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When it comes to making purchases, more of us are using cards than ever—but relying on them so much puts us at greater risk of having our account information compromised by criminals who use RFID barcode scanning. Luckily, a vast selection of wallets come with built-in tech that blocks these scanners so no one can grab your credit card number on the fly. While some people go all out with entire RFID-blocking backpacks or even skinny jeans, a RFID-blocking wallet is really all you need to keep your mind at ease.
Of course, there are so many wallets out there, and figuring out which one to buy can be exhausting, which is why we've gone ahead and done the work for you. Here, the best RFID-blocking wallets, whether you want genuine leather, something vegan, or just something that’s, well, a little easier on the wallet.
Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Itslife RFID-Blocking Leather Wallet
With a whopping 33 colors in waxed, natural, or pebble leathers to select from, this wallet is a great everyday option with RFID-blocking technology built right in. It’s made from real leather and has 21 slots for cards (one is a window for your driver’s license or other ID), three full-length bill compartments, a large zip pocket for coins, and a clever quick-access snap pocket for slim phones. Not only can you just grab this wallet and go, but it has military-grade RFID-blocking tech which shields your cards from scanners when you’re out and about traveling or running errands. At 7.6" x 1.6" x 4.1" (when empty), it’s not too bulky for everyday purses, even those on the small side. Thankfully, unlike some RFID wallets, this one doesn’t rustle, either.
Best Budget: Daisy Rose Wallet
Made from high-quality vegan leather, this classically stylish wallet offers great value for your money—and looks far more expensive than it is. Measuring 7.7" x 4" x 1", the sleek design fits nicely into oversized clutches and purses. It has plenty of room inside, too, with eight card slots, four compartments, and a zippered pocket for coins (customers say they love carrying their iPhones in the central coin pocket, too). Customers say that the zipper is really smooth and that the construction holds up with use. Another tip? They report that it goes well with far more expensive Louis Vuitton purses if they don’t want to shell out a ton of money on a designer wallet.
Best Passport Holder: Visconti Hunter Passport Holder Wallet
This soft leather passport wallet from British luggage brand Visconti combines great storage and organization with a sleek, slimline profile capable holding everything you need while traveling. There are four slots for credit cards, hotel keys, and driver’s licenses (though it doesn’t have a slot with a clear pocket), one for your passport, and one large enough for folded-up important papers like flight itineraries or reservation confirmations. The oiled black and brown color options are elegant and well-constructed, with RIFD-blocking material that protects from 125kHz, 13.56MHz, and 900MHz scanners. The only downside is that there’s no pocket for change—so take note if you’re heading somewhere like Germany, where most transactions are in cash.
Best Money Belt: Travel Money Belt with RFID Block
If you’re traveling — particularly to a city known for pickpockets — you might want to think about bringing along a money belt to keep your bills, passports, and cards close to you and inconspicuous under clothing. This belt acts as a wallet, so you can just tuck what you need in and go, and it has a moisture-wicking back that keeps your skin cool (it’s also water resistant, so if you get caught in a rainshower, your things should be safe). It comes in three sizes: XS (for waists less than 28 inches), regular, and XL (waists bigger than 42 inches). The money belt is also extremely durable thanks to its 210D nylon. RFID lining is built into the money belt’s fabric, so you don’t have to mess with sleeves. It’s lightweight too, at just under 2.4 ounces. Best of all, the purchase includes theft insurance and a lifetime recovery service for lost items.
Best Cotton: Herschel Supply Co. Hank RFID Wallet
This wallet from Herschel, the trendy Canadian backpack company, is just the thing for when you want something that’s a little less formal than leather (or you don’t want leather at all). But it’s still polished and grown-up — and we love that you can hand wash it when it gets a grubby, particularly if you’re outdoors or on the road traveling. It’s a bifold design, which keeps it sleek and slim in your pocket, and includes an interior ID window, two slips, and three card slots. Inside, it’s lined with synthetic leather. Like the rest of Herschel’s products, it’s well constructed and built to last. It’s a little on the small side if you depend heavily on cards (you can fit five or so in here), but for those who pack light, it’s an ideal option. Unfortunately, if you carry a lot of change, there’s no coin pouch.
Best Men’s: Serman Brands RFID-Blocking Sim Bifold
For a sleek wallet more suited to cards than bills, Serman Brands’ top-grain leather bifold is a stylish everyday wallet that also keeps out scanners’ beams up to 13.56 MHz. We love how slim it is in pockets, thanks to a pull-tab design that cuts down on bulk. Empty, it measures just 4" x 3" x .4" — close to the dimensions of a smartphone. The bill clip inside can hold at least 15 bills and there are slots for up to 10 cards and your ID. It comes in eight different leather finishes that will suit just about everyone, and there’s a 12-month manufacturing warranty, should the wallet be faulty. The only downside is that there’s no pocket in the bifold for coins, so those will have to stay in your pockets.
Best Vegan Leather: Mundi Big Fat Wallet Women’s RFID-Blocking Wallet
With a stunning selection of colors and patterns available for customers to choose from, there’s really a Mundi wallet for everyone. Inside, there are plenty of cardholders and four picture holders, as well as two ID windows so you can keep ID cards and metro passes handy and easily visible — while the RFID technology keeps your cards safe from scanners. There are also slots that can fit bulkier items like phones, passports, and checkbooks (including, for the latter, a pen loop). Unlike some other on our list, the Mundi wallet does feature an exterior pocket with plenty of room to store coins in. At 7.5" x 4.5" x by 1.75" (when empty), it’s compact and fits in most work bags and everyday purses. Finished off with a pebble-patterned vinyl exterior, this is a stylish wallet that holds a lot and keeps your cards safe.