The best travel wallets 2017 for those on the go

Accompanying every travelling man should be a sophisticated travel wallet; whether it's style or function you're after, discover a selection of the best right here

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Business trip or for leisure, a travel wallet is a handy way to keep all of your documents in one place. With a simple flick through the pockets, you can tick off your passport, boarding cards and other necessary items, leaving you to breeze through the airport predominantly worry-free - we’ll leave the conflicting decision on whether you should buy your friends a 1 litre bottle of booze each at duty-free up to you. 

How to buy the best travel wallet for you

Choose from a range of materials - leather for the sophisticated businessman or why not go for a composition of durable materials that will last and last and last, no matter how many air miles you collect. 

How many pockets will you require? There’s travel wallets to squeeze in a couple of cards alongside your passport, and ones that will comfortably fit cash, cards, driving licences, a pen and even your tablet.

Another aspect to consider is whether you want your travel wallet to provide protection against Radio-Frequency Identification devices (RFiD). Although rare, identification theft is an issue, and something you may or may not be worried out. Some of our wallets block these devices, while others don’t so it’s worth bearing it in mind when browsing. 

The common theme is, you get what you pay for. While there’s nothing wrong with being cheap and cheerful, if you want your wallet to become a faithful travel companion, you’re going to have to stretch the pockets. If you require one to rely on for your annual holiday, an everyday one will probably do. Whatever your needs, find the right one for you in our list of the best travel wallets. 

Our pick of the best travel wallets to buy today

1. Fjallraven Travel Wallet

A durable travel wallet for the avid traveller

Specifications
Best for: Adventure
Material: G-1000 Heavy Duty Fabric
Colours: Green, red, blue, grey, olive, navy
RFiD: No
Reasons to buy
+Heavy duty material+A range of colours available
Reasons to avoid
-Not the cheapest on the list

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. 

2. Zoppen Travel Wallet

A stylish travel wallet with every pocket under the sun

Specifications
Best for: All-rounder
Material: Eco-friendly PU leather
Colours: All colours of the rainbow!
RFiD: Yes
Reasons to buy
+A pocket for every travel essential+A huge range of colours for personal preference
Reasons to avoid
-Pockets a little tight for space

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. Pacsafe RFIDsafe V200 Travel Wallet

A travel wallet with as much card capacity as your wallet

Specifications
Best for: Card space
Material: Nylon and polyester
Colours: Black
RFiD: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Lots of space for cards+Large change pocket
Reasons to avoid
-Only available in one colour 

If you’re looking for a no frills travel wallet that that keeps your cards, cash and receipts safe, this Pacsafe wallet could serve you well. While you can see from the design that there is room enough for up to 8 cards, there’s also a window pocket each for your passport and driver’s license and plenty of room for loose change. The manufacturer promises protection against identity theft, while the bracelet with its handy loop acts as a handy mechanism to prevent you from dropping it in the middle of the airport concourse. 

4. Bellroy Leather Travel Wallet

A compact travel wallet for your bear essentials

Specifications
Best for: Smart & compact
Material: Leather
Colours: Brown, caramel, grey, black
RFiD: No
Reasons to buy
+Pocket size+Quality leather exterior
Reasons to avoid
- Smaller than others on the list 

This leather travel wallet sure packs it all in, with Bellroy promising space for your passport, boarding passes, notes and cards, leaving just enough room for a mini pen. Reviewers mention how slim the wallet is, even packed with airport necessities. As a result, you should be able to fit the wallet inside your pocket - perfect for subtlety and no faffing about finding it. On top of that, the leather gives it a sleek and sophisticated look, making it the best travel wallet for those heading away on business or anyone looking for something a bit more stylish than the typical adventurers travel wallets.

5. LifeVenture RFiD Mini Travel Wallet

A budget-friendly travel wallet for backpackers

Specifications
Best for: Backpackers
Material: Nylon
Colours: Grey
RFiD: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Great quality for the price+Waterproof
Reasons to avoid
-A bit on the bulky side 

When you’re travelling, you’re going to be on a budget and if you’re planning on backpacking off the beaten track, Lifeventure has made sure this travel wallet is prepared for all circumstances. Find yourself waist deep in a river? - it’s waterproof. Find yourself going through some sketchy looking areas? It protects against Radio-Frequency Identification devices. It boasts pockets for your passport, boarding passes, cash, cards and even your smartphone. For the price, and reviewers agree, you can’t beat it.

6. Knomo 56-065-DAG (12")

How about a travel pouch that fits your tablet?

Specifications
Best for: Business travellers
Material: Canvas and leather
Colours: Grey
RFiD: No
Reasons to buy
+Fits a tablet+Charges devices
Reasons to avoid
- Larger than others (goes without saying) 

As one reviewer puts it, this ‘man clutch’ is a fantastic everyday item as well as a useful travel wallet. With space for a 12” screen, phone, cards, passport, boarding passes and even some bathroom essentials, you’ll never feel disorganised for that important business trip again. With its canvas design and full grain leather touch points, London brand Knomo have blended style with functionality perfectly to bring you this travel organiser. Plus, with space for your devices and clever cable management, you can charge on the go too.