Originally Posted by rodi
Audrey - fwiw - I travel with a "safer" purse that is big enough to hold my tablet - but has all sorts of special features - metal mesh sewn into the bottom (so they can't slice the bottom and have the contents drop out without you being aware), metal cable built into the strap, special loops so that all zippers can be locked or twist tied to slow down thieves, and a strap long enough to wear it cross body.
This is an updated version of the purse I have.
Pacsafe - Metrosafe 200 GII anti-theft shoulder bag
We looked at that bag, and decided to get if for DH!
Won't he be in fashion carrying a shoulder bag in Paris! But he does like to have a water bottle with him and it will be handy on the plane, and he doesn't really like carrying a small backpack anyway and would prefer something cross body. It will be handy on the group trip.
I notice the models for that bag are male. DH really doesn't have any hang-ups about that sort of thing anyway. We won't be calling it a "purse" though - LOL!