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Pioneer Bifold Wallet and Pen by Dango Products

Old school design meets new-age style with the Pioneer Bifold Wallet and Pen by Dango Products. This beautiful wallet comes with a built-in notebook and pen. What makes it unique is that it offers so much yet with a compact design. In addition, fine, genuine Italian vegetable tanned leather goes behind the making of the wallet. Each wallet is also handmade in the USA with high precision and detail. There’s also RFID blocking to ensure your card information stays safe and sound. Even with the mini form factor, it doesn’t compromise the number of cards you carry in it. The wallet holds up to 20 cards at once. It also includes the 24-page Dango notebook and the custom pen. Writing your thoughts on the go just got easier and more stylish.

Pioneer Bifold Wallet and Pen by Dango Products
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9.4/10
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Made in USA
Yes
Wallet Material
Vegetable tanned Italian leather
Capacity
Up to 20 cards (business or credit cards)
Handmade
Yes
Pen Material
CNC'd 6061 aerospace grade aluminum
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algadi
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@creator Kindly check your DM ! Thanks,
Charlie Carroll
Review from Kickstarter
@Dom, we can definitely look into this for you. As noted, it is a little difficult to track the item once it leaves the US and arrives in each respective foreign country. Please keep us updated if you need anything else from us or if the package has arrived. You can email us again at support@dangoproducts.com. We'd be happy to help. @Algadi, we sent a DM back. Thanks and everyone, please email us at support@dangoproducts.com for assistance. It is easier for us to manage the messages and requests from there. Thanks!
Dom
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Anyway do let me know what details you need from me since I need to send yet another email to support.
Dom
Review from Kickstarter
Til date no reply from dangosupport.
Dom
Review from Kickstarter
That’s really strange... Someone called Dominic Wong replied to me and this is the transcript of the conversation. I was left hanging and no further follow up was done through the support email? My initial email to support:
Re: My product arrived in Singapore customs since 17 December but there isn’t any delivery so far. I’ve waiting and waiting. Please advise as I believe I’ve already backed your product early on in the Kickstarter project. Reply by Dominic Wong dangosupport:
Hi Sian, Have you been contacted by customs? We can look into this. Thanks My reply to Dominic Wong on 16 Feb: No not yet no one has contacted me yet.
Charlie Carroll
Review from Kickstarter
@Dom, we've checked through support emails and don't see a message. Please email us again and we will check our folders (sometimes messages go to spam). In most cases with international packages, USPS will hand off the package to each respective courier (SingPost in your case). If there is a delay it generally has to do with how the address was posted and/or the item is stuck in customs. If the item is not able to be delivered, it will get sent back to us. Please send us an email again and we'll make sure to look into this for you. Thanks for your patience!
Dom
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I’ve email the dango support email but have yet to receive a proper follow up.
Dom
Review from Kickstarter
SingPost has asked me to wait five working days to see if the item has arrived but until today it still has not arrived.
Charlie Carroll
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@Dom and Markus, any update on your side? Just checking in. @Tampines and Xue, thanks for sharing your experiences. @Tee, the extra paranoid was for the Pen+Wallet combo. Please let me know if we missed anything and we'll get it sorted for you. @Vikram, did you fill out your survey from BackerKit? Please let me know. If anyone has any questions, please email support@dangoproducts.com. I've (this is Charlie) been traveling lately and have not been able to check on Kickstarter as often but customer support would be more than happy to help in my absence. Thanks everyone for your patience and support!
Vikram B
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Hello Guys I have been patiently waiting for a shipping update. Could you please let me know if all the shipments have been completed or is there a longer wait periods for some ?
Tee SS
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Hi I had received my wallet 2 weeks ago. But did not get the stretch goal lanyard. I pledged only for the wallet. So was wondering if the stretch goal only applied for backers who pledged for the full package (wallet+pen+booklet)? Supposedly the stretch goal should applied to every backers for every wallet they pledged. Shouldn't it?
