Ok, so what’s the point of the “travel wallet”? Everyone already has a wallet as their everyday carry, so why do you need to get an additional wallet to take with you when you travel? Well, if you’ve ever done any sort of extensive travel…meaning, traveled further than grandma’s house and longer than “for the weekend”, then you know how important it is to keep your valuables (ID/Passport, papers, tickets, travelers checks, money, credit cards, hotel key, etc..) all in ONE place and SECURE. Let’s face it, you have a lot more crap when you travel. You just do. Because of that, you need a wallet than can accommodate all your cra…er, valuable stuff. But seriously, things like your passport and ID are non-negotiable when traveling abroad. And you definitely want secure, easy access to your money.
The wallets below are ones that we’ve personally seen and evaluated. They aren’t necessarily the “slimmest” on the planet, but they also won’t require their own luggage. Form meets function in our list of the best travel wallets in the world…for the jetsetter or occasional traveler.
01. Fjalraven Travel Wallet
When you travel with a Fjallraven Travel Wallet, you know all your belongings can be stored in one central location. We mean ALL your belongings! This spacious wallet is able to hold up to 15+ cards, cash, and receipts. There is a zipper located inside for coin storage as well. What sets Fjallraven apart is that you can also store passports, pens, your cell phone, and various travel documents. No longer will you need 2 or 3 different wallets while hurrying through the airport. This wallet is made of durable G-1000 canvas so it is durable and yet very easy to clean. This Swedish brand company really knows how to appeal to the practical traveler in all of us.
02. Leatherology Zip Around
Leatherology is a company set on showing the world that you don’t have to give up style to have a spacious travel wallet. Introducing the Zip Around Travel Wallet. 100 % full grain leather. This beauty can hold up to eight (8) credit cards, boarding pass and passports, and also manages to include two (2) deep pockets to place excess bills and travel docs or papers. The Zip Around is impressively slim for being able to carry so much and the best part? They have the largest selection of colors for any of the travel wallets we looked at.
03. Visconti 1157
There is a reason Visconti is the leading U.K. brand for high quality leather wallets. They have managed to wow us again with the new Visconti 1157. This wallet is constructed of the finest full grain leather and is equipped with everything you could possibly need while roaming around the world. The 1157 can hold up to 7 credit cards, ID Window and has 5 slip in pockets. There is also a pocket on the outside and a convenient pen holder down the middle. If that wasn’t enough they have also made sure to add RFID protection to ensure that when you are traveling all your private information remains safe and secure.
04. Derek Alexander Passport Travel Wallet
The Derek Alexander Passport Travel Wallet is quite possibly the most gorgeous travel accessory you will own this year. Derek Alexander Leather is a company that prides themselves on only using premium full grain leather and you can feel the high quality when you touch this wallet. Derek Alexander has managed to take luxury and make it practical because you can store up to 12 credit cards, bills, passports, travel documents and there is a coin pocket. The roominess of this wallet, along with the sleek appearance will make it the perfect gift for the avid traveler in your life.
05. Saddleback Passport Wallet
Saddleback Leather Co. has created the Passport Wallet for someone who loves adventure and needs a wallet that will last for years to come. This wallet is made from full grain cowhide leather and trust me you can tell the difference when you hold it in your hands! There is a 100 year warranty for all Saddleback products because not only is the Passport Wallet durable, but as it ages it will only look nicer. It will hold 5 cards each in 2 deep credit card slots and a full-length pocket on both sides for storing any passports you have. There is also a large cash pocket that will be able to store currency from around the world.
06. Corkor Passport Wallet
Are you in search of a durable wallet for traveling, but also have a hard time finding one that is environmentally friendly? The Corkor Passport Wallet is about to be your next go to for that big trip coming up. This truly unique wallet is handcrafted from 100 % cork material by the hands of Portugal’s finest artisans and it is completely vegan friendly. Do not let the material turn you off because unlike leather, cork will never crack or crumble and is stain and water resistant. RFID protection is implemented so you are able to travel with ease and security. There are 4 card slots, a compartment for your passport and another for your boarding pass, along with a handy slot behind the cards for excess cash.
