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10 Best Travel Belts

The best travel money belts offer a great combination of affordability and security. Whether you want to go for a run in your local park or explore a new city on the other side of the globe, you may be concerned about how to keep your money, keys, identification and other information safe. A travel money belt is the perfect solution. There are a variety of different models depending on whether your priority is security, comfort or ease of access and what you will be using the travel belt for. Whether you want to avoid pickpockets, enjoy a hands-free exercise session or ensure that even in the worst case scenario, a robbery, you have money and important paperwork tucked away safely somewhere, one of the travel money belts below will suit you.

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1. Peak Gear RFID Travel Money Belt

Travel Money Belt with RFID Block - Theft Protection and Global Recovery Tags (Beige REG - fits most) best travel belts

This affordable RFID travel belt fits around the waist and includes a moisture-wick backing so it remains comfortable even on hot days. Slim, water-resistant and lightweight, it contains two zipper pouches as well as inside pockets. Stitching, zippers and the safety buckle are all high-quality, and you don’t need a separate RFID sleeve for this since the protection is built into the belt. This travel belt also includes theft insurance, a lifetime recovery service and two global recovery decals for other items.

2. Mind and Body Experts The Belt of Orion

Mind and Body Experts Orion Travel Belt - Hands-Free Way to Carry Your Phone, Money, Passport - Waist Pack for Hiking, Traveling, Running, Walking - Adjustable Water Resistant Fanny Pack (Black) best travel belts

This is a low-cost lightweight belt with a main pouch that can hold a phone, money or travel documents and that includes a hole to thread your earbuds through. There are three pockets in total, and the belt can be worn over or under clothes. Water-resistant and comfortable, this adjustable belt is large enough to carry all your essentials on a hike, a run or a day trip exploring an exciting new city while traveling.

3. Yoder Leather Company Hidden Money Pocket Travel Belt

Hidden Money Pocket Travel Leather Belt (Size 44, Black) best travel belts

This looks like a conventional belt made of U.S.-tanned English bridle leather with a high-grade polish finish, but it can fit up to 24 bills in its hidden compartments. The Chicago screws on the buckle allow you to change it. You could also keep other small, thin items or photocopies of a few important papers, such as passports, in the hidden pocket. This belt is available at a cheap price given its high quality, and its advantage over traditional money belts for travel is that no one will even suspect you are carrying valuables in it.

4. FlipBelt

FlipBelt Level Terrain Waist Pouch, Medium, Black best travel belts

If you’re active and need something to take with you on runs or other activities but find your belongings have outgrown the traditional arm belt, this may be the solution for you. An affordable and secure alternative to the arm belt or to bulkier travel belts, the FlipBelt can fit phones of different sizes in addition to keys and other valuables. Four different openings give you plenty of options for storing your belongings, and the belt’s construction in Spandex-Lycra blend material means it fits comfortably and remains snug during your workout.

5. Orbisey Travel Adventure Hidden Waist Money Belt

Orbisey Travel Adventure Hidden Waist Money Belt Water-Resistant for Passport, Credit Cards, Phone, Documents One-Size Fits All (Gray) best travel belts

This is a cheap but quality travel belt with two pockets that are roomy enough for such valuables as your passport, credit cards, money and more. An adjustable elastic strap ensures a comfortable fit when worn under your clothes, and the breathable backing helps keep you cool on a hot day. The mini-zippers are designed so that you cannot feel them. Made of nylon and water-resistant, this is a lightweight and secure solution for keeping your belongings safe.

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6. EASYMATE Fashion Running Belt

EAZYMATE Fashion Running Belt - Travel Money Belt with Zipper Pockets Fit All Smartphones and Passport - Black-S best travel belts

At 6 inches in width, around twice that of similar products, this is a great alternative if other types of running belts on the market are not big enough to hold your valuables. In addition to two zippered pockets, there is a smartphone pocket and a pocket with a key buckle. You can also use this comfortable Spandex-Lycra blend belt as a travel money belt. This affordable belt is big enough to carry larger cell phones, credit cards, money, keys and more but still fits snugly against your body whether you are running or sightseeing.

7. JASGOOD Travel Security Money Belt with Hidden Money Pocket

Travel Security Money Belt with Hidden Money Pocket - Cashsafe Anti-Theft Wallet Unisex Nickel free Nylon Belt by JASGOOD best travel belts

This low-cost nylon belt with a plastic buckle has a secret zippered pocket on the inside that you can use as a travel wallet to store folded money or travel documents. You can switch out the durable buckle for another if you prefer. Since it is made of plastic and nylon, you should be able to pass through airport security with no issues.

8. AVANTO Slim Fit Travel Money Belt

AVANTO Slim Fit Travel Money Belt with Free Wrist Wallet, Running Belt, Waist and Fanny Pack for Travel, for Women and Men, Comfortable Like Second Skin, Black, M best travel belts

This sleek version improves on the old, bulky version of the travel fanny pack with a wide design, no zippers and a snug fit. There is an inside pocket for your phone to keep it separate from other items, and additional pockets at the front allow you to carry additional belongings, such as keys, cash or a passport. This affordable money belt is a great choice when you are active at home or on the road and offers a secure solution for keeping your valuables close to you.

9. Lanney Travel Money Belt

Travel Money Belt for Men Women, RFID Blocking Concealed Waist Wallet Pouch Under Clothes Passport Holder Antitheft Waist Stash Bag for Travelling, Bonus 10 RFID Credit Card Sleeves, Beige best travel belts

This secure travel belt can be used as an RFID passport holder. It has three layers of RFID-blocking technology. There is one roomy zippered pocket that has three sections for phones, passport and cash, and a smaller second zippered pocket can carry keys or other small items. In addition, there is a third hidden pocket on the back for extra protection. The back is made of breathable mesh for comfort.

10. Zero Grid Money Belt with RFID Blocking

Zero Grid Money Belt w/RFID Blocking - Concealed Travel Wallet & Passport Holder, Ash best travel belts

This roomy, affordable money belt has two zippered pockets and a carabiner clip for quick access to your keys or a USB drive. Lightweight and with a moisture-wicking back, this can be comfortably worn under your clothes. It is one of the best travel belts available if you are seeking a traditional design and an added level of RFID blocking to keep your passport and credit cards secure.

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By BCR Staff
June 2019

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