Do you have a trip to Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, or Paris this summer? Even if your summer travels don’t extend to these big cities you still need to protect your-self against pick pockets! Here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a pick pocket victim.
The easiest way to protect your valuables is to keep them on your person. You can easily do this with an undercover money belt or neck wallet. These items are meant to be worn UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES and are not supposed to be accessed during the day. Money belts or neck wallets are great places to keep your passport, emergency credit cards and main stash of cash. We even have belts and neck wallets with RFID protection built in (for more information see our blog on RFID).
Alternatively, we also carry actual belts with bulit-in bladders designed specifically for carrying cash. The best part about this product is that it looks like you're wearing a regular belt!
While it's helpful to keep valuables hidden under your clothes, you still need to keep frequently used valuables like cameras and money safe. PacSafe is a company that can help you out with this. They carry purses, wallets, backpacks, and sling bags that have wire mesh running through the fabric so bags cannot be slashed or cut. PacSafe bags also have locking mechanisms on the straps and zippers for extra security Come see us for help on picking out the right PacSafe product for you.
If you prefer to sightsee without carrying a backpack or purse, Clothing Arts pickpocket proof travel pant for both men and women might be the perfect solution for you. These pants have a variety of snaps and zippers around the pockets designed to deter thieves. The success of a pick pocket is based on timing. If they cannot easily access your valuables they will move on.
No matter where you're traveling, remember to to be vigilant and pay attention to your surroundings, especially when you’re in big tourist areas (such as the Trevi Fountain or standing in line at the Louvre).
If you have questions or concerns about pick pocketing or travel safety come in and talk to us 7 days a week. We're happy to share our advice - we want to help you have the best trip possible!