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The Best Key Organizers in 2020

Bernard Capulong
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The Best Key Organizers in 2020

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For the modern, urban-dwelling EDCer, there are a few essentials that are, at minimum, always present in one's pockets: a phone, a wallet, and keys. But until you can unlock your front door, open your mailbox, start your car, or secure a safe with your phone or cards, those keys are always going to be an unfortunate part of your EDC. You could toss 'em in your pocket, but the resulting jumble of metal just isn't comfortable. And dangling them from your belt loop works, but it's not the most secure nor quiet way to go about it. So, what's the best way to carry your keys?

Thankfully, that's a question many brands have been working hard to answer, leaving us with plenty of great solutions for key organization. The best key organizer can turn your messy, jangly keychain into something you can be proud of—just like the rest of your gear. We're highlighting our picsk for the 10 best key chain holders so it's easier than ever to step up your organization game while also matching it perfectly with the rest of your EDC.


The Best Key Organizers and Key Chain Holders


Orbitkey 2.0 Nylon Key Organizer

Orbitkey 2.0 Nylon Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Proprietary locking pivot
Soft, pocket-friendly design
Car fob attachment point
Specifications
Layout
Single Pivot
Capacity
2-7 Keys
Material
420D/210D Nylon

The Orbitkey Key Organizer streamlines and silences your keys in a compact, single-pivot design. A nylon loop folded over and joined at a large screw pivot forms a pocket-friendly housing for your keys that prevents poking in your pocket and scratches on the rest of your gear. The Orbitkey features a tough 420D nylon exterior with a more pliable and lighter weight 210D nylon interior, providing both strength and flexibility. It accommodates up to 7 keys, a D-ring for a car fob, as well as modular add-on tools including a multi-tool, USB drive, and item tracking device.
KeySmart Pro with Tile Key Organizer

KeySmart Pro with Tile Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Item Tracking via Tile
Car Fob Attachment Point
Built-in Flashlight
Specifications
Layout
Double Pivot
Capacity
2-10 Keys
Material
Aluminum
Reviews


Price
$$
Carrying keys comes with its own set of challenges, and the KeySmart Pro with Tile Key Organizer aims to solve all of them with its feature-packed design. It not only silences and organizes your keys in its double-pivot aluminum chassis, but it also ensures you never lose your keys again thanks to its integrated Tile tracker. It even features a built-in LED flashlight to help locate locks in low light and can act as a backup EDC flashlight in a pinch. Last but not least, its item tracker can even work to find your phone if you happen to lose it with the press of a button. Smart features aside, it houses 2-10 keys in a slim design.
KeyBar Key Organizer

KeyBar Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Car Fob Attachment Point
Expandable up to 28 keys
Pocket Clip
Specifications
Layout
Double Pivot
Capacity
2-12 Keys
Material
Aluminum
Reviews
No reviews yet

If you want to carry what's popular with the hardcore EDC crowd, look no further than the KeyBar Key Organizer. Its no-frills, overbuilt aluminum design and integrated pocket clip make it a crowd favorite with EDC gear enthusiasts. It can accommodate up to 12 keys in its double pivot design. Various length screws and included O-rings let you customize the KeyBar to the right capacity and tension for your liking, while an included car fob attachment point lets you carry bulky car remotes or the rest of your keychain gear.
Keyport Pivot Essential Bundle Key Organizer

Keyport Pivot Essential Bundle Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
LED flashlight + 10-in-1 tool
Car Fob Attachment Point
Included lost & found service
Specifications
Layout
Single pivot
Capacity
2-9 Keys
Material
Aluminum
Reviews


Price
$$
The Keyport Pivot Essential Bundle is an all-in-one key organizer setup that consolidates common EDC tools like a flashlight and multi-tool alongside the rest of your keys. The Pivot's aircraft grade aluminum chassis serves as the base, with a single pivot to swivel out 2-9 keys. Modular attachments can mount to the outside of the chassis, like the included LED flashlight module. The Essential Bundle includes one of Keyport's Anywhere Tools, the MOCA 10-in-1 multi-tool to cover the rest of your bases.
Bellroy Leather Key Cover Organizer 2nd Edition

Bellroy Leather Key Holder Wallet 2nd Edition

Purchase
Key Features
Magnetic closure
Car Fob Attachment Point
Soft, pocket-friendly design
Specifications
Layout
Single pivot
Capacity
2-4 Keys
Material
Leather
Reviews


Price
$$
For a more luxe, premium-feeling way to consolidate your keys, Bellroy has you covered with their Leather Key Cover Organizer. Now revised in its second edition, the Bellroy Leather Key Cover boasts a more durable retention system. Its bifold key holder wallet design snaps shut magnetically and opens to reveal a single post for you to swivel out 2-4 keys. The entire key wallet, including its car fob attachment point, are made of leather for a comfortable, pocket-friendly experience that'll only look better with age.
Screwpop Tether Key Organizer

Screwpop Tether Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Included bottle opener
Expandable
Car Fob Attachment Point
Specifications
Layout
Double Pivot
Capacity
2-24 Keys
Material
Aluminum
Reviews


Price
$


If you're looking for an affordable way to clean up your keychain, check out the Screwpop Tether Key Organizer. It takes a lean and efficient less-is-more approach to consolidating keys with its aluminum plate and O-ring system. The setup lets you carry up to 24 keys in a stack and pivot them out Swiss Knife style. It even includes a compact stainless steel bottle opener, adding further utility to your keychain setup.
Quietcarry Q3 Titanium Tool & Key Organizer

Quietcarry Q3 Titanium Tool & Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Integrated knife/tool
Car Fob Attachment Point
Pocket clip
Specifications
Layout
Double Pivot
Capacity
4-8 Keys
Material
Titanium
Reviews


