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11/26/13

Review – Hummingbird Travel Pak | emilyluxton

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Review – Hummingbird Travel Pak 26 November 2013 · by emilyluxton · in Reviews, Travel. · I’ve posted a couple of times about ways to keep your mobile phone waterproof whilst on the road, but what about the rest of your gear? Important, not-so-water-resistant things like your passport, tickets and travel documents, cash or a portable phone charger need protecting from the elements, too. My new Hummingbird Travel Pak (http://www.cascadedesigns.com/hummingbird/travelbags/travel-pak/product) is perfect for this! It’s a waterproof hip pack that’s perfect for any activity; great news

(http://emilyluxton.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/hummingbird_trailpr0_reg_2013.jpg)for me as my trip will take me from the Amazon to the Andes. The pack is made from 600D polyurethane coated polyester, which feels super sturdy and which is, more importantly, water resistant! Before it arrived, I was a bit unsure about how well the Travel Pak would keep out the rain, but the cleverly designed roll-down opening means that water really isn’t getting in. There’s no zip; instead you simply pop in your stuff and roll the top down, then clip it in place with the side clips. So there’s no possibility of leakage in rain or splashes! It will even survive if submerged briefly, so it’s a great way to keep your valuables protected whilst doing something like kayaking.

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Coming in a range of bright, funky colours, The Travel Pak is a lot less dorky than the usual bumbag or waist pack. It’s actually pretty cool; I love the bright red colour and the pack

(http://emilyluxton.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/20131123_145758_resized.jpg)looks really smart. Better yet, the waist belt is removable, and there are two plastic ‘D’-rings on the back of the pack which means it can be fitted with a shoulder strap. So I can easily swap it from a waist pack to a shoulder bag, which is great if I’m heading out and about in cities, but the waist belt is great for hands-free functionality while I’m taking part in outdoor activities! It’s going to be fantastic for hiking, keeping useful bits and pieces like my phone easily accessible without taking the weight on my shoulders. My new Travel Pak is pretty small, but it fits a lot. It can easily fit my phone, wallet, a small digital camera, and some travel documents – with room to spare! I really like the small front pocket – great for keeping my phone immediately to hand – and the main compartment is so roomy when it’s unrolled open that I

(http://emilyluxton.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/photo-2.jpg)almost forgot it’s a waist pack! But, once it’s all clipped closed, the pack measures just 8 x 8 x 3 inches; the perfect size for a emilyluxton.co.uk/2013/11/26/review-hummingbird-travel-pak/

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few valuables! I’m hoping to try my hand at a few extreme sports while I’m away next year, including whitewater rafting in the Andes, so this is a fantastic addition to my luggage. But even if you’re not going to be particularly active, this totally weather-proof waist pack is fantastic for use in cities or at the beach, giving you piece of mind that you’re valuables won’t wind up as wet as you! Tags: bag, bumbag, fashion, Hummingbird, protection, About these Review, ads Travel, Travel pac, waist pack, waterproof (http://en.wordpress.com/about-these-ads/) Blog at WordPress.com. | The Oxygen Theme. Follow

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They  Say  -­  Built  with  a  submersible  main  pocket,  the  ‘Round  the  World  document  pouch  follows  you  over land  and  sea,  offering  external  pockets  for  quick  access,  and  a  straightforward  shoulder  strap  for  everyday ease-­of-­use. Reliable  SealLock™  closure  on  main  compartment  tested  waterproof  at  one  meter  for  30  minutes. Multiple  external  pockets  add  organization  and  convenience  on  land. Soft  trim  and  supple  materials  can  be  worn  comfortably  under  or  over  clothing

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We  Say  –  What  a  great  idea;;  an  everyday  travel  wallet  that  won’t  let  your  documents  get  wet.  In  my  early days  of  travel  I’d  always  have  soggy  money  or  papers  thanks  to  sweat  and  recently  I’ve  taken  to  wrapping everything  in  food  bags  to  keep  it  dry,  which  is  not  a  bad  solution  but  not  perfect.  With  this  wallet  though, none  of  that  is  going  to  happen. The  main  pocket  is  large  enough  for  passport,  cards,  a  little  cash  and  the  usual  insurance  and  travel documents.  It’s  also  completely  waterproof  and  closed  with  a  waterproof  seal.  All  you  have  to  do  is  ensure than  there’s  no  bit  of  paper  laying  across  the  seal  when  you  close  it.  If  there  is,  it  won’t  keep  the  water  out and  there’s  a  chance  it  won’t  keep  your  money  in  as  the  opening  is  vertical,  not  horizontal. There’s  also  3  other  pockets,  1  made  of  see-­through  mesh  closed  with  a  zip,  the  other  2  are  solid  and deep  but  not  sealable.  I’m  not  sure  what  these  2  might  be  good  for  as  anything  that  has  to  go  into  my money  wallet  is  important  and  needs  to  be  kept  safe.  I  guess  some  cash  that  I  want  to  seperate  from  my main  stash,  but  that  would  probably  be  in  my  trouser  pocket  rather  than  inside  my  shirt.  Still,  better  to have  the  option  of  these  pockets  if  you’re  not  one  to  wear  trousers  with  decent  pockets. Security-­wise,  it  lays  flat  to  your  body  and  isn’t  visible  under  clothes.  If  you’re  wearing  a  shirt  or  a  regular V  neck  t-­shirt  then  the  shoulder  strap  probably  won’t  show;;  it  didn’t  on  me.  With  a  lower  cut  top  it  will, although  the  strap  is  plain  black  and  would  pass  for  an  underwear  strap  on  women. Comfort;;  I’ve  worn  this  for  3  days  straight  now,  out  and  about,  and  it  hasn’t  rubbed  at  all,  or  created  any discomfort. So,  this  Hummingbird  Round  The  World  Document  Pouch  is  waterproof,  roomy  enough  for  my  travel documents  and  it’s  comfy  enough.  All  in  all,  this  is  what  a  travel  wallet  should  be  like. See  the  Hummingbird  Pouch  online  here  -­  http://www.cascadedesigns.com/hummingbird/protective-­ cases/round-­the-­world-­document-­pouch/product And  connect  with  Humminbird  on  Facebook  here  -­  https://www.facebook.com/HummingbirdGear No  comments  yet.

