“ Type: Money Belt „
A few years ago, whilst on holiday in France I had my purse stolen from my bag. This incident really made me more aware of personal security, so before departing for the annual family holiday I decided to look around for a money belt. I wanted something that would be secure and comfortable to wear without looking to bulky under a top. I opted for a simple design made by the Travel blue company.
Travel blue are a company that make several different money belts including neck wallets, shoulder holsters and belts that strap to your thigh. I opted for a waist belt as this looked the most practical design for my needs. I bought my belt in Debenhams and paid £4.99, although I see Argos have this belt on sale for just £2.99 at the moment. The belt comes in a choice of two colours; black or cream. I choose black as I thought it looked a bit more stylish and wouldn't show the dirt. The company and say that this belt will fit all sizes, although I can't confirm that it would fit someone on the very large side!
The belt is made of nylon and has a plastic clip type fastening. There are two large pockets for money and travel documents. The belt is backed with a soft fabric to help made it comfortable to wear against the skin. The outer nylon is water resistant; important if you get caught in the rain!
I used this belt in France this summer and found it very comfortable to wear. I like to wear the belt under my top and liked the non bulky design. The two zipped compartments are very roomy and have plenty of space for money and passports. I certainly felt my important documents were safer when carried in front of me in a zipped compartment, making them very difficult to steal. The plastic clip fastener doesn't look that robust; but so far has worked well. It is easy to clip shut and open when you want to remove the belt. However it would be difficult for anyone wanting to open the belt from behind to do so in a hurry. The belt can be adjusted by means of a plastic slider situated on the waist strap. Both my husband and myself are quite slim and the belt fits well with plenty of room to adjust.
Overall I can recommend this belt if like me you want something simple and non obtrusive to help give you peace of mind when carrying money and documents. The belt is widely available both in stores and on the internet.
Money Belt De-Luxe Fully adjustable waist band wallet with two large compartments for cash and travelling documents.