Travel wallets have come a long way from their humble beginnings. A few decades ago, travelers had to carry everything they needed in a single item, which could be bulky and inconvenient. Today's travel wallet is compact and has plenty of room to fit most essentials, including cards, cash, and passports.
If you are thinking of buying a travel wallet, then you may also have an idea of the features it offers as well as your budget. Depending on these needs, there are several different designs that you can consider. Another aspect to think about is whether you want your wallet to provide RFID protection.
With all of that in mind, here is our top pick for travel wallets:
Made from Fjallraven’s own blend of incredibly durable G-1000 fabric, this travel wallet is no exception to their commitment to producing quality outdoor and travel gear; and the reviewers certainly agree, with many of them commenting on the toughness of the fabric.
Inside the nifty travel wallet, passports, boarding passes, cash, cards and even a pen can all be safely tucked away. The only negative is the price - but let’s not forget you get what you pay for.
If you’re looking for a travel wallet that blends style with substance, we think we’ve found the one. Yes, it’s PU leather not real leather and that slight disappointment is reflected in the reviews, but if you take a look at its neat envelope design and its variety of pockets, you’ll find that there isn’t too much to complain about.
Your passport, boarding passes, money, phone and even your foreign sim card will be kept safe in its pockets, which, although for some, are on the tight side, will fit all your essentials for a compact travel companion.
3 ASPINAL OF LONDON CLASSIC TRAVEL WALLET
This luxury leather travel document holder with its soft-touch suede blue interior is the perfect corporate traveller companion. With 4 tabs to neatly arrange your tickets, passport, documents and other necessary travel items, such as expenses receipts, making sure everything is organised is super-easy.
There’s a zipped pocket for currency, so you don’t have to worry about loose change escaping, and boarding passes are kept separately at the front of the travel wallet for easy access. Thanks to its envelope style close, this travel wallet is neat, compact and smart, making it the perfect buy for frequent business travelers.
4 EKSTER PARLIAMENT SLIM LEATHER WALLET
Losing your valuables is one of the biggest fears while travelling. Can technology help? Ekster makes a line of voice-activated wallets, including this relatively traditional-looking credit card holder. However, beneath the handcrafted leather look is some serious tech; as well as space for nine cards, six of which can be protected by a layer of RFID-block, but the wallet is also compatible with Alexa and Google Home, which using a Chipolo tag can make your wallet emit a ring when you ‘say “where’s my wallet?”
Funded within three hours on Kickstarter, this Ekster wallet also offers worldwide traceability via a smart card so you can tell you where it was last seen on a map. That’s the same technology used by FedEx to track its containers. What’s more, it’s all solar-powered and doesn’t run out of charge for two months.
This clever bi-fold wallet is crafted in Germany, and it shows. It’s organized so well; there are seven card slots – six on the inside and one on the outside – but despite that it’s a mere 11.9x8.3x1.6 cm. Unlike most modern travel wallets, it’s designed to carry cash, with a stainless steel money clip integrated into the interior that securely grasps bank notes. The Travando is also constructed to protect against data theft by RFiD scanners.