I'm looking for a new passport cover

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  1. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    I actually face a problem when I use the passport cover which came with my Smythson travel wallet. At the 2 principal times when a passport is required i.e. immigration at the departing and arriving country I have to remove the passport from the cover so that it can be scanned by the machine. I dont use my passport cover and rather stuff it inside the travel waller which has plenty of slots of cards, etc.
     


  2. Naive Jr.

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    1. security - a passport case can be hidden separately.
    2. protective shell without which the passport gets blemishes and takes wear.
     


  3. circumspice

    circumspice Senior member

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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.
     


  4. Metlin

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    If you travel often enough that your passport gets that much wear, odds are you will run out of pages pretty quick, even with a jumbo booklet. Plus, a well traveled and worn down passport adds character.
     


  5. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    There are RFID protectors. While newer passports don't come with any protective jackets, the passport cards do -- they come in an RFID protector sleeve.
     
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  7. Naive Jr.

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    That sounds to me like an important problem. I don't know what anybody could do with my passport data - ? In other words, I need electronic protection, too?
     


  8. Naive Jr.

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  9. Naive Jr.

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    The wear of the passport is because I must carry it with me. I don't know what you mean by jumbo booklet. Do you mean passport cover?
    As far as character goes, I'm interested in this as a word (it has a exemplary change of meaning - see for example Owen Barfield: History in English Words) and in regard to character of human beings (I don't have much to do with animals or plants). My ideal of passport character is immaculately clean.
     


  10. Patek

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    I too debated this. I still carry a check book with and I have a nice calf skin cover for that. Not necessary, but beats the hell out of the plastic one that comes free. Will anyone ever see it? Probably not. I just find it sleaker and I like it so that is what matters.

    There was a french calf in tan passport cover on BB clearance section for about a year. When they had their clearance sale a few weeks ago, it came down to $50 so I bought it. Do I really need it? No, but once they can find it and ship it to me, I'm pretty sure that I'll keep it as tan leather always looks good.
     


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    All SF members are required to obtain a passport cover in Green Cow from Hermes within a year of joining. It is an initiation ritual.
     


  12. Naive Jr.

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    Dear Patek,

    If I had my own internet access, I would have answered your most interesting post before. Yes, I would like to see your nice calf skin cover for your check book, although I don't have a check book and I am still concerned about which passport case I must buy. I have abandoned my idea to have the case on a lanyard - Ettinger offered to punch a hole in their case and add a ring around the hole, but the further dilemma is lanyard selection and skin contact. Ettinger claims their passport case is softer than Swaine's, but didn't elaborate about the asserted style difference? Thanks very much for the tip and I shall check BB for that tan passport cover!
     


  13. Naive Jr.

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    I would be delighted to have such a Green Cow Hermes passport case, but I'm afraid Hermes is too expensive. I dream about a green belt from that belt manufacture whose representative answers questions here on this website and was so kind to send me musters of the various leather colours - I'm completed undecided which of several I like best: Lonton tan, Chestnut, green or even red!
     


  14. Patek

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    I received the BB pasport cover in black as I picked it up on one of their recent sales. In the end it cost me about $130 which is not bad for something that will probably last me 10+ years. The tan passport cover is still showing on backorder although they took my order so we will see if I end up getting it.
     


  15. Naive Jr.

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    I wonder if you got the tan passport cover?

    I ordered the Ettinger wallet in bridle tan and the Ettinger passport cover in red - both are perfect.
     


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