Travel Money Belts

Keeping your valuables secure and out of sight is always a concern when travelling. Using a travel money belt is one option. They come in many designs from actual belts with hidden pockets, slim zip pouches or wallets that strap around your waist under your clothes.

In Africa, as in most parts of the world, it is asking for trouble if you flash a lot of wallet cash when shopping, especially in tourist markets. It is better to think ahead and put small amounts of money in strategic pockets on your person or in a securely closed day bag.

How To Choose The Right Travel Money Belt

  • Concealed money belts, with a slim zip pouch, worn under clothes, are designed to keep a few items like a passport, credit cards and extra cash secure. They are not a substitute wallet or handbag where all your other things can be stashed.
  • If you need to retrieve anything from a concealed money belt it is preferable you do it very discreetly out of the public eye, like in a rest room. Do not advertise the fact you are wearing one of these belts.
  • These concealed travel money belts may be worn with the pouch at the front or back - whichever is more comfortable. They are not so good, in that they become bulky and obvious if you wear tight clothes or overload them.
  • Real belts with a concealed pocket are only any good for folded cash. Few have room for a credit card, let alone a passport.
  • Many would-be thieves are aware many tourists use these belts and may adapt their strategies. You may prefer other concealed travel money accessories like leg or arm pouches.
  • Consider your style of dress when choosing a travel money belt.
  • The belts worn next to the skin may become uncomfortable in the heat and begin to smell - look for one made of a fabric that wicks moisture away, is anti-microbial and washable.

Some Travel Money Belts

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This Eagle Creek Undercover Money Belt has two zippered compartments so you can keep your passport separate from your currency and credit cards. The moisture-wicking fabric keeps it comfortable against your skin. Buy Now


This travel money belt is made of durable 'Ripstop' nylon with a moisture wicking back that allows air to flow more naturally when worn under your clothes. It has an adjustable elastic waist strap and three separate compartments for securely storing your passport, phone, credit cards, tickets or other travel related documents. Buy Now


A simple, worn-on-the-waist money belt from Eagle Creek. The washable undercover is natural silk fabric and comes with zippered pockets for secure organization. Buy Now


The All Terrain Money Belt is designed for ultimate security when traveling, now made thinner for less detection. It has nylon lining and hidden zippered security pocket. Adjustable, quick release, slim cam-style buckle. Buy Now


This money belt features 2 zippered pockets with different-sized compartments to suit a variety of items. It is lined with water resistant nylon. The soft 3-D mesh exterior won't chafe your skin. Belt straps are both adjustable and removable for custom wear or to convert to a document wallet. Low-profile design keeps belt hidden under your clothes. Buy now


Neck Travel Money Pouches

  • Neck pouches are worn on a cord or string around the neck and the pouch itself hangs inside your clothes.
  • They are designed to hold a passport, cards and cash
  • Unless you are wearing very loose-fitting shirts, the outline of the pouch will be visible.
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This neck pouch has 3 pockets and is lined with water resistant nylon. It has a mesh exterior, webbing neck strap and low profile design. Buy Now


This neck wallet has 5 pockets and is lined with water resistant nylon. It has a mesh exterior, webbing neck strap and low profile design. Buy Now

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This pouch has 2 zipper pockets to secure valuables. It has an adjustable smooth neck cord, so you can wear it over your chest, tummy or shoulder-holster-style. Buy now


This Undercover Neck Wallet has all the organizational features you want. A zip pocket for currency, passport and credit cards. This round-the-neck pouch can hold travel documents for 1 or 2 travelers. On the fold-over flap, a zippered pocket stores credit cards or coins. Buy Now


Arm/Wrist Travel Money Pouches

Arm travel money pouches are designed to be worn under sleeves on your upper arm or forearm and can hold most small items. Wrist money pouches are often similar to sport sweat bands and will only hold cash, cards or room keys.

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These wrist sweatbands are a convenient and safe way to stash a few bills, credit cards, ID cards and keys. The pockets are water resistant to keep the contents dry at all times. Of course the bands also work as a regular wrist sweatband. Buy Now


This zippered arm wallet includes a RFID credit card sleeve to protect your credit cards from theft. It is made of breathable mesh material so is comfortable even in hot humid climates. Buy Now


Bra Travel Money Pouches

These small pouches are designed to conceal cash or credit cards in your bra or attached to it. Anything bigger like a passport will not fit. Overloading them is likely to give you a weird shape. Also they could be worn in underpants. They are generally made of soft material and are not itchy to the skin.

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This Eagle Creek Silk Undercover Bra Stash offers close-to-body security for your money and credit cards. It is made of soft silk. Buy Now


This travel money pouch attaches to your bra, swimwear and other under garments and hides small items like hide money and credit cards. It has an elastic strap that closes with velcro. Buy Now


Leg/Ankle Travel Money Pouches

Leg or ankle travel money pouches come in various sizes to fit different items and are designed to wear under pants or long skirts. Some are even built into socks. As with all the pouches worn next to the skin, look for ones with comfortable and breathable backing fabric.

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These are cotton blend socks with a hidden zip pocket to store money, credit cards or keys. Buy Now


This fully lined, leather ankle wallet features multiple pockets to hold a variety of items such as a cell phone as well as your passport. Buy Now


This Eagle Creek Undercover Leg Wallet is designed to be worn under charset=UTF-8your pants. It attaches to your calf with two elastic straps for added comfort and securely fastens with Velcro closures. This pouch has two zippered compartments to organize your passport and currency. Buy Now


Hidden Pocket Travel Money Pouches

A hidden pocket usually comes with loops which you can thread onto a regular belt and wear inside your shorts or pants. Some prefer to secure the pocket inside with a couple of safety pins.

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The Undercover Hidden Pocket from Eagle Creek hooks onto your belt and tucks away inside the waist of your pants. It's discreet and provides two mesh pockets for organization. Buy Now


This hidden travel wallet is made of 100% nylon and RFID blocking material which protects against any unwanted electronic scanning of your personal details. It has zip pocket and compartments and belt loops. Buy Now


This discreet travel wallet slips around a belt and inside pant waist to protect credits cards and cash from potential pickpockets. The slim design and soft material make it comfortable to wear with anti-theft flap and zippered compartments which offer extra protection. Buy Now


Shoulder Holster Travel Money Wallets

These shoulder holster style travel money wallets come in a variety of sizes and numbers of pocket. The strap is worn over the shoulder and the pouch is worn against your side under your arm. Some are designed to go next to your skin, others go over a shirt but under a jacket. Some neck travel pouches also convert to shoulder use.

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This shoulder travel wallet is made of soft genuine full grain leather and will keep your passport, money and credit cards secure. It features a velcro flap on the main compartment with a zip compartment on the front and the back. In addition, a zip compartment on the shoulder strap is perfect for currency. The zippers will not set off metal detectors. Buy Now


This leather shoulder holster style wallet has an adjustable nylon strap which fits around your neck and under your shoulder, like a holster, hiding it from view when worn with a jacket and making it virtually pickpocket-proof. It has a front flap secured by velcro with 2 zipper compartments that opens up to reveal 3 credit card slots and a window ID slot. The body of the bag expands to carry small items and has zipper pocket that is perfect for hiding your passport. The shoulder strap has a cell phone pocket with a flip over Velcro flap. Buy Now


This holster-style over the shoulder security wallet has secure zipper compartments and the discreet design holds passport, tickets, cash and credit cards. It is constructed with 'Comtex', an advanced body contact material. Buy Now




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