Fanny pack

Oh, money belts. They're tops in functionality but utterly lacking in both the fashion and comfort departments. Here, we present fanny pack alternatives that are much more attractive -- but still do a great job in keeping your possessions safe on the road. 

Hidden pockets for undergarments: Pickpockets will be hard-pressed to access this handy hidden money pouch can easily attach into men's and women's underwear. Of course, those are more difficult for the wearer to access, too. 

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Shoes with secret compartment: For many, slip-on shoes are a vacation staple, and these ones from Sanuk serve the additional purpose of storing your important items. 

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Bra stash: For the ladies, another alternative to a money belt is a bra stash -- a small pouch that snaps onto your bra or bra straps and sits right between your bosom. Eagle Creek sells three kinds for carrying cash and credit cards. 

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Neck pouch: For both men and women, neck pouches are also worn under the shirt. This one from Walmart has several pockets in varying sizes for passports, cash, and cards.

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Hat with secret compartment: We told you about a storage solution under your feet -- now here’s one for over your head. Walmart sells a hat with an interior pocket inside the crown to (secretly) store your valuables).

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Jacket with 10-35 pockets: It seems like SCOTTeVEST jackets can carry almost anything. They boast anywhere from 10 to 35 pockets, depending on the style, meaning there's space for virtually every single one of your everyday essentials. Besides basics like money, travel documents, and keys and phones, some outerwear can even hold a tablet and water bottle. The impressive part? The jackets are designed to create a streamlined look, so there’s no awkward bulge. 

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Pocketed socks: Don't jumble your belongings with sweaty feet.  These crew socks come with external pockets big enough to each hold a key, credit cards, and cash.

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Neck wallet: This product from Eagle Creek discretely stores smaller personal effects out of site. 

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