Welcome to my Cyber Monday series of travel gifts for active travelers. Until Christmas, I will be providing product reviews and recommendation on some of my favorite travel items. Check out the end of the post for a great giveaway.
Today, I am presenting one of my favorite travel accessories: the Speakeasy Hidden Pocket Travel Scarves. I first discovered these scarves when they were featured in Buzzfeeds’ 21 Things Every Traveler Wishes They Owned. I couldn’t wait to own one.
I purchased my first scarf in August 2015. I messaged Beth one of the owners to see what patterns she had available. I selected a pretty blue, green and yellow light weight scarf. Due to the number of orders, didn’t receive my scarf until September.
I was in Equatorial Guinea, so I had my scarf shipped to my parents house in Tennessee. I stopped at their house in November on my way to Colombia. I was excited to use my scarf on my adventure in Colombia. I opened the package and couldn’t wait to try it out. I immediately loaded the pocket up with my credit cards, some cash, passport, and my iPhone.
I will admit that the items were a little more obvious than I hoped, but some careful arranging helped hide the items.
I wore the scarf on the plane ride to Colombia. I kept my passport, money and credit cards in it. It made it so easy to keep track of and access my passport during transit. Over the next three weeks, I would travel over 900 miles on buses. I didn’t have to worry about someone finding my valuables since they were hidden in the scarf and unreachable.
Another benefit was wandering around Bogata, Colombia in an area where tourist robberies/pickpocketing aren’t uncommon. I kept about $25 USD in my pocket and the rest of my money in the scarf. Even one of the clerks at the hostel thought the scarf was a brilliant idea.
Upon returning to Equatorial Guinea, I ordered two more scarves. This time, I went for a mid-weight and heavy weight scarves. I now have a scarf for all seasons. I tend to favor the mid-weight scarf since I can wear it in a wider range of temperatures. The light weight makes a nice accessory to a summer or late spring outfit. The heavy weight one is a thicker knit that is warm and helps ward off the cold.
I have used my scarfs in Colombia, Iceland, England, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and the United States.
I love my Speakeasy Hidden Pocket Travel Scarves. I hope you check these amazing scarves out.
Disclaimer: I purchased 3 Speakeasy Travel Scarfs for personal use over a year ago. I have not been compensated in anyway for this post. Speakeasy has graciously provided me a scarf to giveaway.