Im heading to SEA in 3 weeks and am just buying the last bits of kit!
Now, I wouldn't normally use one, but I think a moneybelt is a must for travelling in South East Asia for a length of time.
So, my question is, which moneybelt can I buy that:
1. Is flat so can be worn under my t shirt without it being visible!
2. Comfy to wear/small etc!
I have been looking on ebay and online for one, and although I can see pictures I would prefer some first hand knowledge of a money belt that is comfy and hidden under the tshirt without being annoying!
#1 JamieG has been a member since 5/5/2010. Posts: 17
I have a Eaglecreek similar to this (previous model) & it is comfortable & durable.
I know a lot of people like this silk version but I found the strap too thin
Ahhh, where are yout traveling in SEA? I'm curious because living here for quite a while, I know of no one who was subject to crime, at least not the kind where having a money belt would help.
#5 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Have to agree with Madmac on this too - altho i have one, I never use it very much in SEA... most decent places I stay at will store valuables for you, securely of course, so no real need to carry everything strapped to your waist.
The times I have used it, it normally ended up soaked in sweat... that included my passport and cash ... not pretty
I am visiting Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, then through into Malaysia.
I was looking into a moneybelt for the fear of pickpocketing cash I carry around. I was hoping most places I stay will have safety deposit boxes or safes, but for the ones that don't I thought I would need a money belt!
Any info would be great, and thanks to all who have contributed!
#7 JamieG has been a member since 5/5/2010. Posts: 17
Well, I always wear pants in which I can place my wallet in my front pocket. It's way too difficult for anyone, even myself, to remove it discreetly. And I usually wear pants with cargo pockets and use them for my passport when I travel to Bangkok. I can't imagine a problem of this sort in Thailand or Laos - outside of some perhaps really seedy establishments. I've wandered all over at all hours - this is as safe as it gets in the human world. Now I can't speak to Vietnam, Cambodia or Malaysia... have to ask others there.
#8 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957