We all like to hope that nothing dodgy will ever happen to us when we travel. And for the most part, nothing will. But like at home, when travelling, the worst thing likely to happen to you is petty crime.
I’m talking about theft.
Tourists are often a prime target for pick pocketing since they stand out from the crowd, and are often preoccupied with maps, cameras, or heavy bags. It’s a shame, but it’s a reality.
But it isn’t always people with dubious motives that you have to watch out for. Often when we travel we are more careless than when we are at home. Partying it up with all those sexy backpackers may seem like a good idea at the time, but it can backfire when you wake up the next morning and realize you have lost your passport sometime during the night.
There are several solutions to this problem. Money belts are a popular but unfashionable choice for hiding valuables and extra money. Special travel purses exist as well, but they are often clunky and not something you would want to take with you for all occasions – say on a night out for example.
This is where this ingenious product comes into play. Clever Travel Companion is a company which sells travel clothing with special hidden pockets which are the perfect size to fit a passport, extra cash, and any other item you want to keep close to you. They make unisex t shirts with a zippered pocket in the front, and also underwear for both men and women with hidden zippered pockets.
And lets face it – an idea like this is useful for at home as well. As a female, when I go out on the town I often don’t have the luxury of a purse or even pockets. I think all the ladies out there can sympathize with how annoying it is to stash your money and id in your bra. And really, there is nothing more annoying than waking up the next morning, hung over and confused, with coins stuck to your boobs. Am I right?
So when Clever Travel Companion offered to send us some product samples, and also a voucher code to give away a product to our readers, we were definitely intrigued. We were sent a pair of the mens undies as well as the t shirt. The t shirt is billed as unisex, but it is definitely a mens cut. For more petite ladies like myself, even the small might be a little big. Which is why I recommend ladies stick to the special undies instead.
Husband modelled the t shirt and undies for me. It is pretty obvious on the t shirt that there is a zippered compartment right there in the middle. If someone was really determined to rob you (I’m talking a proper mugging here), then they wouldn’t have too much trouble finding your hiding place on the t shirt. But the t shirt pocket would be enough to deter anyone thinking of trying to pickpocket you. You would have to be pretty spaced out to not notice someone unzipping and pocket in the middle of your chest.
The undies are what really impressed hubby and I. The boxer shorts were comfy to wear and came with two deep zippered pockets in the front. These pockets were deep and wide enough to fit a passport. You could store all your sensitive documents and additional cash in these pockets without anyone being the wiser. Also the shorts are quite fashionable – unlike our friend the money belt.
So what do you think? Hot or not?
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Product sample and voucher code has been supplied by Clever Travel Companion, but all opinions remain our own.