Travel document holders are a must have travel accessory for international trips. They keep your passport protected and generally provide all the functionality of a traditional wallet or small purse, depending on the size and style you choose.
Most travel document holders have common features, such as RFID blocking, durable material, a multitude of pockets, enclosures to keep everything contained and some even have straps to keep them attached to your body. These features can be hard to judge and there are hundreds of travel document holders available today.
All travel document holders are designed to withstand the rigors of travel, but some are certainly better than others. We’ve reviewed all the top travel document holders and narrowed the list down to the best options, so you don’t have to. Below, you’ll find a curated list of the best travel document holders for your needs, budget and preferences. Enjoy your travels!
Zero Grid Travel Document Holder & Family Passport Holder w/ RFID Blocking
The Zero Grid Travel Document Holder and Wallet is one of the best available in our reviews. It stores us to 6 passports, making it a great option for family travel or group travel, and can hold 12 or more debit/credit cards, ID cards or anything else you want to hold.
It should be noted that with its relatively small size (for what it can hold), it will hold up to 6 standard 28-page passports, but if you have the larger 52-page passports, it will hold 4, possibly 5, passports. With that said, the passport pockets can hold other things like smartphones, small external batteries (like the Anker PowerCore Slim), or anything else of similar size.
The Zero Grid Travel Document Holder and Wallet has RFID blocking technology to protect your important travel materials from remote theft from thieves using scanners to collect personal information from unsuspecting travelers. It’s rated to protect against 13.56 MHz, so it will protect your passport and credit cards, but won’t block your cell phone signals.
It’s highly durable, made of Ripstop water-resistant nylon, solid binding and stitching, and a zipper closure all the way around the holder for security and protection. The holder has a nice balance of flexibility and firmness, so it’s not too rigid like many RFID protected travel document holders. It’s also washable in case of spills, food, mud or anything else you may need to wash off.
Last but not least there’s also a lifetime, money-back satisfaction guarantee.
- 100% lifetime money-back guarantee
- RFID protection
- Stores up to 6 passports
- Pockets for 12 or more debit/credit cards, ID cards, and more
- Internal zip pocket for currency, coins and other loose items
- Water-resistant Ripstop nylon and zipper closure all the way around the holder for all-weather protection
- Outside pocket convenient for holding boarding passes or a smart phone
- Micro travel pen included in the center of the holder, convenient for filling out customs forms
- If you have the larger passport books (52-page versions) or passport covers you want to keep on your passports, this travel document holder will likely not hold 6 passports as advertised. In this case, 5 passports will be challenging and even 4 will be tight.
Bellroy Travel Wallet
This travel document holder is one of the more expensive on the market, but as they say you get what you pay for. This slim, good-looking wallet has sections for one passport, tickets, and up to 10 debit/credit cards. It’s made from high-quality, environmentally-certified leather. It has a divided currency section, making it easy to keep your home and foreign currency separate. It also has a small pocket for a SIM card, although micro SIM’s can be hard to retrieve since the pocket is made for a standard SIM.
RFID protection is included in three of the five colors available (black, java, and caramel). It’s not clear why the other two colors don’t have RFID protection. The versions that do have RFID protection only work when the wallet is closed, but not when opened. This is because the RFID blocking material is enclosed on the outside of the travel document holder. The downside, of course, is vulnerability when the wallet is open. The upside is it allows you to open the wallet and use RFID-enabled credit cards without removing the card.
The Bellroy Travel Wallet is backed by a 3-year warrantee.
- Sections for a passport, tickets, currency, SIM card, and up to 10 debit/credit cards
- RFID protection
- Currency section has a divider to keep your home and foreign currency separate
- Made from premium environmentally-certified leather
- Backed by 3-year warrantee
- Mini travel pen included, convenient for filling out customs forms
- 5 colors to choose from – black, carmel, cocoa, java, and midnight
- Expensive ($167.95 at the time of publishing)
It’s meant for individual use with room for only one passport, so not convenient for family or group travel
- It’s meant for small, 28-page passports. Large 52-page passports are a tight fit.
- RFID protection is only available on 3 of the 5 colors (black, java, and caramel).
