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Dango D01 Dapper balances mainstream with utility

Dango’s Dapper series is the everyman carry with sufficient capacity while maintaining a sleek profile. Capable of using Dango’s multi-tool, it can cross over into utility while still keeping a business casual profile. The marriage of sleek CNC’ed aluminum with genuine leather (lowest quality) provides texture and detail to keep this pocket carry interesting and a conversation piece.

This is moss green with a gray silicone strap with whiskey brown leather on the front.

As you saw, it handled 8 cards well, but that’s really the max due to the 6 card limit in the card cavity which is locked in by the slider.  The ability to handle more than 2 cards in the front slot will be dependent on the leather breaking in over time.

I’m very impressed with the ability to handle cash folded over only once. Now, it’s not a super clean presentation and Dango’s videos show cash folded over in thirds, but that’s not reality.  It’s going to be folded over either once or twice, nobody’s going to fold over cash in thirds.

(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)

The company recommends in their videos that you can get 13 cards in there, which would require the leather to be really broken in for that to work. This wallet is in Dango’s “D” line which is “Dapper”, geared as a simple slim wallet with wallet orientation in landscape mode.  The “M” line is in vertical orientation.

t’s made from 6061 aerospace grade aluminum, CNC’ed to this design and weighs just over 2 ounces. It uses military spec stainless steel bolts married to genuine top grain leather. It’s priced at $69, made in the USA, and is on the lower end of Dango’s product pricing, which is great, and it puts it in line with expectations around this build. This is a good price. It has features like a bottle opener, glass breaker, and unlike the M series, the D and T series have only one loophole where the M series has four loopholes. It’s also compatible with their various multi tools that are available and very easy to use. The wallet measures 6” x 4” x 1.5”. So it’s a little on the bigger side. But it does have a great look and feel to it and the design sense from the founders is very creative. This industrial design has sophisticated edges on the aluminum and the design and texture provides great interest from the construction.

Now let’s get into the final score. For quality a 4, for price a 3, features a 4, usability a 3 and perception a 4. That gives us a final score 3.6 out of 5, or 36 out of 50.

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