Best Faraday Bags for Every Budget: Protect Your Privacy

With the amount of people spying on you today or trying to hack into cellphones, Faraday bags are an easy but important way to protect yourself. Lately I’ve been hearing about the threat of EMP attacks more and more. This technology will save your electronics if an EMP occurs.

The best Faraday bags also block EMFs from your devices, keeping you safe while you carry your phone close to your body. Keep reading to learn more.

What is the Best Faraday Bag?

best signal blocking bagsThere are so many choices when it comes to Faraday technology, which is amazing! Not too long ago you were very limited in your options.

But it means it’s harder to pick now. So if you’re stuck on which one to purchase, don’t worry. I am going to go over my top Faraday bag choices for all of your devices and sizes.

If you are looking for a particular Faraday bag you can skip to any of the following sections to find my top choices in each category.

Using my guide, and keeping your own personal preferences in mind, you’ll find the best signal blocking bag to keep you, your location, and your private information safe and secure for many years to come.

Best Faraday Bags for Phones

Bags for phones are small and really only fit your smartphone and some money cards. They can work in your pocket or to store your phone in your purse or another bag.

The following are my favorite choices for cellphones.

1. Silent Pocket Smartphone Sleeve

silent pocket faraday bag phone sleeve

The Silent Pocket Faraday bag is my top bag for smartphones. This case features the patented Silent Pocket Faraday Cage technology to instantly block wireless threats and radiation from cell phones.

I don’t get a call when my cell is in this pouch.

I have the black leather version, which to me looks professional, sleek, and stylish and not like a goofy EMF case.

I’ve also gifted one to my mother-in-law for her tablet so she is unknowingly reducing her EMF exposure when she’s not using it (but she just thinks it’s in a protective case).

Features I Like About this Sleeve:

    • It comes in several sizes to fit different sized phones (and larger for tablets plus a phone, or x-small for keys).
    • Choice in styles; black leather and several different nylon colors.
    • SLNT makes high quality and stylish products. Bags you could easily take to work with you.
    • Third party tested and certified, blocking 5G, EMP, Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID, EMF, GPS, NFC, Sat/Nav.
    • Easy to use magnetic closure

My Test

The first thing I did when I got this sleeve was put my phone inside it while it was streaming a video on Youtube. The video stopped playing before my phone was all the way in the bag and the top was still open. So it works really well but obviously you should close the top to make sure it’s properly protected.

2. Mission Darkness Non-Window Phone Bag

Non-Window shield for Phones

This Mission Darkness faraday bag is a great, military tested and certified option to protect your privacy and data.

These Faraday bags are designed specifically for military and law enforcement investigators, and you can get the same level of security for a reasonable price.

I keep this in my EMP kit and have a few extras. It’s not as stylish as SLNT’s pouch but it’s significantly less money and works just as well.

It features:

    • A universal fit for cell phones
    • 100% RF blocking bag
    • A unique serial number that will allow for asset tracking
    • Water-resistant material
    • Great price

Faraday Backpacks

Here are the 2 best Faraday backpacks (both are waterproof).

1. Mission Darkness Dry Shield Backpack 40L

Dry Shield Backpack

If you’re looking for the best Faraday backpack, you’ll want to start by checking out this Mission Darkness Dry Shield backpack first.

With a 40 litre capacity this bag flexes to fit bulkier devices and accompanying accessories.

This Faraday bag has an ultra durable exterior. This bag is waterproof, sand proof, dirt proof, snow proof, contaminant proof and most importantly signal proof.

In fact, it’s fit with waterproof 500D PVC and two layers of TitanRF faraday fabric.

It also provides a large capacity that can fit several of your electronic devices. The inside dimensions measure 20″ x 11″ round which will fit:

    • Large laptops
    • Portable power stations
    • Radios
    • Tablets
    • Cell phones
    • Hand-held electronics
    • Survival gear

With adjustable shoulder, chest, and waist straps, and an assortment of unshielded MOLLE pouches, rest assured that this backpack is as tactical as it is technologically savvy. This bag is unhackable, untraceable and EMP protected.

2. SLNT Waterproof Backpack

SLNT waterproof backpack 20L

A slightly less expensive backpack option, this one from Silent Pocket is both signal proof and waterproof, and is backed by the US Government and Global Enterprise Companies.

This Faraday bag is made from durable Rip Stop 400D Nylon TPU that’s been welded with RF seams to keep your devices safe from signals and everyday wear and tear.

If you’re looking for a product with a guarantee of satisfaction, you’re going to want to check this one out. They offer a 100% money back guarantee for this product.

Faraday Bag For Key Fobs

Here are my favorite bags for my keys.

