Five Products to Protect Your Stuff When You Travel

Posted by Whole Earth | 03.11.2019

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Five Products to Protect Your Stuff When You Travel


Travel always involves a certain amount of risk, especially if you’re visiting a place for the first time. Good planning can go a long way toward reducing travel induced anxiety. Research can point you in the direction of comfortable places to lay your head at night and delicious meals and exciting experiences that will linger as happy memories long after you’ve returned home. But what can you do about pickpockets, thieves and other unsavory sorts lurking about to take what’s yours? Be prepared! Your preparations may not leave you completely unscathed, but the steps you to take may reduce the damage done. Here are a few items you’ll find at Whole Earth Provision Co. that can help keep your stuff safe when traveling: travel purses for safety, money belts and pouches, bag protectors and clothing made with travelers in mind.


1. Pacsafe Citysafe CX Anti-Theft Convertible Crossbody Bag is one of several secure purses for travel you’ll find at Whole Earth. It’s full of features to frustrate a would-be thief. Cut and run is a favorite tactic for thieves. These swipe safe purses from Pacsafe have a slash resistant strap and nylon twill body with built-in slash guard protection. A more recent menace for travelers is unauthorized RFID scans. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, which is embedded in credit cards and passports. They can be surreptitiously scanned and the personal information and account numbers within compromised. The Citysafe CX Anti-Theft Bag includes RFID blocking pockets and material and is one of our safe bags for travel. To deter pickpockets, this travel purse has a zipper that can be secured with a zip tab and zip clip, as well as turn and lock security hooks on the strap. Remember to store your wallet, phone and other valuables inside your bag, and for another layer of protection wear travel purses crossbody rather than on one shoulder.


2. One question that we’re often asked is how to hide money when traveling. One of the best ways is to use a wallet belt like the Travelon Security Friendly Money Belt. It looks like a belt but has a hidden zippered compartment for cash. The Eagle Creek RFID Blocker Money Belt DLX has a slightly different approach. It’s a travel pack that is hidden underneath clothes. The “pocket” is large enough to contain cash, a passport, identification, credit cards and itineraries.  It also protects against unauthorized RFID scans. With this added protection, the Eagle Creek Money Belt DLX can be considered an RFID hidden belt.


3. Another way to carry cash, cards, passports and other important items is to wear a pouch underneath your clothing that goes around the neck or over the shoulder. This option may be more comfortable for some travelers than wearing a belt or pocket at the waist. We have several options available at Whole Earth. They range in size from a small neck wallet like the Eagle Creek RFID Blocker Neck Wallet to the larger Pacsafe Coversafe S80 Secret Body Pouch for women that is worn over a shoulder rather than around the neck. It’s large enough to carry plane tickets, a passport, cash and coins.


4. The Pacsafe 85L Backpack and Bag Protector can stand guard when you have to leave your backpack or bag unattended while sleeping between flights or to use the restroom. It wraps the bag in an adjustable high-tensile, stainless steel wire mesh that can then be locked to an immoveable object. The mesh is large enough for someone to open an outside pocket on your pack or bag, so first add a rain cover and then the metal Bag Protector to make it more challenging for a would-be thief.


5. Looking for pickpocket-proof women’s clothing? Take a look at the ExOfficio women's Sol Cool FlyQ Vest. Ex-Officio designs its clothing with travelers in mind. The Sol Cool FlyQ Vest has two security zip hand pockets, and the interior 8-Pocket Travel System, precisely designed to hold glasses, passport, phone, and other travel essentials, for peace of mind on the road. 



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