Keeping your passport safe and in good condition is vital, whether you’re traveling or stashing it at home. A leather passport holder will get the job done, with a bit of class and the flair that a quality piece of leather imparts. The problem being, of course, that high-quality, full-grain leather is expensive, and the high-quality leather goods made with true craftsmanship are usually out of reach for most of our budgets. Thankfully, passport holders aren’t quite as complex and pricey as, say, a pair of leather shoes or full-grain leather bags. Here’s a few good picks for top-quality leather that looks good and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Designed in Sweden, this passport holder from Kasper Maison is soft, supple and sturdy. It’s crafted from Genuine Italian cowhide leather, with “tough” German polyester thread. There’s a large sleeve pocket for carrying your passport, some inside card pockets, and space for cash, tickets or assorted papers. RFID protection keeps your identity safe. Kaisper Maison guarantee it with a 2-year warranty.
Saddleback Leather goods are well-known for being some of the best in the business, and this RFID-protected passport holder continues that tradition. Crafted from full-grain cowhide, it’s lined with pigskin (which is even tougher than cowhide) and stitched together with marine-grade polyester webbing – used to make sails. Saddleback also backs it up with their 100-year warranty. If toughness and mega-durability is what you’re after, there’s no other option.
If you insist on Made in America quality, look to TPKGolf. All their products are manufactured right here at home and made from full-grain leather. In fact, they emboss that right onto the wallet so you can’t miss it. It’s size to fit a US Passport, but can hold slightly larger ones from other countries, and has inside pockets for business cards, hotel cards, etc, and a hidden pocket for stashing an emergency credit card. And, it’s pretty cheap – for being built in the USA out of full-grain leather.
Another very affordable option for full-grain leather, this passport holder from Leatherology is sleek and slim, perfectly sized for your passport and with 2 interior side pockets for boarding passes, receipts and cards. A soft fabric lining inside keeps things luxurious. A helpful “PASSPORT” is engraved on the front, just in case you forget what’s in there.
Small, unflashy, and pure class, J.W. Hulme’s passport wallet is as good as it gets. It’s made of Full-Grain leather delivered “semi-naked,” which gives it plenty of natural variations in color and texture and lets it develop its own character. There’s an interior slip pocket for your passport and one for your documents and bills, as well as two smaller ones for stowing an ID or credit cards. A two-year warranty from J.W. Hulme means it’s an investment worth making.