I’ll be honest, I used to think of travel wallets and passport holders as a vanity accessory.
And they are… except when you start to travel frequently, especially on business travel.
Then a good travel wallet is a lifesaver.
After finding myself rummaging through my bag for my passport then my ticket then spare change for a coffee one too many times at the airport, I realized I needed a better organization system.
I wanted a travel wallet that would be sturdy and compartmentalized enough to hold my travel credit cards, loose change, foreign currency as well as my passport and receipts.
Bonus points for something stylish and durable!
Keep reading for my list of the best travel wallets!
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Best Wallets for Travel
These are my favorite travel wallets in no particular order.
I’ve included a mix of designer and inexpensive wallets to suit different budgets and both men’s travel wallets and women’s travel wallets.
Some have unique features like the ability to charge your phone, hold cords, block RFID and waterproof outers – but all have the most important feature – functionality!
For the most part, these are larger travelers’ wallets designed with a passport holder in addition to currency and travel documents. I also looked for those with multiple zippers or folds to keep everything neatly organized.
Best Travel Organizers
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Best Travel Wallets (2021)
Best All Around Travel Wallet: Kate Spade
This Kate Spade Travel Wallet was my first travel wallet and remains one of my favorites.
It keeps everything neatly organized and is made of durable saffiano leather, with 17 interior pockets for cards, IDs etc.
The zip around also makes everything inside quite secure and you can stick in 2 passports if you’re traveling as a pair.
Unzipped, it lays entirely flat so you can see everything at once.
There’s also an exterior pocket outside the zipped section. Kate Spade produces this travel wallet pretty much every year and so there’s bound to be a color to suit your preference!
Best RFID Blocking Wallet: Zoppen
This is a hefty, all-in-one travel organizer with slots for everything you need.
It comes in a huge range of colors and still manages to be light and compact!
I find this one particularly handy for running through multiple countries and airports as it has a place for a pen to fill out customs forms and slots for SIM cards.
As someone who carries a lot of credit cards, I did wish there were more card holders but overall this is a fantastic travel document organizer!
The best part is the saffiano leather blocks RFIDs to give you peace of mind.
Most Sustainable Travel Wallet: Everlane
This leather sling wallet is perfect for minimalists.
While it might look sleek and simple on the outside, it fits all the essentials the inside! The leather sling can fit cards, keys, headphones and the must have’s while you’re out and about sightseeing.
It’s light weight, solid quality and perfect for keeping you organized on the go.
What I like most is the hands-free, close to the vest style of this Everlane leather bag. It can also double as a clutch for going out at night!
I also have an in-depth review, which has additional photos.
Best Travel Wallet for Business Travelers: Tumi
Tumi makes high quality travel products and their zip around wallets are no exception.
The wristlet makes it look like a purse when you carry it around, so it transitions easily from day to night.
The roomy interior can fit everything you might need: phone, passport, cash, additional currency, boarding passes, cards and coins. It even has a pen slot and room for a small notebook!
That’s not all.
It also has a zippered compartment to securely store any tickets or coins and an additional back pocket. This is one travel wallet that can do it all!
Comes in a couple different colors and both mens and womens varieties.
Best Zip Around Travel Wallet: Michael Kors
The Michael Kors jet set travel wallet was recommended to me by so many people and it’s easy to see why!
There’s a couple different variations by both Michael Kors and Michael Michael Kors – some have a wristlet and some are a zip around. But all are continental wallets with accordion style pockets, tons of card slots and a gorgeous leather outer.
There’s tons of room on the inside and I can even stuff my iphone plus inside, which is a huge plus in favor of the Michael Kors travel continental wallet.
I especially love the durable saffiano leather, which only needs a spot clean to get off dust and spills.
Overall, this is a classy and stylish travel wallet and I’ve found that both millennials and older women love Michael Kors so it’s a universal travel wallet.
Best Travel Organizer: Ted Baker
This Ted Baker organizer and travel wallet has a gorgeous floral motif, featuring interior snap tabs, slip pockets, four card slots and a pen holder.
I particularly like how it fits my phone and has a tie to keep cords nicely tucked away and tangle free.
Other benefits: a pen slot, a zip around closure for security and zippered pouch for loose change, vital travel documents, etc.
Overall Ted Baker offers a stylish zippered travel wallet perfect for women! The only negative is that this is faux leather and made of polyurethane, but that does lend it durability.
Best Hidden Neck Wallet: Lewis N. Clark
For those who like to carry things close to the vest, this small waterproof travel wallet offers 7 pockets to stash your valuables around your neck.
It’s just large enough to fit an oversized iPhone 6+, a whopping 4 passports and things like gum, loose change, etc so this is my pick for the best family travel wallet.
The rfid neck wallet is made of water resistant nylon and laced with RFID blocking material.
I find this to be the best hidden travel wallet due to its adjustable neck string – as long as you keep the items minimal, it’s quite comfortable to wear close to the body.
Best Leather Travel Organizer: Amazon
I’ve always loved the look of leather pouches and this travel organizer wallet immediately caught my eye, because it looks like something Indiana Jones would have carried!
I’m partial to the purpleish red color but they also sell more traditional leather options like tan, black and brown.
This travel document organizer wallet holds 2 passports, credit cards and ID slots and isn’t too big – it fits right in a large pants back pocket.
I was pretty impressed with the quality of the leather, especially given the price, as it’s soft and rich to the touch with even stitching. They do claim it is manufactured in Europe.
Overall, it’s quite a stylish option that looks more expensive than it is!
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