Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof Pants Review

How do Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof pants measure up to the camel test? Our review measures the travel safety of the P^cubed pants.

Choosing and packing appropriate travel clothing can be a real challenge. Not only should said clothing item be stylish, comfortable, breathable, easy to clean and wrinkle-free, but perhaps it should also keep you safe and secure. How so?

Sadly, whether in a busy downtown restaurant or remote countryside bus stop, pickpocketing can rear its ugly, trip-spoiling head. You can mitigate the risks through the wise choice of creative and wearable theft prevention solutions.

On my recent trip to Jordan, I had the opportunity to field test not only the anti-pickpocketing technology of the P^cubed {Pick-Pocket Proof} Pants by Clothing Arts, but also, and just as importantly, their comfort, care, and wearability ratios as well. Here’s my P^cubed pick-pocket proof pants review.

How do Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof pants measure up to the camel test? Our review measures the travel safety of the P^cubed pants.

The stylish P^cubed woman’s travel pant. (Photo credit: Clothing Arts)

Fit:  Importantly, the P^cubed pants are stylish. This is important, as I like to look good when I travel! I chose the darker grey pants, which lie flat and smooth at the front with no bulgy pockets. The many pockets are well designed, and some very well hidden as pockets within pockets. Many pockets have zippers that zip upward instead of downward, which helps to deter thieves (as you’d notice the upward zipper movement more). The P^cubed pants look good on my body-style (I have hips!) and were sized based on my ‘petite’ in-seam measurements (there are 3 choices), so the length was perfect. I also really liked that they flared out just a little bit at the hem. A nice touch.

Wearability:  I wore these pants everywhere in Jordan – on the bus; climbing stone steps in the heat in Petra (in capri-mode); and out for a walk and dinner in Amman, where I stuffed the various pockets with cash, a credit card and my iPhone as a test. No one laid a hand on me, but I also felt incredibly safe in Jordan, so I wasn’t that worried to begin with.

I also wore the pants for an overnight trip in the Wadi Rum desert. I danced around the Bedouin fire, lay in the sand to gaze at the stars, and even slept in them in a Bedouin tent. The biggest test came the next morning, when we rode a camel for 30 minutes to breakfast. The pants triumphed through all of these experiences, I’m very happy to report. The camel ride left a lot of our group with, um, chafed thighs and tender bits. No chafing or redness in tender spots for me, and I credit the P^cubed pants for that.

Cleaning:  After the desert sleepover, I washed the pants in the hotel sink and hung to dry over the bathtub. They air-dried very quickly in just a few hours, and were good as new. They are also very light-weight and pack very thinly in my carry-on.

How do Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof pants measure up to the camel test? Our review measures the travel safety of the P^cubed pants.

How many pockets are hidden away in here?!

Best Thing: My iPhone is my primary camera, and it fit perfectly into the main zippered hip pocket of the pant, and also in the thigh button-pocket when I was hiking. Since I was grabbing it every 5 minutes to take pictures, this handy access was much appreciated.

Specs:  Woman’s P^cubed Pick-Pocket Proof Travel Pants. Material is 100% Nature-Like Nylon – ‘look and feel of cotton with benefits of nylon’ – wrinkle-free, quick-dry, lightweight, breathable, comfortable, durable. Available in 3 colors (Grey, Khaki, Olive). Pants roll up to capri-style in warm weather. Cost: Approximately $100 USD.

Giveaway! You can win your very own pair of P^cubed Pick-Pocket Proof Pants! Just enter below (scroll down!) by 12:00 PM PDT April 30th. Giveaway is generously sponsored by Clothing Arts. Winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and pants will be shipped directly by the company.

Disclosure: The travelling mom received a pair of the P^cubed PIck Pocket Proof women’s pants from Clothing Arts for review purposes. As always, our opinions are honest and our own.

Have you ever been the victim of a pick-pocket on your travels? Share your experience and comment below.

