I consider myself a well-travelled individual, but, since having a family, going away is usually chaotic. Arguments over who has the passports, boarding passes and ID cards, resulting in panicked searches of all our bags, are the usual state of play. I forget essentials things (like nappies!) and get travel arrangements wrong. I have been known to throw the entire contents of my bag all over the floor in the middle of the airport as I hunt for the all important travel documents, as Mr C and the little C’s look on at my slightly crazy behaviour. Considering the amount of family travel we do, you’d think I’d have worked it out by now.
I was very excited after I received my emerald Changi Travel Wallet, the latest travel accessories for women, courtesy of baby changing bag manufacturer, Tribe Bags. Could it solve all my problems? I was able to road test the wallet immediately as we were off to Phuket a couple of days later.
Made from beautiful crocodile embossed leather in a range of gorgeous colours, including Khaki and Ruby, these luxury travel wallets are certainly stylish. I think they should come in turquoise too.
Inside the leather travel wallet were dividers labelled ‘Tickets’, ‘Receipts’, ‘Passports’ and ‘Others’. There was a slip pocket for boarding passes, a zip pocket for currencies and another multi-use zip pocket. There were also 6 credit card slots. It all felt very organised.
In went our 4 passports, boarding passes, ID cards and credit cards. I also managed to squeeze my phone in, although it was a bit of a tight fit. At the airport, every time we were asked to show our travel documents, instead of hunting through my bag (or my husband’s), I knew where everything was straight away, so no crazy behaviour necessary. I could just pull out the travel wallet and easily find what I needed.
The verdict: I love the Changi travel wallets. They are super stylish, the perfect size and keep everything in once place. Just what I need to make journeys easier and less stressful, and I will definitely be taking mine on all my travels. They really are essential travel accessories for women (and would make a great gift too!).
We give it 5/5
Changi leather travel wallets are available from Tribebags.com SGD $199. (They ship worldwide.)
approx. 15cm (height) x 23 (width) x 3cm (depth)
Thanks to Tribe Bag for sending me the wallet to review.