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Key Retractor Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by Hellz, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Hellz

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    I've been using a Hammerhead Gear Keeper retractor at work for many years, but the cable is nearly frayed through, so before replacing it I wanted to know if there are any decent alternatives that need considering first? I've been happy the Gear Keeper, no issue there, just wondered if something else cool had appeared ;)

    Lots of cheap and nasty ones turning up in my searches, but want something robust for about 5-7 keys.

    Thanks for any advice,
    Patrick
     
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  2. JonSidneyB
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    I will have a bunch of Key Retractors soon.

    :)
     
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  3. Hellz

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    Right then!

    *Waits*
     
  4. Myth90045

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    Man and I just bought some cheapo ones the other day.

    Sent from inside my bag
     
  5. Plexabit

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    Wait--Key retractors are like one-sided zip-linq cables, right?
     
  6. NonSenCe

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    ..i have been using keybak super 48 for few years.. its not as elegant looking as the hammerhead models though.

    jon.. cool. -waits to see them also-
     
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    ooh...interested
     
  8. ac7ss
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    As long as you don't leave the key in and walk away, the Key Bak ones are great. (But that would kill any of them.)
     
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    EDC Branded?!?!???
     
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    Some of them will be.
     
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    You da man! :bounce:
     
  12. NonSenCe

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    hah.. this is what i keep doing.. (thats one reason i need the retractable keychain.. i wont forget them keys as the setup yanks me back if i leave the key hangin and start to walk away. and yes.. it looks comical.)
     
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    If you wear it around your neck you will learn faster. :)
     
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    I have a Civilian Lab Rewind retractor - very nice and durable. I use it to hold a key card.
     
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    Was issued a key-bak at work after nearly going crazy looking for one that I could buy on my own. One of the other employees just dragged me over to the maintenance storeroom and had me pick one out.
    Used mine for some work equipment, not specifically keys, and had this happen. Safety cutter caught some webbing on rolling stock that I was unloading from a truck. Thankfully I saw it in time to brace myself, because that dang key-bak was strong! Yes it did look funny. Snapped the key-bak in half though. :oops:
     
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    Update on these?
     
  18. Bryce357

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    Keybak, barnone. I have the Secure-It model and I love it. Great carabiner, more length than I can reach, which is handy sometimes and takes abuse. I snap it back pretty hard most of the time since theres only 3 keys on there, and have used it many times a day for 8 months
     
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    KEY-BAK 0488-803 Key Reel,48 In,Kevlar Cord,Carabineer.. Had this for my old job and it was far superior to anything else i ever had. It got a ton of use and still kicking to this day.
     
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    Key-bak with Kevlar cord as well, as others have said its bulky looking but strong. Had mine for years and its done a good job.like to see what the ones in the store will be like though!
     
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