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They  Say  -­  DISCREET,  SUBMERSIBLE  PROTECTION  FOR  PASSPORTS,  CASH  AND  SMALL VALUABLES.  This  case  provides  our  most  discreet,  submersible  protection  for  passports,  cash  and  small valuables  —  both  from  prying  eyes  and  the  elements. We  Say  –  I  had  thought  that  this  pouch  might  be  more  of  an  everyday  backpacking  pouch  that  I  could also  use  in  the  water,  rather  than  just  a  swim  pouch.  It  would  have  to  be  for  me  to  use  it,  as  I’m  not  likely to  take  away  2  travel  wallets.  After  using  it  for  the  last  few  days  I’d  say  that  it  could  indeed  be  used  for  all purposes,  as  long  as  you  bear  in  mind  that  this  is  not  a  pouch  that  is  going  to  be  handy  to  dip  into  and  out outdoors.trekandrun.com/2013/11/29/hummingbird-swim-pouch/

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of  during  the  course  of  a  regular  day  if  you’re  wearing  it  under  your  clothes. There  are  2  pockets;;  1  is  a  mesh  pocket  nearest  your  skin,  the  other  is  the  main  waterproof  pocket.  Both are  sealed  with  a  sturdy  bit  of  plastic  that’s  fastened  by  velcro.  It’s  very  waterproof,  but  it’s  not  easy access. In  saying  that,  I  have  never  really  needed  my  travel  wallet  to  be  easy  to  get  into  during  the  day  time  (apart from  whilst  in  the  bank).  Everything  that’s  in  there  is  just  there  to  stay  safe.  The  money  I  need  for  the day’s  activities  is  always  seperated  in  the  morning  and  put  in  my  trousers  pocket.  I  prefer  it  this  way.  The last  thing  I  want  if  I’m  trying  to  keep  the  location  of  my  travel  documents  a  secret  is  to  announce  where the  wallet  is  by  dipping  into  it  whilst  in  public… There  are  2  ways  to  fasten  the  pouch  to  you.  The  first  is  by  putting  the  strap  over  the  same  shoulder  as the  pouch  sits  below.  It’s  held  in  place  by  another  strap  which  is  much  more  stretchy.  Fastened  this  way the  pouch  can’t  be  seen  at  all  under  your  clothes.  However,  it’s  not  the  best  position  if  you’re  being  quite active  as  it  moves  around  a  bit  more  than  the  second  way  to  fasten,  which  is  to  have  the  main  strap  cross over  the  body,  and  then  fasten  the  smaller  strap  around  your  midrift.

This  felt  much  more  secure.  If  that  all  sounds  a  bit  complicated,  worry  not,  a  small  leaflet  comes  with  the pouch  explaining  things  with  the  help  of  diagrams. A  friend  borrowed  this  pouch  recently,  they  were  off  on  a  beach  holiday.  They  said  it  was  a  great  help, they  could  take  out  some  money  for  the  day  and  put  that  in  it,  along  with  their  keys  and  a  compact camera,  and  then  join  the  kids  in  the  sea  without  worrying  about  leaving  anything  of  value  on  the  beach towel. The  final  thing  to  note  is  that  it’s  quite  comfy.  When  I’m  walking  it’s  fine,  but  when  I’m  sat  still  I  know  it’s there.  But  that’s  a  small  price  to  pay  for  keeping  your  travel  documents  safe.  I’d  say  that  if  you  were  going on  an  active  trip,  perhaps  either  by  the  water  or  into  the  tropics,  where  it’s  likely  that  you’ll  sweat  and  get wet  often,  or  even  just  on  a  beach  holiday,  then  this  a  good  choice  for  you. See  this  Swim  Pouch  Online  -­  http://www.cascadedesigns.com/en/hummingbird/protective-­cases/swim-­ pouch/product outdoors.trekandrun.com/2013/11/29/hummingbird-swim-pouch/

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