Secure your keys to your bag; or, tether Organizer Pouches or other accessories.
A Key Strap is a strip of webbing with plastic snaphooks or a plastic snaphook and O-ring at each end. An 8” Key Strap in Black is included in most of our larger bags. That was, for many, the gateway to a world of organization via Key Straps and Organizer Pouches. All the members of the Key Strap family are intended to make locating things in your bag easier and more instinctive. Pulling out a small item or pouch tethered to a strap is easier than rooting around aimlessly in the depths of your pack; you can also rest assured that anything hooked to a strap is much less likely to fall out or otherwise be left behind. A variety of Key Straps with different attachments and in different colors can become an irreplaceable part of your travel or everyday carry kit. And oh yeah—they're still a great way to keep track of your keys.
Key Strap, Snaphook/Snaphook
One end of the Key Strap clips to an O-ring and the other clips to your keys, pocket watch, knife, multiuse tool, pedometer, or work or school ID. Using a Key Strap to keep track of these small items ensures you won't waste your valuable time reaching down to — and digging around in — the bottom of your bag to find them. Instead, simply reach in, and give the Key Strap a tug to retrieve your item. Cool thing to do with the Key Strap, Snaphooks: clip our 3D Clear Organizer Cube to the Key Strap, creating a TSA 3-1-1 liquids bag on a tether — ensuring that, though you've removed the 3D Clear Organizer Cube from your bag, it remains attached so you won't lose the Cube when going through the airport security line.
Key Strap, Snaphook/O-Ring
A small variation on our classic Key Strap, which has snaphooks on both ends. The Key Strap, Snaphook/O-Ring has—you guessed it—a snaphook on one end and an O-ring on the other. It’s something you’ve long asked for and we’ve finally made it real. Its obvious use is as an extension to tether Organizer Pouches to your bag, but there are many other possibilities for this handy strap. For instance, you can attach several Organizer Pouches to the O-ring end, making it easy to locate related sets of items. You can daisy chain a few straps together to create one that's as long as you need, without adding extra bulk. And of course, the O-ring provides a handy loop to attach non-TOM BIHN accessories or tools to a fixed point in your bag. You've probably come up with a number of other ways to use it in the time you've read this paragraph.
Key Straps are available in a variety of colors. Key Straps in colors are a great way to use color coding as an organizational technique; e.g., always attach your keys to your Key Strap in Coyote and you'll know exactly which Key Strap to yank on to retrieve them. If you choose a bag with a more muted interior lining, like Steel, bright Key Straps in Iberian and Wasabi will be more visible.
- Briz G.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Versatile1 year agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts VersatileRated 5 out of 5 starsAdd an o-ring and strap where you need one
The Pilot bag is great, but it lacks o-rings in the open pocket in the back. I wanted to create a solution to clip my keys to this pocket as well as my passport pouch. I purchased the 16 inch key strap with an o-ring and clip. I sewed it to the inside seam and now I use the long clip for my keys and another small key strap for the passport holder. Having the passport holder secured in this open pouch allows for quick access to my passport along with a safe place to keep boarding passes and baggage claim slips.
- Leslie S.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Versatile1 year agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts VersatileRated 5 out of 5 starsCane Hack
The wrist strap on my brand new cane broke. Luckily, I was carrying an abundance of key straps. Voila!
- Andrew S.Verified BuyerBought For Myself1 year agoBought For MyselfRated 5 out of 5 starsFishing made easy
I like that I always know what’s at the end of the line with the key straps, lets me fish out of my bag whatever important item I attached to it, sometimes it’s even keys.
- Cynthia N.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, Versatile10 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, VersatileRated 5 out of 5 starsSo helpful!
Key straps, make my bag, a more welcoming place. It is so nice to be able to find my pen bag, or my “healthy-stuff” bag, or some other item, including my keys, in my bag without having to take everything out. I highly recommend these handy little ribbons of material with clips, they work wonders
- Robert J.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Easily Adjustable, Versatile10 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Easily Adjustable, VersatileRated 5 out of 5 starsCan't have enough
These are great -- I use them with the O-rings and pouches to keep small items tethered to my bags so they don't get lost. So handy.
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