🔴 City with at least one stopped pick-pocket

January 14, 2015

13th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Ho Chi Minh City Encounter

Asia ›   Ho Chi Minh City ›   Vietnam ›  

Dear Clothing Arts

Not only are the travel version of the "Pickpocket-Proof" pants comfortable, but the live up to their name. One evening about 8PM, I was walking south on De Tham Street in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and I was accosted a local, who began to "proposition" me.

She grabbed my right forearm with her right hand, and proceeded to try to get into my zippered pocket with her left hand. NO LUCK! I pushed her away as she tried to get into the cargo pocket. Nothing there. "To Bad, So Sad."

These pants are "cheap" traveler's insurance, when I think about the lost time and the inconvenience I avoided.


Dwight from WA, USA

September 19, 2014

12th Stopped Pick-Pocket: St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

Europe ›   italy ›   Rome ›  

Dear Clothing Arts

Just thought I would tell you of a recent experience in St. Peter's basilica in Rome.

Huge crowd and I felt a person pushing against me and trying to undo the back pocket of the Adventure Pants.

She failed and when I confronted her, she slunk away with an abject apology and a very embarrassed expression on her face!

Not that there was anything of value in the pocket, except a map of Rome!

Thanks for the great product!

John from Australia

July 11, 2014

11th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Securing My Pockets in Mexico

Mexico ›   North America ›   Playa Del Carmen ›  

Dear Clothing Arts:

I just want to tell you how amazing your pickpocket proof shorts are. I wore them to a club in Playa Del Carmen last night. I was drugged in the club around 2am and my friend had to help me walk. On the way out the girls (working for the people that drugged me we think) started feeling up my friend and I and it turned out they were emptying our pockets.

My friend had his iPhone 5 stolen. I had my wallet with credit card, lots of cash, passport, and iPhone 5 on me, and they weren't able to get a thing. I woke up with all my possessions :)

Thank you so much

Dan from North Carolina

July 11, 2014

10th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Rome Metro #4

Europe ›   italy ›   Rome ›  

Review taken from one of our major customer's website

November 19, 2013

9th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Baltimore Bandit

Baltimore ›   North America ›   USA ›  


I purchased 2 pair of Business Traveler Pants some time ago.  My first occasion to wear them was an extended visit to Baltimore while my daughter had surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Hopkins security alerted us to petty crime explaining they are a lucrative soft target.  I did feel like I got "brushed-up" while moving through a crowded entry, but all my possessions survived the encounter.  I felt very secure from pick-pockets that frequent the environs around the hospital.

Your pants are comfortable, suitable for business casual wear, and most importantly petty-crime-proof.  I had enough to worry about without adding pick-pocket theft and associated identity crisis to my list, and P^cubed Business Travel pants eliminated that worry.  Thankfully, my most important worry - my daughter's surgery - was completely successful.

Great designs are those that work, and their designers deserve recognition.  Hooah and Good Job!

Tom from Texas, USA

October 10, 2013

8th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Button Flaps Outsmart Roman Thief

Europe ›   italy ›   Rome ›  

Dear Clothing Arts Team,

We just returned from a trip to Europe, including stops in Italy, France and Spain.  Your pants performed wonderfully and foiled at least one attempt in Rome.

Your clothing fits well and the pockets and flaps are well thought out.


Marty from Texas, USA

September 23, 2013

7th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Country Unknown

Review taken from one of our major customer's website

Since we cannot contact them, we will count this as 1 stop, although they do mention multiple!

August 15, 2013

6th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Rome Metro #3

Europe ›   italy ›   Rome ›  


You were right about your pickpocket proof convertible pants. They were indeed awesome and I am sure they prevented me from losing my wallet on one particular day on the Metro in Rome. Either that, or someone was playing with my backside. With the two pairs of pants, I wore one pair one day while the other was drying out from being washed the night before. They always looked great.

Don from Texas

June 21, 2013

5th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Suspicious Street Vendor in Shanghai, China

Asia ›   China ›   Shanghai ›  

The [street vendor in Shanghai China] attempted to pull the zipper up and get whatever they could from the small opening!! Fortunately the little flap was over the zipper and they could not fully open the pocket!!

- Tom from Utah, USA

June 17, 2013

4th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Rome Metro #2

Europe ›   italy ›   Rome ›  

Email titled, "They Really Work!!"

Dear Clothing Arts:

When I first ordered my P^3 Adventure pants for a trip to Italy in late May, I wondered if I was being a bit paranoid for spending $100+ for a pair of Pickpocket Proof pants. One ride on the Rome subway system (Metro) alleviated any concern I might have had. Your pant possibly saved my passport and a "fake" wallet I hid in my left hip pocket.

After a seven-day cruise along the Amalfi Coast, we were returned to the Rome airport and decided to use Rome's highly touted rail and metro system to travel to our bed and breakfast.

The rail trip to Rome's main termini was uneventful and when we reached our subway platform there were only a few other people waiting for the train.

Then, just as the train arrived, a swarm of hundreds of people pushed onto the platform standing 10-15 feet along the track. When the doors opened the mob surged toward the train carrying my wife and me along with it. We were pushed on board the car And I was jammed against a stand post so tightly I could barely breathe.

It was a perfect situation for pickpockets and I was alert. The train departed the station and within seconds I felt fingers fumbling with the left flap button on my left hip pocket. I was holding onto the stand post with my left arm fully extended and a 35-pound camera pack on my back had me wedged against people so that I could not turn to pull away from the thief. I could only turn my head to look and faced tree people close enough to reach my a dark-skinned fairly nicely dressed woman with shoulder length ugly straight red hair; the second, a shorter, expressionless Italian man who was looking past me and the third, a pleasant black-haired woman who appeared to be with three nuns who had managed to get seats.

The fumbling stopped when I looked but resumed instantly when I turned away. My right arm was pinned against my body and I was holding onto the stand post with my left arm. The only thing I could do was let that's what I did. Just as I did, the train lurched. I thought the crowd would hold me up, but somehow I went down. Then, because of the backpack and crowd pressure, I had a hard time getting up until I was helped up by the expressionless Italian behind me. His expression never changed. Once up, I thanked him then spotted the red haired woman in front of me, standing between me and my wife who was holding onto the other side of the stand post.

I checked my rear pocket and the left side of the flap was unbuttoned but the zipper was closed. I caught the eye of my wife and said, "pickpocket"; fairly loudly. When I did the woman with red hair whirled her head around and gave me a killer look of hatred...probably because she had been foiled by my P/3 pants.

I realize this story is way too long for a testimonial but I wanted you to know about it and to thank you for producing these pants. I really didn't expect to need them but I think they did their job. Had she gotten into my pocket, all she would have gotten was an old throw-away wallet with some expired membership cards that look like credit cards. Still, beneath that was my passport. But she never came close to any of those items.

Finally, I want to say that when I first received my pants, I immediately was impressed by the quality and softness of the fabric. I think it was the softness that allowed me to feel the fumbling with the button when the incident started. These pants are worth the cost for both the quality and the peace of mind they provide. Thank you for making them available.

Ernest from Florida