft bags. LocTote’s flexible drawstring backpacks are close to indestructible. They’re slash- and tear-proof, water-resistant, and virtually impossible to crack into when locked. The high-performance fabric they’re made out of is about five times more cut-resistant than Kevlar—it was originally developed for use in body armor. All the bags are secured with a 3-digit combination lock and a nylon locking strap with a 1,000 pound breaking strength. And the fleece-lined interior pocket is also RFID- and water-blocking, too. It’s a convenient, durable way to add some extra protection to whatever you’re toting.

LocTote Industrial Bag Co.

Theft-Resistant Drawstring Backpack

Anti-Theft Bag

Watching his stuff get stolen spurred Don Halpern to create anti-theft bags. LocTote’s flexible drawstring backpacks are close to indestructible. They’re slash- and tear-proof, water-resistant, and virtually impossible to crack into when locked. The high-performance fabric they’re made out of is about five times more cut-resistant than Kevlar—it was originally developed for use in body armor. All the bags are secured with a 3-digit combination lock and a nylon locking strap with a 1,000 pound breaking strength. And the fleece-lined interior pocket is also RFID- and water-blocking, too. It’s a convenient, durable way to add some extra protection to whatever you’re toting.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Donald
    Donald

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce LocTote to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    9/13/2017 10:22 AM

    Are there any pockets or compartments inside?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 10:33 AM

    @Nancy Yes. There is a water-resistant interior pocket lined with RFID-shielding material and sealed with a water resistant zipper. The pocket is large enough to hold an iPad mini.

    Thanks, Don

  • Greg
    Greg
    9/13/2017 10:45 AM

    @Donald

    It appears to be a great bag and the security of the items in it is a great idea. I am planning on getting a sport when I can for my daughter. The new inventions on this website just amazes me and now you are one of them.

    Greg

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/13/2017 10:47 AM

    Your appreciation of innovation and the entrepreneurs who shape it amazes me, Greg. Thanks so much for the comment.

  • Richard
    Richard
    9/13/2017 11:07 AM

    Can we use our own Lock?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 11:26 AM

    @Richard Yes, as long as the shackle diameter is less than 1/4".

    Thanks,

    Don

  • Judith
    Judith
    9/13/2017 11:41 AM

    Does this have proper backpack straps or just thin straps? I find the thin straps cut off circulation if the bag contains anything heavy - like a wallet.

    Judith

  • Beth
    Beth
    9/13/2017 11:49 AM

    What are the differences between the three models?

    Thanks!

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 12:02 PM

    @Beth Hey Beth, there are a lot of differences, but here are the main ones.

    Flak Sack - a double layer (inner and outer) of a knit EN388 cut-level 5 fabric (the most expensive part of the bag)

    Flak Sack SPORT - A single layer of a woven EN388 cut-level 5 fabric. Woven is lighter weight than knit.

    LOCKSACK - a product we manufacture for them, a single layer of woven EN388 cut-level 3 fabric, lighter lock, and lighter ropes

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Don

  • Missy
    Missy
    9/13/2017 11:51 AM

    It's sad that we live in a world where this type of backpack is needed. However, it's great that someone finally came out with one that is so theft and damage proof. Grommet is so awesome and so are you, Don!

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 11:58 AM

    @Missy Thanks Missy. Appreciate that.

    Don

  • Missy
    Missy
    9/13/2017 11:53 AM

    Oh, I did have a "real" question! Is it possible to set the combination to any 3 digits of my own choosing?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 11:57 AM

    @Missy You bet. Super easy.

    Don

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    9/13/2017 12:08 PM

    Did you recently present this on Shark Tank?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 12:26 PM

    @Barbara I sure did. I was the smaller older dude.

    Don

  • Toni
    Toni
    9/13/2017 12:14 PM

    How much does each bag weigh?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 12:32 PM

    @Toni

    Flak Sack - 1.4lbs without lock (lock is 3.8ozs)

    Flak Sack Sport - 1.0lb without lock (lock is 3.8ozs)

    Locksack - 12ozs (with lock)

    -Don

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    9/13/2017 1:41 PM

    Why the different "cut-levels" for the three bags? For the least expensive bag, it says "cut-resistance 2", but in a response below you said it's 3. What do those numbers mean anyway?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 2:33 PM

    @Barbara There are two different standards used to measure cut resistance, ANSI 105 and EN 388. It tested a 2 on ANSI and a 3 on EN388. They both measure cut resistance differently. ANSI uses a linear movement of a straight blade with a variable load, and EN388 uses a circular blade under a fixed load. Two different machines.

    Thanks,

    Don

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    9/13/2017 2:58 PM

    @Donald Thank you for the clarification, but can you explain in laymen's terms what the 2 and 3 mean? Can the material resist a cut from a steak knife, razor blade, box cutter, Swiss Army knife? Or does the number correspond to a force, like a 2 can resist a knife blade cutting at 100 lbs/inch squared, but a 5 can resist 1000 lbs/inch sq., something like that? I'm trying to decide if I should pay more for the "stronger" bag. Thanks again!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

LocTote Industrial Bag Co.

