Rated 1 out of 5 by Nattyzed Web Page Misleading
I ordered the Gear Keeper thinking I would get 2 of them as pictured online (one "mini" and one regular). Apparently you only get one. Also tabbing between the pin-on vs velcro option is not a good presentation. A drop-down choice box would ensure the buyer is choosing the one they want.
December 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by saltyflyrodder Best yet
Having used the smaller version of this keeper for a few years, my expectations were already high. I was not disappointed: the keeper doesn't lose it's retrieve and, best of all, holds up against salt water use.
As a matter of personal preference, the snap-on version of the smaller units is better because it can be connected to a d-ring or belt loop. This version's pin-on attachment leaves holes in fabric (no biggie) or waders (a huge biggie)
But in short, this keeper clearly outperforms the safety pin units of Bean and other suppliers. They've all gone to the club raffle.
February 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love2Fish Gear Keeper Restractors
Gear Keeper items are excellent. I have used them consistently for over 10 years. The cable system in either size is strong and these have withstood freezing, water, dirt, impact and constant use. I use them to tether my landing nets on the back of my vest. The larger item has a lock that comes in handy when walking through areas where branches or thorns can snag the net and extend the cable unknowingly causing a slingshot effect when the branch gives way. Practical and Simply excellent.
August 29, 2011