1. TICONN Bag for Key Fob (2 Pack)

ticonn key fob pouchThis Faraday bag for car keys from TICONN  are specifically designed to keep your car keys protected.

Keyless entry is great but unfortunately it has opened the doors to thieves who might be trying to break in and steal your car.

This bag is convenient, easy to carry, and comprised of premium carbon fiber and two-layers of shielding material.

My Test

ticonn for key fobsI tested it by putting my key fob inside and I tried to unlock my car with no luck! Once I opened the bag even slightly I was able to unlock my car so make sure it is closed properly.

I also tested it while I was sitting inside my car and tried to start my car and it wouldn’t start when inside the bag.

This key signal blocker is available in three variations, making it a great option for anyone looking for additional customization.

It also comes with a key chain hole for additional convenience, and a smaller front pocket that can be used for ID or credit cards.

2. Disklabs Key Shield (KS1) Bag

disklabs key shield

A slightly more expensive Faraday bag key fob protector, this Disklabs Key Shield product is accredited and has been awarded the Police Approved “Secured by Design” award.

This Faraday bag is specifically designed to keep anyone from entering your car via outside interference.

It blocks all wireless signals, from Wi-Fi to GPS and everything in between.

Top Faraday Laptop Bags

Here is my favorite bag for my laptop.

1. Mission Darkness Non-Window Laptop Bag

Non-Window Laptop Bag

For those who want to keep their laptop safe from outside interference, look no further than this Mission Darkness laptop Faraday bag.

As with the other Mission Darkness bags, it’s military-grade and used by many top ranking officials.

This Faraday bag for laptops also guaranteed to keep your device safe in the event of an EMP blackout, as well as block them from any radio frequency signals.

It comes with several additional features, including a serial number for tracking purposes, built-in water-resistance because of its ballistic nylon outer material, and its two-layer interior made of high-shielding TitanRF fabric.

For Tablets

Here is my favorite bag for my tablet.

1. Silent Pocket Tablet Sleeve

Tablet Sleeve Leather or Nylon

What’s nice about this Faraday bag for tablets by Silent Pocket is your ability to choose. If you’re looking for a nice, leather option, you can pay a little bit more.

Or, if the waterproof option tickles your fancy, you can go that route.

Besides this, the Silent Pocket bag will keep your tablet or small laptops safe with their patented Faraday Cage system.

It also provides EMF protection, and is made of high quality materials. And, best of all, the Silent Pocket company offers a 100% money back guarantee.

Top Faraday Waterproof Dry Bags

Here are the two dry bags I use.

1. SLNT Waterproof Dry Bag

SLNT waterproof bagsThis Faraday waterproof dry bag from Silent Pocket comes in three size options 2.5L, 5L or 10L. They are made from their patented system.

It is 100% signal proof and waterproof, as well as made from durable Rip Stop 210D Nylon TPU.

Take these Faraday bags camping, hiking, fishing, to the beach, on a picnic, to the gym, or even to work if it’s a rainy day! You can trust in Silent Pocket, and their 100% money back guarantee.

2. Dry Shield Tote

Dry Shield Tote 15 L

Finally, if you want a dry Faraday bag to protect your devices from the elements and potential hackers, check out this Mission Darkness Dry Shield Faraday Tote (15L).

It will 100% block any radio frequency signals from your devices, as well as keep them safe from the inclement weather and water. Safe from rani, snow, or any other contaminants.

This is a quality product, made up of black waterproof 500D PVC and two layers of TitanRF Faraday fabric. Plus, it also features an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, a transparent from zipper pocket, and a roll-down/clip shut closure.

Faraday Duffel Bags

Here are my two favorite duffle bags.

1. Mission Darkness X2 Duffel Bag

X2 duffel

If you’re looking for to protect something larger, you’ll want to check out the X2 duffel bag from Mission Darkness.

Their X2 Duffel bag is another military-grade Faraday bag build with water-resistant ballistic nylon, and two interior layers of TitanRF shielding fabric.

This product is MIL-STD-188-125 certified and guaranteed to protect against EMP pulses, and a detachable MOLLE pouch.

That pouch will protect your devices in the occurrence of an EMP or CME event.

It also features a large capacity, with a 26″ x 13″ x 13″ main duffel capacity, and a detachable 8″ x 6″ x 2″ MOLLE Faraday pouch. You’ll be able to fit phones, laptops, tablets, GPS units, two-way radios, and even medical equipment!

If you want a Faraday duffel bag that it designed for and actively used by military and law enforcement officers, and government and executive travel.

2. OffGrid Duffel Bag

OffGrid by EDEC duffel

Offgrid’s duffel bag has built in signal-blocking and anti-spying compartments for your cell, tablet, and key fob as well as an extra large central secure space.

