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April 02, 2023

227th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Athens Pick-Pocket Prevented At The Acropolis!

Athens ›   Europe ›   Greece ›  

Editor's Note: This is your 14th known stopped pick-pocket in Greece. This also marks another stop for a traveler wearing a pair of our Women's Travel Pants!!

Dear Clothing Arts,

My Pick Picket Proof Pants saved me today. We were in Athens, Greece visiting the Acropolis. I shoved my passport and wallet in the front pockets and fastened Velcro and zippers. I also wore my small backpack with clips on the zippers, which is supposed to be hard to get into. Less valuable items went in here.

I thought I was very careful in the crowded area, but after we were out only 30 minutes, my husband noticed ALL three zippers on my backpack were open! It appears they only took a sealed bottle of water and a small flashlight, and I had no indication anyone was touching me!

Thankful that they were just looking for $ and didn’t take anything else. More thankful my passport and wallet were safe in my pants. I may wear these pants every day through the rest of our trip through Greece and Italy!

Toni F. from Davenport, Florida

March 19, 2023

226th Stopped Pick-Pocket: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Stopped Pick-Pocket On My First Day In Paris"

Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›  

Editor's Note: This is (amazingly) your 45th known stop in Paris and comes from a recent ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review of our Adventure Traveler Pants!

March 05, 2023

225th Stopped Pick-Pocket: "Lots of Tourists & Lots of Criminals" in SoHo!

England ›   Europe ›   London ›  

Editor's Note: This is your 5th known stopped pick-pocket in London.

Dear Clothing Arts,

You said," please respond to this email, we'd love to know how you heard about us!".

Well, I bought several pairs of the same pants last year.

By the way, your pants prevented me from getting pickpocketed last year in the SoHo part of London, lots of tourists and lots of criminals.

Thanks guys!

- Christopher H. from Palm Springs, California

February 14, 2023

224th Stopped Pick-Pocket: I Bought These Pants For The City Of Love!

Europe ›   France ›   Paris ›  

Editor's Note: Since today is Valentines Day, we think nothing say love more than a new pair of Pick-Pocket Proof Pants for your trip to the "City of Love" aka the "Unofficial Pick-Pocket Capital of the World!" This testimonial marks your 44th known stopped pick-pocket in Paris alone and your 224th around-the-world... that we know about!

Dear Clothing Arts,

My husband and I just came back from a trip to Paris. I had bought him the Pick Pocket Proof Pants for this trip.

On our second day, on the Metro, a young lady was standing next to my husband. When he moved to give her more room, she moved with him. Next thing he knew, he felt a finger in his pants pocket.

He never felt the zipper coming up, but because of the button flap over the zipper, she could not get it up far enough to take out his wallet. He gave her the stare down, and she got off at the next station. He wore those pants everyday for the next two weeks!

- Cheryl W. from Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

February 02, 2023

223th Stopped Pick-Pocket: On The First Night In Naples, Everything Was Secure!

Europe ›   italy ›   Naples ›  

Editor's Note: This is your 6th known stopped pick-pocket in Naples! The photo above was taken by our founder / desiger Adam Rapp on his original travels that inspired the pants Bill G. was wearing during his trip to Naples. His testimonial came in via a Facebook comment.

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January 19, 2023

222nd Stopped Pick-Pocket: "You Didn't Get What You Were Looking For" In Rome!

Europe ›   italy ›   Rome ›  

Editor's Note: This is your 35th known stopped pick-pocket in Rome!

Dear Clothing Arts,

I recently purchased your Pick-Pocket Proof Adventure Travel Pants for my vacation to Europe. I want to report a successful pick-pocket stop at the Metro in Rome, which occurred on June 14th.

While in Rome, I boarded the red-line train at the Metro Termini (Train Central Station) to head back to my hotel. The train was mostly full but had a little bit of room to move. I was standing near a door when the train departed. Two women about 25 years old, both dressed in a white Polo with a green collar and green sleeves, approached me, speaking English with a strong Austrian accent. One woman stood on my left side, out of view, while the second one asked me several questions about what direction the train was going and if she was on the right train. She asked if a specific stop was part of the route.

