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June 17, 2007

See-Through Travel Bags — 'Hide in plain sight' goes upscale


We all know the easiest way to get through airport security is to put everything into clear Ziploc bags — but the fashionistas among us blanch at the thought.

What to do?

02H (which stands for "zero to hide" — 2 clever by 1/2?) has come up with a solution.

Andrea Sachs reviewed its offerings in today's Washington Post Travel section "It Came In The Mail" feature, as follows.

    What: See-through travel bags.

    Aimed at: Travelers who want to be utterly transparent at airport security checkpoints.

    How much? $24 to $48.

    But do they work? We see you... ratty passport, Harlequin romance novel, chewed pens, half-eaten granola bar and all. The line of bags by 02H, which cryptically stands for Zero to Hide, makes public our most private carry-on items. The satchels come in five styles — all but one are carry-on appropriate — and are made of clear plastic with shiny black accents.

    Only an open window offers better views. With the back bag sling, for example, our striped shirt created an interesting backdrop for our anthill of contents.

    If you're a messy packer, you might feel sheepish trotting through the airport with an exhibitionist bag. However, at security, what you lose in privacy you might gain in boarding time. For more discretion, choose the messenger bag. The top flap bares all, but the covered inner compartment hides your more secret self.




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