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This is a very nice wallet for your passport, the large inner compartment pocket for cash is very nicely done the internal lining material is very soft and well stitched in place. The pocket behind the card slots looks like it will be great for securing boarding cards, yes the boarding card will stick out the top of the wallet but it will still work slightly better than just wrapping the wallet around the boarding card as I have always done in the past.
The leather does scratch easily but it is also easy to repair, some reviewers have mentioned that the colour was a bit light, I would say that it matches the photographs quite well at least on my monitor, unless you have a calibrated monitor using online pictures as a reference is always going to be a bit hit and miss. It is quite light in colour but you can darken it nicely and fix any scratches with a good quality leather cream.
The passport compartment for me works best with just the back page inserted under the flap, it is very secure in that position but you can put it completely in the pocket as shown in the pictures, again all the internal surfaces are covered with a fine silk like material so your passport is unlikely to fray at the edges through abrasion with the leather.
The RFID blocking compartments, well I didn't buy it for that and to be honest given that the cards stick out of the pockets you can't have a completely secure Faraday cage surrounding the cards, I'm not even sure that an all metal card case would be 100% effective and I own one, you will never know if these security features will work unless you possess a card skimmer and can test it yourself, I don't and I'm not about to buy one just to test my wallets :)
Overall very good value for money, just looking forward to my first trip to use it in a month or so.
Very high quality, good leather throughout the entire product. Note that this is more like a passport sized wallet, with pocket and sections etc rather than a simple passport sleeve type wallet. More than enough room for two passports (one either side) and cards and currency. I have not tried the RFID blocking yet
This is surprisingly great! I was a little dubious at first after reading some of the less positive reviews. But I took a chance and bought this for my boyfriends birthday. It is packaged in a lovely, presentable black box and then the passport wallet itself is covered in a nice material sleeve. So it looks very presentable. Previous reviews have commented on the colour not been an accurate representation in the picture. It is a slightly lighter brown. However, it's still incredibly nice. I'm really impressed and would definitely recommend!
It is a good product for the price however, it comes with downsides:
- Size: it is quite big, I thought it would adjust better to my passport but it is quite bulky and oversized. - Material: the leader has a nice soft touch but it also makes it difficult to slip inside and outside my pocket.
Suprised to read not many reviews here actually talking about the RFID protection, which doesnt work with this product! I put my passport in and took out my phone with the NFC mode turned on (which is a weak radio for very Near Field Connections) and it blipped away as soon as I rested it on the outside of the wallet. I've been using an inexpensive RFID blocking sleeve from Digi Protek (sold on Amazon for $9) and it works very well under the same scrutiny. I wanted to step up a little and get protection with some style, and the crazy horse leather looks a feels great.. but I need protection and this doesn't offer any, sorry to say.