Recommendations for a traveller (not travel) wallet

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lkennedy

Member since 16 Dec 2011

Total posts 21

I just got back from Spain and was quite annoyed that 50 & 100 Euro notes stuck out of my wallet as they were too tall. I seem to remember having an issue with larger pound notes in the past also.


Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced (under $100) wallet that doesn't have this problem?

Thanks.

anonymous

Member since 24 Dec 2013

Total posts 98

Contactless card payments are the way to go in my opinion.

lkennedy

Member since 16 Dec 2011

Total posts 21

Which I had fail on my 3 times (and worked later the same day). Also had one taxi that would not take cards at all. So for me it's still important to take some backup cash.


PB57

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Nov 2014

Total posts 22

I use a card wallet which is thin and that suits me. The wallet has an opening for notes. If pound an euro notes are folded on the middle, as would happen with a conventional wallet, but then slotted into to wallet so that the fold is at the top of the opening, they fit fine. I tend to use a mix of credit and debit cards when traveling. Two of those I use have been recommended on this site, but do like to have some cash as a backup for instances where cards can’t be used. However I was in England last week, and now in Portugal and the cards are doing most of the work.

jhor

Member since 18 Nov 2013

Total posts 61

Bellroy's excellent High Line wallet fits taller notes and RRP is $100.

spankee

Member since 25 Feb 2013

Total posts 18

A bit over budget, but I use the Bellroy Travel wallet. Also fits boarding passes and immigration documents from "most" countries.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 990

I use a Bellroy travel wallet, as Spankee says it's a bit over your budget but is deal – interesting reference from Jhor for the High Line wallet too, I should check that out. On my first trip to Europe many years ago (pre-Euro) I had this same issue with 'oversized' notes and ended up buying a wallet at a local market in Vienna as the quick-and-easy solution.

Geoffair

Member since 04 May 2018

Total posts 42

Notes do fold ofcourse 'though if a lot a friend uses a money belt since carries thousands of dollars,etc.

Has no problem in Asian countries.

themmc

Member since 10 May 2018

Total posts 10

I also use the Bellroy travel wallet. I love that it fits my passport as well as boarding passes etc. If you don't load it up with cards it's pretty thin. I would love if it had some kind of "flap" or zip compartment - sometimes I feel things are going to slide out.

Dredgy

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Apr 2017

Total posts 164

I’m also looking. Bell Roy is way over budget for me but contemplating springing for it - does it have a place for coins? Most expensive wallets I’ve had are rather useless for cash?

Last editedby Dredgy at Jul 20, 2018, 04:17 PM.

spankee

Member since 25 Feb 2013

Total posts 18

I’m also looking. Bell Roy is way over budget for me but contemplating springing for it - does it have a place for coins? Most expensive wallets I’ve had are rather useless for cash?
Last edited by Dredgy at Jul 20, 2018, 04.17 PM.

No coins in the Bellroy.

jhor

Member since 18 Nov 2013

Total posts 61

Some Bellroy wallets have a coin pouch.

FFTrev

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Sep 2013

Total posts 10

My Bellroy has a "hidden" section ideal for larger notes

akronflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jul 2014

Total posts 143

I have both the Bellroy Travel Wallet and the Kyza Wallet
Both are good but the later is really two wallets in one which may suit your purpose

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