Rated 1 out of 5 by Pvhacker Retractor does not work
I used the gearkeeper retractor just twice during surf fishing and the cord locked up and would not retract. The product states that it is salt water safe, but it's not. I contacted the manufacturer and they told me that it needs to be cleaned in fresh water after every use. Wish I knew this before I purchased it
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LCnSac Best of Breed
Amazing how we fly fishermen will spend $30-$50 on a Fishpond or Abel nipper and keep it on a $1.95 zinger. Well, I did and now my beloved Fishpond device is 30 feet under.
I've used Gear Keeper products for nets and have the same two zingers for over 12 years. This is the little guy and is just as good. Invest in security with your expensive toys and buy this one!
May 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by thirdtimeisthecharm Short
The clip-on retractor is not what I would call first rate. First the cord used for the retractor seems to be short limiting how and what it can be used for. Second the cord does not retract smooth. I am not sure if the spring tension is correct, or the cord is made of cheap materials. I doubt if it will last even part of a fishing season. I really expected more considering the cost.
April 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by AlexR Clip-on retractor
The retractor itself would get 4 stars, but the package came without the small part for attaching gears, despite being pictured. No mentioning of that on the web site. Useless.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by randav well made
I already have one attached to my wading staff and never gets stuck or hung up. Smooth and strong!
October 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYFlyGuy Saltwater Safe Components
Clip is big and easy to use and overall appears saltwater safe. Time will tell the corrosion resistance of the attachment ring and durability of the nylon cord.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brard1733 Retractor
Excellent product...works like a charm.
Really helps keeping pockets uncluttered!
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gman2353 convenient
I found the Gear Keeper Clip-On Retractor to be an extremely versatile piece of equipment as the attachment clip is wide enough to secure to my chestpack strap, keeping out of my way until needed. The retractor operates VERY smoothly and appears to be made of materials that will allow it to perform well for years to come. Thank you again L.L. Bean for another quality product.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gogreenguy gadget gizmo
This little gadget is one of those universal gizmos that adapts to hunting, fishing, hiking and everything outdoors. Good retraction capability.
March 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RobT917 Gear Keeper Clip-On
Seems to do it's job using it for keys in my backpack. The spring could be a little stronger it doesn't always retract from the weight of my 6 keys. I have only used it for a month. The warranty is a little lame on it, 30 days. It has a nice feature that allows you to remove the keys from the retractor. I would of liked a stainless cable but I knew it was corded when I purschased. Ask me in two years how it is working out my last one a Tumi one lasted 9 plus years before I needed to repair it.
March 1, 2012