About a year in the making, the Cloak Bag ($49) has "solved" the problem of being pegged as a tourist by local thieves — by making its owner look like a tourist. The bag is secured by a strap comfortably worn around your neck. The bottom unzips to expose a camera and your "hidden identity." You'd never guess it's a camera bag because it appears to be ... a camera bag. Nothing to steal here. You look just like a local.
A version of this article appeared in the May 2010 issue of Fast Company magazine.