Fashion & Beauty

The 10 Best Belts for Travelers

From money belts to reversible leather belts to belts with hidden pockets, you’ll be surprised at the innovative features in each of these travel belts.

Best Functional Travel Belts

M. Gemi The Arista

m gemi leather belt

This Italian-made leather belt for men is an ideal travel belt option for its versatility and polished look. Its effortless style can easily be dressed up or down, no matter where your travels take you.

Gucci Interlocking GG Reversible Leather Belt

luxury leather reversible belt

Stylish jetsetters will love Gucci’s reversible leather belt since it’s really two belts in one. High-end designer belts featuring the brand’s logo have become popular as of late. This reversible style features textured leather and converts from black to brown.

SlideBelts Survival Belt 2.0

survival tool belt

Be warned, this is not a travel belt to take with you on a trip that requires you to fly. However, if you’re an avid adventure traveler who spends your days out in nature, the Survival Belt is the best type of travel belt for you. This belt holds a fire starter, a steel knife, an LED flashlight, and even a bottle opener, while the strap is UV-protected, waterproof, and abrasion-resistant.

L.L.Bean Women’s Backcountry Trekking Belt

ll bean woven trekking belt

For a belt that looks just as good on hiking pants as jeans, L.L.Bean’s Backcountry Trekking Belt is a useful multi-use belt to have in your travel arsenal. Reviewers report that the slide buckle is easy to take on and off, and the webbed material is high-quality and strong.

Jelt Elastic Stretch Belt

elastic stretchy belt

The Jelt Elastic Stretch Belt is the perfect travel belt because you don’t have to take it off when going through security. The metal-free, elastic travel belt has an unobtrusive design and is made from recycled plastic bottles. It’s gender-neutral and you don’t even need belt loops, thanks to the grippy gel material on the inside.

Best Travel Money Belts

Eagle Creek Silk Undercover Money Belt

eagle creek money belt

A popular favorite among SmarterTravel editors is Eagle Creek’s money belt, made from washable, natural silk. Thanks to its material, this money belt isn’t bulky, and the silk fabric is soft against your skin if you’re wearing it under your clothes.

RoomierLife Travel Security Belt with Hidden Money Pocket

belt with hidden zip pocket

Pickpocketers will be fooled by the hidden money pocket in this security travel belt. Walk around worry-free with your cash and cards stowed in the inner zipper pocket. This travel money belt gets bonus points for affordability, too.

Universal Thread Belt Bag

leather fanny pack belt bag

For those looking for a stylish belt bag that will also hold your travel essentials, check out Target’s faux-leather belt bag. Available in black and brown, this travel belt bag has an adjustable waist and is still fashion-forward.

Alpha Keeper RFID Money Belt

alpha creek money belt

Alpha Keeper’s RFID Money Belt is one of the best-selling money belts on Amazon and for good reason. The latest model is affordable, has 360 degrees of RFID protection, comes with seven RFID-blocking sleeves, and has plenty of space. This travel money belt also comes with a 100 percent money-back guarantee.

Lululemon Fast and Free Run Belt

lululemon running belt

A breathable running belt can also double as a practical travel money belt. Lululemon’s version fits keys, cards, cash, lip balm, your phone, and any other small essentials you might need.

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Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots. Tyler Schoeber contributed to this story.

By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

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