07. Bellroy All Condition Essentials Pocket
You are able to easily transition from the office to the outdoors with Bellroy’s All Condition Essentials Pocket. This amazingly versatile wallet will be the travel companion you are looking for. Whether you are storing your camera or cellphone, office supplies, or just basic credit cards and cash…this bad boy has you covered. The all conditions leathers used to make the Bellroy Essentials Pocket are made to outlast normal wallets due to the additional treatments that are added to the surface and structure of the hide. This creates a protective seal that will keep your wallet water and scratch resistant no matter where your journey takes you.
08. Tumi Alpha Passport Case
The Tumi Alpha Passport Case is going to appeal to the traveling business man that wants his wallet to be practical, handsome, and durable. This bi fold passport wallet is able to hold 7 credit cards on one side and a nice deep pocket to hold the passport on the opposite side. There is a full sized currency slot behind. The Nylon material is reinforced with premium leather trim and a stylish logo. The finish is sleek and sophisticated and you can fit this wallet in your pocket for quick access during the day. Not many travel wallets are that compact while still being so useful. Make a great travel investment and check out the Alpha Passport Case.
09. ECCO Jilin Travel Wallet
Up next on our list is the ECCO Jilin Travel Wallet. This fashionable premium leather beauty features a zipped main compartment, a front compartment with 2 slip-in pockets and 8 credit card slots. ECCO is one of the world’s few companies to own their own tannery so they are very innovative in how they design their leather products and this wallet is no exception! The ECCO Jilin has a unique minimal design, but its functionality allows you to travel with everything you need in tow. The craftsmanship that went into this wallet in unlike any other and when you have ECCO you know you have quality while you travel.
Maxwell Scott Bags presents the Maxwell Scott Passport Holder. The wallet is exquisitely crafted in genuine Italian leather and will add a little luxury to any destination you are traveling to. The Maxwell Scott Passport Holder can accommodate 4 credit cards, bills, and also includes a transparent passport holder to avoid having to flip to a specific page. The inside is 100% cotton lining and even after all the contents are placed inside you can fit the Maxwell discreetly in your back pocket. An added bonus is that you can have this particular wallet personally engraved and now you have the elegant gift suited for any traveler.
Traveling with your passport does not mean you have to use a bulky wallet. The Allett RFID Slim Wallet provides a one location for all your important travel information but manages to keep it in one tiny package. Made with the finest Nappa leather, it can hold up to 10 cards in 5 convenient slots. Additionally, there is room for receipts, cash and your passport/boarding pass. The Allett Slim is also equipped with RFID protection so no more worrying about credit card theft. Whether your plane ride is 1 hour or 14, the minimalist design allows you to store it in your back pocket comfortably the whole ride.
The FRYE Men’s Logan Travel Wallet will amaze you with how much you can store in a small space. The wallet is handcrafted in full grain leather and accommodates 13 credit cards. There are 3 deep, large pockets on one side and 1 pocket on the other. The practical zip around design allows you to also store keys or your cellphone if needed. The FRYE Logan Travel Wallet is the embodiment of functionality because you will have virtually everything you need during your travels in one central location. If you are looking for high quality paired with practical function then you have come to the right place.
The Bosca Old Leather Collection has released the Bosca Passport Case with the refined, gentleman traveler in mind. The 100% genuine dark brown leather provides that smooth, stylish finish that all Bosca products are famous for. The deep pocket on the inside of this wallet allows you to store your passport and boarding pass safely. You also have the option of storing a few bills behind the passport for convenient access. The best part is the Bosca Passport Case is extremely thin and light weight so you will not fill bogged down on your next endeavor.
The Kasper Maison Passport Wallet literally has it all when it comes to maximum quality and travel friendly features. Premium Italian Leather gives you that extravagant feeling while still remaining one of the most practical wallets on the market in terms of the modern design. Your passport will fit snugly on the right side which allows the front cover and signature pages free for scanning. There are 3 slots on the left side for immediate access to your most used cards and Kasper Maison has also made sure to provide RFID protection so electronic pick-pocketing is a thing of the past. Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, the Kasper Maison Passport Wallet will help make it a world class experience.
The Jake Spade Tech Oxford collection has graced us with the Passport Wallet and right off the bat you notice the classic appeal that most traveling accessories do not have. The outside is 100% polyester material and then trimmed with the signature Jake Spade full grain leather to provide that touch of elegance. 5 credit cards will fit comfortably, along with 2 large compartments for your passport and any currency you accumulate around the world. The Jake Spade collection has taken the timeless look of a sleek bi fold and paired it with modern functionality, and they have done it beautifully.