Have you ever imagined a situation where you’re in a foreign country and suddenly you notice that you’ve lost your wallet, money and worst of anything your documents? It would be a huge fuss getting back to your homeland. Thus, there’s no doubt that travel money pouch are very useful in your overseas journeys. Wondering what makes travel pouch more advantageous than money belts? You can store almost anything in there, like passports, travel tickets, cash, keys from your rented car/hotel room and you still have enough space to hold your cigarettes and lighter.
The invisible money belts are very uncomfortable to wear also it is easily spotted under your clothes so pretty much defeats the purpose of it and most of them gives a FALSE sense of security that your passport, ID, credit cards etc are protected.
You need to keep some factors in mind while buying a money belt which is given below:
The size should be accurate to put your passports, travel tickets, keys, cards and cash in it. You surely don’t want it too large to be uncomfortable or too small for the objects to fit in. Always remember to check the dimensions first and the design must have multiple compartments for more convenience.
After checking out the size, you should focus on the material. Do you want a travel pouch that is made of a material which will not last long? Definitely not. Thus, we would recommend you to avoid leather. Remember, traveling surely does not exclude drizzly trips or damped regions.
After the size and material, the ease to open up the belt is a feature to consider. Keep your travel essentials safe and dry with a waterproof travel pouch. Why settle for low-quality and flimsy travel bags when you can finally own a safe and stylish waist/shoulder travel pouch you can be proud of? You should say goodbye to all your worries and start enjoying yourself!
There are different categories of travel bags depending on usage.
– A waist pouch is the most popular kind wherein the bag hangs around your waist.
– A belt loop pouch gets tucked into your pants and is a bit more secure than the waist pouch.
– A leg slash is worn around your ankle and it may turn fairly problematic while carrying a passport or a card.
Headed out for a short day trip or excursion? Simply sling this modern influenced bag over your shoulder or around your waist and help keep your essentials and valuables safe from opportunistic thieves. A elegance look with clever anti-theft features complements any man wardrobe.
* Zipper Locks – Always have in mind to look for zipper locks down too for complete security.
* Hidden Buckle – designed for the buckle to be hidden underneath the sleeve to keep out of reach blocking any potential thieves to find it.
* Safety Side Releases Buckle – designed specifically for situations when a two handed release is preferred. They have a 3 point release making the application harder to open. Ideal for the military, PPE, medical applications and against thieves.
* Secret Cash Compartment – Depending on the type of money belt, a fair amount of currency and/or folded documents can be placed into the zippered compartment of the belt, which most times depends on the length of the zippered money belt compartment.
* RFID Electronic Pickpocketing – RFID chips are becoming a part of our lives. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification Devices and they are tiny passive radio transmitters that are placed in products to prevent theft and are now in identification cards, credit cards, and passports to speed up transactions. These passive transmitters lie dormant until activated by a nearby RFID reader that sends a strong radio current that powers them on and makes them send out their signal.
With the advent of this new technology, a new version of wallet theft is facing travelers today – it’s called RFID Electronic Pickpocketing. Credit card companies are beginning to install RFID chips in new credit cards which emits your card’s account number, expiration date and other information.
That’s where electronic pickpocketing comes into play. In order to stop thieves from using a simple handheld device and passing it over your purse or wallet in your back pocket and capturing your credit card’s information, new wallets and purses feature built-in RFID blocking technology which can stop this new form of ID theft from your wallet or purse. You can find several types of RFID blocking wallets.
Before you Go – Watch Real Pickpocket Videos and Read Up on Pickpocket Scams
Before you leave on your trip, spend some time understanding how pickpockets operate so you can "see them coming" before they get your wallet. To help travelers research this topic, one of the best solutions is to watch real videos of "pickpocket in-action."
Kevin Coffey, a dynamic and unique speaker, is both an active police detective and crime avoidance expert who offers his expertise and advice with just the right amount of humor. The below videos will give you a sample of some of the information provided by Detective Kevin Coffey during his presentations.
Detective Kevin Coffey is an expert in travel safety and other crime avoidance advice, he has trained America’s business travelers for over 20 years. An active, 33-year police veteran and founder of the Airport Crimes Investigations Detail, he is still with one of the largest police departments in the United States. A pioneer in the area of travel safety, he is passionate about reducing the victimization of travelers. Kevin’s client list includes United Airlines, ExxonMobil, Fireman’s Fund, Visa, Motorola, Blue Cross, Honeywell, Amgen, Pfizer, Samsung Electronics, Toyota Motor Sales, countless associations and the United States Government. As a pioneer in the area of travel safety, he is passionate about reducing the victimization of travelers in airports, hotels, and while on the road. He is the author of two books, the latest is, "Traveler Beware! An Undercover Cop’s Guide to Avoiding Pickpockets, Luggage Theft and Travel Scams". Kevin is the media’s favorite expert on travel safety and related topics. Most likely you recognize him from appearances on Oprah, 20/20, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, The Travel Channel, Court TV, The Today Show or countless other broadcasts. He is regularly quoted in the written press, including: USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Fortune, Inc., as well as in many trade publications.