Whether you're jetting off for a weekend city break or indulging in a far-flung escape to an exotic sun-drenched location, you'll no doubt want to be doing it in style. Sure, you've packed your best linen shirt and brand-new swim shorts, and you've even invested in high-end luggage to carry it all in. But before you go racing for the boarding gates, make sure your passport is protected, with a secure (and stylish) passport holder. This underrated accessory is a travel essential, designed to keep your passport and important documents safe and easily accessible. The last thing you want to be doing is frantically rummaging around in your backpack for your loose passport when it's last call for boarding. To help you out, we've rounded up the best passport holders and wallets below. There's a style for every type of traveller – from bold, brightly coloured pouches to sleek and sophisticated cases. Take your pick.

Best passport holders for men in 2022

Carl Friedrik Weston Leather Passport Holder

This elegant passport holder from Carl Friedrik is meticulously handcrafted in Portugal from Italian Vachetta leather, which is characterised by its super-smooth surface and natural finish. A hardwearing cordura lining on the inside lends it an extra element of durability and handy card slots make it easy to keep all your essential cards close to hand.

Roderer Italian Leather Award Medium Pouch

This sleek yet spacious pouch from men's accessories specialists Roderer is ideal for all your travel essentials, including passport, documents and even certain tech devices like iPads. Handcrafted from soft grained Italian leather, it features a large interior pocket to keep all your bits and bobs separate and secure, as well as a wrist strap for easy carrying as you whizz your way through the airport. The pared-back style lends it a refined elegance that will take any outfit up a notch.

Floyd Pouch

Trust the colour obsessives over at German luggage label Floyd to create such a playful pouch. Perfect for your passport, cards, charging cables or anything really, this perfectly sized receptacle is the ultimate travel companion. It even boasts a secret inside pocket to stow away any valuables. Now, the only question is what colour to go for: choose from Gator Green, Aloha Yellow or Hollywood Pink.

Campbell Cole Simple A6 Pouch

British accessories label Campbell Cole is beloved for its distinctive minimalist aesthetic. Case in point: this pared-back passport pouch, which is purposefully refined in style. Crafted in England from vegetable tanned leather, it's designed to soften over time and develop a unique patina. A durable Swiss-made Riri zip ensures that you won't encounter any zip-related struggles at the boarding gate.

Escuyer Passport Cover

Escuyer is a one-stop-shop for premium accessories, from socks and beanies to wallets and cardholders. The brand also produces a small line of handmade leather passport covers, designed to slip effortlessly over your passport. As well as space for your passport, the holder features a card slot and a boarding pass slot, ensuring all your travel essentials are kept securely in one place. Choose from four colour combinations. The burgundy and red gets our pick.

Mismo Travel Wallet

Danish bag brand Mismo keeps things classic, with this minimalist travel wallet that epitomises Scandinavian simplicity. In typical Mismo fashion, it's made from full-grain vegetable-tanned bridle leather and features a smooth-running YKK Excella zipper. Inside, it boasts plenty of space for your passport, cards and loose change.

Bellroy Apex Passport Wallet

This innovative passport wallet from Bellroy is sure to make your airport experience that much easier, thanks to a series of clever features. There's a a micro pen inside for when it comes time to filling out any forms, RFID lining to protect your cards, and a magnetic closure that keeps everything in place. It's all wrapped up in a beautifully-made and effortlessly elegant precision-moulded leather case.

Aspinal of London Passport Cover

British heritage brand Aspinal of London makes some of the finest leather goods around, cementing it as a great go-to for passport holders. This particular style is handcrafted from full-grain leather and lined in contrasting suede, for a timeless aesthetic that you'll never bore of. Have it personalised with your initials for an extra special touch.

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