Let’s open up the Dango M1 Maverick wallet. I like the packaging, it’s a metal box, stamped with their name. It’s very industrial and rugged which fits the profile of this company’s products.
And here is the wallet. The leather is a nice whiskey brown color. The leather component, which is top grain (smells good) provides many slots for cards, cash and even a key which we’ll address in the feature review. The CNC’ed anodized aluminum is a great industrial design touch.
As you can see, we got 14 cards into the various slots, but you will need to break the leather in to get more, the company says it can hold 14 to 16 cards, so that really is a proper limit. We put 5 slips of cash in, folded over twice, but that left the wallet pretty bulky. Because you have to fold the cash over twice, versus once, it exponentially increased the bulk of cash.
The quality of this is really good, as mentioned the aluminum metal is CNC machined and anodized to a grey color. The mil spec stainless steel bolts used to connect the leather to the aluminum is done nicely, isn’t obtrusive and nice touch. You can tell a lot of thought went into the design. With the 4 loops on the edges it provides several options, like a lanyard.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
The price is $109. That may sound expensive, but this is all made and assembled in the USA. Although it may look like there are a lot of pieces, there isn’t, the manufacturing design was done well. Not counting the screws, there are 4 separate pieces. So the costs are due primarily to assembly being done in the United States. If this was done in China, I’m sure you could knock off $20.
The usability is good, it provides an easy way to push the cards up from every slot no matter where you’re at, except for this ID slot. The main card holding location is very easy to access and provides a way of holding all the cards down while providing a method for cash to be here via the band. And there’s no issue with getting it in and out of your pocket. The wallet measures 3.1” wide by 4.25” long and .61 “ think.
The industrial design providing sophisticated edges on the aluminum demonstrates a lot of thought and provides interest. I don’t see a lot of customer interaction in places where they sell especially in places like Amazon, so I can’t comment on how well they take care of their customers.
Let’s get into the final score. For quality we’re giving it a 4, for price a 3, due to it being made in the United States. Features a 4, usability a 3, and perception a 4. That gives us a final score 3.6 out of five or 36 out of 50.