How to keep your bag safe from pickpockets this summer – and it costs just 60p | The Sun

A KEEN traveller has revealed her trick for keeping bags safe from pickpockets this summer.

Backpacker Kylie shared her 60p hack for anyone travelling with a fanny pack on TikTok.

The 30-year-old who is currently travelling around the world pointed out that many of the bags have clips – which could easily be opened by thieves.

But she came up with a way to stop pickpockets from getting their hands on her valuables.

She explained: “So here’s a little tip for people that might be travelling with a belt bag or a fanny pack – whatever you want to call it.

“Often these bags have a little clip on them. Sometimes they might be around the back but right now if you just click the button it will fall off.

“So here's what I do just to secure it a little bit extra for my own peace of mind.

“For me, I attached a little carabiner to part of the strap. Then I sewed a little bit of elastic around that part there.

“This way I can clip it and put the carabiner through the elastic so then if it unclips it's held by the carabiner."

Anyone wishing to follow the hack can easily buy a five-pack of carabiners on Amazon for just £2.89 – working at less than 60p each.

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Kylie added: “It’s extra security for me. If somebody tries to nick it then it's an extra bit they have to get through and I also have it close to my body as well so it's not on the outside.”

This comes as others have shared their top travel hacks.

One savvy mum has revealed her hacks for travelling on a long haul flight with your toddler.

Meanwhile, this clever item will help make walking through the airport a breeze.

A traveller also shared her useful hack which means you can get everything you need in one suitcase for six months.

And, here's another simple packing trick that could make holidaying much easier.

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