|8.3 / 10
|Value for Money
|2.1 / 2.5
|1.9 / 2.5
|2.3 / 2.5
|2.0 / 2.5
I have been using this particular model of wallet from Pacsafe for over 10 years now. Recently I purchased my third one as the previous one was starting to look a bit ratty and the elastic closure strap was getting a bit loose. The reason I keep coming back to this wallet is twofold; the features and the durability.
For me this wallet is about as durable as it gets made from the 750D recycled polyester outer and the 75D recycled inner material. It also has a water head rating of 1000 mm which means it is waterproof but really that translates to water resistant. While this wallet will eventually end up looking a bit sad, my previous two versions well and truely outlasted the leather wallets I used previously.
Feature wise this wallet really shines – it has all the sections you would expect; space to hold notes, a small external coin pocket, and nine spaces for cards although in my case I usually pack about 12 to 15 cards into mine.
Size wise Pacsafe makes a couple of wallets that look almost the same as this one but are larger. If you carry very few cards and prefer a smaller wallet then the Pacsafe RFIDsafe Bifold wallet is a better option.
One of the big reasons I originally chose this wallet was that it is made from material that blocks RFID signals, preventing skimming theft of your credit/debit cards.
If you look at the cover image of this wallet you’ll note that it comes with a lanyard that’s designed as a security feature and clips onto a small metal ring at the bottom of the wallet. Without fail I unclip the lanyard and have never used this feature at any stage. If I have security concerns with my wallet it stays in a buttoned down shirt pocket which has never failed me.
While I use this wallet for my normal day to day use and on day walks, I strip right back and use an ultralight wallet on my long distance trips carrying just notes and a couple of cards (coins will go in a zip lock bag but its rare I ever have any these days). This wallet weighs 76 grams with the lanyard and without it weighs around 62 grams.
Previously this wallet was available in grey but these days black is really the only choice. The inside of the wallet is a light grey colour but it’s a neutral enough to keep most people happy.
The price of this wallet at the time of this review is AUD $64.99 RRP and for a full featured wallet such as this its great value for money and is the reason why I went with this model yet again.
Pacsafe RFIDSafe V100 Bifold Wallet
Pacsafe RFIDSafe V100 Bifold Wallet side view. Coin pocket zip is on the top left
Pacsafe RFIDSafe V100 Bifold Wallet inside view
A secure day-to-day wallet when you’re not trying to travel ultralight
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AUD $64.99 RRP although it often appears on sale
This review was done with product purchased by Australian Hiker from a retail store
30 December 2023