Money belts are mostly used while traveling to keep the money safe. Money belts are basically security wallets that ensure that the money is safe while traveling. Since a money belt would be close to the body they are usually not susceptible to pickpockets.
Money belts come in perfect waist sizes and are mostly waterproof. The material also soaks up the sweat and does not allow the sweat to seep through to the money within, hence keeping the money safe. Money belts are made with a variety of materials such as cotton, poly-cotton, silk, nylon and other soft materials that would be comfortable to wear and at the same time are strong and durable.
Some money belts even have separate pockets to hold important travel-related documents such as a passport, tickets, travelers checks, and currency – along with other valuables – to ensure their safety. These pockets are usually layered with plastic to ensure that they do not get wet under any circumstances. Also, a zippered compartment is provided in many money belts for credit cards and other small valuables. Most money belts are available in black, brown, tan or bolder colors such as indigo, olive and blue colors, and are quite durable to withstand the strain of travel. The color can be specified at the time of ordering.
Money belts are made of lightweight washable materials that are specially treated to keep away bacteria and other microbes that form due to sweat and body heat. They are capable of absorbing sweat and do not allow the moisture to seep through. They come with adjustable straps that are either elastic or Velcro binds to ensure a perfect fit to the wearer. Although they come in different sizes, most of them are a one size fits all due to the adjustable straps.
Money belts can be secured under a shirt or blouse and are not easily detectible. They ensure safety when traveling long distances as they are closer to the body and so are more secure. All the travel documents and other valuables would be safer compared to when they are in the luggage or a handbag as a pickpocket would not be able to access money belts.
Money belts are also a safe option when going in for water sports like diving or skiing. They are made with waterproof materials and so would ensure the valuables are safe even when under water. Some money belts come in smaller sizes and can be tied onto a wrist instead of around the waist. Smaller items such as currency, keys, identification cards, and credit cards etc., can be stored in these money belts. A long sleeved shirt would definitely hide this money belt while ensuring safety simultaneously.