Xue Han Neo
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To the people whose package has arrived at their country, i suggest that you contact your local USPS postal partner to see whether they are able to help
Xue Han Neo
Review from Kickstarter
* Direct purchase of Dango D02 Dapper Wallet and accessories from their site. I only found out about this after I called singpost, Singapore's postal service partner for USPS. Unlike tampines case, they are unable to help me trace my package. Currently it is still missing since last Dec 5
Xue Han Neo
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I think they've used USPS service that only offers tracking at the country of posting. Once the package reaches the destination country all tracking is off. Happened to my direct purchase r
tampines
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Dom, happened to me twice, my tracking apps showed that, it has landed in Singapore and i waited 5 days for it to be updated into that singpost apps. It didn't show and i called in to their help desk and demand they do a tracing of the items, they will give u a case ID and inform you of the outcome, lucky it was found 24hrs after the complain and delivered within 3 days. It took like 10 days including weekend from the time it arrived in sg to my letter box
Markus
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My two wallets have been sitting in Torrance, CA exactly ONE MONTH!!!!!!! I know it is not Dango fault and shipping worked well year ago for T01 wallets. I would say a massive fuck up from USPS to ship to Europe. Tracking History
December 18, 2017, 10:14 am
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
TORRANCE, CA 90509
Your item arrived at a shipping partner facility at 10:14 am on December 18, 2017 in TORRANCE, CA 90509. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date.
December 18, 2017, 9:17 am
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
TORRANCE, CA 90503
December 18, 2017, 3:39 am
Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
LOS ANGELES, CA 90052
December 18, 2017, 1:27 am
Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
BELL GARDENS, CA 90201
December 17, 2017, 11:37 pm
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
BELL GARDENS, CA 90201
December 17, 2017, 6:45 am
Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
STOCKTON, CA 95213
December 17, 2017, 4:35 am
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
STOCKTON, CA 95213
December 17, 2017, 2:43 am
Departed Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
SAN JOSE, CA 95101
December 16, 2017, 8:25 pm
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
SAN JOSE, CA 95101
December 15, 2017, 9:30 pm
Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item
SANTA CLARA, CA 95056
Dom
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@charlie the item is still the same status as before. There’s no change to it. It still says item in transit. Same as y last post. Singpost asked me to wait a few working days as they’re unable to track it but I’m just finding it strange that I’ve been waiting for almost two months without sight of the item. There’s no unable to deliver item slip informing me that they tried to deliver to me but couldn’t deliver it either.
Dom
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@tampines I’ve just called singpost but they’ve told me it’s a US delivery so they’re unable to track it. I didn’t receive an intel unable to be delivered notice slip at my doorstep either. Which is weird. What did you do to get a hold of the item?
Charlie Carroll
Review from Kickstarter
@Mishal, Dom, David please DM me with an updated status if possible so we can sort this. We use "Global Post" and for the most part they work well for us. We're sorry if this is causing issues for some and we really will do our best to get everyone set up. @Giampaolo, thanks for the message, we'll get it taken care of! @Tom, Tampines and Lukas, thank for your help. We appreciate everyones' patience and support. We're at the tail end of everything and will get things wrapped up.
Lukáš
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@Markus i got it before end of year (CZ). December 24, 2017, 1:08 pm
Departed
PARIS, FRANCE
Your item departed a transfer airport in CH. DE GAULLE, PARIS, FRANCE on December 24, 2017 at 1:08 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination.
December 22, 2017, 3:32 pm
Departed
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES
December 22, 2017, 12:36 pm
Arrived
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES
December 21, 2017, 9:27 am
Processed Through Facility
ISC LOS ANGELES CA (USPS)
December 21, 2017, 9:27 am
Arrived at Facility
ISC LOS ANGELES CA (USPS)
December 19, 2017, 6:24 pm
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
TORRANCE, CA 90505
December 19, 2017, 9:10 am
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
TORRANCE, CA 90509
December 19, 2017, 8:29 am
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
TORRANCE, CA 90503
December 17, 2017, 9:28 pm
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
LOS ANGELES, CA 90052
December 16, 2017, 9:29 pm
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
SAN JOSE, CA 95125
December 8, 2017, 11:00 pm
Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item
SANTA CLARA, CA 95056
tampines
Review from Kickstarter
@Dom did you call Singpost to get them to trace the item, that's what i did after 5 days of no update.
