The video I found on YouTube shows exactly how easy it is for crims to get into your checked bags, steal what they want and make your bag look like it hasn’t been touched. His friend was robbed but you don’t have to be!
Although the man making the video recommends a hard sided bag, my solution is far simpler – don’t check any bags at all! Use carry-on bags/backpacks such as the E-Bags Motherlode and bring a Scottevest so you can put any heavier items in the pockets if your carry-on exceeds the weight limit. Some airports do weigh carry-ons so be prepared!