Price
$$$
QuietCarry's popular key organizer arrives in its 3rd iteration, streamlining the hybrid multi-tool and key holder even more to make the Q3 a sleek addition to your EDC. Your choice of a multi-tool blade or a clip point knife opens one-handed from the business half of the Q3 to handle everyday tasks, while on the other side a two-post system holds 4-8 keys within its titanium scales. Consolidating your pocket essentials has never looked this good, and thanks to a keychain loop and clip, carrying the Q3 has never been easier.
E&M Compact Key Organizer

E&M Compact Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Pocket Clip
Car fob attachment point
Expandable design
Specifications
Layout
Double Pivot
Capacity
1-20 keys
Material
Aluminum
Reviews


Price
$
The E&M key organizer takes on a familiar form factor with its slim design that's barely the width of the actual keys it's holding, while also adding some nice touches like a clip and skeletonized frame for a lighter carry. Its aluminum construction keeps it light but strong, while sturdy screws and rubber washers let you stack up to 20 keys. And when it's time to grab and go, the clip lets you attach the organizer to a pocket or bag strap, and a detachable keychain loop lets you connect accessories or larger key fobs.
Carbocage Keycage Key Organizer

Carbocage Keycage Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Ergonomic asymmetric design
Find keys by feel
Car fob attachment point
Specifications
Layout
Double Pivot
Capacity
1-14 Keys
Material
Carbon fiber
Reviews


Price
$$
The CARBOCAGE KEYCAGE is a popular option for both our readers and on Amazon, offering one of the most minimalist solutions for your keys on the market. Thanks to its use of carbon fiber, the KEYCAGE leverages the material's natural strength, rigidity, and light weight, to offer a simple, but efficient two-post system with two skeletonized plates. This keeps the weight down, and also lets you have a quick glimpse into the tool to see which key to pop out when needed. With a number of included lengths of screws, you can use the KEYCAGE to store anywhere from 1 to 14 keys so you keep all of them in one place.
Superior Titanium Key-Armor Key Organizer

Superior Titanium Key-Armor Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Made in USA
Car fob attachment point
Tactile machined grip
Specifications
Layout
Double Pivot
Capacity
1-12 keys
Material
Titanium
Reviews


Price
$$$

For a rugged yet lightweight option, consider the US-made KEY-ARMOR titanium key organizer. It fits up to 12 keys between two titanium plates, secured by a double pivot locking system that prevents loosening over time. The titanium plates feature machined finger grooves for added grip that also let you identify keys by feel for easier, quicker access. Finally, a D-ring attachment point allows for multiple carry options such as a tether, quick disconnect, or simply to add a car fob.

How are you organizing your keys this year? Sound off with your key organization tips and tools in the comments below!

For more key organization options, check out 
last year's guide to the best key organizers from the archives.

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Discussion (13 total)

Nick ·
Not sure I want my keys to be camouflaged ...
John Nemo ·
Keyport is my choice, they are a great alternative that packs a punch. It’s a bit more expensive than some other choices but the customizable factor and great customer service makes it so worth.
Sketchscape ·
Highly recommend the QuietCarry Shorty as a key organizer. Very portable that can easily hold four keys and a knife. It’s a great way to carry a pocket knife without drawing attention to yourself. This type of knife works well if your workplace has any type of restrictions on the size of knives you can carry.

My shorty is stored in a small pouch on my belt to make room for storage in my front pockets.
Bak Bhatta ·
love my old keysmart extended version, have a couple of keys for work that are longer than standard ones. unfortunately the new key smarts don't look as long.....
Dustin Kerr ·
I just got myself an Orbitkey, it's pretty good with the one little exception of it pulling my pocket inside out as I pull it out (the Nylon grips the inside of my pocket). This'd be different with the leather one, or with different material in my pants... It's so close to perfect though!
ff4500 ·
I love my Keybar. It's been rock solid. I want another one, not because there's anything wrong with the one that I've been using for the past six years, but because I want another color. They're awesome.
Robert Olofsson ·
Jag e ute efter en nyckel hållare till assa nycklar stor nycklar dom som jag har titta på det är bara till små nycklar någon som vet en bra key bar så skicka gärna en länk eller bild annars får man göra en egen model
Yuriy Borysov ·
All these key holders look great, but they are not suitable for keys for lever tumbler locks. And they are very popular in my country. Are there any solutions (except Bellroy) that can be used with large keys?
Mauro ·
Man, I wish someone comes up with a solution for those of us with the big doofy Honda Pilot (2015) key. It's a beast that would never fit in any key organizers currently out there. I hate it. It's always tearing up my jacket pockets...
Noah ·
As a cycle commuter, I have been carrying the Fortius Arms KeyBiner since they came out with it over four years ago. It clips to the exterior of my pack for ready access, and I can flip the keys out easily with gloves on. Nothing against any of these, but they all appear to be for pockets.
Elementos Diariamente Car ·
As John Nemo wrote, my choice is Keyport, their outstanding customer service is great and the key organizers are the best. I was a collector of keyrings and key fobs since I was a child, but I never used them, just the typical wallet chain with key hook and a Victorinox one but never so compact silent and solid, plus some tools as Keyport Slide 3.0.
Justice Georgopoulos ·
The problem with all of these is they can't hold car keys. I really want to slim down my keys but if i have to clip my car keys onto my key organiser it almost defeats the purpose for me. Anyone got any suggestions of a key organiser capable of holding car keys?
MacDaddy ·
I have a Carbocage and it's definitely thick enough to hold a car key. I have two car key size keys on mine (one on each side/screw) and 9 normal sized keys. If you plan to attach your FOB or your key is built into you FOB, you probably won't be able to store many additional keys. Make sure your FOB/Key has a sufficiently sized hole in the top, so it can fit over the screw.