November 07, 2019

157th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Beating The Crowds in Madrid, Spain!

Editor's Note: This is your 3rd known stop in Madrid and comes from a recent ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review of our Adventure Traveler Pants!

October 17, 2019

156th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Robbed at Knifepoint in Quito, Ecuador!

Editor's Note:  Pick-Pocket Proof®️ Designs create barriers to entry that make it harder and more time consuming to get into your pockets. In this testimonial, we see that extra time in action. The trio Ben encountered could not get into his pockets in time and as such, we will count it as the 156th known stopped pick-pocket.

Dear Clothing Arts,

I have a great testimonial about how these pants helped me during a robbery. I was traveling in Quito, Ecuador. One night, I made the poor decision to go up a dark flight of stairs in a park at night.

On the stairs, I encountered three young men. When I passed them, one jumped in front in front of me and pulled out a large knife. He held the knife to my chest while the other two men began patting me down in search of valuables. I put my hands up and let them search me. They were in a rush and bolted off within a few seconds. They took my cheap backpack, but they left something more valuable behind...

I had been carrying $70 USD in the front zippered pocket of my Clothing Arts pants. The robbers were in too much of a hurry to get the zipper pocket open, so they failed to find the cash. So there I was...I had just been robbed at knifepoint, but I still had $70 cash in my front pocket thanks to Clothing Arts' design. I love these pants and highly recommend them to anyone.

- Ben M, California, USA.

October 08, 2019

155th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Waiting In Front Of A Restaurant In Florence!

Editor's Note: This is your 3rd known stopped pick-pocket in Florence!

Dear Clothing Arts,

I'm a believer. I bought two of the cargo shorts to use on our Italian vacation and they did the trick yesterday. I was in Florence, waiting in front of a restaurant, when someone tried to pick my pockets.

There was a mobile vendor behind me and the pickpocket was pretending to shop it while bumping against me and groping my pockets. I was fully aware of what he was doing and, on his second attempt, smiled at him and waved him off. Busted, he scrambled away.

These things are great. They take some getting used to but, with some practice, you can get to what you need to without too much delay.

Matt R. from Minnesota, USA.

October 08, 2019

154th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Bogota Bus Pick-Pocket Blocked!

Editor's Note: This is your second stopped pick-pocket in Colombia!

Dear Clothing Arts,

Love your products have worn them all over the world and to the racetrack here in the US. A pretty good kid pickpocket in Bogota, Colombia, last January was able to open back buttons on a crowded bus but not the zipper.. Keep it up.

John T. from New York, USA.

October 03, 2019

153rd Stopped Pick-Pocket: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The best investment I made!!!

Editor's Note: This is your 3rd known stop in Milan and comes from a recent ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review of our Adventure Traveler Pants!

September 25, 2019

152nd Stopped Pick-Pocket: Boy Scout Blocks Pick-Pocket in Barcelona!

Editor's Note: This is the 3rd straight stop in Spain and the 15th overall for Barcelona!

Dear Clothing Arts,

Once a Boy Scout, always a Boy Scout. I took the motto for the Boy Scouts, “Be Prepared” to heart as I researched my travel destination and discovered that Barcelona, Spain is a target-rich environment for pickpocket thieves. I needed to find a solution to avoid being a pickpocket victim. I found my way to Clothing Arts and purchased a pair of the Pick Pocket Proof Adventure Travel Pants and Shorts. The Adventure Pants/Shorts provided me with that little extra layer of security while exploring the beautiful city of Barcelona. I found myself always checking and double-checking the zippers, buttons, and button tabs while walking about.

One evening, I encountered an open-air concert complete with food and drink stalls in a plaza. There were massive amounts of people in attendance, both locals and tourists. I kept thinking to myself, this is a target-rich environment for pickpocket thieves. I was on high alert. Security comes with a price. I purchased a tapa plate and a drink. Plate in one hand and drink in the other. My hands were tied. I navigated the crowd of people to find a place to enjoy my snack and rock out to the band. I found my way to an open spot and set my plate and drink down on a nearby ledge and performed a security check:

both front pockets: secured
back left pocket: breached

Both back pocket buttons were opened. Both zippers were still closed. The back pocket triple protection (buttons and double zipper design) kept my passport safe and secure.

The Adventure Travel Pants/Shorts are not only for traveling in pick-pocket hot spots. They are my new go-to Pants/Shorts for every outing - theme parks, hikes, festivals, concerts, etc.

The Adventure Travel Pants are domestic airport TSA friendly as well as international airport security friendly. I saw many travelers digging through their luggage and/or carry-on bags to locate their passport. The Travel Pants allowed me to keep my luggage/bags zipped while going through the airport. Passport access was just two buttons and two zippers away for a speedy and in some cases not-so-speedy walk through Customs.

