Like photo bags, I seem to have a thing for wallets. I’ve bought two on Kickstarter (though still waiting for the last one to ship) and have an ever-growing collection ranging in price and materials from cool metal shapes to hand-stitched leather.
After being pick-pocketed in France years ago, I’ve since been on the lookout for a truly great travel wallet. It should be:
- Secure ~ I don’t want my stuff to end up all over the floor if the wallet inadvertently takes a dive.
- Accessible ~ I should be (relatively) quick to the draw with cash or credit card.
- Front-Pocketable ~ I prefer to carry my main wallet in my front pocket. Slim styling appreciated.
- Stealthy ~ (aka no velcro) Getting access to my business/memory cards shouldn’t create a scene.
- Lanyard-friendly ~ Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.
Below is a quick video review of my favourite new travel wallet: the cheap but well thought-out Chums Surfshort Wallet.
There’s enough room to stick all the stuff you see in the pic above in a small, tether-friendly package.
Priced around $13 it’s a great travel-friendly wallet that won’t empty your current one.