Comparing a Dango and Trayvax wallet is tough, the similarities are few, but it can be done to understand what creates devoted owners of both of these brands. So we’re looking at the Dango M1 Rail wallet and the Trayvax Contour.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Today’s comparison is between the Dango M1 Rail and Trayvax Contour wallets. I chose the M1 Rail, as its card capacity better matches the Contour. The main differences between both products comes down to construction, capacity and usability. I consider both of these wallets to be slim. However, they are not minimalist as they are fairly bulky and heavy.
All Dango products come in a sturdy metal box. There are four connection points, two on the bottom and two on top. This is very important if you want to use it for a lanyard or pocket security tether. On the rail side, note you can insert an attachment via screws. With any M series, you can purchase this rail kit and attach it really onto your existing wallet. A silicon band is also included to use for additional cards or cash.
For Trayvax Contour features, they come packaged in an origami type box. It also comes with a torx wrench. The Trayvax has several features on it for adjustability. The first is a pin that moves back and forth based on the capacity you want for cards.
There is a bottle opener on the front of the wallet, as well as a wide space for ID. There is also a thumb push for your cards. There is a lot going on with this wallet. A lot of capabilities, very sturdy and very functional.
The M1 Rail is designed and made in the USA, machined from 6061 aerospace grade aluminum and comes in two anodized colors. The M1 is more refined in its construction, but the complexity of the Contour follows the ethos of Trayvax. It really depends on which design and construction type you like.
The Trayvax Contour is designed and handmade in the United States. This is a CNC machined stainless steel plate and has a melonite finish for durability. There is Horween leather on the back which is full grain and oil tanned. It is made in Chicago and has a much higher quality leather than Dango leathers.
The Dango is wider than the Trayvax, but the Trayvax is thicker than the Dango. The Dango weighs 86 grams, with the Trayvax weighing in at 77 grams.
The M1 Rail can hold nine cards maximum. The company indicates the Contour can hold up to thirteen cards and ten bills. That amount would really be pushing its limit. But the point is that you have the flexibility without jeopardizing the security of your cards, because they’re all held via the strap. Once you set your adjustment pin right where you want it on the Trayvax Contour, it provides flexibility in how many cards you can carry.
The M1 Rail is all thumb driven process. There is no need for two hands, although it is a little wide.
Both of these require sorting through the cards after you have pushed them out with your thumb as fanning them out is difficult. You would need to push the cards up and sort through to the one you want.
In the end, I find both wallets to be very competent. The final decision for purchasing either one of these wallets, comes down to preference, design, functionality and overall feel in your hand. They are both very solid products made in the United States.
The M1 Maverick Rail Wallet is a different breed of Dango and unique from any other wallet in the market.