Money belts certainly aren’t the coolest of travel accessories, but they’re pretty useful when it comes to keeping your cash and valuables out of sight, especially when you’re travelling in pickpocket hotspots. If the idea of wearing a money belt makes you cringe, you might be interested to know that there are some other alternatives that might be more to your liking!
If you want somewhere to stash a few emergency notes, a stash belt is the perfect option. While it looks just like a normal belt, it features a hidden zip pocket inside, which is usually big enough to store some rolled up bank notes and a few coins.
One of our favourite travel gadgets, the bra stash clips to the front or side of your bra and is big enough to fit cards, currency and keys. It’s one of the smaller options on our list, but it a great option for travellers who just want to store a couple of cards and some bank notes. It’s also made from soft lingerie fabric, so it’s lightweight, as well as comfortable against your skin.
Possibly the best known alternative to a traditional money belt, neck pouches generally offer a similar amount of storage but are worn around your neck. Many travellers don’t like the idea of wearing a body wallet around their waist as it can sometimes get uncomfortable during longer periods of wear. If this sounds like you, a neck pouch is a great option. This one is made from soft materials for comfortable wear and also benefits from RFID blocking fabric to prevent illegal scans of your bank cards.
Of course there are many good reasons why people still use money belts or waist wallets as they offer a great discrete option for storing cash, cards and travel documents near to your body and offer quick and easy access when you need them.
You may have had a bulky, uncomfortable model in the past but make sure you check out our current range which offer more comfortable materials and shapes including silk or soft polyester so you won’t even notice they are there!