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A keychain is an accessory that connects your everyday carry (EDC) including your car keys and pocket knife. They’re great for situations where you have to grab everything and go, for instance, if you’re running late. They’re also a convenient way to ensure that you’ve got all of your essentials covered.

People put all kinds of things on their keychains, but as a “starter pack”, stick to these keychain accessories:

What should you keep on your keychain?

#1 House Keys and Car Keys

You don’t want to get locked out of your own house, do you? To make sure that you never leave without your keys, clip them onto a keychain. After all, that’s what they’re for -- keys. You should also consider clipping a spare car key on your keychain in case you locked your keys inside.

Pro Tip: If you have plenty of keys, consider using a key-carry system like the Trayvax Keydex. It can hold up to twelve keys and it has already has an attachment point that can be clipped to a carabiner.

#2 Flashlight

Clip a flashlight onto your carabiner clip keychain -- who knows when you will need it. For instance, instead of fumbling around your bag, using a flashlight can help you find your things faster. While keychain flashlights aren’t as bright as industrial-grade flashlights, they’re better than nothing. Plus, who would want to carry a huge flashlight in their bag? A smaller flashlight will give you more room for your other things.

#3 Multi-Tool

Another item you should clip on your keychain is a pocket multi-tool. A multi-tool combines multiple tools, such as pliers and scissors, into a single unit. It’s a convenient way to carry everything you could ever need. If you’re an adventure traveler, clipping a multi-tool to your keychain with carabiner can be life-saving.

#4 Self-Defense Alarm

Keep yourself safe by clipping a self-defense alarm on your keychain. When triggered, it will sound an alarm that can draw attention and scare away criminals. It’s recommended that women clip them outside their clutch bag -- that way, they can conveniently activate the alarm.

#5 Pocket Knife

Take self-defense further by clipping a pocket knife onto your keychain with a carabiner. A pocket knife like the Trayvax Trek Field Knife isn’t only useful for camping trips, but it can also be used to protect yourself in case of an assault.

knife pocket

Why should you keep your wallet on a keychain?

Aside from keychain accessories, you should also consider clipping your slim minimalist wallet onto your keychain. Whether you’re walking your dog or running to the store, there are times when carrying a bag isn’t the best idea. An alternative is to clip your EDC -- including your card case -- onto your keychain. So, instead of lugging around a huge bag, your essentials such as your car keys, house keys, and card case can be held together by a single accessory.

key carabiner

What are the best keychains you can buy?

#1 Talon Carabiner Multi-Tool

Whether you’re an avid adventurer or you’re looking for a keychain to clip your EDC to, the Talon Carabiner Multi-Tool is a sleek keychain accessory that combines function with fashion. Not only is it stylish with its stainless steel frame, but it is also functional because of its built-in tools. It’s a carabiner keychain, screwdriver, and bottle opener in one!

#2 Trayvax Keyton Clip

If you’re looking for a keychain that you can easily carry, look no further than the Trayvax Keyton Clip. At one end, you’ll find a carry loop that’s crafted from the same leather that is used for Trayvax’s wallets. On the other end is a durable carabiner that you can attach to your car keys, house keys, and keychain wallet.

carabiner lanyard

#3 Link EDC Lanyard

Keep your keychain accessories in place with the Link EDC Lanyard. Although it’s strikingly similar to the Trayvax Keyton Clip, it finds its uniqueness through its quick-release system. Made from a combination of nylon and top-grain leather, this lanyard goes well with tactical wallets such as the Trayvax Armored Summit Wallet.

Conclusion

Whatever you want to keep on your keychain, whether it’s your car keys, house keys, or your Tamagotchi, do yourself a favor -- get a keychain that is timeless and long-lasting. At Trayvax, you will find a wide variety of keychain accessories and keychains for your everyday carry. Our keychains are made from the same materials that you can find in our carefully crafted wallets. Don’t buy a cheap keychain at the risk of losing your EDC -- choose something you can count on.


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