In 1981, KEY-BAK invented the first Retractable Badge Holder, the MINI-BAK®, and it is still one of the best badge reels on the market today. Built in the USA with globally sourced materials, the Mini-Bak badge reel has a strong molded black polycarbonate case and a retractable cord made three-strand braid nylon. Attach your i.d. badge or access cards to the vinyl badge holder and secure the retractable badge holder to your belt, work vest or scrubs. When you need your badge just pull it out, when your done let it go and the built-in tether retracts back into place until you need them again. When you need a reliable badge reel for a badge or two the Mini-Bak Badge Reel is your most durable option.
Features and Benefits
- Lasts up to 10x longer and protected by a 1-Year warranty
- Made in the USA with globally sourced materials.
- KEY-BAK ECO-REELS produce 90% less waste than disposable reels, keychains, and tethers
- 36" retractable military grade type-II braided nylon fiber cord
- Available with belt clip or swivel clip attachment
- Stainless Steel Spring in a 1-1/4” diameter black polycarbonate case
- Standard Duty retraction force holds up to 2 oz. and has a 36" reach
- Backed by a Lifetime Service Policy
STEEL BELT CLIP
The belt clip on the MINI-BAK Retractable Badge Reel is a convenient attachment option for securing the badge reel at your hip on a belt or on your scrubs. It is made of a durable stainless steel that measures 1.25" long and is heat treated for added durability and resistance from bending out of shape.
SWIVEL BULLDOG CLIP
The swivel bulldog clip on the MINI-BAK Retractable Badge Holder is a spring loaded clip that opens with a pinch and can rotate 360 degrees. This clip is a popular option because it allows you to secure your badge in visible locations such as shirt pockets, on a shirts v-neck or the pocket of your pants.
BRAIDED NYLON CORD
The retractable cord on the MINI-BAK Retractable Badge Holder is made out of military grade type-II braided nylon fiber cord and has been tested to last more than 1-million pulls.
How long does thE MINI-BAK BADGE REEL reach?
The MINI-BAK Retractable Badge Holder holds up to 2 oz. and has a 36" reach.
What is the retractable cord ON THE MINI-BAK BADGE REEL made out of?
The retractable cord on the MINI-BAK Retractable Badge Holder is made out of retractable military grade type-II braided nylon fiber cord.
How DO YOU ATTACH BADGES TO THE MINI-BAK BADGE REEL ?
The MINI-BAK Badge Reel has a Vinyl I.D. Badge Strap. The vinyl i.d. badge fits through an opening commonly found at the top of most i.d. badges snaps closed to secure the badge to the reel. If your i.d. badge does not have an opening to put the vinyl i.d. badge strap through you'll need to use an i.d. badge sleeve to secure your badge to the MINI-BAK Badge Reel.
Is the MINI-BAK BADGE REEL made in the USA?
The MINI-BAK Retractable Badge 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 MINI-BAK BADGE REEL?
The MINI-BAK is 3.5 inches in length from the top of the reel to the bottom of the vinyl i.d. badge strap. The body of the MINI-BAK is 1.25 inches in diameter and thickness varies depending on the attachment chosen.
WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Works very well and is compact. Wonderful that it’s made in the USA which is the main reason for its purchase.
A representative called me and resolved my issue.
It's a great product and did what was expected, however, we misjudged the weight of the multiple cards cards and badges we wanted to use it for and it did not retract all the way. Definitely not a product issue! We will probably order a more heavy duty one when we know how many badges/IDs will actually have to be carried.
Pull it out. It goes right back in. Out and back in. It goes in and then when you need to use it it pulls out and back in. Each and every single time. Out then in.
Exactly what I wanted and expected...perfect
Great buy, will buy again in the future.
Exactly what I wanted.
Such a small thing, but so important to my daily life. I have bought countless of these in my career, and time and again they last a few months and then break. I could tell on the first pull this one is gonna last longer than a minute!
I ordered these badge reels for my girlfriend who is a nurse. They are very high quality and I'm sure they will last for years. I ordered them specifically because they were made in the USA! As an American factory worker I want to thank you for keeping things like these made in this country! The Wuhan Coronavirus has definitely pulled back the curtain and shown just how much out manufacturing capability has been gutted out in the last 40 years and how dependent we are on foreign entities. So thank you again for continuing to make great products in this great country! My girlfriend who uses these badge reels everyday loves them!
its ok. the kelvar string seems a little weak. Im only saying this because I had 2 kelvar key ring re-tractors with heavier strings and they both broke