190 & 191st Stopped Pick-Pockets: Full Circle w/ Double Stops in Beijing & Xi'an

A Very Special Editor's Note: This stopped pick-pocket testimonial came from a recent review left on the Adventure Traveler Pants page. It is a special stopped pick-pocket story as the pants Keith wore on his trip to Xi'an were inspired here over a decade earlier when our founder/designer Adam Rapp had a run-in with a team of pick-pockets beneath the famous Bell Tower pictured above.

There is a large traffic circle above ground and an underground walkway for people to access the tower and cross the street beneath - much like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It was in this tunnel where the ideas that would eventually become Pick-Pocket Proof Pants were inspired when our founder looked down at his chinos and thought, "Why not combine a great pair of travel pants with the security of money-belts."

Fast forward 14 years and 250,000+ of our pants walk the world and now they have come full circle, with Keith stopping a pick-pocket attempt in Xian... perhaps the very one that tried to get Adam's wallet all those years ago!