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12 Comments

  • Susan says:

    Be careful on sizing when purchasing these pants, as on the Clothing Arts website, the reviews are not reflective of everyone who does submit one. I purchased the women’s pants one size larger than my usual size, to be on the safe side, as I can sometimes cross into the next size dependent on fit. Sadly, they didn’t fit, and Clothing Arts has declined both my review and my request for them to fix the issue, asking me to pay shipping to exchange them. If you have to buy 2 sizes up from usual, you need to know this from go. Great looking pants, and a quality product, but if they don’t fit and the company isn’t providing a good level of customer service, potential buyers should have access to that information.

    • Claudia says:

      Thank you for sharing your experience, Susan. I’m sorry to hear that the company wasn’t more helpful in determine proper sizing. Buying two sizes up from one’s normal size seems a bit excessive.

  • RenegadePilgrim says:

    Susan has been posting this negative review all over the internet…FYI. Instead of reading the FAQ that says the return policy.

    • Claudia says:

      Ah, good to know. Thanks Heather.

      • Susan says:

        Actually, I posted the review ‘all over’ because the owner of the company was so incredibly rude to me and if they declined my review and only allow positive reviews on their website, their reviews are skewed. I’m quite sure I’m not the only one who had issues with sizing, hence my desire to share that info.

  • Alvaro Barrera says:

    I place an order with this company in January 3th 2018, más I continued weit for my pants or my money

  • marko galiani says:

    I seemed to have financed this company for over 6 months. And there are hundreds more like myself. I had ordered many trousers and shorts and was phoning every month to follow up. Every month was the same sob story about delivery being delayed another 3-4 weeks. Finally got fed up and asked for a refund which, luckily for them they gave me. I did not realize this place was a scam until I came up with this review site.
    http://amateurtraveler.com/review-pick-pocket-proof-pants-from-clothing-arts/

    What is also totally inconcevable is that they only keep positive reviews on their site. Because of course they never published my review even if it was still, under the circumstances, polite. Id like to see these pants in front of me, I am not even sure they exist.

    • Claudia says:

      I’m sorry that you’ve experienced such a difficult time with this company. While I haven’t dealt with them for quite some time, I appreciate your frustration at not having the product delivered as expected. Glad to hear that you did receive a refund at least.

  • Paul says:

    I ordered a pair of pants 4 months ago with a new expected delivery date 1 month from now. I say expected because this date has changed twice before. On top of this they have had my money the entire time.

  • David says:

    I ordered a pair of pants and just received them in 2 days shy of 6 months from the date I ordered them and they are not the correct color. The tag states grey but they are green. Once I received the pants I e-mailed Clothing Arts complaining about the colour and never received a reply 4 business days later and I am writing this review the end of this 4 day without reply. I put the pants up beside a pair of grey Under Armour pants and grey Eddie Bauer pants and the Clothing Arts pants are green. If you wish to wait months the quality is OK, the fit is OK but not the best and the pick pocket system is good, but the colour grey is incorrect and for the money it wasn’t worth it. I am unsure when most of the population is right handed why the only rear pick pocket proof pocket is reachable only with the left hand. During the six months waiting for my order I phoned a few times and e-mailed a few times to ask why I had not received the product and was given new ghost receiving dates. For the money in my opinion the entire transaction with Clothing Arts was not worth it. The next time I will go to a seamstress and get another pocket sewn in my favorite pants. Clothing Arts had my money for 6 months. I will not order from Clothing Arts again !!

  • Jeff says:

    I have owned two pair of their paints and one of their shorts. While they aren’t the most attractive clothing, they get top marks from me on functionality and security. The biggest complaint I have is that they frequently have no inventory (life as a small business I suspect) and I can’t order what I want and receive it in tome for the next trip.

    As to the comments here about negative reviews, let’s face it; some companies post testimonials. That is all this is. It isn’t a scam, just marketing. If you have something nice to say they will share that. Do you blame them for not sharing negativity? They have no duty to provide any of us with a forum to complain. There are plenty of sites for that already.

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