When you’re travelling around especially to thievery hotspots, the last place you want to keep your belongings are in your outside pockets. A neck wallet or a neck pouch is ideal for concealing your all important things needed for your trip.
Here are 5 of the best of them. You can also read about each product in more detail below the table. Alternatively, you may prefer to carry your small belongings in a belt pouch instead.
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|Available Colours||Black / Grey||Black / Grey||Black / Blue||Black / Grey||Black / Khaki|
|Body Material||50 Denier Rip-Stop Polyester||Comtex Nylon + Polyester||70 Denier Rip-Stop with TPU Laminate Coating||Rip-Stop Nylon||Rip-Stop Nylon|
|Neck Strap||Slashproof Stainless Steel Wire||Comtex Nylon + Polyester||Nylon||Soft Nylon||Nylon|
|Dimensions||13 x 17.5 x 0.75 cm||17 x 12.5 cm||22 X 15 cm||0.5 x 15.2 x 20.2 cm||17 x 13 cm|
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- Body Material – The material for the main body needs to be durable and comfortable as is the case for all the neck wallets in our table. They won’t irritate your skin nor will they rip easily if tugged at with force.
- Neck Strap – This doubles up as a shoulder strap and is also adjustable. Its length will vary from pouch to pouch, but most are long enough to reach down to your waist level (as long as you’re not like over 6ft. 6”). Comfort is a priority since it will be worn around your shoulder or neck for long periods of time, and its strength is also vital as it holds the main pouch that holds all your valuables.
- Waterproof – The material used for all the items in our chart will resist light raindrops to some degree, but may not keep out heavy rain unless it has a waterproof sealed compartment (see Aqua-Quest’s ‘The Continental’).
- Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Blocking – A lot of passports now have an RFID chip integrated which stores your personal information. Some criminals have sophisticated equipment to scan the chip unless it’s blocked off by specialised material.
- Belt Entry – If you’d rather wear the pouch on your waist rather than around your shoulder or neck, certain models have an entry for a belt to pass through.
You may also be interested in reading our guide on how to choose the best travel wallet or pouch.
A Brief Overview of Our Top 5 Best Neck Wallets
PacSafe PouchSafe 100
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As a company, PacSafe is reputable in their high quality and functional travel products, so it’s no surprise to see their PouchSafe 100 neck wallet at the top of our table. Constructed of 50 denier rip-stop chess weaved polyester fabric which is tough and feels smooth against your skin.
Its adjustable neck and shoulder strap is extremely durable since it’s made out of stainless steel wrapped in cotton fabric. This makes it soft and comfortable as well as slashproof, so thieves with sharp objects cannot cut through it with one swift motion and take off with all your valuables.
All three compartments (one zipper and two open) are kept under the tamperproof flap which has a strong Velcro closure that should remain effective for many years to come. It’s averagely sized for a neck pouch, with enough room for your passport, credit cards, travel documents, a standard sized smartphone and a few more small items.
Go Travel Neck Wallet Pouch
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If you’re on a really tight budget for your trip, then this neck wallet pouch made by Go Travel is ideal for you since it seems to be the best budget neck wallet around.
It’s the slimmest and smallest item on our list and also the lightest, so if you’re looking for something with a larger capacity, this is not it. However, there’s still an adequate amount of room for your passport, cards and a bit of cash.
Due to its size and comtex nylon & polyester material, it wears comfortably underneath your shirt without being irritating or bulking out.
Aqua-Quest The Continental
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Having purchased two of these, I can personally recommend the Aqua-Quest ‘The Continental’ travel wallet particularly for those who need more space than the norm and who wants some sort of waterproofing for their valuables.
Though I haven’t fully submerged it under water, my passport and phone was safe from heavy rain when kept in the waterproof compartment. It has lots of sections of variable sizes and a strong Velcro closure for the flap to keep your things secure.
It’s made from 70 denier rip-stop polyester fabric with a TPU laminate coating, making it more durable than all the other neck wallets on our list. Since it’s quite big, I find that it’s more comfortable when it’s not packed to the brim or when you wear it at waist level with either the long neck/shoulder strap or a belt through the entry at the back.
Raqpak Neck Wallet Pouch
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The second largest neck wallet pouch on our list is made by travel accessories manufacturer Raqpak. It has one unique advantage over the others, which is its convenient front ID window. This is handy for situations such as showing your flight ticket or other identification.
The plastic ring that holds one side of the neck strap to the main pouch may be a concern for some since they do seem like they can be broken with enough force.
It does have a lot of pockets in all directions including the sides and top to keep all your valuables organised, though if you’re like me, you may prefer having compartments from top to bottom rather than having them at the sides because they’re less awkward to get into.
Bago Neck Wallet Pouch
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While the Bago neck wallet pouch has less compartments than the others, it does have one large main compartment which is split into two sections by a divider. It also has a small hidden pocket at the back which may come in handy.
It has a stretchable cord on the inside that can be used to attach a set of keys on, though I wouldn’t be too confident of its durability. I’m also not too fond of the plastic ring that holds one side of the neck strap, which is the same kind of method found on the above Raqpak model.
With that being said, this the only item on our list to have an Radio-Frequency Identification Blocking (RFID) feature. This prevents digital theft of your personal information that are stored on RFID chips found on passports.
While I don’t personally know anyone that has been a victim of ‘RFID Skimming’ it can and does happen. If this is of high concern to you, then you’ll probably want to get this neck pouch to go with your RFID blocking wallet.