Although pickpockets are still widely reported by tourists in major cities, the crime of stealing the contents of one’s wallet has been technologically advanced by radio frequency identification devices (RFID) which can read your credit cards and passports while still in your wallet or pocket. Thieves use handheld scanners which can read these chips through wallets and clothing up to several feet away. Identity theft via RFID readers is growing, but you can protect your personal data with the use of RFID blocking wallets and RFID blocking passport covers that will offer you the peace of mind you need while traveling through the world’s most congested cities. Here are the top rated wallets for traveling.
Pocket Vault features three separate compartments for your valuables.
Pocket Vault takes the stress out of traveling. Lined with RFID anti theft material to protect your credit card and passport, Pocket Vault features three separate compartments for your paper currencies, credit card and passport. Utilizing light durable material with soft backing, you simply strap Pocket Vault to your belt loop and tucked in between your pants and underwear. Three separate zipper pouches offer maximize protection and security. $15.99
The lightweight and compact design is great for simple packing.
Featuring an integrated RFID blocking security layer, the Zero Grid holds multiple credit cards, cash and ID via a compact design that keeps its shape for easy carrying in smaller bags. In addition, the lightweight and compact design is great for simple packing, and a zipper closure keeps your travel documents and personal items secure. Positive buyer reviews highlight the high quality and plenty of space to hold important documents. $34.95
A unique ID window is convenient at checking stations.
Although not a conventional pocket wallet, the Venture 4th RFID protected neck pouch keeps your information protected while offering a perfect location to securely store everything from passports, to travel tickets and credit cards. Its slim line design makes the neck stash perfect for wearing beneath clothes, while a moisture-absorbing back panel keeps your skin clear from irritation. A unique ID window is convenient at checking stations and security points. $17.95
Features a hidden compartment for spare cash.
This RFID high quality wallet is made from premium environmentally certified leather. There are sections for your passport, tickets and bills along with a hidden compartment for spare cash. A micro travel pen within the wallet is convenient when needed for filling out forms on the run. It comes in a variety of colors. $119
CitySafe protects your personal information using RFID technology.
CitySafe CX Antitheft Wristlet Wallet
Understated, sleek and secure, the CitySafe protects your personal information using RFID technology so you can travel worry-free throughout the world. Features include a nylon outer material along with a passport pocket, phone pocket, eight card slots and a coin pocket. Positive reviews point to the fact the this lightweight wallet fits the IPhone 8, cards, money, coins, pen and lip gloss. It has become the “everyday” wallet for many reviewers. $44.95
The pocket design keeps everything organized and easy to access.
Far more than a passport holder, it offers spacious storage for multiple passports, credit cards, travel itinerary and a phone. The pocket design keeps everything organized and easy to access. Reflective strips on the exterior and interior pockets help you find your wallet in dimly lit settings. Its compact size fits easily in a purse or backpack. This is a rugged travel wallet that will last trip after trip. $18.99
It’s wear-resistant, water repellent and has a removable strap.
Gonex Passport Holder Travel Wallet
This compact wallet is roomy enough to hold all of your travel necessities, including passport, boarding pass, credit card, ID card, pen, check book, cash, coins, receipts and other important documents. The built-in RFID blocking materials protect your personal information from identity theft and ensure your information safety on your trip. It’s wear-resistant, water repellent and designed with a removable wristlet strap that frees your hands for check-in. $33.68
This ultra-light, zippered jumbo wallet can hold many items.
Eagle Creek RFID Travel Zip Wallet
The passport sleeve helps block RFID readers from stealing your personal information up to a wide frequency range. This ultra-light, zippered jumbo wallet can hold your ID, credit cards and travel documents while zipped and securely closed. Features include a separate bill-fold pocket for currency, a zippered internal mesh pocket for coins and a front slip pocket for passport or oversized cell phone for quick access at TSA. $29.98
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