These Faraday bags are made of durable and weather resistant fabric with the highest multi-layer RF signal attenuation on the market.

This is bag is great for storage in your home or for travel. It keeps everything organized but most importantly safe from hocking and radio frequencies.

Number 1 Faraday Bag For Solar Panels or XL Electronics

Here is the bag I use for my extra large electronics.

1. Mission Darkness Eclipse

eclipse extra large bag

The Eclipse extra large bag by Mission Darkness has a spacious interior compartment that accommodates standard size portable solar panels, survival equipment and other large electronics.

The dimensions of this bag are 43 inches long by 7 inches wide by 30 inches high.

Quality Construction

Built with three layers of high-shielding TitanRF fabric lining the interior plus a durable ballistic nylon exterior.

Reinforced Webbing and Handles

Heavy-duty reinforced nylon webbing and handles support the weight of heavy objects inside.

Lab Tested and Certified

IEE 299-2006 provides shielding effectiveness confirmation. MIL STD 188-125 preserves the working integrity of electronic devices in the even of EMF or CME.

Extra Large Bags Faraday Bags

Here is the bag I use to store my generator.

1. Generators and Extra-Large Electronics (1060L Capacity)

rapture waterproof extra large

The Mission Darkness Dry Shield Rapture is for extra large items with it’s 1060L Capacity.

It will fit portable generators plus accompanying accessories, survival gear, seized evidence with embedded trackers and bulky electronics.

It’s capacity flexes to accommodate wide or tall items with the usable dimensions of 60 inches long by 36 inches wide by 30 inches high or 60 inches long by 30 inches wide by 36 inches high.

Completely Waterproof

It features a 100% waterproof zipper closure and 500D PVC other shell with welded seams keeping your items inside protected from elements such as water, snow, sand, dirt and contaminants.

rapture is waterproofIt’s made from three interior layers of high-shielding TitanRF fabric preventing RF signals from penetrating.

The heavy-duty reinforced nylon webbing completely wraps around the sides and bottom for extreme support.

There are two release valves to eliminate excess air and multiple handles and pull straps. It comes with a removable 3′ x 5′ rubber base mat.

2. Generators and Extra-Large Electronics

revelation for generators

The Mission Darkness Revelation is another good choice for extra large electronics and things like generators. It is smaller than the Rapture mentioned above. It measures 30 inches Long by 23 inches wide by 22 inches high.

These Faraday bags are made from high shielding materials that direct damaging electromagnetic fields away from sensitive electrical components. Electronic devices stored inside remain untrackable, unhackable and impenetrable to EMF destruction.

Computer Towers or XL Electronics (50L Capacity)

T10 for computer towers

The Mission Darkness T10 bag is my top choice Faraday bags for shielding computer towers or other extra large electronics. With it’s 50 liter capacity it can accommodate bulky electronics plus accessories.

This bag can flex to fit wide or tall items with the interior usable dimensions of 15 inches long by 11 inches wide by 18.5 inches high.

This bag is built with three layers of high-shielding TitanRF fabric lining the interior plus a durable ballistic nylon exterior. It has heavy duty reinforced nylon webbing to support the weight of heavy objects.

Featuring Molle Webbing on Front and Side

Easily attach any MOLLE-compatible packs, gear or accessories.

Some common uses for this bag are computer towers, power tools and survival gear, radios and communications devices, compact generators and solar panels, multiples laptops and handheld devices, drones, etc.

Who needs this level of protection?

I wish I could say only high up political and military leaders, or the Hollywood elite with super-stalkers need this type of protective technology.

Unfortunately, I truly believe that everyone does because of the level of cyberattacks, location tracking, overreach, and just terrifying technology that can take your information and take over use of your electronics.

Threat Of EMPs

There’s so much talk and threat of EMPs, and knowing government agencies and probably large corporations have invested in protection for such an attack, it’s a good idea for you to be prepared too. One large Faraday duffel bag or backpack can hold a lot of emergency electronics for you, if the grid is wiped out.

Danger of EMFs

Knowing how bad EMFs actually are for you (based on thousands of scientific research papers), using shielding compartments that keep that electromagnetic radiation off your body is a good thing for everyone, including young children and babies who aren’t even using your wireless devices but will potentially have long-term consequences from their exposure.

If law enforcement, military, forensic investigators, political leaders and, corporate bosses are using this technology then why shouldn’t we?

Frequently Asked Questions

I get a lot of questions about these pouches and bags. It’s great that lots of people are using Faraday bags to secure their devices and protect themselves. Here are the most common questions I get asked.

You can also check out my Faraday bags FAQ article for even more commonly asked questions.

