If you’ve ever wanted to flex your cheddar, then the Dango MC01 Money Clip with a titanium stretch clip is the best minimalist metal wallet you’re looking for.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Dango’s MC01 money clip wallet is a bit of a beast, but if you want to carry cash and cash is pretty much all you carry and you carry a major wad of cash all the time, then this wallet will be for you.
All Dango wallets these days are packaged in a metal tin, which is reusable. They also provide a tassel if you want to attach it to one of the two loops available. The reviewed wallet is champagne gold with a titanium clip which is secured with bolts. Typically, Dango has a silicon strap somewhere in their design, and this one does too. The major feature on this wallet is the money clip, and you can see the capacity potential by the loop at the bottom, which translates up to 50 notes, folded once. You can get another 30 in the back underneath the silicone strap. If you like to also carry cards, the silicone strap area can hold up to 10 cards. Thus, without cards involved you can carry up to 80 notes, which is amazing.
In addition to that, we have two lanyard loops, one on the bottom and another at the top for tethers, lanyards, or keys. And then of course, there is an obligatory bottle opener. I mean, why not?
This is primarily a cash clip with some card carry potential. The company recommends up to 80 notes, 50 in the clip and 30 in the back with 10 cards instead of the 30 notes.
From a quality perspective, this is designed and made in the United States. The champagne gold metal piece is CNC6061 aluminum. The titanium clip is very flexible in order to handle all the cash. It also comes in satin silver and jet black colors. It’s priced for $79.
From a usability perspective, it appears very wide, but let me compare this to the recently reviewed John Brandon flap wallet. When laid on top of each other, there’s no difference in size. The leather may seem thinner due to pliability, but the dimensions are exactly the same. It measures 3.8 by 2.9 by 0.6”, and it weighs 81 grams or 2.9 ounces. It’s pretty hefty, but you’d expect that with a metal wallet. All Dango products are made very well and I’ve always enjoyed the unique designs they come out with.
If you’re a heavy cash carrier, then this wallet is great for you, but if you’re not into cash, then you might want to pass on this one. It inserts in the front or your pocket just fine, but being metal, I’d say pass on a back pocket carry. So now let’s get onto the final score. For quality a 5, made from titanium, that really pushed it over the top. Price a 3, very reasonable for what you get. Features a 4, if you’ve got cash, lots of cash and cards, it will fit nicely. Usability a 3 and perception a 4. And that gives you a final score of 39 out of 50.