Pretty Up That Passport!
You probably know by now how much I love to travel. In fact, when I renewed my passport recently, I applied for the Jumbo variant (60 pages!), and I’m determined to have it stamped up good before it expires. Fingers crossed for that! But as much travel as I do hope my passport gets to be a part of, I would hate for it to get bruised or battered on the way. So when the lovely people at Urby offered to send me my very own, personalised passport holder, I pretty much squealed with glee.
And can you blame me? Look at this beauty!
This style is the Urby Wanderlust Passport Holder in Gold, and let me just say, I’m in love. My Mallu genes are kicking in and totally drooling over the golden-ness of it! Plus, the texturing makes it look really luxe, and not like just-another-bit-of-bling.
But let’s start this little review at the very beginning — with the packaging!
No-fuss, elegant, and minimalist — Just the way I like it. I must add though, simple as it may look, the quality of the packaging is tangible. The branding itself is clean, classy, and unobtrusive.
Within this delightful box, the passport holder is nestled in its own little muslin drawstring pouch, cozy and protected. I’ll probably hold on to this for storage, since the one I picked has a metallic finish that I would like to protect from any wear & tear (I’ll update this in a few months and let you know how it actually holds up to wear).
Now, back to the actual passport holder. Urby’s website mentions that all its passport holders and wallets (and other accessories) are fashioned from genuine leather. The feel of the material is incredible — soft and luxurious. The metallic finish is subtle, and doesn’t appear tacky. Hell, I plan to be carrying this on every trip from now on!
On the inside, it has room for your passport, and upto 3 cards or IDs. Oh, and did I mention that they offer personalisation, too? Because if you like it, then you better put yo’ name on it!
The holder fits a standard Indian passport quite snugly. It was a teeny bit small for mine, but that’s just because mine is the jumbo variant. I tried it with my husband’s passport, and it fit perfectly.
So there you have it — practical, stylish, and great quality. Urby seems to have nailed the trifecta! Head on over to the website, and find the perfect passport holder for your travels. They even have wallets and luggage tags, all of which would also make great gifts!
Got any more questions about the Urby passport holder? Leave me a comment, and I’ll be happy to answer them. 🙂