Round MINI-BAK with Split Ring
I have owned other Key-Bak items and have generally been happy with them. The Mini-Bak key retractor seems to do what it's supposed to do. It appears to be the same exact item that can be found more cheaply on bargain sites but I'm hoping the Key-Bak polyester cord will last longer as I give it a lot of use. Time will tell.
I'd had several key-holders, none have lasted like those from Key-Bak. Generally I had to replace them, not because they are broken or worn out, but because my needs have changed and different model fits my changing situation better.
I've been very happy with this product. For several years I have used the Super48. Though I was really satisfied with the latter, it was a bit too bulky for my purposes (holding car/house keys). At first I was wary of the swivel clip on the MID6, as it felt loose. But I quickly understood it's purpose: to keep the product from breaking free from the belt when raising the keys upward. This product is compact and lightweight. It's perfect for my needs. It's long enough so that I don't even detach it from my belt when I drive.
I work in a location where we have to have multiple badges hanging from our uniforms and have to use different ones to access different doors. The retractable holders we were issued were perfect, but they only last so long. I have burned through countless retractable badge holders, buying from different places each time. They all break or are not strong enough to handle all of the badges (the badges will slowly pull down from the holder and get in my way), or both! I finally tried Key Bak products (I purchased the mini with the tough duty nylon cord) because they were made in the USA. What a difference that makes! This is one of the smallest badge holders I have ever had and it's one of the strongest! I have 5 badges, each with it's own holder (one has to have a protective metal plate to keep the chip in it from being compromised) and this little clip does the job better than even the first one we were issued. I have told everyone at work about Key Bak and will definitely continue to order from them. I can't say enough. They are definitely more expensive than the ones you can get at office supply stores or off of Amazon (although they sell Key Bak, too, I found), but they are worth every, single penny.
Retraction Forces Explained
KEY-BAK retractors are available in 4 retraction levels; Standard Duty, Heavy Duty, Super Duty and Xtreme Duty. Each level of retraction is a combination of cord material, cord length and spring force.
Retraction Force Options
Cord Options - Polyester, Nylon, Kevlar and Stainless Steel Chain
Length Options - 24" up to 48"
Spring Force Options - 2 oz. up to 20 oz.
Retraction Forces Table
|STANDARD DUTY||HEAVY DUTY||SUPER DUTY||XTREME DUTY|
|MINI-BAK||NYLON||36"||2OZ.||NYLON||24"||4OZ||NOT AVAILABLE||NOT AVAILABLE|
|SIDEKICK||KEVLAR||24"||4OZ.||NOT AVAILABLE||NOT AVAILABLE||NOT AVAILABLE|
|MID6||POLYESTER||36"||6OZ.||NOT AVAILABLE||NOT AVAILABLE||NOT AVAILABLE|
|LOCK48||SPECIAL ORDER||KEVLAR||48"||8OZ||NOT AVAILABLE||SPECIAL ORDER|
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