What are Faraday bags?

They are military grade bags that block RF signals from being received or sent by any electronic device within the bag (ie cell phone, tablet, laptop).

Named after the inventor of the Faraday cage, Michael Faraday, these bags are often extremely durable and come in a variety of sizes to suit all your needs. 

They protect you from hackers, trackers, identity theft, EMPs, and EMF radiation.

Faraday technology is used by the military prevent surveillance and secure their data, and digital forensics investigators to prevent remote wiping of confiscated electronics. WiFI, Cellular (including 5G), Bluetooth, RFID, radio waves and all other wireless technology can’t penetrate it..

How do I use a blocking bag?

All you have to do is put your devices (phone, key fob, tablet) inside the bag and make sure it is sealed properly and your devices are protected. Use the other compartments how you would use any other bag.

Do they actually work?

Yes, they do. My favorite brands independently test their effectiveness. Since these bags are used by military and law enforcement, you can guarantee that they do what they’re supposed to do.

Faraday cages are used in important research laboratories around the world and government buildings to protect valuable info and research.

What are the benefits of using a shielding bag?

Faraday bags keep your devices completely off grid and protected. Here are some of the great things about these bags;

    • Reduce EMF exposure
    • Block hackers and tracking
    • Shield from RFID skimming
    • Protect electronics from EMPs
    • Block GPS signal tracking
    • Keep work and personal info secure

Do they block phone calls?

Yes, once you properly close your bag to complete the cage, cellular signals cannot get through to your phone. If you’re waiting for an important call – you can always keep your cellphone in an unprotected pocket until the call is done.

Do they block 5G?

These bags block RF radiation from 0-10GHz and since the 5G network currently falls within this range, they do block 5G signals.

Do I really need one?

Well that really is entirely up to you. But I believe they are valuable bags to have in your home (in case of an EMP) and to use on a daily basis to block unwanted sources from accessing your device and reduce the RF emissions around you.

If you don’t carry your laptop or tablet around with you regularly then maybe you only need a phone pouch, backpack, or purse. If you travel a lot, then a larger bag may be more useful for you.

Do pouches stop working?

If you purchase a high quality Faraday pouch then no they shouldn’t stop working. The shielding mesh and the outer material are designed to last a long time. If you buy a cheaper bag the mesh can become damaged by taking your keys in and out often. 

You should test your pouch regularly. You can easily do this with your keyfob by seeing if you can get in or start your car while the keys are in the pouch or if you can receive a call or text with your mobile phone in it.

Do they protect against an EMP?

Yes, if your Faraday bag is well constructed then it will shield your electronics from an electromagnetic pulse (both natural and man-made).

It’s a good idea to keep a spare cellphone, laptop, extra chargers and rechargeable batteries, some medical equipment, power tools, radios, an inverter or portable power source, and an EMF meter or radiation meter in your storage bag at all times.

What are the drawbacks?

The biggest drawback is that you won’t be able to receive any calls or text messages with your phone shielded. This of course is the entire point of using one but some people misunderstand their function and so many are addicted to their phones so this is a challenge.

How do I make one?

A cage is a lot easier to make than a shielding bag. Cages just need to be completely enclosed with metal, without any openings.

Compartments for bags are trickier, you need to sew Faraday mesh fabric (which you can buy online) and you must make sure your enclosure seals completely, otherwise it won’t work.

8 Faraday Facts

    1. The average bag can hold up to 10 different devices.
    2. A quality bag has an average life of 10 years.
    3. Most bags can withstand up to 10,000 volts of static electricity and can block up to 18 GHz of electromagnetic radiation.
    4. The earth’s magnetic field can penetrate a Faraday cage – but the Earth has amazing grounding benefits so this isn’t a bad thing.
    5. The Journalist who worked with whisleblower, Edward Snowden used one of these bags throughout his interviews.
    6. Most bags (especially high quality ones) have a shielding effectiveness of 99.9%.
    7. Every 39 seconds there is a new attack somewhere online, with 22 billion records breached in 2021 alone.
    8. The first cage was invented in 1836 by Michael Faraday

Final Thoughts

Clearly, there are a lot products to consider when picking out the best bag. Do you want a backpack, laptop bags, a waterproof tote, a bag for your key fob etc?

Once you figure out what device you want to protect, use my guide to narrow down your choices. We have found all the best products with the best reviews by their customers and users to protect all your devices so you can have peace of mind knowing you are protected.

If you happen to experience a problem there is always an easy way to contact the business on their site, sometimes you might have to create an account.

All the you have to do is give them the details of your order and the issue and most companies provide excellent service.  I hope you found my list of Faraday bag’s and the content on this page helpful.

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