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    For the last few years I've been one of those guys carrying ALL of his keys around on a carabiner. No more. I'm tired of always having that weight hanging off my pants and have come to the realization that it's not really stylish, at least in a classic sense. However, I'm somewhat apprehensive about splitting my keys onto different rings (one for home, one for the office, one for the bike, etc.) because then I'll invariably be in a situation where I don't have the specific key I need. How have others dealt with this issue? I realize that a lot of you carry keys in your jacket pockets but I simply don't work in a profession where guys wear sport coats and/or suits every day, so the only times I wear a jacket is when I'm outside. Any suggestions/advice would be welcome.


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    I like to use 20mm McGizmo gate clips to keep my stuff on one key ring. I'll post a pic of my setup later, but it seems to work pretty well in minimizing bulk while still letting me remove the bits I don't need, when I don't need them.

    Ben

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      #3


      I think the most important thing is to have a house key on each key ring! Car keys, and their attendant key fobs, seem to be the most bulky to me, so I have one keyring for each car and one keyring that has the office keys and bicycle keys. That way, when I get to work I can put my car keys in the drawer and have the smaller keychain with the office keys that I use all day only. Even the office keys have a house key in case I don't drive or I get a ride home from someone and leave my car keys at the office.

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        #4
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        I'll invariably be in a situation where I don't have the specific key I need.</blockquote>


        How many keys are we talking here? Never run into this problem.

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          #5


          Keep an eye out for this.


          http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-in-one-system

          "We had a sick night b*tches!"

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            #6


            another possibility?


            http://www.instructables.com/id/Swis...eatherman-Mod/

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              #7


              Keylet looks pretty awesome. I would get one if I could fit my four everyday keys on it. Wouldn't work for my cars from what it looks like.


              I just use a typical one of these:

              http://www.rei.com/category/4500079

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                #8


                This is similar to the leatherman mod except a bit more expandable perhaps?

                http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Key-Chain/


                I would do this except I have a bunch of work keys I can't copy or grind down so I have mine on short paracord lanyard I braided myself. The lanyard is just long enough to hang around my wrist, loop around a belt loop and into my pocket, plus it is MUCH less bulky than a carabiner. I saw something similar in leather online somewhere, but paracord works for me.

                http://goo.gl/6ieJx

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                  #9


                  As promised....





                  About a year or so ago I went super minimalist with my keys. Ditched my keychains, the keys I never use, and even the fob for my car key. Haven't regretted it.


                  I had everything on an S-biner, which worked pretty well. I hate taking all my keys with me when I go running, so I wanted a way to quickly and easily remove just my house key. I had my car key and flashlight on one keyring and my house key on another, both attached on the S-biner.


                  But I wanted to add my Leatherman to the mix and the S-biner and extra keyring seemed to be adding unnecessary bulk. Bought a few McGizmo gate clips and I'm happy with the result. With the little clips, I can add and subtract things from the keychain as I need them.


                  The multi-tool is a Leatherman Squirt PS4 and the flashlight is a Fenix E05 that runs on a single AAA battery. Highly recommend both of them.

                  Ben

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