The Clever Travel Companion Updates

We Win! #1 of 20! November 29 2015, 0 Comments

USA Today has announced its winners for the "10 Best Gift for Adventurers" competition and of the 20 entrants, placed #1 was The Clever Travel Companion's travel safety clothing range!

We are delighted to have been selected for this award and would of course like to thank everyone who voted! Thank you so much.

Taking a road trip through the United States or Canada? November 17 2015, 0 Comments

The North American open road… there is nothing quite like it. Eating fresh watermelon from a fruit stand in the countryside, exploring little antique shops, hunting through college town bookstores, and touring national monuments. The views in North America are magnificent, and people are welcoming everywhere you go. To see it all is the dream of many a traveler, and my oh my is there much to see!

Why not see all of it with the comfort and safety of the Clever Travel Companion’s underwear with pockets! We also have t-shirts (both crew neck and v-neck), tank tops, and longjohn’s - all with hidden zippered pockets to keep your valuables safe.

You may be wondering, does North America really have that much of a problem with pickpockets? The answer is a resounding yes! The United States as a whole experiences 6,150,598 thefts a year - thefts that do not include burglary, robberies, housebreaking, or theft of a motor vehicle. Those 6 million thefts a year are pickpockets and muggings. That is 6 million thefts whose impact could be greatly lessened if the victims had only been wearing Clever Travel Companion clothing with hidden pockets.

Here are the top 10 U.S. Cities for number of pickpockets per year:

  1. New York, New York - 112,526

  2. Chicago, Illinois - 78,444

  3. Houston, Texas - 77,058

  4. San Antonio, Texas - 67,684

  5. Los Angeles, California - 57,414

  6. Dallas, Texas - 41,481

  7. Phoenix, Arizona - 39,643

  8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 37,941

  9. Austin, Texas - 37,054

  10. Columbus, Ohio - 30,204

Unfortunately, the Canadian government doesn’t publish theft statistics for their cities or municipalities, but we do know that overall Canada has a total of 512,230 thefts every year. That is still quite a large number when you think of the size of Canada compared to the United States.

Be safe out there, and wear your Clever Travel Companion clothes with hidden pockets. Happy travels, ya’ll!


Pickpockets in the Middle East? You can bet your bottom dollar on it. September 17 2015, 0 Comments

If you have been keeping up with our blog, you know by now that pickpockets are everywhere. However, when tourists think of dangers that might await them in the Middle East, pickpocketing generally isn’t at the top of the list - some travelers don’t even consider it all. But believe you me, it does happen. Pickpockets have been arrested in Mecca, Saudi Arabia for stealing passports and wallets from pilgrims praying at the Grand Mosque. In Egypt, a pickpocket was arrested for stealing from worshippers at the Prophet’s Mosque. Pickpockets are also very common in the crowded markets known as souks. Take a look at our ranking of the worst ten countries for pickpockets in the Middle East below. Please note that Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen do not report crime statistics for the public to view. There is a good chance that these four countries should be included on this list, but the data simply is not available.

Top 10 Middle Eastern Countries for Pickpocket Crimes (thefts per year)

  1. Turkey - 120,731

  2. Egypt - 87,129

  3. Israel - 70,809

  4. United Arab Emirates - 14,984

  5. Jordan - 13,509

  6. Georgia - 11,371

  7. Kuwait - 8,129

  8. Bahrain - 7,598

  9. Syria - 6,509

  10. Oman - 5,515

Wearing Clever Travel Companion clothing while traveling anywhere is a must. Remember, our clothes are designed to keep your passport, credit cards, cash, and other valuables completely safe. Our shirts and underwear are completely pickpocket-proof. There is simply no way a pickpocket could take your valuables from our hidden, zippered pockets.