Last Year, I Got Robbed At The Beach. This Year, I Packed FlexSafe
Published on Friday, 7th November 2021
Every year, my family spends one week in June at the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
The tradition started when I was in high school.
Back then, it meant a week of precisely zero responsibility.
My parents handled everything — the cooking, grilling, shopping, and packing. All I had to do was show up, throw on a bikini, and reapply sunscreen.
When I became a parent, all of that changed.
Suddenly, all my time was spent back at the tent guarding purses, bags, and phones, gazing longingly at my family playing in the ocean.
There were no more romance novels. No more taking naps on a beach towel. My husband got the fun job of taking our two- and five-year-old into the water, while I was forced to stay posted at the tent.
Finally, I saw FlexSafe on Shark Tank — the portable, easy way to safeguard your belongings while traveling.
FlexSafe watches over my family valuables — phones, passports, wallets, and car keys — so I can divert my attention to the two priceless things in life.
I Bought FlexSafe to Get Our Family Vacations Back
FlexSafe is the portable safe that protects your valuables on vacation. And I wish I bought it a year earlier.
Last year on our annual beach trip, I stepped away from my Mama Guard post at our tent, taking my two kids to play in the ocean.
I left everything unguarded — phones, wallets, and keys — back on the sand.
My first thought was, “Everything will be fine.”
The majority of people on the beach were families, anyway — what was the worst that could happen?
I tossed a beach towel over my iPhone and wallet, and hurried off toward the water.
I was so, so wrong.
When we returned to the tent, my phone and wallet were gone. At first, I thought I just misplaced them.
Did I leave them back at our Airbnb? Did I stuff them in my shoe (my other common mom hideaway)?
I dug a toddler-sized hole in the sand thinking maybe they were there.
As the minutes ticked by, I knew what happened: My phone and wallet were stolen, all because I wanted to play with my kids.
And that’s when I knew: No mom should have to choose between keeping her family valuables safe on vacation, and actually enjoying her vacation.
FlexSafe Could Have Protected Me From a Very Preventable Situation
Before I continue, I want everyone reading to understand this: My phone and wallet are replaceable. My kids are not.
The situation could have been far, far worse. I don’t carry cash. I froze my credit and debit cards the minute I returned to our Airbnb. My phone was insured.
The two items taken did not cause lasting damage.
What I truly felt robbed of was a peaceful week with my family.
The second my phone and wallet were snatched, I was no longer on vacation. I was on watch duty.
With my family down to one wallet and one cellphone (my husband’s), I felt as though I couldn’t leave the tent for fear everything would be taken.
Honestly, I would have felt more safe and secure in my own home. And that is not the way you want to feel when you’re “relaxing” on the beach.
How FlexSafe Keeps Your Valuables (and Family) Safe on Vacation
When I packed for the Outer Banks this year, FlexSafe was the first thing I tossed into my suitcase.
FlexSafe is the portable safe that travels wherever you travel.
Shockingly durable and made with five (five!) layers of fabric, it latches on to any sturdy surface. FlexSafe locks to any object, from our tent on the beach to your lounge chair, umbrella, stroller, wheelchair, or even a golf cart.
FlexSafe works by keeping your keys, wallet, phone, ID, and passport safe from thieves. Once your valuables are safely stored inside, simply secure the safe and set the three-digit combination lock.
FlexSafe is ultra slash-resistant, so knives can’t cut through the thick material. Plus, the nickel alloy lock is nearly impossible to combust — so “smashing it open” won’t work (trust me, my husband I both tried).
Lastly, FlexSafe keeps your identity safe with RFID blocking technology, so no one can scan your credit or debit card information.
FlexSafe is Designed to Travel With You
No matter how your family does vacation, FlexSafe is designed to travel with you:
A day by the pool: FlexSafe’s water-resistant design makes it perfect for any day at the beach. When we’re not at the Outer Banks, I take FlexSafe to my kid’s swimming lessons or days spent by the pool.
An outdoors adventure: If your family loves the great outdoors, no problem — FlexSafe’s felt loops, hooks, and carry handles make it easy to fix FlexSafe to mountain bikes, ATVs, or even your golf cart.
An (actually) relaxing getaway: you prefer a day at the spa or serene mornings on your hotel balcony, FlexSafe ensures a truly peaceful getaway. Simply latch your FlexSafe onto a closet rod to keep your valuables safe, giving you complete peace of mind while on vacation.
FlexSafe is both lightweight and flexible.
You can easily store it in your suitcase, purse, or carry-on. Since it’s made primarily of fabric — not metal — there’s no need to check a bag while carrying FlexSafe on an airplane.