Tom Koeling
Review from Kickstarter
Shipping doesn't deserve a gold medal, but this is not the fault of Dango but USPS (Ok, maybe Dango as well, since they chose for USPS). I noticed in the Netherlands that USPS delivered to PostNL (another postage disaster) and then marked the package as delivered. some days later the package was actually delivered to my mailbox. I hope next time Dango will use DHL or UPS to send items (for a bit more money for all I care.)
David Turk
Review from Kickstarter
Not going to lie....shipping has been an epic failure.....
Mishal Al Refai
Review from Kickstarter
Still no update with my shipment.. some assistance please?
Dom
Review from Kickstarter
To date I have not received the item. Please advise.
Dom
Review from Kickstarter
Charlie this has been the latest message since Dec 17 Tracking Number:
UM088401955US
Your item departed a transfer airport in CHANGI, SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE on December 17, 2017 at 9:33 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination. In-Transit December 17, 2017 at 9:33 pm
DEPARTED
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
Markus
Review from Kickstarter
Happy New Year 2018! Has anyone received their early birds in Europe yet? This is the latest update on Tracking History page. I has been sitting there for 3 weeks now: December 18, 2017, 10:14 am
Arrived Shipping Partner Facility, USPS Awaiting Item
TORRANCE, CA 90509
Giampaolo Malin
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Charlie, sent you a message with the address, thanks. If you didn't get it please let me know,
Mishal Al Refai
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Sir, USPS does not work in my country and therefore my packages have been sent via International Registered Mail. They do not have any contact number or support to Kuwait. My country’s customs informed that there is no track of the package reaching Kuwait and it is likely that it is lost even though the tracking says it has reached Kuwait International Airport more than 2 weeks ago. What should be done now? I have been visiting the customs office almost on a daily basis since then and there are no packages under my name in their transit/to be delivered. FYI, product was shipped more than a month ago. (~Dec 5, 2017). What should I do? I paid a premium international shipping fee for Registered Mail! Awaiting your recommendation..
Charlie Carroll
Review from Kickstarter
@Nood, thanks for trying it out and a glad you had fun mixing and matching with it! @Tom, glad you're liking the new wallet and sorry about the wrong color being sent. Glad it ended up working in the end. @Damien, thanks for reaching out and I'll see if we can get this fixed ASAP for you. Please check your email. Our support staff should have sent a confirmation email. @Giampalo, yes, you should have received a paracord. Please confirm via Direct Message the best address to have the replacement sent to. @Dom, have you been notified via customs? It may be stuck there and/or waiting for customs/duties to be paid. Please confirm. Thanks. We appreciate everyones' support!
Damien
Review from Kickstarter
Charlie still struggling with the support being provided by your organisation in regards to having my early bird purchase delivered. Seeking your help in having this resolved. Please respond Cheers
Dom
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Charlie the item reached my home airport on 17 Dec but never reached me. Please advise what I should do. I have the tracking details hence it seems to have reached my city airport just that it doesn’t seem to have been delivered. What should I do?
Giampaolo Malin
Review from Kickstarter
Hello, I received my wallet which I really like. I thought that we were also supposed to receive the paracord for the pen as a stretch goal? I did not get one. Can you please let me know if that was supposed to be sent? It it REALLY hard to get the pen out without it. Thanks
Damien
Review from Kickstarter
Charlie have PMed you, seeking help with my early bird delivery. I’ve been struggling with the responses being received via the support email. Please assist
Tom Koeling
Review from Kickstarter
Hey Charlie,
First have a great 2018, make it bring you and your company a lot of great successes!
Now to my wallet, I received my wallet before christmas (was out of the country but thanks for the good delivery), I really love it, even tho I received the wrong color (ordered black, got tanned leather). but I think in the end it looks better then I expected. Pro: -Great size, even with 12 cards, cash (70 euros in notes), notebook and pen it is great
-Stitching and leather are of great quality
-Feels durable, and after watching the movie once, all slots make perfect sense.
-Really an eye catcher which makes my EDC more complete Con:-Received the wrong color (maybe also a pro;))
-Notebook is (even after the instruction) a nightmare to insert, since the cover is a bit
too weak
Nood Mahmoud Darwiche
Review from Kickstarter
Tried so hard to get used to the wallet, even carried it around for 3 weeks, but unfortunately couldn't do it. It was much easier to get cards and cash out of my old tactical wallet.
