This year has been immensely challenging for parents, students, and teachers with school shutting down in March. But, as a new scholastic term nears, the goal is to provide a ‘near-normal’ educational experience for 2020-21. The focus will be on several prime areas – getting kids up to speed with their education programs, emotional wellness, a healthy environment, and of course safety. Safety is paramount so everyone will need to embrace the new guidelines and recommendations set forth for the new term. While the educational administration has taken great strides in providing internal security, parents can prepare their kids with some reliable external safety gear like the Beside U Backpacks and Handbags.
Beside U Security Features
RFID Guarded Zip Protection
The biggest security feature Beside U provides is that most of their products are RFID protected. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identity. The RFID-blocking feature is designed to help insulate you from electronic pickpocketing, called RFID skimming. So with this security feature, students can be assured their IDsal is safe and protected.
Locking Main Compartment
Another feature that will ease parents and students is the security lock on the main compartment. It’s in this area where the RFID zip pocket is located and where users can secure other important items and experience peace of mind.
Every handbag and backpack is equipped with a detachable security whistle. The benefits of having this little safety item are enormous. They can be used to stop or prevent crimes on campus and assist you if you are lost, frightened, hurt, or in danger. The sound is sharp so it will not go unnoticed. Every student should have one, so Beside U adds this security feature to all their products.
The Beside U Pratum Backpack has all the attributes a student could ask for. It’s stylish, lightweight, made from durable rip-stop nylon, tear-resistant, and water-repellant – all of which are appealing. Plus, it’s versatile size is perfect for school or travel – 26cm L * 33cm H * 14.5cm D. But, it’s all the practical features that make this backpack a must-have.
The front of the Pratum has two zippered compartments – one in front of the other. The smaller compartment is ideal for keys and quick reach items. The larger zippered compartment has a pouch for your cell phone and two pen holders. Plus, there is ample room for student necessities, supplies, parking pass, etc. And, the sides of the Pratum has two pouches for water bottles and the attached safety whistle. I just want to add that all the compartments are lined with attractive material that blends well with all colors of the backpack.
The main compartment has a unique square opening for easier access and it’s here where you will want to store your important items. Inside you’ll find a large RFID zippered compartment – big enough to fit your whole wallet instead of just your credit cards. On the opposite wall are two pouches for your electronic devices, glasses, or maybe a calculator. The main compartment area itself is vastly spacious. You can easily carry your iPad, and all the notebooks, and textbooks you’ll need for your daily classes.
The back of the Pratum has a fairly large zippered compartment and a luggage sleeve for traveling. The shoulder straps are padded and can be adjustable easily with the airplane-grade straps. This backpack is well made, sturdy, durable, and able to handle day-to-day uses and abuses. It’s available in 5 trendy colors, and it’s easy to clean and maintain, even for a student.
The Beside U Angel handbag has all the safety features as the Pratum backpack, so it’s fitting for a busy student. It’s lightweight, water-repellant, and measures 10.6 L x 8.7 H x 4.7 D in size. The front of the Angel has two zippered pockets, one in front of the other. It looks a little deceiving, but one zippered area is just under a fold of decorative material. It’s smaller, but there offers plenty of room for quick-reach items like keys, tissue, or a bus pass.
The larger zippered compartment has two pouch and lots of room for your cell phone and personal items. The sides of the Angel handbag has one water bottle pouch and one zipper pouch. You could put your sunglasses, or perhaps your adaptors here. The interior of all compartments, pockets, and pouches has a pretty patterned lining that goes well with the handbag.
The main compartment of the handbag has the much-desired security lock feature. Inside is a large RFID zippered compartment large enough for a full-size wallet. On the opposite side are two deep and wide pouches for electronics. I would say these pouches would fit most cell phones, but the new iPhone 11 Pro Max is 16.5 cm (6.5 inches) wide, so it won’t fit. Hopefully, in the future, adjustments will be made to the interior pouches to fit newer sized cell phones. Because nobody wants their iPhone hobnobbing and clashing with keys and cosmetics. But, the main compartment itself has an abundance of space for lots of personal and school essentials.
The back of the Angel handbag has one large zippered compartment that can be home to whatever you need to carry. The durable nylon straps can be adjusted to an over-the-shoulder or crossbody handbag. The Angel is stylish, functional, and practical for your everyday needs whether you’re a student or homemaker. Available in three fashionable colors.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.