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Gear Up For Summer Travel: How To Have A Pickpocket Proof Vacation

The larger the crowds, the more tourists that flock together, the greater the incentive for professional thieves and pickpockets to join the crowd. An estimated 400,000 travelers are pickpocketed each day around the world. It is a huge problem for the travel industry and one that ruins countless vacations. With the London Olympics coming up, UK police say pickpocketing will break all records with thieves rushing in from all parts of the world.

But stay calm, there are precautions that can be taken. “Well prepared travelers will be able to steer clear from mishaps”, says Johanna Denize, founder of the Clever Travel Companion’s pickpocket proof travel gear.

“Travelers are well advised not to put their wallets in their back pocket. They should not have their cameras flung over their shoulders or their purses causally hung across their backs. Those are prime targets and they can be pulled or cut off in less than a second. Another advice is to always separate valuables: put one credit card, an ID and some cash in one pocket and another credit card and a little cash in another pocket. That way, if a traveler is pickpocketed, he or she will always have back up means.” More advice on how to stay safe this summer and on all trips can be found on the Clever Travel Companion’s blog.

To stay extra safe, Johanna recommends that travelers hide away their most essential valuables, not every day money for coffee and ice cream, but the things they simply can’t afford to lose.

At a product line of pickpocket proof garments is available for hiding valuables: underwear, t-shirts and tank tops with secret, hidden zippered pockets that no pickpocket, no matter how skilled, will ever get at. The pockets fit passports, cash, credit cards and even cell phones with ease. The pockets are placed for comfort. The gear is perfect for crowded areas, where pickpockets operate freely. With all a traveler’s valuables safely hidden away, there is one less victim for the thieves to rob.

And to top it off, there is no way a traveler can accidentally drop or misplace money or other valuables when they are securely zippered in.

The Clever Travel Companion’s line of travel safety garments: underwear, t-shirts, tank tops and long johns with secret, built in pockets come in sizes from XS to XL, in multiple colors and in cotton and modal. They retail starting at USD 24.90. Shipping is free on all orders over USD 50, for both domestic and international orders.

By hiding a travelers valuables in these invisible pockets travelers can relax and enjoy their trips without worrying about being pickpocketed or losing their money.

The Travel Companion’s pickpocket proof gear is sold at, on and on
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