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The 11 Best Key Organizers in 2021

Bernard Capulong
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The 11 Best Key Organizers in 2021

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For the modern urban-dweller 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 everyday carry. 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 picks for the 11 best key 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
EDC Rating


Price
$
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.
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
EDC Rating


Price
$
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.
KeySmart Pro with Tile Key Organizer

KeySmart Pro with Tile Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Tile item tracking
Built-in flashlight
Car fob attachment point
Specifications
Layout
Double pivot
Capacity
2-10 keys
Material
Aluminum
EDC Rating


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.
Bellroy Leather Key Holder 2nd Edition

Bellroy Leather Key Holder 2nd Edition

Purchase
Key Features
Magnetic closure
Soft, pocket-friendly design
Car fob attachment point
Specifications
Layout
Single pivot
Capacity
2-4 keys
Material
Leather
EDC Rating


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.
Jibbon Leather Key Organizer

Jibbon Leather Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Concealed spring lock mechanism
Soft, pocket-friendly design
Car fob attachment point
Specifications
Layout
Single pivot
Capacity
2-9 keys
Material
Leather
EDC Rating


Price
$
The Jibbon Leather Key Organizer is ideal for comfortable pocket carry thanks to its premium Italian leather and concealed lock mechanism that won’t scratch the rest of your gear in your pocket. Its simple single pivot design accommodates up to 9 keys and locks with a square-shaped screw that can’t spin and loosen with time. Its stainless steel D-ring lets you attach it to an external keyring or serves as a mounting point for a larger key fob for a streamlined setup in your pocket.
EM Compact Key Holder Organizer

EM Compact Key Holder Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Expandable skeletonized design
Pocket clip
Car fob attachment point
Specifications
Layout
Double pivot
Capacity
1-20 keys
Material
Aluminum
EDC Rating


Price
$
The EM 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
EDC Rating


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.
Ekster Key Holder Organizer

Ekster Key Holder Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Magnetic keyring
Tracker compatible
One-handed operation
Specifications
Layout
Single pivot shackle
Capacity
3-8 keys
Material
Aluminum
EDC Rating


Price
$
The Ekster Key Holder brings sleek design, smart features, and functional modularity to your keychain. It keeps up to 8 keys neat and silent thtanks to its single pivot shackle design, complete with a magnetic top mount for attaching to a quick release keychain, as well as compatibility with a Chippolo tracker so you'll never lose your keys again. Its simple design makes it easy to use as well, boasting one-handed operation by swiveling out your key of choice.
KeyPort Pivot 2.0 Essential Bundle Key Organizer

KeyPort Pivot 2.0 Essential Bundle Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
10-in-1 tool + LED flashlight
Included lost & found service
Car fob attachment point
Specifications
Layout
Single pivot
Capacity
2-9 keys
Material
Aluminum
EDC Rating


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. It’s been updated to a 2.0 version with many improvements over the original, including more robust hardware and a simplified setup. 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.
Quiet Carry Q3

Quiet Carry Q3 "Only" Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Minimalist design
Pocket clip
Car fob attachment point
Specifications
Layout
Double pivot
Capacity
4-8 keys
Material
Titanium
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$$
QuietCarry has always made excellent gear for minimalist EDCers, and the Q3 Only is no exception. Based on one of our previous picks, the Q3, the Q3 Only serves only as a key organizer and omits the integrated knife/tool component. This makes the Q3 Only simpler, lighter, more compact, and easier to travel with, which might tick a lot more boxes for minimalists. The Q3 only is composed of two slabs of titanium in a double pivot layout, fitting up to 8 keys when using optional extension posts. A keychain loop and pocket clip make it easy to carry how you see fit.
KeySmart Mini Key Organizer

KeySmart Mini Key Organizer

Purchase
Key Features
Ultra minimalist design
Car fob compatible
Specifications
Layout
Single pivot shackle
Capacity
1-5 keys
Material
TPU
EDC Rating


Price
$
For those of you looking for one of the smallest, simplest way to silence and organize your keys, look no further. The KeySmart Mini is a simple shackle made from TPU and matte stainless steel that’s great for minimalist setups and keychains with only a few keys to manage. Because its design is so compact and lightweight, it adds relatively little bulk compared to most other key organizers.

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 (20 total)

Nick ·
Not sure I want my keys to be camouflaged ...
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.
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.
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.
Colin latter ·
I gave the quiet carry . The original version. Great size and functionality..
Andy Chen ·
I had the Ekster, it was great at first and super fast access until I realize once it holds more than 4 keys, and it will disengage if you just run and jump up and down. The Magnet def need to be even stronger. I switch to Orbit key holder for the time being
Ricardo Tavares ·
You missed Distil Union keyloop-kit
BRANDON M FISHER ·
I love my Keysmart Rugged with the HD pocket clip
Adam Morris ·
I have an EM which holds a toool lockpick card and various decoders, a key smart which is part of a covert companion from covert instruments and a keyport pivot 1.0 which holds a mix of common keys (Ford 1284x, Door king, Linear,...) And an fe01-k hanging from the loop.

My house and car keys are on a slughaus micro.

They all have their place.
James A Smith II ·
I've tried them all, and what I've learned is that I prefer a traditional key chain set up. That might be because my generation associated success with the jingle and content of our key chains.
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
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