Underwear with Pockets Travel Gear Review: Protect Your Valuables (& Money too!)
Your most important travel document is your passport. Hands down. Without it, you’re going nowhere fast. And if you’re like me, you probably keep an ever-watchful, neurotic eye on it’s whereabouts at all times. I’m constantly patting my pockets, looking inside my bag and (gasp) sometimes checking inside my embarrassingly lame money belt to make sure it’s safe. But the days of strapping on this purely functional tacky-tourist travel tool are gone.
The Clever Travel Companion makes pickpocket proof underwear with pockets for travelers. I jumped at the chance to take these out on a test drive for this holiday season’s travel gift guide. Let’s take a look at how they, ahem, measured up…
Clever Travel Companion provided me with one pair of men’s boxer briefs (ladies, you’re on your own) to test out on my recent jaunts around the world. There are two pockets, one on either leg. They are sized to carry a passport, cash, credit cards or other small items. It’s easy to stuff your shorts as you’re getting dressed in the morning. and Zipping them up is a breeze. The pocket size is appropriate, and rests mid-thigh.
Whether you’re jetting through terminals or walking through the city, you barely know anything is there. More importantly, pickpockets wouldn’t suspect a thing. The pocket placement allows for easy movement, is completely invisible (unless you strip in the middle of the downtown square) and when stocked feels like there’s nothing there.
The Clever Travel Companion does an excellent job of protecting your valuables, but be sure you don’t need to access anything in them during the middle of the day. The only way to access your stuff is to unzip your pants and reach down inside . They’re great for keeping spare credit cards, you driver’s license, hotel room keys, emergency cash and your passport (if you don’t need it on that particular day).
Look & Feel
The cut of these boxer briefs is a bit longer than most in my top drawer. While it’s true that I prefer a shorter cut (TMI?), it’s not like the whole world will be seeing you in them (or will they)? It all comes down to a matter of personal taste. (Note: I presume that the longer cut is needed to compensate for the pocket length.) The fabric is 95% cotton and 5% spandex. They are comfortable, supportive and the size stated is what’s reflected in the actual product (no need to order up or down a size). Available colors for men include: Blue, Black, Gray and Green. Gents, there are two buttons in the front to access your valuables not protected by the zipper pockets.
I’ve run the Clever Travel Companion through the wash a number of times and they’re still going strong. The zipper has been pulled back and forth on numerous occasions and is still working just fine. All indications point to quality.
The men’s and women’s underwear retails for $29.90 per pair, which makes them the single-most expensive pair in my collection. But at the end of the day, I think it’s priced right. Remember, you’re not just buying a pair of underwear, but a functional travel accessory that will give you the peace of mind you need to enjoy your adventures. You can purchase them at the Clever Travel Companion Online Store.
Underwear with pockets is perhaps one of the most fun, clever (duh) and useful travel investments you could make. I giggle every time I have them on. It’s a product that does what it promises… and does it well. They are priced right for travelers of any style and would make a great stocking stuffer. I love ‘em and wear ‘em and I suggest you add a pair (or two) to your collection. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook
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I’ll see you out there…!