Review: Kyza Travel Wallet

By David Flynn, February 3 2017
Review: Kyza Travel Wallet

Kyza's Travel Wallet is a canny two-wallets-in-one product aimed at the frequent traveller, or even the infrequent traveller for that matter.

At first glance it's just a stylish passport wallet, with scored textured leather on the outside and a smoother finish on the inside.

There's room for a standard-sized 34 page passport – although not the thicker 'frequent traveller' edition, which will immediately rule this out of contention for many high flyers – along with a pen for filling in all those immigration forms, four slots (for credit cards, frequent flyer cards, public transport cards or even the odd business card) and a compartment for your boarding pass and loose currency notes.

So far so good, even if it's a tad thick once you load it up.

Now here's the clever bit: tucked inside the passport wallet is a second, smaller and more conventional wallet (same leather colour and treatment) with its own card slots and note compartment.

The idea is that you can keep all your cards and currency in the paired wallets, sorted according to where and when you'll need them.

Having arrived at your destination and checked into your hotel, you stow the passport wallet (with associated travel-only cards, etc) in the room's safe and tuck the more compact everyday wallet – perhaps having transferred some cards from the passport wallet – into your pocket or purse.

In practice, the combination is quite bulky and you'll probably be eager to undock your wallets.

The everyday wallet is a little taller than usual – it's more like a compact pocketbook – which works well with some of those uncommonly tall notes like the UK £50, as well as keeping its slim shape so as not to put much of a dent into your suit.

Kyza Travel Co. stocks the Travel Wallet in three editions: Soho (midnight navy outside, black inside), Majorca (bush pink/grey) and Oxford (tan/slate green), each selling for $159.95.

If we could make one change to the Kyza Travel Wallet it'd be to remove the over-sized branding from the front of each wallet, which makes it look less like an elegant part of your travel kit and more like a corporate give-away.

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

05 Oct 2016

Total posts 5

Nice idea but imagine it would add bulk when using both, I've used a Belroy travel wallet with the passport slot & pen for years & love how compact it is despite fitting so much in. I like traveling light, simple & organised & keep my passport on me most of the time so it works great for me.

04 Nov 2012

Total posts 220

Have the gifts4u travelling wallet works well, soft leather, has boarding pass slot on outside, was about $30 from memory.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

20 Jan 2016

Total posts 61

I was looking at the pictures as I read down the article, and my main thought was "nice idea, but that logo is nasty".  So glad to see from the last line in the article that its not just me. Had it been on the inside I suspect I would have been quite interested.  

03 Feb 2017

Total posts 2

I bought this wallet for a recent trip to Japan and loved it. Highly recommend. It fit everything I need in the passport wallet and I used the smaller wallet every day! It works especially well for overseas travel, is compact and slim, and the quality is great. I had a Bellroy wallet previously and was disappointed in the quality. Oh, and I personally like the logo - but each to their own! I bought my daughter the pink one for her birthday and she loved it.  

Mal
Mal

14 Jun 2013

Total posts 360

What was it about the Bellroy wallet's "quality" that you didn't like? I own a Bellroy Travel Wallet and it's one of the best travel buys I've made.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

26 Sep 2014

Total posts 50

Probably a reference to their perception that the leather Bellroy uses for their products feels cheap if you're accustomed to 'higher' quality leathers from manufactures like Coach.  But their goods are largely sub 150$ therefore not a long term investment. 

Mal
Mal

14 Jun 2013

Total posts 360

I like the idea but agree the logo on the front is a much over the top unless your name happens to be "Kyza"!

10 Aug 2015

Total posts 118

Concur the logo looks tacky, it should be much smaller and on the interior. That said I have a Smythson travel folder which is stunning, combines both a wallet for currency, cards, boarding passes and a separate removable passport holder. David Jones' Elizabeth St and Bourke Street (Ladies store) exclusive or online

05 Feb 2017

Total posts 1

I have used my KYZA Travel Co wallet for my past two overseas trips and love it. Most functional travel wallet I have ever had. 

GMG
GMG

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

06 Jul 2015

Total posts 15

I have used a Bellroy travel wallet for a couple of years, amazing piece of gift for frequent travel, and I keep a slim Bellroy for my normal daily use.


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