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.
Member since 24 Dec 2013
Total posts 98
Contactless card payments are the way to go in my opinion.
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.
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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.
Member since 18 Nov 2013
Total posts 61
Bellroy's excellent High Line wallet fits taller notes and RRP is $100.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
No coins in the Bellroy.
Some Bellroy wallets have a coin pouch.
Member since 23 Sep 2013
My Bellroy has a "hidden" section ideal for larger notes
Member since 29 Jul 2014
Total posts 143
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