Theft-Resistant Drawstring Backpack

Anti-Theft Bag

Watching his stuff get stolen spurred Don Halpern to create anti-theft bags.

LocTote’s flexible drawstring backpacks are close to indestructible. They’re slash- and tear-proof, water-resistant, and virtually impossible to crack into when locked.

The high-performance fabric they’re made out of is about five times more
cut-resistant than Kevlar—it was originally developed for use in body armor.

All the bags are secured with a 3-digit combination lock and a nylon locking strap with a 1,000 pound breaking strength. And the fleece-lined interior pocket is also RFID- and water-blocking, too.

It’s a convenient, durable way to add some extra protection to whatever you’re toting.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Donald
    Donald

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce LocTote to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    9/13/2017 10:22 AM

    Are there any pockets or compartments inside?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 10:33 AM

    @Nancy Yes. There is a water-resistant interior pocket lined with RFID-shielding material and sealed with a water resistant zipper. The pocket is large enough to hold an iPad mini.

    Thanks, Don

  • Greg
    Greg
    9/13/2017 10:45 AM

    @Donald

    It appears to be a great bag and the security of the items in it is a great idea. I am planning on getting a sport when I can for my daughter. The new inventions on this website just amazes me and now you are one of them.

    Greg

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/13/2017 10:47 AM

    Your appreciation of innovation and the entrepreneurs who shape it amazes me, Greg. Thanks so much for the comment.

  • Richard
    Richard
    9/13/2017 11:07 AM

    Can we use our own Lock?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 11:26 AM

    @Richard Yes, as long as the shackle diameter is less than 1/4".

    Thanks,

    Don

  • Judith
    Judith
    9/13/2017 11:41 AM

    Does this have proper backpack straps or just thin straps? I find the thin straps cut off circulation if the bag contains anything heavy - like a wallet.

    Judith

  • Beth
    Beth
    9/13/2017 11:49 AM

    What are the differences between the three models?

    Thanks!

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 12:02 PM

    @Beth Hey Beth, there are a lot of differences, but here are the main ones.

    Flak Sack - a double layer (inner and outer) of a knit EN388 cut-level 5 fabric (the most expensive part of the bag)

    Flak Sack SPORT - A single layer of a woven EN388 cut-level 5 fabric. Woven is lighter weight than knit.

    LOCKSACK - a product we manufacture for them, a single layer of woven EN388 cut-level 3 fabric, lighter lock, and lighter ropes

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Don

  • Missy
    Missy
    9/13/2017 11:51 AM

    It's sad that we live in a world where this type of backpack is needed. However, it's great that someone finally came out with one that is so theft and damage proof. Grommet is so awesome and so are you, Don!

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 11:58 AM

    @Missy Thanks Missy. Appreciate that.

    Don

  • Missy
    Missy
    9/13/2017 11:53 AM

    Oh, I did have a "real" question! Is it possible to set the combination to any 3 digits of my own choosing?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 11:57 AM

    @Missy You bet. Super easy.

    Don

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    9/13/2017 12:08 PM

    Did you recently present this on Shark Tank?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 12:26 PM

    @Barbara I sure did. I was the smaller older dude.

    Don

  • Toni
    Toni
    9/13/2017 12:14 PM

    How much does each bag weigh?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 12:32 PM

    @Toni

    Flak Sack - 1.4lbs without lock (lock is 3.8ozs)

    Flak Sack Sport - 1.0lb without lock (lock is 3.8ozs)

    Locksack - 12ozs (with lock)

    -Don

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    9/13/2017 1:41 PM

    Why the different "cut-levels" for the three bags? For the least expensive bag, it says "cut-resistance 2", but in a response below you said it's 3. What do those numbers mean anyway?

  • Donald
    Donald – Special Guest
    9/13/2017 2:33 PM

    @Barbara There are two different standards used to measure cut resistance, ANSI 105 and EN 388. It tested a 2 on ANSI and a 3 on EN388. They both measure cut resistance differently. ANSI uses a linear movement of a straight blade with a variable load, and EN388 uses a circular blade under a fixed load. Two different machines.

    Thanks,

    Don

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    9/13/2017 2:58 PM

    @Donald Thank you for the clarification, but can you explain in laymen's terms what the 2 and 3 mean? Can the material resist a cut from a steak knife, razor blade, box cutter, Swiss Army knife? Or does the number correspond to a force, like a 2 can resist a knife blade cutting at 100 lbs/inch squared, but a 5 can resist 1000 lbs/inch sq., something like that? I'm trying to decide if I should pay more for the "stronger" bag. Thanks again!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.