Rated 5 out of 5 by BotswanaBuff Gear Keeper Pin-On Retractor
I've had problems with all previous retractors because if they are small, the retractor is too weak to hold modest weights, and if they are strong enough, they are too bulky. This retractor is strong while being a reasonable size. Very pleased with the fastening mechanism also - no more sticking myself with the pin!
May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by UplandGuide Great gear keeper....
I like them. Have a bunch for all my vests.
September 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by coachT Pin on connector
Heavy net is not supported. Hangs down to the knees.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NymphIt keep it safe
I have multiple of these and they keep items secure and within reach when I am on the water fly fishing. This one will be used for my waterproof digital camera. Others used for net, other fishing gear and several years old and as good as new.
March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bluewing Nice Retractor
I grew tired of "regular" zingers breaking so I thought I would try something built better. I really like this retractor - heavier duty build, the cord is a nice woven nylon or synthetic that is strong and long, pins securely to my vest. Looks like this should last a long time as well.
May 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by tthh Gear Keeper by Hammerhead
This is an ideal product for use as a zinger on a trout vest. I have used a Hammerhead mini gear keeper for 5 years for a ketchum release tool and its perfect... light weight and much stronger than a zinger.
Having lost two sets of tools to zinger (read Dr slick) failure, I ordered this product.
Note, the catalog carries several of these and the sizes range from small to quite large. The pin on version in the catalog is too large to use as a zinger, where as the clip on version is the correct size.After much confusion, costumer service helped me order the smallest pin on model directly from the llbean store. It worked out great.
July 2, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by bluesuedeshoes Good quality gear keeper
Actually larger than expected but works well. The pin is not easy to push through some fabrics before you screw on the back piece but once it's on it's not going anywhere. Time will tell, but it feels very durable.
February 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by swampycovert keeper
Essential product for keeping gps, water bottle, compass etc readily available but safe from falling out of jacket pockets and being lost. Don't go in the deep woods without it attached to the gear that matters!
December 1, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeachNaturalist So far so good!
Once again, this is a fine product. It functions with ease and firmly pins to the suspenders of my waders. Expensive when compared to other zingers, but if this continues to performs as well as it has, I'll say it is indeed worth the price!
June 9, 2010