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Rick Steves Silk Money Belt, Natural, One Size

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Size: One Size
Color: Natural
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  • silk
  • Made from comfortable spun silk
  • This sturdy, ultra-light under-the-pants money belt is your best guarantee against pickpocket theft
  • Features a main zippered compartment and 2 other easy access compartments
  • Soft elastic strap adjusts to your body
  • Strong buckle makes it easy to clip on and off
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Made from comfortable spun silk, our sturdy, ultra-light, under-the-pants money belt and neck wallet is your best guarantee against pickpocket theft. Its soft elastic strap/neck cord adjusts to your unique shape and the slim, strong buckle makes it easy to clip on and off. The main zippered compartment features a moisture barrier liner and the second zipper reveals two easy access compartments: one for your cash and one for your credit/debit cards. KIVA's exclusive Rick Steves line of travel luggage and accessories is designed to be practical, durable and light weight - ideal for the frequent traveler, whether for Europe or cross-country. Each items' "Rick tested" features work to make every trip smoother and more enjoyable.

  • ASIN: B000PWLROQ
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 3 inches; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Item model number: RSK-9500-Natural
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,214 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    220 of 221 people found the following review helpful By ChicagoMom on September 2, 2007
    Size: One SizeColor: Natural
    I used this money belt when I went to Costa Rica for a week in May. It rained everyday, but my money, passport, and other papers stayed dry and secure in the plastic pocket. I was afraid it might be uncomfortable or sweaty with the heat, but I wore it under my waist band on my lower back and it dried out very quickly each night. It held everything I needed and was so light and comfortable I had to often check to make sure it was there!

    The only (small) problem I had was that the elastic for the adjustable waistband was far too long for me. I cut off a length and used a safety pin to keep the loose end up so it wouldn't end up hanging down my leg.
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    176 of 179 people found the following review helpful By Shopaholic on February 10, 2008
    Size: One SizeColor: Natural Verified Purchase
    I bought this a few months ago, and since then, I've used it on two vacations. It is very comfortable, and I really couldn't tell I had it on. On a few occasions, I patted my tummy to make sure it was still there.

    I especially like that it has two separate zipper pockets. I looked at several different brands on these before I bought, and Amazon definitely had the best price for the silk belt. Most places wanted just as much, or more, for a polyester best...can you say sweaty? Ick.

    For those who might be wondering, this has a really long belt. Great for plus size people. But for those skinny folks out there, just grab a pair of scissors and trim it off, since the elastic belt isn't hemmed anyway.
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    115 of 117 people found the following review helpful By T. Casto on July 2, 2007
    This money belt is great! I went to Ireland and Scotland for 4 weeks and literally wore this all day, everyday except in the shower. I even slept with this on and I didn't feel it. I stayed in hostels and was 18 at the time so I wanted my important belongings safe and wearing this gave me that sense of security. It's soft and flexible and you don't feel it when you wear it. It held my 2 ID cards, my bank card, my passport, plane ticket and all money I had on me that I wasn't going to use that day and you couldn't tell I was wearing it. This money belt is super comfortable and will fit just about anyone. The belt is stretchy and easily adjustable. I love how it's made out of silk and not stiff uncomfortable nylon like other brands. I actually gave this to my best friend who went to the UK a couple years later and she loved it. Highly recommended!
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    180 of 192 people found the following review helpful By Maron Anrow on June 12, 2008
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    I brought this money belt with me to China recently and only used it for two days. It was helpful on the "sleeper" (overnight) buses where theft often occurs, but it wasn't particularly comfortable to wear during the day. First, the waist belt was extremely long and would not tighten enough to fit my waist well. I'm an average-sized girl in my 20s, and when I adjusted it to fit my waist, there was almost a foot of leftover strap that dangled unpleasantly (I had to use a binder clip to keep the leftover strap secure). Second, the belt was constantly shifting. I would suddenly find it up to my stomach rather than on my waist. This became quite annoying to me (especially when having to use the restroom), so I gave up and simply carried my passport in my purse (which I clutched tightly).

    The money belt was quite nice in terms of size and the material was comfortable, but note that it does not work well with everyone's body type.
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    84 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Evatt on July 21, 2010
    This review is in two parts. IN BRIEF and IN FULL (+ HELPFUL INFORMATION)
    If you don't like long informative "reviews" please stick to the IN BRIEF section. If you've got the time and interest, I trust you'll enjoy the full review.

    << IN BRIEF >>
    This product works well, in lightweight, dries quick if wet, and does the intended job just fine. I have no hesitation in recommending it for its intended purpose. Quality was acceptable for the price. The clip is a little flimsy though, but shouldn't be an issue unless someone actually tries to pull this belt off your waist.
    4 STARS. 1 Star off for the flimsy clip. I find the clips that squeeze from the sides much stronger.

    << IN FULL + HELPFUL INFORMATION >>

    I've spent months at a time in places such as Peru, India, the Caribbean, the Canary Islands, and so forth. I always keep my passport, some backup credit cards, and backup cash in a money belt. Just in case the need arises. Fortunately I've never had to actually find out just how effective these belts are, although not having a wallet in the pocket or purse over the shoulder is bound to make one less prone to interest from thieves.

    - This money belt is light weight due to the silk. This potentially makes it less durable, though I think it's worth it. It feels nicer on the skin. And dries quickly if wet from sweat, rain, etc.

    - The plastic lined pocket is a potentially useful bonus. If you may be in seriously wet conditions (like sailing, river crossings, torrential rain, etc.) it might pay to have a suitably sized and sturdy zip-loc bag in there for complete water-proofing.
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    47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Dumpyryan on September 30, 2008
    In theory, this is a fantastic product... it's light, it's unobtrusive, it has pockets to separate your cash and credit cards, it comes with a plastic sleeve to protect your money from getting wet...

    This might have been my first clue. As other reviewers have stated, the first order of business is to trim down the excess strap to your size. Once that is done, it's not too bad, as long as you remember to keep out enough cash to spend for the day - especially if you wear it on your lower back where it's most comfortable, it's difficult to get in and out of without drawing a ton of attention to yourself. I struggled with the credit card issue, and finally ended up keeping one out, buried in a zip pocket in my pants... I decided I'd rather have it stolen then be trying to get in and out of a money belt in crowded stores.

    It did it's job in terms of keeping our passports safe, as well as our excess cash. Unfortunately, these little guys get VERY nasty VERY quickly. Within 2 days, it smelled like a dead animal, and on more than one occasion, I placed our passports on the wrong side of the protective plastic sleeve, and they actually started to get warped and damp from the sweat. It was kind of gross, and a bit embarrassing handing that to the immigration people. I finally started washing it every night in the sink, which helped with the smell, but didn't stop it from getting filthy by the end of the day.

    In summary, for our 2 week jaunt through Europe, this helped me feel very secure about our passports, and as far as money belts go, it did what it was supposed to do. However, be prepared for a gamey experience when you take it off at night, and unless you want to be blatantly obvious that you have the thing, keep out whatever you'll need for the day, and keep this guy on your lower back while you travel around.
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