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post #31 of 43
I just ordered a green cordovan (Horween) passport cover from Chester Mox. I have liked everything that they have sold me so I'm sure that I'll be happy with it. I'll post pictures once it arrives.
post #32 of 43
The passport cover protects the passport from many dangers - dirt, folding, etc., etc. Persons who are careful and gentle with their clothes and books etc. don't need a passport case. Some persons have a tough life and everything falls apart - these are the candidates. I have my new passport in Ettinger and am very happy. I need something to put in my boots but don't know what.
post #33 of 43
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Every time I see one, I always wonder what aspect of travelling I must be missing out on that requires such an item. It doesn't seem to save on carrying anything else, and a passport has a pretty durable/tear-resistant cover to it already, I'd say.




None really. The better passport covers may have some additional pockets to hold frequent flyer cards and whatnot but it's really just for looks at the end of the day.


In my most recent trip, I abandoned the passport case because i really didn't feel like walking around with all the extra stuff. Plus, i could then easily fit the passport into my jacket pocket.


Both these persons are very well organised and don't need passport covers to protect their passports. Because they are so neat and tidy they forget about less neat and tidy souls.
post #34 of 43
What exactly is the purpose of a passport cover?


Every time I see one, I always wonder what aspect of travelling I must be missing out on that requires such an item. It doesn't seem to save on carrying anything else, and a passport has a pretty durable/tear-resistant cover to it already, I'd say.[/I]




A huge, huge +1.[/quote]


This mathematician is another example of a person who lives in spheres of Platonic harmony. These higher beings don't know how dirty and rough abrasive factors endanger passport virginity.
post #35 of 43
I'll wait for more replies before I totally write off the concept, but your experience matches mine entirely (esp. the bit about more easily accommodating it in a jacket pocket). Besides, and I may be totally weird on this, I don't think passports look all that bad uncovered - the crests are interesting enough. Mind you, I do slightly miss the old-fashioned black leather (or leather-substitute, who knows) British passports. (first person who now goes on to suggest that if I miss them so much, I should get one of those mock-old-British-passport leather passport covers, gets an ironic clip round the ears.
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Here we have another category of lack of understanding for passport cases, this being is aesthetic and protected by guardian angels. He belongs to a nation which has no enemies and do he has no need to conceal his nationality from various other kinds of beings, some of which are attracted to railroad stations or other places of special interest. He is also quite healthy - no trace of paranoia. He may be able to defend himself in any situation.
post #36 of 43
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Do any of these inhibit RFID?

Current US passports have a RFID chip inside them that can be read passively 5-15 feet away.

Very important observation and question for which I'm looking for a solution. I asked Ettinger about this, but they don't seem to be prepared.
post #37 of 43
My Ettinger passport cover is fine except the transparent plastic part which has begun to break where the passport corners put the plastic under special pressure when I carry the passport in case in my trouser seat pocket.
post #38 of 43
i debating between a tanner goods natural passport holder or a chester mox one.


http://www.chestermox.com/collections/frontpage/products/116-tan-chromexcel-passport-cover
http://www.tannergoods.com/products/travel-natural


I'd prefer a natural one since I think it would be interesting to see the progression of it while travelling but it looks a bit larger and more complex than i was looking for.
Does anyone know of any simple, natural passport wallets that are only 2 main pockets basically, cut to the size of the passport?
post #39 of 43
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i debating between a tanner goods natural passport holder or a chester mox one.


http://www.chestermox.com/collections/frontpage/products/116-tan-chromexcel-passport-cover
http://www.tannergoods.com/products/travel-natural


I'd prefer a natural one since I think it would be interesting to see the progression of it while travelling but it looks a bit larger and more complex than i was looking for.
Does anyone know of any simple, natural passport wallets that are only 2 main pockets basically, cut to the size of the passport?

This might be of interest to you:

http://shop.corterleather.com/collections/frontpage/products/travel-wallet

One picture that I would have liked to have seen with this is the back pocket, which they don't seem to have a picture of.

On a side note, I have an order out with Corter for the copper cuff since the 25th of May and apparently there was a shipping issue. He is working with me to get it to me. If Blue Owl has the travel wallet in stock it may be quicker to order from them.
post #40 of 43
While I wouldn't have bought it on my own, I received a cover from Aspinal of London as a gift and it is quite nice.
post #41 of 43
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This might be of interest to you:

http://shop.corterleather.com/collections/frontpage/products/travel-wallet

One picture that I would have liked to have seen with this is the back pocket, which they don't seem to have a picture of.

On a side note, I have an order out with Corter for the copper cuff since the 25th of May and apparently there was a shipping issue. He is working with me to get it to me. If Blue Owl has the travel wallet in stock it may be quicker to order from them.

Looks cool but too complex... does corter still do custom orders?
post #42 of 43
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Looks cool but too complex... does corter still do custom orders?
Honestly, not sure. I would see if anyone in the Corter thread has done one recently or contact the man himself.
post #43 of 43
Here is my Horween shell from Chester Mox:



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