I wanted to update my gear and build out a more optimized EDC kit. One of my first tasks was to downsize the big 'ol keychain I had.
I bought this S-Biner and attached my keys (on rings) on one side, and my car FOB on the other. This is ideal. I fit all that, plus a doo-hic-key, a tiny flashlight, and a nylon strap (to find it quickly in the bowl of keys we have).
I would not have been satisfied with this product if it hadn't been a locking biner. I was worried that it wouldn't stay closed, but it does. Also, the locking mechanism is the opposite from what I expected. The lock is just a piece of plastic that wedges into the BOTTOM of the clip (where it rotates) so that it can't open. It doesn't try to hold it closed, rather it wedges the entire clip closed. That makes a big difference as it's both lightweight and reliable.
Also, I was worried about the size of the S-biner. I bought on Amazon, so I couldn't actually hold it first, so wasn't sure how much I could fit. You should buy the S-biner to fit your gear, not the other way around. I'm happy to report that it's exactly the right size for the keys and such that I wanted to add to it. There was even a bit of space left to add the nylon strap when I came across it.
Overall, for my purposes, this was the perfect solution. If you're doing something similar, do consider this product. I've not been let down by Nite Ize yet, and will continue to give them the first shot at my problems as long as they continue to deliver quality products like these.
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