The key retractor that got KEY-BAK started in 1948, the Original Series retractable key chain is a heavy duty key reel that is guaranteed to outlast the competition. The Original Series retractable key chain is popular because of its vintage look and the flexibility of customizing the reel to your specifications. Choose either the retractable 24" vintage steel chain or the retractable cord made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber. Next, choose between a classic cold-rolled steel chrome plated front or a more inconspicuous black vinyl cover. Lastly, choose how you'd like to secure the key reel to your side, with either a stationary steel belt clip, a steel belt loop, removable rotating belt clip or a leather duty belt loop. Although it is often copied, there has still never been another retractable key reel that matches the quality, durability or versatility of the Original KEY-BAK Retractable Key Chain.
Features and Benefits
- Made in the USA with globally sourced materials and proven to last more than 1-million pulls
- Heavy Duty aramid fiber cord or Stainless Steel Chain
- Protected by a 1-Year Limited Warranty and Lifetime Service Policy
- Stainless Steel Spring is housed in a 2" durable stainless steel case
- 1.25" Zinc-plated, spring-tempered steel, corrosion resistant split ring
- Available with steel belt clip, steel belt loop, rotating belt clip or leather duty belt loop
- Stainless Chain retraction force holds up to 8 oz. and has a 24" reach
- Heavy Duty retraction force holds up to 8 oz. and has a 48" reach
- Standard Duty retraction force holds up to 13 oz. and has a 36" reach
- Xtreme Duty retraction force holds up to 20 oz. and has a 28" reach
CHROME or black FINISH
The KEY-BAK Original Series retractable key chain comes in two colors. Choose between a classic cold-rolled steel chrome plated front or a more inconspicuous black vinyl cover.
DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber CORD
Our heavy duty, super duty and xtreme duty Original Series reels come in 48", 36" or 28" lengths respectively and have a retractable cord made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber which has an 80 lb. minimum breaking strength.
STAINLESS steel chain
The retractable 24" vintage steel chain option on the Original Series retractable key chain hasn't changed in over 70 years and every link is still made in the USA on the same machines.
STEEL BELT CLIP OR BELT LOOP
The Original Series retractable key holder has two stainless steel attachment options. The stainless steel belt clip is 2" long and easily clips onto most belts. The stainless steel belt loop option allows belts 1.75" wide and up to 3/16" thick to fit through the loop to secure the reel to your hip.
REMOVABLE ROTATING BELT CLIP
The removable rotating belt clip on the Original Series retractable key chain is a two piece clip that allows you to remove the retractable key reel without taking the clip off your side. Simply give the reel a quarter turn in either direction and lift up, the reel will lift off while leaving the clip securely at your side.
DUTY BELT LEATHER LOOP
The leather loop attachment option on the Original series retractable key reel is specifically designed to accommodate 2 1/4" Duty Belts commonly used in Law Enforcement and Security. The leather loop option is only available with a vinyl black front.
How long does thE ORIGINAL SERIES reach?
The Original Series Retractable Key Holder has 4 different retractable cord lengths available. The stainless steel chain has a 24" reach and can hold up to 8 oz., the Heavy Duty option has a 48" reach and can hold up to 8 oz., the Standard Duty option has a 36" reach and can hold up to 13 oz. and the Xtreme Duty option has a 28" reach and can hold up to 20 oz.
What is the retractable cord ON THE ORIGINAL made out of?
The Original Series Retractable Key Holder has two different retractable cord materials, the 24" vintage steel chain or the retractable cord made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber
How DO YOU ATTACH KEYS TO THE ORIGINAL SERIES ?
Each of our Original Series Retractable Key Holders include a 1.25" Zinc-plated, spring-tempered steel, corrosion resistant split ring.
Is the ORIGINAL SERIES made in the USA?
Original Series Retractable Key Holder is designed and made in the USA with globally sourced materials
at our factory in Ontario, CA.
What is the total length of the ORIGINAL SERIES?
The Original Series is 3.75 inches in length from the top of the reel to the bottom of the split ring. The body of the Original Series is 2" in diameter and thickness varies depending on the attachment chosen.
WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Ive bought these before. They work very well for years now. So now I’m buying more for other purposes.
Thanks, for leaving the awesome review! We appreciate you and we always enjoy hearing how you're using KEY-BAK products to live a more productive life.
Love Key-Bak. I recommend them to everyone.
I use them to attach pliers and a landing net To my belt when fishing.
still the best
This is a great product.
ORIGINAL Retractable Keychain in Vintage Chrome or Vinyl Black
Same product that I bought 7 or 8 years ago and it looks to be the same quality and identical to the old one. Although, I use it for badges it gets pulled to a card reader at least 30 to 40 times a day (5 days a week) for all those years. The Kevlar cord looked a little worn so I thought I'ld get a back-up. Obviously, I highly recommend this product.
Very pleased with my purchase.
This product is essential to my job at a mental hospital where every door I walk through requires a key. Every two to three years I buy a new Kevlar cord key bak so this year I’m trying a different cord. I’ll let you know how long it lasts. These products are so convenient that I wear them even outside of work. I attach a small wallet with money, ID and bank cards, a small hand sanitizer and keys for work, home and car.