It’s important to protect yourself and your possessions when traveling. Places with the most tourist attractions tend to have a lot of pick-pocketers, too. If you’re not careful with where you put your phone, IDs, and wallet, a pick-pocketer might swipe them. Money belts like the GeoBelt are a super easy and super affordable way to counter that. With their many compartments, they keep your valuables and important possessions tucked out of sight under your clothes. In addition, GeoBelt is RFID-blocking to prevent electronic pick-pocketing as well as physical pick-pocketing. Read on to learn more about GeoBelt and how it can benefit you for your next trip.
Durable ripstop nylon
Lots of compartments
May appear bulky
Pockets hard to access
GeoBelt has it all balanced pretty nicely. It has two zippered pockets, and the bigger one has three smaller pockets inside it along with a keyring. On the back of the belt is a hidden pocket. Though a couple of reviewers said it was too slim, the vast majority agree that the compartments are roomy while not adding bulk.
How to Wear It
With that said, you can also wear them over your clothes. This way, you can access the pockets more easily and it could be more comfortable. Note that this would undermine the discretion of the money belt; by putting it on display, your possessions are not as secure as if it was hidden.
GeoBelt is made with 210D ripstop nylon. This material is commonly used for camping or hiking gear and anything else that requires durability. In this material, a grid of thick threads is integrated into the nylon to make it harder to rip or unravel. As a bonus, it also renders it water-resistant.
The downside of ripstop nylon is that it’s easier to wear down along the seams. However, none of the reviewers reported this happening with the GeoBelt. All had good feedback about the material, one saying that even after their trip, the money belt looked brand new.
To ensure comfort, different materials are used in the strap and the backing. For more information on these, read out ‘Strap’ and ‘Comfort’ sections.
Because of this, money belts are worn inside your clothing, unlike fanny packs which are worn outside. GeoBelt claims to be slim enough to be unnoticeable under your clothes, and some reviewers have confirmed this. One reviewer, however, warns that GeoBelt is slightly bulky and would be too noticeable for small, skinny people to wear under clothing. If you are small-framed, just keep in mind that the money belt might be visible.
To prevent chafing, GeoBelt has a soft mesh backing. The padded backing is comfortable against the skin and reduces the likelihood of irritation. In addition, the mesh is breathable and moisture repelling, wicking your sweat away rather than pressing it against you. Reviewers say that GeoBelt is light, soft, and comfortable.
First off, GeoBelt has durable YKK zippers and a strong strap buckle on the side of the pouch. The buckle position makes it hard for anyone but yourself to reach and release it. In addition, 5 layers of RFID-blocking are integrated into the pouches, preventing scanners from reaching your passport and credit cards. Bonus: it saves you the bulkiness of an RFID sleeve.
The size flexibility is impressive. Compared to other money belts like the VENTURE 4th RFID-blocking money belt, for example, it’s much more inclusive of all kinds of body types.
Because it’s worn under your clothes, items stored inside the GeoBelt aren’t super convenient to take out at any moment. This is especially true for wintertime traveling when layers of clothes get in the way. As a result, GeoBelt may be inconvenient to keep your money and phone.
On the bright side - if it’s hard for you to access, at least you know that pick-pocketers can’t reach your stuff easily, either.
Free Power Adapter
Since the power adapter comes free with the GeoBelt, it’s not the best quality. Reviewers admit that it seems cheap. However, it still works and is a nice addition to the money belt. It’s always handy to have a power adapter for when you need it - even if you have one already, this one can serve as a backup to make your travels a bit easier.
For your next trip, it’s definitely worth the money to invest in GeoBelt. Spending a little now can mean saving a lot later if you actually get pick-pocketed. Even if you don’t, GeoBelt gives you a peace of mind and spares you the energy of having to guard your bag and your wallet 24/7.