One last note, the morning after the open-air concert, I overheard an upset and angry traveler in the hotel lobby. He was victimized by a pick-pocket thief (or thieves) during the evening concert. He was on the phone speaking with a financial institution working on getting a new card expedited to the hotel. I was a proud "survivor" of an attempted pick-pocket so I felt compelled to share my experience with the fellow traveler. I mentioned that the saving grace was my Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof Adventure Travel Pants with the numerous secure pockets and specifically designed triple protection pocket. The fellow traveler wanted to buy my pants off me ... but he did not have any money to do so. As soon as the fellow traveler recovers from his loss, he is going to invest in some Clothing Arts Adventure Pants.

Thank you Clothing Arts for making traveling enjoyable without having to worry about being a pick pocket victim!

Ryan N. from California, USA

September 18, 2019

151st Stopped Pick-Pocket: European Trip Saved Day One in Madrid!

Editor's Note: This is the second stop in a row in Spain!

Dear Clothing Arts,

Day one in Madrid. July 14, 2019. Our family of 6 standing near the theater waiting for our show to start. We all leave in a group but my father-in-law was a little behind us. In a split second a man ran into him abruptly, almost to knock him over. He felt the man's hand against his Convertible Pants pocket (he was wearing the shorts at the time). My father in law turned around and he was gone.

It happened around a large crowd with plenty of distractions. Good thing he was wearing his Convertible Pants!! So glad we have a variety of pants and shorts for our trip. We don’t return to the USA until the end of July and have more cities to visit. Day one could have been a disaster but thank goodness we came prepared.

Thank you Clothing Arts!!

- Kelly S. from Florida, USA

September 01, 2019

150th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Frustrated "Mr. Pickpocket" in Old Town Barcelona!

Editor's Note:  Incredibly, this is milestone stopped pick-pocket #150, and the 14th overall known stop in Barcelona!

Dear Clothing Arts,

On 6 July 19, my wife and I were on our way back to our hotel from the Old Town district of Barcelona in mid-afternoon via a well-trafficked residential street (stop lights, not just pedestrian crosswalks) when we both felt something warm hit us from behind. It was a warm, thick, light brownish liquid which we immediately took to be pigeon splatter down our backs.

A “good samaritan” came from an apartment building entrance way saying along the lines of “I saw what happened. Allow me to help.” He produced a handful of small, white cocktail-type napkins and a bottle of water out of his carry pouch, proceeded to wet them and indicated that I should clean the wife while he “worked” on me. With the shock, disgust, and embarrassment of the moment, all seemed perfectly reasonable.

Despite the fact that Mr. Pickpocket had the opportunity to be hands-on-body for more than ample time to lift my wallet several times over, my Clothing Arts travel pants kept my wallet safe in my front, zippered, and buttoned pocket. The frustrated pickpocket departed empty-handed in the opposite direction of our travel with NOTHING when we discovered that the goo was a cappuccino, not a pigeon.

I will be adding a third pair of travel adventure pants to my travel wardrobe before our next trip! Thank You Clothing Arts!!

- Loren W. from West Virginia, USA

August 27, 2019

148 & 149th Stopped Pick-Pockets: His & Hers Stops on the Athens Metro!!

Editor's Note:  This is your 9th known stopped pick-pocket in Athens!

Dear Clothing Arts,

During our vacation to the Mediterranean, our first stop was in Athens, Greece where we experienced a pick-pocketing attempt.

On May 31st we were on the platform waiting for the next Metro train to arrive. As we got on, quickly two women got on in between of us and made it difficult for my wife to cross over to the same side of the train. She finally pushed through and made it to stand next to me. At the same time, I realized one of the women had her hand on my pocket. She never made it past the button on the outside of the front pocket where I had my wallet. I reached down and touched her hand and she immediately put both hands up on the pole on the train as if nothing had happened.

The two jumped off quickly at the next stop and ran up to the next train car to get back on. That was when my wife realized the button on the pant leg where her phone was stored was undone, but the extra security stopped the thief from getting it.

Thanks for the great pants. We enjoy the extra security as we travel.

- Daryle Y. from Colorado, USA

August 16, 2019

147th Stopped Pick-Pocket: 1½ Stops On Barcelona's Metro!

Editor's Note: This is your 13th known stop in Barcelona and two stop in a row for the city!

Dear Clothing Arts,

A few weeks ago in Barcelona my wife and I were getting on a metro elevator from street level to go down to the metro. We each had a small suitcase and a backpack. A guy squeezed onto the elevator with us and I felt his hand trying to get into my front top pocket. When we arrived at the bottom all he had accomplished was getting the button open, the first of 3 layers. I just laughed at the jerk.

Watch out if you are going on these metro elevators. On a metro, I had a guy staring at my pants pocket. He didn't even bother. He seemed to know it wasn't going to work out well for him.

Thanks for the great pants. I have long and short models.

- Steven S. from Texas, USA.

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