Any seasoned traveler knows that a system for securely stashing credit cards, cash, tickets and a passport in one easy-to-access place greatly reduces stress while on the road. Unfortunately, this typically means wearing a bulky travel wallet around your neck or shoving all of the loose items into a large pocket in your bag, where they're often free to fall out when you're running for the plane.
A small company intent on tackling this problem is Bellroy, with a new travel wallet so slim, at first glance it seems unlikely to fit everything within its beautiful leather folds and slots. The superbly crafted wallet is fashioned out of vegetable tanned leather, which promises to age gracefully and beautifully reflect your time spent traipsing around the globe.
Features like four "quick access" card slots, a passport sleeve, internal slots for cards used less frequently, a back fold that fits boarding passes and currency notes of any size, and an ingeniously hidden micro pen make traveling a breeze. Everything folds without creasing and slips as easily into your back pocket as a regular wallet would.
We used the Bellroy Travel Wallet on a recent trip and became increasingly fond of its sleek design with each airport encounter. Thanks to the micro travel pen hidden in the center of the wallet, filling out customs forms on the plane is a snap. The days of rooting around in the bottom of your bag for an extra pen or five euro note are gone.
Bellroy offers its clever little creation on their website for $120, available in both Midnight and Cocoa hues.