REVIEW – Zoppen RFID Travel Organizer
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a Zoppen Travel Wallet. The Zoppen RFID Travel Organizer certainly has its ups and downs.
How Does the Zoppen RFID Travel Organizer Stack Up?
At first glance, I really liked the look of this wallet. I thought to myself, maybe we have something that can even challenge the Zero Grid! It seemed really well designed, a nice size and RFID in all the right places. It’s true – on paper, it’s a great travel organizer.
The Zoppen Travel Wallet has your typical zippered bi-fold design. It’s made from what looks like ripstop or similar nylon which means it’s lightweight and water resistant. This is pretty much the standard for these kinds of wallets.
Before opening the Zoppen RFID Travel Organizer, you’ll notice two vertical sleeves on the front. One is zippered and the other is just a sleeve. I think some companies really miss a trick when they don’t include at least one outer pocket like this. Kudos to Zoppen for this. It’s great for easy access to your phone, boarding pass or passport. This section of the wallet is NOT RFID protected however.
Open it up and you have two angled, transparent sleeves, probably for passports. Behind that is a larger area where you can put easy access items (boarding pass etc). You can also potentially store extra passports in these areas. The front most pocket is pretty tight and will only fit one. The pocket immediately behind will fit two easily.
On the right side you have 6 credit card slots and one mesh zippered pocket. Behind this is a vertical zippered pocket. I really like this design. Travel organizers don’t need to be fancy, they just need to work. The layout of the Zoppen RFID Travel Organizer does work and I like the addition of a key ring, pen holder and strap on the outside.
What Zoppen have done right is made the their RFID Travel Organizer easy to use. There is enough space for multiple passports, credit cards, keys and coins if you need it.
Look and feel
Now onto the controversial part of the review. The Zoppen RFID Travel Organizer is a stonewashed product. This means that your travel wallet will arrive with a stained, semi-used, retro look. Some people may think that’s great! Others will be confused and assume their product is damaged or secondhand. I don’t mind it personally, but the feel of the nylon coupled with the splotches is a bit questionable. It doesn’t feel new.
What’s more is that the photos downplay the stonewashed effect. It’s hardly noticeable. So if you do buy one, just be aware, what you see is not necessarily what you get.
Apart from the stonewash effect, the wallet looks quite nice! It has a lower end look to it but it comes in a nice range of colours. It’s a pretty good size (please be aware this is a travel organizer, not a wallet for your pocket!).
The construction is a bit iffy though. It has the same feel as a lot of other cheaper travel wallets I’ve come across. The zippers are low end and the single stitching doesn’t look sufficient. Although I’ve personally not had any issues with it, I wouldn’t be surprised to find some defects after heavy use.
Looking at the photos, it appears that Zoppen may have upgraded their zips to YKK. It’s a good thing but mine still has the older style.
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|Colours||Black, Army Green, Camel, Orange, Purple, Royal Blue|
|Size||9.6 X 5.6 X 1 inches|
- Light-weight, water resistant and a good size
- Smart inner and outer pocket design and extras
- Easy to organise and retrieve documents and belongings
- Construction has a cheap feel, not very durable
- Stonewashed material looks used
- Quality control issues
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There's something odd about the Zoppen RFID Travel Wallet & Documents Organizer. It just doesn't feel like a new product. Apart from that, it seems to do the trick. Clever compartments that make sense and plenty of extras. Take away the stonewash effect and swap out the cheaper components for more expensive parts and you have a winner!