Review: Keep track of your stuff with a travel wallet
You might have experienced it more than once. The feeling when you’re about to check in at the airport and you suddenly can’t find your passport – although you swear you just had it! Or when you’re desperately trying to find the confirmation papers you printed for your hotel booking. And by the way – where do you keep your extra sim card safe when swapping it for a forign version on your journey?
I like to know where I have my stuff when I travel and to be able to easily find it when needed. And for that I used to carry with me a quite heavy A4-sized ‘folder’, taking up a lot of precious space in my hand luggage. Therefore it was spot on when I found a cool looking ‘travel wallet’ at a funky store in Madrid, designed to carry all the essentials: A couple of passports, flight tickets, hotel booking papers, business- and credit cards, and other documents – as well as a pen, small valuables like coins, stamps and that extra sim card. Best thing is that it’s very light and only meassures 14 cm x 24 cm.
Admitted, I fell as much for the design as the practicality, and I promised myself I would buy this one day (trying to live of travel writing limits your budget at times). But I finally got my hands on this beauty the other day – and while I was at it I bought a more feminine version for my girlfriend, as she is in love with this piece of travel accessory too.
These travel wallets are designed by the UK based company Disaster Designs, and comes in several colourful and creative versions. They’re made of a soft but resistant material and will easily fit in a handbag. I bought ours in the O2 Lifestyle shop (Calle del Carmen 14) in downtown Madrid, but they can also be found in lifestyle shops in the UK and around Europe.
I can’t wait to bring it on my next trip!
* This review is NOT sponsored in any way, but only based on my own opinion.
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