Couple things to remember when traveling abroad this year.
We can help you with at least one of those things.
Herein: the 14 best passport wallets your greenback can buy. No matter what type of traveler you are, we’ve got you covered.
For Hidden Security: Saddleback Leather Co. Passport Wallet
Full-grain leather, pigskin lining, 100-year warranty, two card slots that hold five cards each ...and RFID blocking to protect your sensitive electronic information (including the chip in your passport). Bonus points for the company’s motto: “They’ll fight over it when you’re dead.”
Alternative: Travel Smart by Conair might be faux leather, but it’s also RFID blocking and just $13.
For the Hoarding Types: Travel Envelope by Moore & Giles
Available in a Titan Milled leather that’s closer in style to a great Italian dress shoe, this snap closure wallet can hold all your receipts and documents. Like, ALL of them. Maybe not for the front pocket.
Alternative: The perforated Passport Folio by Gus has an abundance of pockets with specific duties, from passports to cards (7 of ‘em) to currency to SIM chips.
For a Splash of Color: Trumaker Passport Wallet
Best known for their awesomely comfy dress shirts, Trumaker also makes this supple slim beauty in green.
Alternative: The Passport Folder Heritage by Wolecraft will hold your iPhone, cash, cards and your passport in a cool “river” green (all enveloped by wool felt)
To Say “I’m an American” Without Coming Off Like a Dick: Bexar Passport Wallet
Hand-sewn, saddle-stitched rustic goodness from the heart of Texas Hill Country, made by three guys named Falcon, Guy and Christian.
Alternative: Harrison Chocolate, a handcrafted veg-tanned beauty that gets more character with age, from the Cali-based Made in Mayhem.
For Minimalists: Bellroy Passport Sleeve
Thanks to two quick-access slots and a built-in micro-pen, you’ll be pulling out your passport and filling out your travel forms in about three seconds. A beautifully scaled-down take on their classic Travel Wallet.
Alternative: The Leather Passport Cover by Brothers Leather features a passport pocket, two card pockets and a catch-all canvas lined compartment for, well, whatever.
For the Price Conscious: JooJoobs Passport Wallet
Monogrammed leather wallets with your choice of thread color, plus multiple pockets and room for two passports. For only $39.
Alternative: The Passport Wallet by WP Standard ($55) is perfect for your passport, a card and some loose cash.
To Zip Up Your Goods: Zip Passport by HardGraft
A slick calfskin leather wallet (oh, and as you can see, the wallet's color is called “black oil” for a reason) with three slim pockets and one large zipper compartment.
Alternative: The Diplomat by Capsule is essentially a long but thin zippered leather pouch with a passport sleeve on the outside.