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Rick Steves Silk Neck Wallet, Natural
List Price: $12.95

Our Price: $9.94

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Product Description

Each items' "Rick tested" features work to make every trip smoother and more enjoyable.

  • Silk Comfort: Made from comfortable spun silk, our sturdy, ultra-light Neck Wallet provides a pickpocket security for those who'd rather not wear a money belt.
  • For Every Body: Its smooth neck cord is adjustable, so you can wear it over your chest, tummy or shoulder-holster-style.
  • Secure Storage: The main zippered compartment features a moisture-barrier liner, perfect for you airline ticket, railpass or passport. A second zipper reveals two "easy access" compartments - one for your cash, and one for your debit/credit cards.

Customer Reviews:

  • Very Convenient, nice feel to fabric, annoying lanyard tie
    Overall, this was a very solid buy, and a "must" for any traveler or backpacker. I always kept my most important belongings(all cash, passport, credit cards, plane tickets, etc) in this pouch and never felt threatened or worried. I wore the pouch with the strap across the chest so it would lie on my side without being noticed. Unfortunately, the little plastic piece that adjusts the length is in an annoying position, often scratching the neck and visible....more info
  • Does the job
    The wallet does what it is supposed to do. The big zipper pocket is a little funky with how the plastic liner is folded. Works well around the neck and waist. My girlfriend used it around her waist when she got a bit of a sunburn on her neck....more info
  • Could not have lived without it!
    We went to Prague and my mother bought two of these for us right before we left. I was concerned by the reviews so when they arrived I turned it inside out and went over the cord several times with a needle and thread. Because we were carrying our plane tickets, passports, cash, credit cards, ID, and basically anything of importance I bought two lenths of tan ribbon and made an additional "safety net" cord on each. The original cord is only held in place by one thread so that should definitely be improved upon.
    We had no problems with the zippers, although the pulls are a little small, but noticed some minor fraying (nothing anyone would notice) as we were returning.
    We spent 7 full days in Prague and two days flying. These things made life so much easier. No purse, no wallet, no thefts. I wore it under my clothes once and then wore it slung over one shoulder diagonally across my front the rest. This way there was no play in the cord and wearing it backwards (zippers facing the body) make it practically impossible for someone to touch it without me knowing. There is an outside, open pocket on the back but it is really deep. Still I would only keep things of minor value in there like coins. The small pockets on front at the bottom were perfect for credit cards and business cards of people we met and wanted to reach. The large zip inside pocket has a plastic bag that comes with it. We don't know if it was supposed to stay in or not but we used it for tickets and passports in case we got caught in the rain or whatever to keep it dry.

    There are others out there but I can only say that this little slip of silk helped my time in the Czech Republic so much easier. If the little flaws were tweaked it would warrant a full 5 stars....more info
  • International Travel
    This is the best product of its type I have seen. The material is very comfortable against the body. The wallet's size is not gi-normous, which makes it less noticable and more comfortable....more info
  • good idea
    This item is a great idea and a lifesaver for important travel items like passports, train tickets, credit cards, etc. I only have 2 criticisms: one was the strap did start to fray after 10 days---maybe I overused it??? Second, the strap is a small strand so after a while it rubs your neck raw. I could see some padding or thickness being added to the section that goes around your neck for comfort on long day trips. Otherwise, it is an invaluable item to keep your important documents tucked away safely. I will use it again! ...more info
  • Cord too weak for load
    Didn't end up using this at all. Belt for same purpose works much better. ...more info
  • Redesign of zipper required
    Item is made of durable material and the pockets are amply sized. Unfortunately, the zipper pull is very small and broke with the first travel use....more info
  • Rick Steves Silk Neck Wallet - two weeks in Spain
    Rick's neck wallet was light weight and therefore easy to wear under garments. Multiple compartments allows for ease of "hiding" multiple objects/travel documents. The fact that the neck wallet is visible, even though it is under clothing (especially during warm weather), limits its use somewhat. The plastic liner inside the wallet helps to manage body heat/sweat issue helping the wearer protect valuable documents. ...more info
  • not durable
    The string broke off before my plane landed. The zipper broke off. The adjustable string didn't stay the length I chose because the string was too slippery....more info
  • I'd choose something else
    Pros - holds everything you need (money, passport, tickets, etc)
    Cons - not comfortable to wear and pretty noticeable

    No matter what type of shirt I wore (sweater, button down, polo style) I could tell when looking in the mirror that I was wearing it. The corners are pretty noticeable and I just did not find it comfortable around my neck....more info
  • disappointing
    ought to be good, but didn't work out right.

    one of two compartments divided down the middle, limiting it's usefulness.
    Otherwise, really unhappy to discover that the zippers have metal tabs that set off
    security detectors in airports. .....causing a bunch of questions.
    a problem that would have been easily avoided with a good quality plastic pull....more info