Keeping your private info private is the job of RFID cards and blockers. RFID – radio-frequency identification – uses electromagnetic fields to automatically scan data from credit cards, ID cards and passports without the targets even knowing. Here are several new travel goods items with RFID protection integrated into their design – in fun spring colors, too.
Hedgren presents city hopping in style with its Inter-City Collection of bags, designed for both men and women and perfect for train, car and plane travel. Practical and lightweight and built for maximum functionality, these hardworking accessories will enhance any wardrobe.
The Asharum Waistbag (MAP: $49), available in black, has an adjustable waist strap, front and back zippered pockets on the exterior and a slip pocket, zippered pocket, three card slots and back wall RFID data-blocking zippered pocket on the interior. It makes an especially great gift for style-savvy men who love carefree travel.
The Trek Small Vertical Crossbody ($49), offered in tango red, dolphin blue and black, features an adjustable cross-body strap, a front zippered pocket and back zippered RFID data-blocking pocket outside and a double compartment (front with back wall slip pocket), two pen slots and back slip pocket inside. http://hedgren.com.
The RFID-protected Kickflip Convertible Wallet 2.0 ($42.99) from Lug USA is both a wallet and an essentials-only clutch. With six card holders under the front flap for easy access, mesh ID window pocket and zippered pocket under the front lid, the water-repellent Kickflip has an interior slim pocket for bills or receipts and a soft-lined pocket to stow your smartphone.
When you want to ditch your bigger bag, sling the Kickflip over your shoulder with its included mini shoulder strap. It is a great-looking accessory with a quilted exterior that wears well for both travel and everyday use. It comes in nine colors, including cameo pink, pearl gray, midnight/mint and plum/coral, among others. www.luglife.com
Lewis N. Clark’s on-trend #SheTravels Collection, comprising Passport Wallet ($17.49) and Wristlet ($24.99), is constructed of soft, lightweight faux leather with RFID protection offered in pops on on-trend colors: aqua, royal blue, gray and black. The collection is geared towards today’s women travelers who relish style, demand security and crave connection.
“The #SheTravels hashtag was created for women to collaborate and share travel stories worldwide,” said Jen Panattoni, director of business development “And to remind women that they are never truly alone when they travel, but rather are part of a vast network of adventure seekers worldwide.”
The wallet keeps everything handily in one place with a zippered pocket for coins, a slash pocket for travel documents and cash and card slots for credit cards and drivers’ licenses. The wristlet has a main compartment, interior zip pocket and open wall pocket to accommodate currency, coins, receipts and small electronics like phones.