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Keep Your EDC Conveniently Secure with These Carabiner Keychains

Derived from climbing equipment, these everyday carry accessories are an outstanding addition to any loadout.

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The concept of everyday carry hinges on a few factors: usefulness, versatility and expedience. But the latter factor can actually impact your loadout's value, as the speediness with which you can access your tools can deeply impact their value. A smart EDC enthusiast knows that you can't (and shouldn't) ever compromise security in the name of quickness. However, with a carabiner keychain, you can have your proverbial cake and eat it too.

If you're looking for a way to make accessing your keys, keychain tools, and other accessories a good deal more convenient while still keeping them all safe and secure, swapping out your old keychain for a rock climbing-inspired carabiner could be in your best interests. But not any run-of-the-mill option will do, which is why we've wrangled together a roundup of well-designed, high-quality carabiner keychains that are actually worth your hard-earned cash.

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Best for the Urban Adventurer
The James Brand The Mehlville Carabiner
The James Brand
Best Budget Carabiner
Nite Ize Size-1 S-Biner
Best for Limited Space
The James Brand Holcombe Carabiner
The James Brand
Best for Design Lovers
OrbitKey Key Clip Carabiner
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Best for Beer Drinkers
Leatherman Carabiner Accessory
Best for Knife Fanatics
CRKT Compano Carabiner
Best for Minimalists
Best for DIY Enthusiasts
Civivi Polymorph Titanium Carabiner Multi-Tool
Best for Lovers of Brutalist Design
Handgrey HG Carabiner
Best for the Technophile
Nomad Lightning Carabiner
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Though some of these keychain carabiners offer a bit of extra functionality, DIY and EDC enthusiasts can double down on the usefulness by incorporating one of the best multi-tools into their loadout.

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