This time of year people are traveling to various destinations to be with loved ones during the holiday season. The last three years, I’ve flown to different US locations to reunite with friends and celebrate the holidays. Although things went well for me, some travelers may return home only to find their credit card has been charged with assorted purchases they did not make. How does this happen?
They’re called Hackers, and they’ve long known, and the payment card industry has repeatedly downplayed and denied, that RFID-enabled credit card data can be easily, cheaply, and undetectably stolen and used for fraudulent transactions. Here is where Beside U Handbags & Backbacks step in.
Aside from being known for their trendy, lightweight and durable handbags, backpacks, and more, Beside-U offers RFID protection. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. The RFID-blocking feature is designed to help insulate you from electronic pickpocketing, called RFID skimming. Some credit cards, passports, and driver’s licenses now come with embedded radio frequency identification chips, and savvy criminals have devised a cheap wireless way to steal this information.
Most other handbags do not offer this security feature, and that’s a big concern. But Beside-U is one step ahead of other companies. They use a German material that blocks the radio frequency found on our credit cards. This is a big plus for me. Just a note that not all of the bags currently offer RFID protection, but they have a handy RFID pouch to store your essential identification. Plus, you can transfer it from handbag to handbag.
The RFID Pouch will protect your credit cards and other important identification from being scanned. It’s 18 cm x 13 cm (7″ x 5¼”), so it can hold lots of cards. The RFID Pouch is perfect for both men and women. It fits nicely in any purse or back pocket, and cost only $20.00. It’s an ideal stocking stuffer.
I am a huge fan of Beside U handbags, and several of my family members have dropped subtle hints on which bag they love the most. My mom has a hard time carrying heavy leather bags, so I chose the Sevenoaks Crossbody handbag for her.
Sevenoaks Crossbody Handbag
The Sevenoaks handbag is lightweight and comes in red, black, pink and purple, but only the red offers RFID protection. My mother is an avid purple lover, so that is the obvious color choice to pick. Even though the purple Sevenoaks doesn’t offer RFID protection, my mom will be able to put all her credit cards in the RFID Pouch.
The front of this handbag has a zipper pouch big enough for your quick reach essentials. There’s also a zipper pouch on the back that’s quite large. The main zipper opens to a large compartment that has a small zipper area and two pockets. My mom is able to get her wallet and all her necessities into this handbag easily. She loves how lightweight the bag is and how easy it is to keep clean. The zippers are sturdy and flow smoothly, the stitching is impeccable, and the handles are adjustable to your needs. My mom loves this handbag and she uses it every day.
Azusa Sling Bag
The Azusa is one nifty, versatile sling bag; it’s super lightweight, has lots of hidden compartments, and has a RFID zippered protection pocket.It’s available in nylon and with a leather trim. We have Azuza in black and purple and the Azuza leather trim in Black, Red and Ocean Blue. Starting with the exterior, the fabric is made from a durable nylon that is water-resistant and easy to clean. It has a long sturdy nylon strap that can be adjusted so you can wear it either over your shoulders or across your body.
The front of the bag has a small zipper pocket with a solid zipper pull that’s ideal for keys, kleenex, lip balm and other items you’d like to access quickly. The back has two zipper compartments, one small and the other is quite a bit larger. The smaller is perfect for books, maps, snacks, your phone or sunglasses. The larger is great for things like an iPad, bottle of water, or other larger items.
At the top of the bag, there is a snap closure that conceals the main compartment. Release the snap closure, and you’ll find a double zipper pull to open the main compartment. The inside is quite large; there’s the main area, two pouch pockets, and a RFID zippered pocket. You can really stash a lot of important items in this bag and still have wiggle room. It’s perfect for men, women and kids.
If you’re looking for a special gift for family and friends, check out all the awesome handbag collections Beside U offers. There’s something for everyone, and they’re budget friendly.
Right now, Pawsitive Living readers and their family and friends can receive 15% off regular priced bags using the discount code PL15 at the checkout. Plus, there are a bunch of bags already on sale for 25% off. Shop early for the holidays!