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Most discreet way to travel
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I do a lot of traveling internationally staying in places that you'd never hear the end of from your girlfriend. During my travels I'm often leading a group of folks and handling lots of money to pay for group activities and such so I've been in the market for a discreet undercover wallet/pocket. My biggest concern is making sure that to onlookers, I don't appear to be carrying large sums of money on me. One of the most frustrating things to me is to see people traveling around developing countries assuming that they're not suspicious to onlookers because they have a money belt or leg wallet that keeps their stuff safe from pick-pockets and such. But what they don't realize as the bulky thing on their hip or mid thigh is completely visible to anyone who knows what they're looking for which makes you a potential target for muggings and the like.
So when I compared this with the Money Belt DLX and the Leg Wallet, this one stood out above the rest as the most concealable option. Because it hangs from your belt on your hip vertically it's a lot less noticeable when you're wearing light colored, or tighter clothing. I found that with the Money Belt it's extremely obvious that you've got something tied around your waist unless you're wearing loose or multiple layers up top. And the Leg Wallet can be uncomfortable in hotter temperatures and obvious when you sit down in a pair of shorts.
I chose the Hidden Pocket for it's concealable and inconspicuous design as well as the comfort level when traveling in hot hot developing countries.
I used this wallet for a backpacking trip through SE Asia. It worked so well that its been my everyday wallet for a year now. Better than a normal wallet since it will carry keys, change, and other bulkier items
I have an older version of the Eagle Creek Hidden Pocket that is probably 10 years old. It's still going strong and has been the home to my passport ever since I bought it. I have traveled with this product throughout Asia, South America, Europe, and Central America. I never ever leave home on an international trip with it. If I really had to find one thing negative, I will say that in really hot climates (Ex. Bali, Indonesia) it can get a little hot having the fuzzy side against your leg. That being said the fuzzy side is comfortable and does not itch against your leg. I can't recommend this product enough for those that travel overseas.
Great size, wish this came with more wearing options
This is a useful, basic (passport) size for a hidden travel wallet. I have worn out my moneybelt and have been in the market for another -- or another option.
Unfortunately, I rarely wear a (pants) belt when travelling. However, with some modification, this can work with pants/shorts buttons (attached through the button with the wallet flipped back into the pants) -- or even attached with a safety pin as I saw on another website's review.
Additionally, women could wear this attached to their front-closing bra or even attached through the bra strap and then tucked under the band. Both of those options could work well for me, as sometimes I get tired of wearing a money belt on my stomach/hips.
This "undercover hidden pocket" is a convenient size that I wish more moneybelt/pockets/wallets used. It's a far more convenient size than Eagle Creek's silk undercover Bra Stash.