About this project
Due to popular demand and based on your suggestions, we are proudly presenting DASH 4.0! Completely redesigned with a more durable elastic and saffiano leather canvas.
The Dash 4.0 minimal design makes it convenient to take anywhere, from the gym to coffee runs. It is the best everyday wallet, or just your weekend carrier.
Before designing this wallet, we did some surveys to see what people need in an everyday wallet. According to the statistics stated in the infographic below, we designed what we believe to be the best, perfect wallet.
We accommodate all of these needs while maintaining a super thin profile.
We used the best premium synthetic saffiano leather canvas for the front side. After years of prototyping with different materials in all the Dash models, this was the most durable material for a quickdraw.
We even added additional stitching around the quickdraw for improved durability.
The middle through pocket allows access for cash from the top or bottom. It is more secure than a money clip, and more accessible than a bifold. You can push it out or pull it out.
The super slim design allows you to wear what you want. Traditional wallets are uncomfortable to have in your back pocket and too bulky for front pockets or jacket pockets. Fumbling cards or mashing cash into your wallet at the register is never a good look. Dash requires less effort from you than any other wallet.
The wallet is as versatile as you need it to be. Don't be embarrassed when using that old bulky wallet anymore.
Our wallets are made of a newer, more durable elastic fabric. It stretches in all directions as opposed to other wallets with elastic band, which moves in only one direction.
Dash Wallets was founded on Kickstarter over 3 years ago thanks to a little pup named Dash. He pretty much destroyed anything leather he got his paws on. You can imagine what Dash did to an old wallet.
But thanks to the little pup, I decided to design and Kickstart the original wallet that has led to this.
Dash Wallets is a little company based in San Francisco with the goal of bringing you the best slim, thin, & minimalist wallets. We do so with the integrity and philosophy of always doing our best to deliver quickly, with the best customer service. An unsatisfied customer is never left behind, and we always offer refunds, regardless of the reason. We have a small team, but we give you big thanks for giving us the opportunity to create products for you.
We believe in our wallets. And you should too. If anything were to happen to your wallet within the first 2 years, we hope that you will send it back to us for repair or replacement. Under normal conditions and use, the wallet should last you a long time.
The Dash 4.0 has very fews weak points as it is sewn the minimal number of times possible. This simplicity in design offers a durable construction.
- Dimensions: 10cm x 7cm
- Front Material: Premium Coated Canvas Leather
- Back Material: Woven Medium Stretch Fabric
After numerous assessments on fabrics and designs, we have finished prototyping the wallet using only one piece of elastic fabric and a canvas front to ensure a minimal frame and durability. We can now start production of the wallets for the public. If successful, the production/fulfillment will be planned according to this timeline. We will aim for earlier shipments so that these wallets make for great Christmas gifts.
This is where Kickstarter comes in again. We need your support to launch this line of wallets. We are raising funding for manufacturing, packaging, and logistics for the Dash 4.0 Wallet. Your support for the production of these wallets will help to make wallets slimmer all around you. Thank you for taking the time to check out the project.
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Risks and challenges
If the Dash 4.0 Wallet gets funded, we will have to make sure everything goes according to plan to meet the promised deadlines. Projects often have trouble completing production and meeting the expected deadlines for shipment. The project could face possible challenges if the quality of the product or packaging does not meet our requirements. However, I will personally be in charge of assembling and shipping all of the pledge rewards as soon as we reach our goal. If the volume overwhelms us, we will get assistance from a professional post-production company. Our team is experienced and has been preparing for nearly a year to ensure that post-funding will be like clockwork when the time comes. Although we do not see any direct risks and challenges, there are always indirect or unseen tasks that may present itself during the process of productions. We hope to run everything as streamlined as possible and also ahead of schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
7 cm x 10 cm. Should fit most currencies when folded in half and all currencies when folded in quarters.
We agree that shipping sucks but with fulfillment, postal costs, and storage it adds up very quickly. In our experience, USPS does lose packages especially during high volume seasons such as Christmas and early summer. The postage itself cost 1.12 if shipped as a flat but with tracking it comes out to 2.42 shipped as a package. You are correct in that .50 would cover standard postage for under 13 oz as a letter, but shipping in that manner may damage our product.
As you can see in the link below, standard storage and handling charges cost around $2.50. http://www.shipwire.com/pricing/
Thanks again for taking the time to check out our project!
You asked for it, and we made it! After much testing, we are excited to say that we will be offering two RFID Protected wallets: one vertical, and one horizontal (both in black). It scrambles signals going in and out every slot on the wallet.
Yes! After testing, we decided that we are now offering a vertical wallet with a small caveat: it will only be available with RFID protection.
We thought about this and tested several materials for their stretch properties. If we made the wallet out of all leather, it would stretch over time and the pass-through pocket might not work as effectively. We selected our top quality 4-way elastic to allow the wallet to both stretch to accommodate more cards, but also to spring back to a tighter fit for less cards. Cheers!
We stand behind all of our products and as such offer 2 year warranties on all of our products. If you or anyone has a defective wallet, please give us the chance to repair or replace it. In terms of the build quality of the DASH 4.0, we used improved manufacturing techniques and a new build company. Thanks again for your support and interest.
Unfortunately as of right now, we do not have an option for pickup because we do not have a retail store yet and cannot organize pickup for such a mass. Sorry about that. Thank you so much for your support!
60 days allows more time to not only ensure we reach our funding goal, but also to maximize reach. Some people might check Kickstarter daily, some monthly. We don't want any backers to miss the opportunity to pledge. Happy Backing!
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