Pocket Protector


Protection against theft of the purse from the back pocket

Relaease Date

09/14/2015 (edited 10/13/2015)

Idea and Description

Kurt Andro

Problem

  • Men usually wear their purses in one of their trouser's back pockets.
  • At that place there is, however, a very big risk of theft.
  • Depending on the type of pocket it can be "pulled" more or less quickly and quietly.
  • The perpetrators often work in teams and use many different methods. Mostly the victim gets skillfully distracted and the thief (or a second perpetrator) quickly grabs the purse.
  • Some "artists" cut pockets, that are difficult to access from above, with a razor blade and catch the falling wallet without the victim being aware of it.
  • Most men are well aware that there are safer alternatives, but many do not want to carry around their valuables in a neck pouch, a Mr. handbag or in the front pocket. To wear a jacket in mid-summer, just to have an inside pocket, is not very popular, too.
  • So for most men the wallet remains in their back pocket. What also remains is the bad feeling that (especially in crowded places), "it" could disappear at any time. Constantly one takes hold of it to make sure it's still there. But that is of course no real protection.

Solution

  • A cover flap with Velcro® plus an additional Velcro® inside and at the top of the pocket.
  • So opening requires (both for the user and for pickpockets) some for the user clearly noticeable "fumbling" and needs too much time for thieves to safely get away.
  • To avoid the dissection of your pocket it is backed up with a layer of coated or uncoated Kevlar® (details on Kevlar® see below).

Hint

  • Two such protected rear pockets could be the new "home" for two (moderately filled) purses; one only for credit cards, driver's license, passport, etc., and the other one only for coins and banknotes.
  • First of all, that looks better, because there is no big bump caused by an (overfilled) purse and secondly, it does not press so one-sided in prolonged sitting, such as while driving (numbness, back pain, etc.).

Protective Cap

Protective Cap (outside)
Protective Cap (outside)

Trouser Pocket

Trouser Pocket (outside)
Trouser Pocket (outside)
Trouser Pocket (inside)
Trouser Pocket (inside)

The pictures above serve as an example. You might need different sizes, shapes or materials.


Kevlar®

  • Kevlar® is a registered trademark of DuPont™.
  • It can be washed with water, by chemical cleaning or at 30-40°C by a mild detergent.
  • Uncoated Kevlar® must be protected from UV radiation (eg sunlight), otherwise it loses its strength.
  • Coated Kevlar® is UV-resistant and water-repellent.
  • Depending on the used outer material and on the expected load (duration and intensity of exposure) it may be advisable to use coated Kevlar®; it is a bit more expensive and a little harder to sew.

Making the Pocket Protection yourself?

You want to get a protection pocket?

  • Either ready-made prefabricated for sewing it yourself
  • Or with sewing service. Post your trousers and get them back fitted with a protected pocket

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