Travel Tip: Travel Gear to Keep Your Money Safe
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Pickpocketing is one of the oldest crimes around, and while you can’t protect yourself 100 percent of the time, there are ways to keep your valuables a little safer.
A money belt under your clothes is a good solution, but it can be awkward. You’re better off using a money belt to store larger amounts for safekeeping, not cash you need access to immediately.
For daily spending, stick with a zippered bag that can be worn across your body.
Travelon makes an anti-theft cross pouch with a zippered pocket that actually locks, with a slash-proof shoulder strap.
Pacsafe makes an entire line of anti-theft gear for day-to-day use, including RFID-blocking wallets and locking, slash-proof backpacks.
Clothing Arts makes theft-resistant pants and shorts with hidden pockets. But, like the money belt, your items can be difficult to access.
For more information about how to keep your money safe from pickpockets, check out:
- Gear That Can Keep Your Valuables Safe From Pickpockets
- Keeping Your Money Safe With Smart Wallets
- New Luggage & Gear Designed to Prevent Theft
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