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In this blog post I would like to present you with my selection of the best wallets for your next hiking or backpacking trip.

As with hiking clothes a wallet should be easy to clean, water resistant or dry fast.

Alternatively, you can also store your wallet in a plastic bag to keep it dry.

Further, you might also want to look into a wallet which does not take too much space and is lightweight.

The best wallet for hiking and backpacking

Chums Floating Marsupial Wallet

The Chums Floating Marsupial Wallet floating wallet can float your keys, cash and credit cards, comes in a high visible yellow colour and weights 75 grams.

Fjällräven Zip Wallet

Both wallets are made of G-1000 fabric – a synthetic / cotton mixture which Fjällräven also uses on it’s clothes and can hold credit cards and coins.

The fabric can be treated with wax to waterproof it.


The most affordable solution is probably to use a cheap plastic bag and wrap it around your wallet.

Personally, I use both – a Fjällräven Zip Card Holder and sometimes an additional plastic bag when I go packrafting.

The Chums wallet would be quite useful if you are doing watersport such as kayaking or pack rafting.