After a rash of credit card numbers stolen via RFID scanner at a local gas station, I decided to buy RFID blocking wallets for both hubby and myself. I did a bit of research into brands, looking at quality of materials and customer reviews. I was willing to give up some style for something that works, although I prefer a clutch wallet (I have been using a leather one that came with a messenger bag about 5 purses and twelve years ago). I decided to the give the Travelon – RFID Blocking Ladies Wallet a try.I will tell you right now, I like this wallet so much that I talked it up, a friend put it on her wish list, and I bought it for her as a birthday gift. (I linked to the brown wallet so you can see the detail better.)
The nylon is water resistant and wipes clean, which is a nice feature. I went with the black wallet with a green and white interior; I’m not thrilled with the inside pattern, but it’s very easy to see what’s inside (instead of a dark brown lining like my old wallet). It has more card slots, which allowed me to organise my wallet a bit better. The card slots are a little snugger than I’m used to, but I’m adapting. I like the simple outside design, and in all it is an excellent wallet.
Ah! But Elisabeth (you may say), how do you know that it actually works? Tut- tut. Did you really think that I wouldn’t test the most important feature?
One of my offices is in a military secured building (that sounds much more glamorous than it really is). I used to be able to wave my purse in front of the scanner and it would read my access card, right through the purse. I slipped the card into my new wallet and actually pressed the wallet up to the reader- not a peep. I am quite satisfied with the functionality of this wallet, and bought hubby an RFID-blocking men’s bi-fold as well. I am very, very pleased with the quality of the Travelon brand and happily will recommend it to anyone who asks.