Only noticed all the issues when it got into my hands for some real world testing.
It was too bulky for my taste, since 4 Layers of leather made it too thick, and not to mention I don't need that many pockets. There was also no way to secure it to the tether like the civilian model.
But it was honestly so much fun mixing and matching different places to try and find my preferred layout for cards, cash, and the notebook. Also I discovered that there is a coins pocket in between the layers of the front side of the wallet.
Probably gonna wait for the next sale or coupon code and get the tactical wallet which I lost a while back before this campaign started. Will probably gift this to someone who might like it. Thanks for making great products, even if this last one didn't agree with me. :D
Charlie Carroll
Review from Kickstarter
@Sven, glad you like it! @Tampines, thanks for the help! @Dave, sorry this happened! Please send us an email at support@dangoproducts.com along with a picture of the shipping label, products received, etc and we’ll get this alerted right away. Sorry for the trouble and thanks for your patience!
Dave Warren
Review from Kickstarter
Hey there, been waiting a while for my wallet to come, finally showed up today, opened the package and pulled out 2 iPhone cases.....not impressed, where's my wallet?!
tampines
Review from Kickstarter
Kwan soon boon,
make a call to singpost and get them to start tracing the parcel. They will email you the outcome of the investigation, That's what i did after it arrived and no update for 5 days.
sven huebecker
Review from Kickstarter
Have received my package. unfortunately I had to pay extra fee... It is a great wallet with excellent leather and handcraft, the small pen/notebook is fabulous.
Charlie Carroll
Review from Kickstarter
@Soon, yep, we'll check with USPS on this. It is a bit difficult to get concrete details on shipping details once it leaves the US, but we'll check. Please keep us posted on your end too. Thanks!
Kwan Soon Boon
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Charlie. Will Dango be able to check with USPS on the status of my package? It was sent on 2 Dec and there are no updates since 21 Dec having arrive and left it's destination country.
Charlie Carroll
Review from Kickstarter
@Kevin, Tampines, Sony, Evan, Ben, Alexander- super glad you're getting used to the wallet and are enjoying it! @Martin, I show the item in Austria as of today. Did you get tracking sent to you via BackerKit? @Soon, we're hoping that it arrives to you soon. Thanks everyone for your support!
Kwan Soon Boon
Review from Kickstarter
Hi. Anyone from Singapore gotten their wallet yet? The tracking link provided stop updating since 21st and it shows it has left Singapore on the very same day. I am Backer #27.
Martin Reith
Review from Kickstarter
Hi! I am Backer Nr 1415. Can you tell me if the wallet is on the way to Austria?
Evan Kline
Review from Kickstarter
I've been using it about three weeks now. I've put 4 cards in the inside left slot(no multi-tool, that way I can push cards for easier access), notebook on right, and my most used credit card in the easy back slip, with nothing in front to ruin looks. Oh and also five notes (20s) folded into three under strap inside. Don't like being without cash. It works well and have already got several comments on it but it definitely isn't slim, nor is it very bulky. Somewhere inbetween.. would love to hear how others are using it as well though!
Ben Lodge
Review from Kickstarter
Well, been using mine since I got it and I love it. Don't use the notebook but have the pen inserted. Carry about 6 cards and cash. Although the wallet isn't super slim it is by no means bulky and fits in my front pocket fine. Always having a pen is another bonus too and it still smells good. Awesome job guys.
Alexander King
Review from Kickstarter
Got mine today (UK!) after paying £15 in customs charges, but that's not your fault. Really pleased with the quality of the item but it will take some experimenting with cards/cash to get it set up right. Would welcome any other backers' input or ideas as to how they've filled theirs - is there a Facebook group or similar?
Sony Djuana
Review from Kickstarter
Just got mine today. Like it a lot. The only problem is the rubber band is really tight when it covers the wallet. Not so much when it only on one side. Love the note book that has the dots in it. Great for sketching. Overall it's very well done. Good job Charlie and the team. Looking forward for another project. Happy holidays!
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