As I turned left to look at the route map over the door, the second woman moved behind me and to my right side. I took a slight step right and felt her hand near my front pocket. Upon feeling that, I checked my pockets to find that the front zipper had been zipped up to under the button flap for both front pockets. The button had not been undone on either side, and the inner zipper remained unzipped. I had my phone in my left front pocket and my wallet and passport in my right front pocket all behind the inner zipper, and lost nothing. I then turned to the women and said, "you didn't get what you were looking for, did you?" They both looked at me in disgust and moved on.

This was at the beginning of my vacation, and the Pick-Pocket Proof Adventure Travel Pants saved a lot of frustration and money. Thank you for making such a great product. They are well worth the investment!

Best regards,

Todd T. from Sioux Falls, South Dakota​

January 10, 2023

221st Stopped Pick-Pocket: "Mexico City Pick-Pocketers Thwarted"

Mexico ›   Mexico City ›   North America ›  

mexico city

Editor's Note: This is your 3rd stopped pick-pocket in Mexico. Adam's testimonial came via a ***** Review for his Adventure Traveler Pants.

December 27, 2022

220th Stopped Pick-Pocket: She Said Yes, He Said No In Quito!

Ecuador ›   Quito ›   South America ›  

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

Dear Clothing Arts,

My husband and I are currently in Ecuador. We were accosted by pickpockets. My husband, who I could not convince to order a pair of you pants, had his wallet stolen. My wallet and passport were safe in my pants pocket.

Best purchase ever! I told him when we get home, he's getting a pair.

Pat B. from Everett, Washington

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Dear Clothing Arts,

We were in the historic part of Quito, Ecuador. We had just left The Basilica and were heading down to two more historic churches. All of a sudden a woman turns to my husband and says "Look you've got something on you!" He looks and he's covered in goo.

A man appeared behind me and turned me around. All of a sudden I had goo on me. My husband's wallet was gone that quickly but my wallet and passport was secure in my clothing arts pick proof pockets.

He's getting a pair of pants or the shirt for our next trip to Israel in April.

Pat B.

December 13, 2022

218 & 219th Stopped Pick-Pockets: Double Stops On Notorious Roman Buses!!

Europe ›   italy ›   Rome ›  

Editor's Note: This is your 33rd & 34th known stopped pick-pockets in Rome! Pick-pocketing is a silent crime and Derek's experience below highlights how easy it is for a pick-pocket to attempt a theft on crowded public transport. Zippered pockets don't move themselves, and combined with Derek's location at the time (a bus in Rome) we have two successful stopped pick-pockets by a single traveler. The pick-pockets noticed that Derek's pants were more secure than everyone else's on the bus, so they simply moved on to the next target. Here is Derek's testimonial...

Dear Clothing Arts,

We have just returned from Italy. While traveling through Rome, we decided to take public transportation. I wore your shorts everywhere.

While riding the bus, I made a point of buttoning the side flap over the front pocket zippers. The buses were crowded, and people were bumping into each other as I stood. On two separate occasions, when I got off the bus, I noticed the zipper had been raised to the height of that flap. I can’t say for certain someone tried to pick-pocket me, but the zipper never raised up on its own any time I wore the shorts.

Afterward, I noticed the little opening at the bottom of the zipper to tuck the zipper head into. From that point forward, I had no further issues, even while riding the bus.  

I have to say, I had never felt more confident walking around Rome. My family’s passports were all in the inner zipper pocket on one side, my wallet in the other side, inner zipper. I kept a small amount of pocket cash for cabs, snacks, etc. in the main part of the pocket, and the credit card I used throughout the trip inside the inner velcroed pocket.    

I work in the film business, and many of my film friends travel to countries with high rates of theft. I have told everyone I know about these shorts.  

Derek K from Pennsylvania

November 24, 2022

217th Stopped Pick-Pocket: Saving Thanksgiving In Paris!

Editor's Note:  This is your 43rd known stopped pick-pocket in the Paris! We received the testimonial via a ***** Review of our Adventure Traveler Pants.