If you tend to travel a lot, you just might need to check out the ultimate hack to carry all your necessary items in your pants pockets.
Throughout history, women's clothes have been manufactured either without pockets in them or with teeny tiny pockets that can barely hold a pack of mint. The pockets on women's clothing are practically useless and nothing useful can be stored in them. This is why, when Lynda T. C. Peralta (@lyndatcorrea) shared a valuable travel hack for women who have to keep a lot of small items like keychains or lipgloss handy, it immediately struck a chord with us.
Lynda starts the video by drawing people's attention to the fact that she tried wearing pants made for men while traveling and it turned out to be a life-changing experience for her. As the audience wonders what she actually means by that, Lynda starts pulling out numerous items from the pockets of her pants. She starts off by mentioning that she has been traveling for twelve long hours and then pulls out a sunglass case from her pants but she doesn't stop at that.
She then proceeds to fish out her phone, wallet, key card, a mask, two cookies, headphones and tissues. It almost seems like a magician pulling out countless objects from their magic hat. Lynda stuns her audience by bringing out a whole water bottle from another pocket after that. Then she brings out some medicines and her lip gloss. This clearly shows how the pockets in the pants made for men are way deeper when women are the ones who actually need them more.
Many commentators expressed their disbelief at the video and said that they had to replay the video several times in order to confirm that she had actually pulled out a whole water bottle from her pant pockets. @snitchnip13 wrote: "I only wear men's pants now!! They’re also usually made of better material like a higher percentage of cotton so the material doesn't wear out in the thighs." @minerva_knits joked: "Women's pockets used to be able to carry as much. Until men got scared women were carrying books in their pockets and educating themselves in equal rights. That's when they took our pockets away."
According to Medium, a survey of 80 pairs of men's and women's pants found that on average, the pockets in women's jeans are 48% shorter and 6.5% narrower than men's pockets, when controlling for pant size. But women have been addressing this issue lately, demanding that cloth manufacturers make bigger pockets in their pants and other dresses. In a podcast episode of "Stuff Mom Never Told You," Emilie Aries and Bridget Todd had a discussion on this topic.
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"The male-dominated fashion industry needs to listen up. And smarten up. Women need, and want, functional pockets in their clothing. No pockets, or faux pockets, just don't cut it. I don't feel like we're exaggerating the extreme pleasure that pockets on garments—real pockets, functional pockets—give us," Todd said. Lynda's tip is definitely helpful for travelers and we hope the garment manufacturing industry can take care of this issue and build bigger pockets for women to carry their essentials as well.