Updated September 29, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Travel Money Belts

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Seeing the world can be one of the most rewarding experiences -- until you realize that your cash and passports have been stolen. With one of these travel money belts, however, you can keep your valuables stashed away from prying eyes and sticky fingers. Some of our selections offer room for phones, keys, tickets, and more, while still remaining comfortable to wear all day long. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best travel money belt on Amazon.

10. Eazymate Fashion

9. Eagle Creek Undercover

8. RoomierLife Anti-Theft

7. ExpertTravel Premium

6. Raytix Comfortable Carrier

5. Stashbandz Unisex

4. Alpha Keeper

3. Yoder Leather Company Hidden Pocket

2. Alpine Rivers

1. Peak Thin Profile

Special Honors

Black Hatch Classic Pocket Belt While it may not be marketed specifically for travel, there is no reason you can't use the Bandi Black Hatch Classic to discreetly store some of you valuables when on the road. It features one divided main compartment to keep cash, cards, and devices separate, as well as a smaller side pocket for keys and other tiny items. Just note though, it doesn't have RFID-blocking technology. bandiwear.com

Atitlan Leather Black Money Belt If you want something as stylish as it is useful, the Atitlan Money Belt is it. Made from 100-percent genuine full-grain leather, it is capable of concealing upwards of $1,000 of cash, without making your compromise on your personal fashion sense. Plus, you can swap out the buckle when its time for a change. atitlanleather.com

Editor's Notes

September 16, 2019:

There is no doubt traveling makes for many memorable experiences, but we'd hate for one of those memories to be of getting pick pocketed, rather than seeing Ankor Wat, Machu Picchu, or the Great Wall for the first time. To help ensure that doesn't happen to you, we put together this list of travel money belts, many of which can hold all of your valuables and identity documents,

If you prefer the tried and true style that has been around for decades, you'll want to look at the Peak Thin Profile, Alpine Rivers, Alpha Keeper, Raytix Comfortable Carrier, and ExpertTravel Premium. These all offer multiple pockets and are large enough to accommodate passports, cell phones, and more. And, just because these are classic designs, doesn't mean they have been updated for the times with RFID-blocking technology to keep your personal information safe.

Those who only need to store a bit of cash and want something even more discreet may want to consider the Yoder Leather Company Hidden Pocket and RoomierLife Anti-Theft. While all of the products on this list might call themselves money belts, these two are the only ones which truly are belts, so they can even do double duty and keep your pants up. More importantly, you could probably leave them in plain sight of others and nobody would suspect they are holding your money, so you won't feel the need to stash them deep in your luggage if the hotel cleaning staff will be in your room while you enjoy the resort pool or buffet.

For the really active individuals, we recommend the Stashbandz Unisex and Eazymate Fashion. These hug the waist well and won't bounce around noisily if you need to make a sudden dash to catch the bus. Plus, they are great for holding stuff while at the gym, so you'll get a lot of use out of them between vacations.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on September 29, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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