Product Idea: Passport Pouch
EDIT: I realize there is already a "Passport Pouch," instead this should probably be the "Passport Wallet"
I posted this idea originally at edcforums.com (here).
I think a good product idea would be to create a "passport wallet" in the style of the TB organizers. The TB organizers are stylistically consistant as stacks of fabric and sewn together with a fabric hem around the edge (a great design for flat stacking!).
What I am envisaging for a TB style wallet would be to make something slightly bigger than a boarding pass, with a clip on the corner like a TB organizer. On one side would be a clear polyurethane zippered compartment slightly larger than a boarding pass. You could have an ultrasuede divider inside like on the clear wallet (the reason being you could carry unfolded cash and also boarding passes/receipts and have them separated).
Then on the other side you could have some non-zippered card pockets like on the TB surprise. The layers would be: (1) polyurethane (2) ultrasuede (divider in clear compartment) (3) ballistic nylon (4) dyneema (5) ballistic nylon — lower height to reveal the dyneema backing for the card pockets. The ballistic nylon layers would be stitched together (with the dyneema) to create card slots.
Alternatively another idea would be to have the non-clear side also be zippered with the card pockets internally. Or you could have say two card slots externally on the non-clear side, and then also a full-height zippered compartment sized for a passport (obviously the passport should fit in here somehwere).
Also there could be a plastic insert for rigidity.
Lots of possibilities, but the main thing is that I love the TB pouches and the whole system around that, but for travel there is a whole category of "passport wallets" and TB doesn't have something that really fulfills this role well. The current passport pouch is good for concealed carry like for walking around a major European capital (to prevent pick pockets), but there are also lots of products targeting the "passport wallet" market. Traditional passport wallets (and I have several) do not have a clear section for viewing the documents on one side. Instead they zip open in a bi-fold format. Doing it TB style means you don't have to fold it open, you can see the carried items immediately, and yet the items would still be secure.