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Old March 17th, 2011, 04:32 PM
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I just won a cross body bag on Ebay..I figured, forget a heavy shoulder bag, in Europe,so this may work out great..lots of pockets and places to stash things in an easy to carry bag, and no robber will get it]

Do you ladies use them?
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I just won a cross body bag on Ebay..I figured, forget a heavy shoulder bag, in Europe,so this may work out great..lots of pockets and places to stash things in an easy to carry bag, and no robber will get it]

Do you ladies use them?
Trip, I use all the time when travelling. I have a wardrobe of them.

Black, Navy, Brown and Red.

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This was Hobo Brand....I am familiar with them,as the store next to me carries them...we both have, style at sea
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My brand is Tula now linked with Radley - I think. The leather is so soft

Sad isn't it - my bags are the most stylish thing about me!

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Old March 17th, 2011, 05:07 PM
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We had a Tula store in the town where I work...soft as butter....
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I love my cross body bags. I have a small Vera Bradley bag that I've used for several years on vacation. Recently I was looking for a bag that would hold my Kindle (in it's cover) and a few other small things and found two cross body bags at KMart on sale for $2.12 each ! One's a gold color, the other is a red and brown print. They'll be great onboard with my Kindle and on shore excursions, without.
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OK...maybe its cuz I'm a guy but.....the medic in me had a whole other idea of what the subject was.:|
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I am glad I read this thread....like the poster before me I also had a completely different idea of the subject! Just thought it was a wee bit pessimistic to carry a body bag on a cruise with you! Now if it was "Easy Cruise" I suppose you are expected to carry your own....but as I cruise Seabourn, its ALL inclusive!
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Just before my cruise I bought a wallet on a string from Avon. I took it on my cruise and it was the handiest thing I brought. Great on shore excursions and shopping trips. I could fit my credit cards, bills, change and my passport in it and it had a long strap so I could wear it cross-body. I didn't have to worry about losing it and I just had to flip the flap open and everything was handy. And no heavy purse to lug around!
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Only good if you keep the length short and the bag directly in front of you. Otherwise a quick snip of the chord with a knife and a tug, and it's g-o-n-e.
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I agree Kuki!! My friend had her camera bag cut right off her shoulder. Another friend found one on online that has wire mesh in the straps to effectively prevent slash-and-grab theft for about $50. They have fanny packs and backpacks, all stylish. I wore mine across the body then put my sweater/windbreaker over it so they couldn't get to the straps. It's sad world we have to worry about this.
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I agree Kuki!! My friend had her camera bag cut right off her shoulder. Another friend found one on online that has wire mesh in the straps to effectively prevent slash-and-grab theft for about $50. They have fanny packs and backpacks, all stylish. I wore mine across the body then put my sweater/windbreaker over it so they couldn't get to the straps. It's sad world we have to worry about this.
The travel magazine, Magellen, also has straps for cameras and camera bags with metal.
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I use a travel wallet that goes around the neck. It definitely has a wire enforced neck strap. I also have a belt that has the same infused wire. Without it a quick snip and you've lost it. Believe me they use the knives and razors to cut the straps.

Now if I see someone coming at me with a bolt cutter then I'll really be worried.

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i have one very similar to yours Trip, comes in very handy, my hand never comes off the strap, so even if the strap got cut, i would still be holding onto the bag.same goes for how i carry my everyday bag
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I agree Kuki!! My friend had her camera bag cut right off her shoulder. Another friend found one on online that has wire mesh in the straps to effectively prevent slash-and-grab theft for about $50. They have fanny packs and backpacks, all stylish. I wore mine across the body then put my sweater/windbreaker over it so they couldn't get to the straps. It's sad world we have to worry about this.
That is how I wear mine too!

Only once in 1994, did someone try to grab it -they got a shock when I went with the bag and an even bigger shock when I shouted in a VERY loud voice there was a bag snatcher around. She cleared off very quickly.

On a similar subject I have hollared across a road in Rome to alert a guy who was about to be fleeced by street people and the old newspaper trick. This is a fairly common ruse on the way to the Forum.

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When I travel I do wear a body bog of one sort or another. but I wear it under my top and tucked into my pants. I wear nothing on the outside of my body.

Shortly after our last cruise, I still had all my ID and credit cards in the body bag neck wallet kind of thingy and I ran to Walmart to shop. I found a bunch of kids clothes on clearance marked down as I was getting ready to check out, so I just piled my selections on top of the bread and assorted items that were in seat/basket of the cart. Evidently someone saw that mound there and assumed I had my purse under the heap and while I continued to shop the clearance rack they ran off with my entire basket. The clothes and all my groceries were gone. I was so frustrated because I was out of time and had to leave the store empty handed, but not as frustrated as I would have been had they stole all my money, ID and Credit Cards.

I guess it paid off not to keep my valuables in a conspicuous place that day.
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I have two that I purchased from thirty-one. Love them! They are handy and light weight. I usually don't wear a purse on excursions, but carry a 'beach bag', I do have a small wallet on a string I wear around my neck with passports,ID's etc in it in case the bag were lost or stolen. I let the DH carry the camera, he's pretty intimidating looking and no one has ever tried anything with him...lol. The key is to stay alert and watchful, pickpockets are always on the lookout for those person's who are easily distracted and an easy target.
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