68 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2011
Does indeed hold everything the picture shows, plus has a little handy zippered pocket in the back to hold cash.
Little pen is useful to fill put those custom declarations (international travelers know what I am talking about)
Small enough to hang it around your neck to free hands or luggage handling.
Useful for adults and kids alike (kids especially-you will be assured they did not just drop their boarding pass or misplaced their passport)
35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2014
Airline travel has gotten so much more demanding, especially international travel. My husband and I prefer to drive. But when we had to take international flights with connections on a recent business trip, I decided we had to try some sort of document holder around the neck to reduce fumbling for passports, boarding passes, etc.
I bought a lot of different styles to examine before our trip, but this is the only one that didn't go back. My husband and I both used one of these, he at first reluctantly but with growing enthusiasm by the time we were on our 4th leg on the way home.
1) DOES hold boarding passes! At least, I could get 4 in at first, plus extra documents when a delayed flight made us miss our connection and the airline provided hotel voucher, meal vouchers, etc. and rebooked our flights (but we still needed to keep the old boarding passes as proof). At one point I think I had 9 boarding pass equivalents in the slot. You do have to slide your hand into the slot when you're feeding them in, but that wasn't difficult, and they weren't unacceptably mangled when retrieved. The airlines accepted them just fine for boarding.
2) DOES hold passport! I put the passport just where it shows in the picture -- in the slot on top of and below the boarding pass slot, but behind and slightly above the ID window. Yes, it's a snug fit. But mine's one of the new, fat passports, with an ID chip, and it worked just fine.
3) DOES hold ID plus credit cards!! I put my license in the ID window, and right behind it I snuck 2 credit cards and my medical insurance card. No problem!
4) DOES hold a pen! I threw out the flimsy one that came with it and put in a full size Pilot Razorpoint, which fit beautifully. It stuck out just a little when the case was closed, but that wasn't a problem either.
5) EVEN HOLDS A CELL PHONE!! I snuck an iPhone 4S with a skin-tight case into the outer slot on the back that's an alternate site for the passport. Yes, it was very snug. But it worked!! That meant that, when sitting down and waiting interminably, I could pull out my phone and read a book or check my email without having to open any of the carry-ons stacked and bungee-corded together at my feet. What a breeze!
6) IT BENDS!!! Turned out that being able to bend the case in half to close was a big plus. That way, when we were delayed and went into an airport restaurant to decompress, the thing around my neck didn't have to either graze my chin or swim in my soup (or both). The smaller size of the folded item hanging from the neck was a tremendous advantage when sitting down, on the airplane as well.
1) The unit does NOT provide RFID-protection for the contents, such as credit cards or passports with chips that can be read through the air by nearby malefactors. I decided not to worry about that, but some might choose differently. (My theory is that credit card companies manage fraud, insulating us from the financial consequences, and if they don't tell us we need such a case when issuing these smart cards, then we're probably OK -- and the same for the passport.)
2) The cord around the neck is anchored onto the case via a plastic sleeve that bends and contorts a bit from the upward pressure of the cord on each side. It looks a little chintzy, but it seems to work just fine. We really put these things through the ringer on this trip (imagine having a cell phone's weight added to a case not designed for it), and they held up beautifully.
3) The cord is NOT snatch-proof, unlike others from companies such as Pacsafe with cut-proof cables replacing cords, handles, shoulder straps, etc. That was OK with me -- didn't want the weight and rigidity around my neck all day that such cables entail.
I did put this entire unit with its contents into a tiny Pacsafe 75 GII mini-shoulder-bag with RFID-protection and cut-proof straps upon reaching the hotel, so as not to have to unpack everything into a local purse and then repack back into this travel document holder for the return flights days later. That worked just fine. The travel document holder then performed just as well on its own on the return trip while the mini-bag traveled inside my suitcase.
Did I say how much I loved this thing??! :)
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2012
This item is very convenient, well-built, and snaps securely closed. I'm confident it will last for years of travel. My passport fits nicely inside as does my ID. There is a pocket inside for boarding passes and one on the outside for cash, etc. It also has a super long adjustable cord for wearing around the neck. All the items you need at security, customs, and the boarding gate are secure and handy... no more fumbling for these items! I have a similar item without the snap, but this one suits my needs much better because it is more compact and is, therefore, more comfortable to wear.
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2012
The Travelon ID and Boarding Pass/Passport Holder is just the 'ticket' for travel and have used it for some shopping trips. Love the way this snap closes to keep everything safe and it is a nice size to have when wearing around your neck. Much better for me than the style that does not snap closed, it does not seem to 'get in the way' like the longer styles.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2012
This product is excellent. I really like not having to go inside my purse to present my passports, D.L., etc. I also placed my credit card inside instead of carrying around my purse when I visited various Ports of Calls. Great Product!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2014
After reading many reviews on this type of item prior to taking our first cruise, I decided on this item and both my husband & I were very happy with them. It made things SOOO much easier to have these items around our necks rather than digging through a purse, wallet, etc when trying to show your ID. We actually used these on the ship as well when going to the ports. Love the zipped pocket in back for money and we could carry our card for the ship in the back slot. I would DEFINITELY recommend these.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2012
I was hoping to be able to fit more than just my passport and drivers license in this holder but wasn't able to. It's nice that there's a little pen included but just remember that it only holds a couple things just like pictured. If this is all you need it to hold, it would be a good value but it didn't work well for me.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2014
Actual product received is not the same as what is pictured. Love the concept, especially the picture ID window for inserting a drivers license, or something similar. Seemed perfect for our upcoming trip, so I ordered two. I was baffled because what I received didn't have a clear picture ID window or a clear flap like what is shown here. I don't know if they changed the design, but if they did, they should have also changed the picture on the ad since that Is what I based my order on. Not happy......would gladly keep if what was delivered was what was promised.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2014
This barely held the passport because it was a little bit too small, but the main problem is that the fastener broke the very first time I used it. While I thought this was totally junk, Amazon could not have made it easier or more pleasant to return it and get credit, so I have no complaints.