Today on Walletopia, we’re reviewing the Dash Slim 4.0 Wallet. It has canvas on front, it’s got elastic in the back, and it is the thinnest thing I’ve ever seen, and it can hold a lot of cards.
These have been around for quite a while, they’re very thin and comes in a really nice little package. We can see that this is made out of cardboard. It’s very recyclable, and always comes with a nice saying printed on the back. This one is from Dr. Seuss, “Sometimes the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple, and life is all about this.”
If we open this up envelope the wallet comes in, you can see it’s got a nice Velcro closure. If we look inside, here is our wallet. It’s got what looks like to be an elastic fabric on one side, with a canvas material on the other. They characterize it as Saffiano.
Classically, Saffiano is usually a vegetable tanned leather base that has a unique hatch print pressed into the wax side of it. This one is not leather, it is a microfiber leather canvas that’s also pressed with the same hatch pattern. Not being leather, this is a vegan and animal-free product, it’s all synthetic. It’s water-resistant, but not waterproof. It’s got a nice rough exterior to it, and on the canvas front side there is a quick access thumb window. If you have a card in here you can quickly push that out and have access to it.
If we move from the outside canvas side to the inside, we can see that there is the backside of the canvas front, allowing cards to be stored. If you move one layer back, we notice that there is a pass through for currency. When this wallet is full of cards, it makes it very easy for you to put currency in there, and it will stay and likely not fall out.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
The next slot over is yet another card slot right, all in elastic fabric. So to summarize, you have a main capacity area right in the front with the quick thumb access, you’ve then got a pass through area for currency, then a final slot in the back for cards which is all elastic fabric. It’s a slim wallet, as you can tell from the profile, it’s very thin.
The features of this wallet include RFID. However, I’m not sure exactly how they can do that because usually RFID requires two sides to protect cards, this has just one side (the canvas side). From the top down, it’s from the quick access, it’s just this piece here. They also indicate it can hold up to 15 cards.
From our testing it easily handles 15 cards and likely could squeeze a few more. Due to the very flexible elastic band for storage, it has great capacity.
Regarding size, the wallet is 3 inches by 4 inches. It’s less than one ounce when it’s empty, so it’s amazingly light. My perception of this is that it’s very simple, but efficient. I wouldn’t say it’s elegant because it’s not designed to do that, this is designed to just be a very quick, efficient, operational, and sturdy little wallet.
The ratings on the Dash Slim 4.0 Wallet are as follows. For quality, I’ll give it a 2. It should last a long time, but it’s not made of any fantastic material. Microfiber is engineered to last and the historical predecessors of this wallet prove their longevity, but high-end material it is not. By way of price, we will give it a 2. At $16.95 on Amazon, I think it’s a little high for what you get, but they say that longevity pays up for that and customers are happy with it.
By way of features, I’m going to give it a 3. It’s very middle of the road, but it’s designed to be this way. Usability, I’m going to give it a three as well. You can get the cards out of it quickly and efficiently. My perception overall is a 3. It’s a very nice, very slim, and minimalist wallet from that perspective and you’ll get good use out of it. The overall score is 2.1 out of 5 or 21 out of 50.
The company is out of San Francisco. They started like most wallet companies, through crowdfunding. They take their customer service very seriously; they provide a two-year warranty coverage on their wallets. From everything I’ve read, they carry through on that warranty very nicely and their customers are very happy.