Top positive review
Loved it, turned right around and got a 2nd one
October 2, 2018
Got back from a cruise a month ago, and while shopping at different ports, several times I got 'bumped' and noticed that the zipper on my fanny pack was opened. When you re-embark to your ship, you MUST show your passport and cruise card. That means everywhere you go, you must take all your ID with you, and risk losing it.
Fanny packs aren't even safe for travel, so I've been looking for another solution, and this is it. I was pretty amazed that there's so many configurations of these, 'neck pouches'. I'd never even heard of them before.
Can wear it INSIDE your shirt. The adjustable straps can be stretched long enough to even tuck part of the pouch into your pants waist.
Can wear it OUTSIDE your shirt, and tuck it partly into your pants, so it doesn't swing around.
THIS pouch has a ton of pockets, but what I like best is the fold over at the top. You can stash your passport in the inside pocket, fold over the outside pocket, and there's a zipper on the flap. A pickpocket can open that zipper, but it would be a 'false' opening, with nothing inside. But that's not all.
There's a pocket that zips down the side for credit cards (and a pen). This is ANOTHER opening that is in front of the passport pocket, and gives you a 2nd fake opening for your critical documents behind them. I doubt I'm going to need these all, but it doesn't hurt to have more pockets so long as they don't add to bulk. They don't. There's a convenient little sim card pocket with a phone opening hook too! And a PEN pocket inside! A pen is the one thing that I always forget, then wish I had. Small detail, but important one.
An ID pocket in front of all this (yes, 3 layers total, with passport in the back one, all openings that could fool a determined pickpocket with lots of time) ... with a velcro closing. No one is going to easily get your drivers license or cruise card out, because they have to unsnap the velcro first, and that velcro runs the full length of the pocket, and is very noisy to open. To even see the ID, you have to lift the protective flap/pocket I mentioned. The flap is also vecro'd down, and noisy to open.
This was designed by someone who's definitely been pickpocketed, and can visualize all the weaknesses in a bag. Things I didn't even think of til I got this and marveled at the efficiency of the design.
The neckband tucks into it's own pocket in the back so you don't lose it, it's not getting tangled in everything else you packed. I LOVE this feature. When traveling, I have enough dangly things to untangle. My phone chargers, earphones, laptop charger. I don't want yet another cord adding to the tangle. This packs beautifully and takes no space at all, as it's flat.
It grows as you put more stuff in it, so it's not going to replace a purse for me unless I'm traveling super light. But even for an adventure like ziplining, you can tuck it in your shirt then your pants and off you go, no worries of losing anything. Ok ok, I'm thinking of cons here, and sorry, I can't.
I got the first one, then turned around and got a 2nd one, if I need another, I'll get a 3rd. This configuration just WORKS, and I don't care if it costs a bit more, it's worth it. Hope this helps.