When cards started to fall out of my Dynomighty wallet, I knew it was time for a new, safer travel wallet. My choice: the Pacsafe Daysafe passport wallet.
I choose this PacSafe passport wallet because of its simple and slim design, it's RFID protection, and because I've had my Pacsafe handbag for years and it still looks like new (aside from a few suncream spots).
I've been using this PacSafe wallet for over a month now and properly put it to the test by taking it on our trip to Hong Kong and Australia. Wondering how it performed? Read my Pacsafe Daysafe passport wallet review below.
Pacsafe passport wallet review
Technical specifications and features
With the advances of technology, a new type of scammer has emerged- the high-tech pickpockets. All they need to do is buy a special kind of device available on e-Bay for example, choose a crowded spot, stand next to an unsuspecting passer-by and that’s it (ok, it might be a little bit more complicated than that, but in a nutshell that’s the process).
That passer-by could very well be you. Scary, isn’t it? That’s why getting an RFID-safe wallet will give you the peace of mind and security that you need.
RFID stands for Radio-frequency identification and it uses electromagnetic fields to identify tags attached to objects. Basically, it transmits wireless data that’s on your credit card or ID card. It’s a very convenient way of making payments just by tapping your card. However, the wireless technology, although practical, exposes you to high-tech pickpockets.
This Pacsafe wallet is equipped with RFID blocking technology which will prevent scan scammers from getting your personal information. The wallet is encased in a special material that blocks frequencies of 10MHZ – 3GHZ thus preventing the communication between your cards and a scanner.
It is very reassuring to know, especially for a person who travels a lot, that all your valuables are perfectly safe.
This anti-theft wallet is 6.3 inches in height (16cm), 4.33 inches in width (11cm) and 0.79 inches in depth (2cm). It is light as a feather, weighing only 0.17 lbs (0.08 kg).
Material and colors
The design of the Pacsafe Daysafe RFID Passport Wallet is simple and functional, yet aesthetically pleasing. The main material is high-quality polyester which makes it durable and easy to clean.
As for the color, there is a choice between plain black or navy-blue polka dot. Both are very nice.
The Pacsafe Daysafe RFID Wallet is perfect for active people who are always on the go and need their essentials with them at all times. The main pocket is very spacious and will allow you to slip your cash in and out without ever crumpling it. Because of the height of the wallet, any type of note fits in without sticking out at the top.
Besides cash, you can also keep your boarding passes, itinerary, receipts or even small objects like medication and bandaids in this pocket. The Daysafe is a true travel organizer wallet.
As a traveler, you cannot leave without your credit card(s) or debit card(s), driver’s license, ID card and/or resident card, medical card, emergency contact details and so on depending on each person. With its eight slots, This RFID travel wallet will allow you to carry all your cards wherever you may go in complete safety.
The good thing about the slots is that they are not too tight so you don’t have to struggle to take your cards out or fit them back in. At the same time, the slots are compact enough to hold the cards safely.
Like the slots, the passport pocket is tight enough to keep its contents secure but it offers easy access which is great if, for example, you need to quickly pull out your passport. I personally use the passport pocket for my driver's license (I have a big old Belgian one) and cards I don't frequently use but do want to have on me.
The zipper that opens up the wallet is robust and you can just see that it won’t break easily. It also glides smoothly making it easy to open and close the wallet. If you're looking for a passport wallet with zipper, the Daysafe definitely is a safe choice. (See what I did there?)
On the whole, the Pacsafe RFID blocking passport wallet is very sturdy without being bulky, making it an ideal choice for travelers or people who simply want to keep their personal effects safe and within reach.
The Pacsafe RFID wallet is big enough to accommodate your most valuable things like your passport, cash, credit cards, and phone, but at the same time small enough to be carried around comfortably. It might be a bit too big to put in your back pocket but then again, if you're careful with your wallet, you won't put it in your back pocket when traveling.
I always have at least a small bag with me and to fit in a bag, it's perfect. I especially like how slim it is because that allows me to easily stuff the wallet away at the bottom of my bag or in an inner pocket.
This Pacsafe anti-theft travel wallet has a simple look which doesn't make it stand out – this is a good thing when you don't want to get robbed. At the same time, you don't notice that this is actually a pretty technical wallet. It's quite lowkey, which I like.
I've long used a Dynomighty wallet as I loved how small it was, but it didn't have RFID protection, nor did it have a zipper and after a while, cards started falling out. That's why I switched to the Pacsafe Daysave and I'm happy I did.
So far, the only downside to this Pacsafe passport wallet that I've found is that it is quite big in terms of height and so it's not that easy to quickly put it away in just any kind of pocket to take it to the store, for example.
However, since I have a bag with me 99.5% of the time that I leave the house or am traveling, this isn't really a big deal.
If you're looking for a sturdy yet slim passport wallet that also offers RFID protection and looks sleek as well, this Pacsafe travel wallet is a great choice. I can't say if it is the best RFID wallet as I haven't tried them all, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were.
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I received a Pacsafe Daysafe passport wallet for review purposes.