The Best Travel Wallets for Men
Buying a wallet is always a personal matter, and traveling only makes the decision more fraught. With so many options out there today, where do you start? Fortunately, plenty of trusted brands offer some type of travel wallet that's got a passport holder and also comes equipped with the basics like slots for your credit cards.
With any travel-related purchase, durability is key. You'll want a material that's lightweight but sturdy enough to protect your belongings — losing money abroad isn’t fun. Keep style in mind, too, as carrying something that immediately pegs you as a tourist will only make you appear more vulnerable to theft. To meet both demands, there's nothing like a leather travel wallet.
You may also be thinking about space. Currency, credit cards, tickets, and other print-outs are most useful when organized, so look for a wallet that functions like you do.
Are you into a basic card holder to bring along only the essentials? Or would you prefer to stash all of your financial and logistical sundries in one secure place? Would you benefit from thoughtful features like built-in location tracking or a pen for when you need it most? Whatever your preference, the odds are good that there’s a wallet that suits your needs.
With each of these factors in mind, here are the best travel wallets for men on the market right now.
Herschel ‘Search’ Passport Holder With Tile Slim
Keep your most important travel document under wraps with this textured leather carrying case, which also has a pen loop, plentiful card slots, and a larger slot for currency or tickets. The best part? It’s equipped with a Tile Slim tracker in a custom sleeve, so you can always locate your passport quickly and easily when you accidentally tucked it into your internal suitcase pocket — preventing hours of panicked searching.
To buy: amazon.com, $85
Bellroy RFID Travel Wallet
This slim, top-grain leather wallet packs a passport pouch, two currency pouches, and slots for four cards. There’s also a microscopic pen in there in case you, too, never seem to have one on hand when the customs form requires it.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $125
Ermenegildo Zegna ‘Pelle Tessuta’ Wallet
Made in Italy, this striking wallet is woven with Pelle Tessuta lambskin leather. With credit card slots on the underside of the top flap, it opens to a pocket that’s got enough room all of your travel essentials — an iPhone 7 or 8, currency, and more. The snap closure keeps everything snug.
To buy: bergdorfgoodman.com, $595
Tumi ID Lock Slim Card Case
If you only need to bring along the basics, you can store up to four cards in this polished case. RFID-blocking technology keeps information secure, while the textured leather adds a stylish look. You can also add a monogram for free.
To buy: tumi.com, $75
Bally ‘Baliro’ Leather Continental Wallet
It doesn’t get much sleeker than this durable leather wallet. Crafted in Italy, it features two interior bill compartments and eight slots for your credit cards. It also goes with just about everything.
To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, $325
Mezlan ‘Perseo’ Travel Wallet
The non-traditional structure of this leather wallet is actually much more intuitive than it looks at a glance. It folds up neatly and snaps shut to keep your essentials secure.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $295
Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Embossed Travel Wallet
Thoughtful details add up to one stylish wallet — calfskin leather embossed with Golden Fleece jacquard, delicate stitching, and versatile colors. The leather enclosure ensures items stay put and there’s plenty of room for essentials.
To buy: brooksbrothers.com, $228
Polo Ralph Lauren Burnished Leather Narrow Wallet
This elegant wallet features not one, but three interior pockets for currency, seven card slots, and one for your checkbook. Ralph Lauren die-hards will love the debossed signature pony, and the slim bifold design ensures it can slip into your pocket without feeling bulky.
To buy: macys.com, $95
Burberry Travel Wallet
Crafted in Italy from Burberry’s proprietary “trench leather,” this stylish travel wallet features a hand strap, multiple interior card slots, all-around zip fastening and a removable coin pouch. It’s available in a striking Ink Blue.
To buy: burberry.com, $675
Pacsafe LX250 RFID-blocking Zippered Travel Wallet
This travel passport wallet helps belongings stay put — both literally, thanks to a secure zippered closure, and digitally with RFID-blocking technology. With plenty room for your passport and travel documents, you’ll feel safe taking this wallet wherever you’re headed.
To buy: llbean.com, $50
Piel ‘Executive’ Travel Wallet
This leather travel wallet will hold your passport, tickets, and more. Great for those on a budget, it comes with a detachable wrist strap to make carrying a snap.
To buy: ebags.com, $70 (originally $122)