I agree with Brendan. I think I just lack the organizational skills to make a money belt worthwhile. I suggest a good pack that you keep by your side like your shadow and pants pockets with velcro and/or zippers haven't failed me yet. And if you are carrying all of your "importants" in a daypack, I recommend strapping the waiststrap around anything strapped down if you're just sitting around waiting. Was my saving grace at one point in a South American bus station. I guess no matter what you're preference, just be smart about how you handle your goods.
Quoting Mikey B
A few years back I found this guy who makes money belts that look just like ordinary leather belts. They have a zip that runs the entire length of the belt (on the inside). What I do is put enough money in this belt just in case I do somehow loose my main money belt.
I think that even the most switched on thief would not realise what it was - especially if they've already got their hands on my wallet and 'normal' money belt.
I saw one of those on ebay - its called a Money Belt Bank - they look like a great idea! Definitely something the guys could use (they look more like a man's belt really). I think you can check them out at www.extras4travel.com. Selling for £6.95 on ebay in case anyone's interested.
I've just been checking out www.extras4travel.com and I had to come back to tell you about it. There are some really nifty travel items there - I think I might be doing some shopping before I go away.
Lots of different types of money belts, passport holders, combination locks, even a device to put on the inside of a door lock to help prevent against intruders!
Anyway, go have a look.....
I've adjusted my money belt to wrap around my upper thigh. I figure its much safer keeping extra money and copies of original identifiction documents in there. That way potential thieves would physically have to rob you of your pants to get at your belt! I'd still have my passport easily accessible, as you never know when someone might need to see it.