A few weeks ago, some of our readers wrote in the forum how they liked traveling with their Original Taxi Wallet from Alicia Klein.
Knowing how much all of your love to hear about products that make travel easier and/or lighter, I contacted Alicia Klein, the company not the person, and they were happy to send a wallet to review. (They also pointed out that their slogan is “One World, One Wallet.” Sound familiar?)
The Original Taxi Wallet comes in numerous designs and colors but are basically 4” x 3 1/2” x 0.5” when folded. The one I was sent was from the Canyon collection in Espresso (Dark Brown.) They come in either leather, suede or recycled fabric depending on which line you choose.
The Original Taxi Wallet is shipped in a cloth case cover inside a classy looking metal box. (Good for gift giving.)
The front flap has a snap closure and opens to reveal a two part pocket in the main body of the wallet good for coins and credit/debit cards. This pocket is gusseted and held in plaice when snapped shut so the coins won’t jingle around and make noise in your pocket or purse. The flap itself also has a small pocket for smaller, thinner receipts or ticket stubs.
Three or four credit cards wil fit snuggly in the rear section of the lower pocket leaving the larger front section for coins.
There are two currency pockets in the main section with the slightly larger rear one good for non-U.S. notes.
When fully closed, there is an additional open pocket good for business cards or perhaps a mass transit pass.
The wallet has a rounded bottom making it easy to slide in and out of my front pants pocket. It held everything I needed to carry without getting too bulky.
I never made a big deal about my travel wallets but I have to say I like the Original Taxi Wallet for it’s design and compactness. It seems to be made of good material and quality workmanship. It’s now my main travel wallet.
The Original Taxi Wallet sells for $49 or $59 depending on the style you order. Not sure where it’s made as I couldn’t find that information anywhere on the wallet or in any of the material that it comes with.
For a limited time if your order an Original Taxi Wallet direct from Alicia Klein., they’ll give you a 25% discount off the retail price. Just use the coupon code “ONEWORLD” at checkout. One coupon per customer and for only one wallet. The offer expires Febrary 28, 2013. (Coupon requires website registration. After registering under “my account”, please enter the coupon code at the bottom of your cart before checking out.”)
(Except for the receipt of the wallet for review, OBOW receives no compensation from any wallets sold. Alicia Klein is offereing the discount to One Bag, One World readers as a nice gesture. It had no effect on how I reviewed the wallet.)