Many of you now know that I was pick-pocketed in Granda, Nicaragua. I thought that I would most definitely know when someone had their hand in my in my pockets. Little did I know that these people are professionals and before I knew it, my wallet was gone. After publishing the article of my pick-pocketing incident, I was contacted by Clothing Arts, a company that has pushed the boundaries in keeping your belonging safe and secure whilst on your body.
Adam from Clothing Arts was kind enough to send me a pair of Pick-pocket Proof Travel Pants to test-drive and review. Not only that, we are giving you the opportunity to WIN an entire outfit for FREE from Clothing Arts. We just want to make sure that you don’t end up like I did and lose your wallet or worse still your passport.
History Of Clothing Arts
Adam the owner had a similar experience to mine and after losing his personal belonging in China came up with the concept of Pick-pocket Proof Pants. He realised that no one was making clothing that he wanted to wear and there was a need for personal security when travelling to more dangerous countries. So after 2 years of development the first Pick-pocket Proof Pants were born.
Doing It For The Kids
Clothing Arts has also partnered with Cambodian children’s charities and they ensure that these children see a brighter future. We have seen first hand the poverty in Cambodia and Adam and his team are giving a huge 20% of their proceeds from the sale of there Cloth Heart Collection to Cambodian children’s charities.
What I thought
I thought the best way to test drive these pants was to take them away with me and go camping in the Australia Bush. Well not really an environment that I would be getting pick-pocketed but I wanted to test out all the features as these aren’t any ordinary type of pants.
My first impression was that there were a great deal of pockets on these shorts. This is definitely a must when you are travelling as you always need somewhere to place all your personal belongings. I think you can never get enough pockets as most of the time I would like to venture out without the need to take a day pack.
Every one of the pockets have anti-theft protection. The side pockets have zippers and and extra material fastener to ensure no unwanted hands will enter. The pants have the usual cargo pockets but the ingenious thing with these is they have an extra clasp on the inside that prevents the pockets from gapping open. Sometimes the simplest of features are the best.
There are a number of hidden pockets throughout the shorts but my favourite would have to be the hidden passport pouch that is located on the left rear of the shorts and hidden within the existing pocket. you would never know that you were carrying your passport on your bum.
Adam has thought of everything with these shorts and they include a water bottle holder that conveniently attaches to the side of the shorts, and an expandable rear pocket that will fit a guide book. Over the many years of planning these shorts, every fine detail has been accounted for and trailed and tested.
I found the material to have an up and also a down side. The material is extremely durable and is pretty much ‘everything’ resistant. It is wrinkle-free, rain and stain resistant and even the pockets are slash resistant with double thick fabric thread. These shorts will do everything but fly you to the moon! Although all these features in the material are simply amazing, I did find the shorts to be slightly heavy when I first put them on. This is a small price to pay for having all the unique features in one garment.
I would definitely recommend these shorts if you are planning on going overseas. They will protect your belongings, they are comfortable and they also look pretty cool. I will be taking these with me on my next trip to America in June and Africa in December.
THIS COMPETITION ENDED ON FEB 14 2012. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.
This giveaway is exclusive only to Positive World Travel. We want to make sure that you are protected on your next trip overseas with some cool gear and Clothing Arts is giving away an entire outfit! Thats right! The lucky winner will receive 1 Shirt and 1 Pick-pocket Proof Pants (Over $120 in value)
How to Enter
Please follow these 2 simple steps to enter.
1. Leave a comment on this article below about your favourite piece of travel clothing.
2. Share this article on Facebook by clicking the “like” button on the left side or at the end of this article.
This giveaway is open to everyone worldwide.
The winner will receive one T-shirt & one pair of shorts.
Winners will be chosen using random.org
Competition closes on February 14th 2012 at 10pm EST (New York)
Good luck! What are you waiting for? Leave a comment and click “like”on Facebook now. It’s that easy!
Thanks to Clothing Arts for sponsoring this review and a great competition.