- No zipped pockets
Travel Navigator RFID Blocking Neck Stash Passport and Travel Document Holder
This travel document holder, as you can see, is more of a pouch with a neck strap than a wallet like some of the others in this list. I’ve traveled with one of these in Central America and Europe and it worked great for carrying everything I needed in a day while keeping everything secure.
It has RFID protection that covers all pockets, so all your items are secure, even then the flap is open. This does mean you need to take debit/credit cards out of the pockets to use them for swiping.
It has a fold-over flap secured by velcro, which adds a layer of security but also allows easy access. There is also a zippered pocket accessible from the top of the travel document holder. Inside it has an additional zippered pockets for currency, loose change, travel tickets and other items, two 5″ pockets and three 4″ pockets.
The pockets are large enough to hold at least 4 passports of any size and possibly five or six small passports or any size mobile phone. These pockets can of course be used to carry all kinds of things like another wallet, boarding passes, pens, earbuds, chapstick, etc.
The travel document holder is made of Ripstop material like some of the other options on this page, which means its durable, water-resistant and easily washable. It also has an adjustable neck strap that adjusts from 27 to 50 inches. The neck strap is made of the same Ripstop material, but does not have a wire embedded in it to prevent thieves from cutting the strap.
- RFID protection
- Pouch design is thin, but wide giving it room hold a lot of material but still slim enough for wearing under clothing for security
- Ripstop material is durable, water-resistant and tough
2 zippered pockets (one outside, one inside) for currency, loose change and other items
- Two 5″ pockets and three 4″ pockets
- Fold-over velcro flap adds additional security, while maintaining easy access
- Neck strap adjusts from 27-50 inches
- Lifetime warranty and satisfaction guarantee
- It’s big, so don’t get this one if you’re looking for something to fit in a pocket
- Because it’s big with lots of room, if you stuff all the pockets full, it will get bulky and heavy.
- However, it’s not tall enough for most boarding passes
Travelambo RFID Blocking Genuine Leather Passport Holder Wallet in 7 Colors
This travel document holder is a thin, simple design for an individual traveler. It has pockets for one passport, 4 cards, and 2 currency pockets. It comes in 8 colors and the black version comes in two versions, one with a button strap to keep the two sides of the wallet together which is helpful if you are packing a lot into the wallet. All the other colors are only available without the strap.
RFID protection is included in this travel document holder, which has been certified effective by independent labs. The individual card pocket have RFID protective material on both sides, so when the wallet is open, your cards are still protected.
The cover of the holder is firm, but flexible so it’s comfortable in a pocket. They claim it’s made of leather, but it doesn’t seem to be genuine leather. I could be wrong, but it’s most likely pleather of some kind.
- RFID protection, including each individual card holder, so cards are protected even when opened
- Inexpensive (some colors as low as US$9.99 at time of publishing)
- Slim design for light travelers
- Pockets for one passport, 4 cards, and 2 currency pockets
- Comes in 7 different colors
- Slim design means it doesn’t hold as much as some of the other travel document holders
- No zippered pockets
- It doesn’t appear to be made of genuine leather as claimed. It’s not bad quality material, but it’s almost certainly not leather as advertised
- Currency pockets are shallow so you need to fold currency to put it in the pocket, which can be inconvenient
Zoppen Multi-purpose RFID Blocking Travel Passport Wallet Tri-fold Travel Document Holder
This travel document holder is a great option if you’re looking for something on the smaller side that is more of a wallet than a pouch or small bag. It has a slim, compact design that keeps everything streamlined and features 1 Passport pouch, 3 Card slots, 1 ID Pouch, 2 ticket compartments, 1 Zip pocket, 1 Sim card slot, and 1 Pen holder.
- RFID protection
- Relatively inexpensive (around US$13 at time of publishing)
- 3 pockets for debit/credit cards
- Small zipper pocket for coins and other loose items
- Stylish looks and slim design
- Comes in 22 different colors
- It’s great for one person, but there’s only room for only one passport. It’s not ideal for families looking to keep all travel documents in one place
- It’s a tight fit for boarding passes, even though the picture shows one in it. It is certainly not large enough for boarding passes printed at home on a full sheet of paper.
- A passport only fits without a cover, so if you have another passport cover you’ll need to remove it to use this product
- It does not come with a strap, so if that’s important you, I’d consider a different option
What’s your experience been with these travel document holders? Do you have other favorites to recommend? If so, add them to the comments section below.