What do you do if your leather wallet ever gets soaking wet? DiLoro Leather - Designed in Switzerland
August 03, 2023

What do you do if your leather wallet ever gets soaking wet?

Oops! My DiLoro Leather Wallet Got Wet: Quick Steps to Salvage It

Dealing with a wet leather wallet can be quite a situation. Here's our new, updated blog post about what to do when your DiLoro leather wallet gets wet:

We've all been there – that heart-sinking moment when you realize your leather wallet has taken an unexpected swim or been through an unintended spin cycle in the washing machine. A wet leather wallet can be a cause for concern, but fear not! In this newly updated blog post, we'll guide you through some simple steps to help salvage your soaked wallet and protect your valuable cards and cash.

  1. Act Fast: Time is of the essence when your wallet gets wet. As soon as you discover the mishap, retrieve it from the water source or laundry machine immediately. The longer your leather wallet stays wet, the higher the risk of permanent damage to it and its contents.

  2. Empty the Contents: Carefully remove all the cards, cash, and receipts from your wallet. Lay them out on a dry surface to prevent further moisture exposure. This step will also allow each item to dry independently.

  3. Pat Dry with a Towel: Gently pat the exterior of the wallet with a clean, absorbent towel. Avoid rubbing vigorously, as this may cause additional harm to the material. Make sure to soak up as much moisture as possible.

  4. Use Rice or Silica Gel Packs: Place your damp leather wallet in a ziplock bag or a container filled with uncooked rice or silica gel packs. These desiccants will help absorb the remaining moisture from the wallet's interior. Leave it in the container for 24 to 48 hours.

  5. Air Dry: After removing the wallet from the rice or silica gel, allow it to air dry in a well-ventilated area. Avoid using any artificial heat sources, such as hairdryers, as they can warp or damage the wallet's material.

  6. Reassemble Your Wallet: Once your leather wallet is completely dry, reorganize the contents back into it. Take a moment to inspect your cards and cash for any signs of damage. If anything appears ruined or illegible, consider contacting the respective institutions for replacements.

  7. Monitor Your Cards: In the following days, keep a close eye on your credit cards and IDs. If you notice any issues or irregularities, such as difficulty swiping, contact your card issuer immediately to prevent potential problems.

Conclusion: Accidents happen, and when your DiLoro leather wallet takes an unintended dive, it's essential to act promptly to salvage its contents. By following these simple steps, you can increase the chances of saving your soaked wallet and ensuring your cards and cash remain intact. Remember, prevention is the best approach, so try to keep your leather wallet in a safe, dry place in the future to avoid such mishaps. Stay prepared, stay vigilant, and your wallet will thank you!

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 DiLoro Men's Leather Wallets Dimensions you should know before making a purchase.

Key facts to know before buying your next leather wallet.

Knowing what you want from your next Leather Wallet is one thing but being able to find that information online can be challenging at times. I've come across many websites that show a front picture of a wallet, maybe an inside shot, but that's about it. We believe that providing you with as much detail and information about the product is essential to making a good choice in selecting your next wallet (or any online products). 

Our DiLoro Leather Wallets come in different shapes and sizes and since not everybody is looking for the same type of wallets we try to give you all the details about the product right up front. A picture is always helpful, especially it you can see the proportion of the wallet, having the measurements as well as other detailed descriptions should make the selection process easier. You can always find detailed information in the "Specifications" section or get the exact measurements of the product under the "Dimensions" tab.

All DiLoro Men's Leather Wallets are equipped with strong RFID Blocking Technology


All of our DiLoro Leather Wallets are equipped with strong RFID blocking technology. What is RFID and do I really need it? There is a lot of information about this subject out on the internet and like with everything else, there are different opinions and arguments for or against the need of RFID protection. From what we have learned at DiLoro, we decided to include the RFID shield with every leather wallet that we produce, it's better to err on safety and give you the extra protection which will also give you the extra peace of mind.

Why should you use an RFID blocking wallet?

  • Your personal information on cards with RFID chips are vulnerable to theft by pickpockets using RFID scanners unless you have the special linings provided by all DiLoro RFID blocking leather wallets.
What is RFID?
  • RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification. The chip-based technology is used by many industries in many roles and is often used in credit cards or passports to store personal information, which can be transmitted to an RFID scanner.
What is RFID Theft?
  • RFID theft (often referred to as skimming) is when someone uses a scanner to read and duplicate the personal information from your RFID enabled gear without your knowledge.
RFID Protection is included with every DiLoro Men's Leather Wallet

See all our top quality leather wallets online and choose your new wallet today!

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We hope this information was helpful to you.

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We'd love to hear your suggestions or comments on what we can add to make it even easier for you to find the right product(s) on our website.

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PS: Good question from Bill "Will my RFID wallet still work if it gets soaking wet?" The Answer is "YES", it will still work after you dried your wallet following the above steps.