Speakeasy Travel Scarves: My New Favorite Travel Accessory

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This is part of a new series on my blog all about my favorite travel accessories for the wanna-be-stylish female traveler. Also check out my reviews of Tieks ballet flats, Allett travel walletsand El Camino bracelets.

Travel accessories

I'm a big fan of scarves.

Like, a BIG fan. At current count, I have nearly 30 in my closet in all sorts of colors, patterns, and fabrics.

When I pack my bag for any trip, I always make sure to have at least one scarf with me. Along with the obvious job of keeping my neck warm in cool climates (or on extra-air-conditioned buses), scarves can also serve to dress up a casual outfit, and can be used as a cover-up in a pinch (like when visiting churches in Europe or temples in Thailand). I've even used some of my bigger ones as beach sarongs on a few occasions.

Scarves are also easy to pack and generally can go with just about any outfit — meaning they are absolutely a travel staple for me.

Meteora monastery
Here's me using a scarf to cover my shoulders at a monastery in Meteora, Greece.

But what if your scarf could not only serve as an outfit accessory, but also as a safe place to keep your valuables?

We all know people who use necklace-style passport holders, money belts, and maybe even pickpocket-proof pants with extra zippers and secret pockets when they travel. But, let's face it, money belts and passport holders are annoying (especially when you actually need to GET to your money or passport), and pickpocket-proof pants are usually not very attractive.

Enter Speakeasy Hidden Pocket Travel Scarves.

Speakeasy Supply Co. Hidden Pocket Travel Scarf

Begun by a fellow travel blogger on Etsy, I first heard of the Speakeasy Supply Co. last year. Right away, I thought that the idea of a scarf with a hidden zipper pocket was brilliant. It offered an easy way to hide your valuables on your body that nobody would notice!

I checked out the Speakeasy store again a couple months ago, and sent founder Beth a message asking for fabric samples (they have a LOT to choose from). After getting a quick reply and photos of about two dozen different fabrics, I eventually settled on an infinity scarf in a jersey material with a colorful geometric pattern.

I had my new scarf within a week. It came wrapped and tied up with string, and included a personal note inside the zippered pocket.

Speakeasy travel scarf

The scarf itself looks like any normal infinity scarf. The pocket is well-hidden and big enough to fit my passport, credit cards, and money. You could also easily throw in a cell phone, assuming you wear the pocket up by your neck so that the scarf doesn't hang any differently.

I love that this scarf will serve a specific function when I'm traveling, but that I'll be able to wear it like a normal scarf the rest of the time.

Truly a great new travel accessory to own!

Speakeasy hidden pocket travel scarf

Want your own Speakeasy travel scarf?

If you'd like to order one of these scarves yourself (and you should — they've even been featured on Buzzfeed!), head over to the Speakeasy Travel Supply. You can choose a pattern already listed, or contact them about a custom order.

They also have discounts when you buy more than one scarf. For example: save $20 when you order 4 scarves!

And, to get 10% off, use the promo code DANGEROUSBUSINESS.

Is this a travel accessory YOU would use?



*Note: I did receive a free scarf from Speakeasy, but that was after I had contacted them about placing a custom order of my own. This is absolutely a travel staple that I would buy more of!

"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and, if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might get swept off to." - JRR Tolkien

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  1. […] the wanna-be-stylish female traveler. Also check out my reviews of Aroamas travel perfume sticks, Speakeasy hidden pocket scarves, Tieks ballet flats, and El Camino […]

    Decided to make one of these for my great niece who just graduated from Rice. Her new job includes lots of travel. Thanks to your blog, I know I made a great choice!

      Glad to be able to provide you with the inspiration!

    I am also a great fan of scarves, this is something that seems very practical and a great option to money-belts.

      I agree! I have never used a money belt because they just seem kind of annoying and possibly uncomfortable. But I will definitely use this scarf!

    This seems awesome! I want one – I really hate worrying about keeping my stuff safe while traveling. This seems like a great option!

      It’s definitely a good way to make sure the important stuff stays close to you on travel days, when you have no option but to carry everything you have at once.

    There isn’t many fashion items I love more that a scarf. I look forward to winter each year for the specific reason to wear scarves everyday. I haven;t done a count but its likely I have around 30 too. I am definitely going to have to get me one of those Speakeasy scarves!

      I’m kind of obsessed with scarves. I, too, get excited when the weather is perfect for wearing them!

    Whoa, I’ve never heard of this before but I love it! I never know how to wear scarves unless they are the pre-wrap around kind 🙂

      Haha, well you could figure out this one, then! 😉

    Soooo smart! I’m very excited to get my own.

      There are so many patterns/colors to choose from – have fun picking one out!

    Ummm, this is genius! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy travels 🙂

      Always happy to share my favorite travel finds!

    Such a cool idea! Love it! 🙂

      Yeah, I’m surprised there aren’t more versions of this out there, because it’s genius!

    I was JUST looking for one of these! Yours is super cute, too – thanks for posting!!

      I LOVE it! I’ve been wearing it a lot just with my everyday outfits.

    I actually pinned these scarves awhile ago and added them on my Christmas gift lift for travelers. Unfortunately, no one bought one for me. I just have just to buy one for myself 🙂

      Haha you can totally buy yourself a spring travel gift. 😉

    I was literally just thinking about these this morning and that I should get one. I LOVE scarves and wear them all the time (yes, yes I am one of those people who will put on a scarf even in 90 degree weather.) Maybe I’ll put your discount code to good use! 🙂

      DO IT! They are great quality scarves (and I do love me a good-quality infinity scarf), and the hidden pocket is just a massive – and useful – bonus.

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