New PortaPocket Travel Wallet System Provides Discreet Way to Safely Carry Valuables and Avoid Theft over Spring Break

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In this down economy, don't have your vacation spoiled by becoming a victim. Be smart about how you manage your valuables and keep them on yourself with a new hands-free system while not compromising safety, comfort or accessibility.

Venturing off on a spring break trip can be enjoyable, but not when you become a victim. With identity thefts 12% higher in the last year per a study by Javelin Strategy & Research, it’s important to factor in ways to mitigate risk so you don’t end up with a much more expensive vacation than you’d planned. Desperation is high in these challenging economic times, and with that comes more opportunistic crime. Keeping your valuables under your clothes in a PortaPocket strap-on carrying case offers vacationers a discreet and secure mechanism to provide greater confidence as you go about your day.

We have many things we want or need to carry that can be targeted by thieves...IDs, credit cards, money, iPhone, BlackBerry or other cell phones, keys, iPods, passports, more. Being out of our regular environment adds to our distraction and can make us less vigilant about our things at any given time. Traveling with important items tucked into backpacks, bags, and purses make us inherently at risk as these carrying cases are separate and apart from one’s body. Better to keep valuables and the things you need ON your person so you always know where they are.

There are a variety of wearable solutions to this problem, ranging from secret neck safes to money belts and leg wallets. One of the newer and more versatile examples of protective hidden wallets is PortaPocket, by Undercover Solutions, LLC (http://www.undercoversolutions.com ). This convenient strap-on carrying case system is easy to wear around one's thigh, calf, ankle, arm or waist, and consists of a simple band that wraps around one's body, and onto which a detachable pocket is mounted. The interchangeable neoprene pockets are made in a selection of sizes ranging from small, credit card size, up to sizes to fit a passport or medical device like an insulin pump or epinephrine pen. The system is streamlined to wear discreetly under the clothing, and is comfortably secure to allow extended wear.

"I wish those kids who were recently robbed even though their items were supposedly stored in a ‘secure’ area would have known about this," said Kendra Kroll, Principal & Founder of Undercover Solutions. "It wouldn't have prevented the entirety of the theft, but certainly could have significantly lessened the amount of their losses. I hope that my little problem-solver can help others avoid these kinds of situations, especially with summer vacation season just around the corner. It's not necessarily meant to replace a separate purse or bag, just to be a way for people to ensure the things they can’t afford to lose are kept close to themselves…"

PortaPocket kits range from $8.95 to $24.95 and are available on Amazon http://bit.ly/9JQWj5, at select retailers, or via the company website at http://www.portapocket.com. For further information, please call Undercover Solutions, LLC at 847-809-3408.

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