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*This article has been updated. Read A Beginner’s Guide to Carrying Keys here.
Carrying keys bites – Ideas to make it bite less
Keys scratch your phone, cut holes in your pockets, and jangle when you’re trying to get all stealth in the corner of that party. The sooner we all have an auto-remote-star-trek-access-thing the better, but in the meantime, we want to cover some ways of dealing with the peskily little things.
Below are a few, but we’re aware that you guys will have seen better. We’d love to hear about them…
A personal hack using a multi-tool handle. A trick amongst the EDC crew, it’s becoming more popular.
Sugru is a mouldable silicon wonder stuff that you can shape to any form. This is a first try, which we want to go back and improve on.
This special branded Leatherman from Vendor could easily be appropriated for carrying keys. We then found someone who did something fairly similar.
Another thought is better pockets. I have some Quiksilver shorts with a little ‘sub pocket’ inside the main, which works a treat for keeping keys and coins better contained.
Other thoughts? Has anyone solved this properly?
Silly note: Most crew thankfully keep keys hidden in a pocket or handbag. Your alternative is of course the keyring hung on your belt loop. This externally worn keyring is perhaps one of life’s great ironies – those who want to look important herd keys as a symbol of all the doors they have the power to open. Those that actually have power seem to have all the locks changed to just their key. We are favouring keys being out of sight. You should too.