I stumbled upon these pants while doing some travel research. I have never owned a pair so I cannot comment from experience. But, others may find this interesting:
Barnstormer, use the Search function (top of page in Gray box) and you'll find a few previous discussions on "Pick-Pocket Proof Pants". Some people think they are way overkill. Others like having a lot of zippered pockets.
Thanks for the tip.
Wow, those pants sure look secure! Pity the poor pickpocket who picks those pockets to pick at!
And for $110 they'd better be secure. Or I could wear my $40 khakis and carry $70 in the pockets and take my chances. ;-)
Dick, I think that's the idea - when the thief sees all the buttons and flaps and zippers on my pants, they'll move on to you as the easier target!
You can also have a seamstress sew one or more pockets inside your khaki pants you already own. Most dry cleaners have a seamstress who does alterations. Interior pockets should probably hang off of the (inside) waist band of your pants. Avoid seam lines that show on the outside of your pants, thus giving a pickpocket an idea of where your hidden pockets are located.
Hidden pockets might have a zipper or velcro to keep money from falling out.
All of my pants are pickpocket proof because I have nothing in the pant pockets of value. Again, it is market hype playing on created fears. Not worth the money. I have had (very infrequent) pants damaged while traveling. I rather leave behind a $30 part of pants than a $110 pair.
Hidden pockets might have a zipper or velcro to keep money from
Or if your waistbands are as tight fitting as mine get on a European trip, ain't no way anything is going to fall out. LOL.
Barnstormer, I live not too far from their store and was going to try and go before Christmas to check them out. I am interested in the woman's skirt. If not before then, I will get there before my trip next summer. I will write a review.
We use the Rick Steves money belts and they work great. Only access them in private, not in a public place.
Their sucess stories make interesting reading
I have a pair but don't wear them often. The material tends (IMHO) to pill rather badly when washed. Normally, when traveling in Europe, I feel a "belt pocket" is all I need. But if I am going to spend a fair amount of time in a big city I have taken the P3 pants. They are okay, but don't think of them as a "must have."
Some of the reviews are a hoot.
- Beautiful fit
- Cute when cuffed
- Pickpockets saw the pants and walked away
- Took so long to empty their pockets at security, they were waved through in disgust.
I'm the owner of Clothing Arts, Adam Rapp, and I invented the secure pockets found in our Pick-Pocket Proof Clothing. I am happy to answer anyone's questions about them.
Hi Ray ... sorry to hear about an issue with your pants fabric. We make our nature-like nylon material to be more comfortable than standard nylon pants and this problem can occur if they were washed in hot water or dried at too high a temp. Cold water and hang dry is the way to go. In most cases they will be nearly dry after the spin cycle and fully dry after a few hours hanging in most temperatures. Please get in touch with my service team @ email@example.com and we will replace them for you.
If one is willing to spend some money to have the tailor put in inside pockets with zippers, as I've seen offered by Dockers, in past years, you can have pickpocket proof pants. It all depends on what the tailor can do with the particular pair, ie put in a watch pocket deep enough to hold a credit card, etc., and how much you're willing to spend. I've not done that with pants, ie, extra tailoring, but with a light travel jacket with a replaced lining and 2 inside zipped pockets.
Good Idea but they look terrible i would not wear them.
I really like that the business owner responded in such a polite, non-defensive manner. All of my pants are pick pocket proof because there's nothing in them except Kleenex.
I just sew a strip of Velcro about one inch down to the inside of my pants pocket. Been using this trick for about 10 years with no trouble.
This is a good idea to be honest and I am surprised by the 5 star reviews!!
If you think it is a good idea, lillieh421, why are you surprised by the 5 star reviews?
Actually it's not just the cost of buying one pair of travel pants because who wears just one pair of pants for weeks on end. You'd have to invest in at least two pairs to make it worthwhile.
I use a moneybelt under my clothes for passport and credit cards. I use a moneybelt with an interior zipper to hold my pants up and store cash (not necessary, but more comfortable than stuffing too much into the moneybelt under my clothes.) For that day's cash, metro tickets, etc, I use a zippered pouch, saftypinned inside a front pocket. One each works just fine and altogether they cost a tenth what a single pair of security paints would. Plus the exterior belt is fashionable and costs little more than a regular belt.
maybe more secure, underwear with hidden pockets: