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#1 CyberShadow

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 10:47 AM

I am looking for a pocket suspension clip, with a few extra features. I have managed to narrow it down to three options, all around the same price;

 

Griffin Mini - This seems the best by size, meaning that my keys will hang inside my pocket freely, just off the bottom of the pocket. However, the actual clip on this seems wide and I worry that it wont be as secure as I like.

 

Griffin Original - This appears to have a better clip, but is an inch longer, and my keys will therefore rest at the bottom of my pocket, partially defeating the point of the clip in the first place.

 

Pickpocket - This is titanium, which is a plus, but I cant find the length of it. It also has fewer functions, although the only one that I think that I would miss is the pry bar.

 

Any advice choosing between these? RIght now, I am leaning towards either the Griffin Mini or the Pickpocket.

Thanks.

 

Also, first post here. Hi.

 


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#2 Franklion

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:03 PM

If this is the Pickpocket you are referring to - https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/B00RC53DAK

Dimensions: 2.3" x .75" x .100" • Weight: 5 grams • Made in USA 

 

Also, in cased you missed it - http://everydaycarry...ychains-for-edc

Both brands on your list are on there, including several others like this one - http://obstructures....l-pry-open-tool

 

The comments have many more options. Some one who has all three talked about his experience and liked the Pickpocket the best. 



#3 CyberShadow

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:18 PM

Many thanks. Thats actually the Alpha, the Torq is the second evolution of this, and I have now found that it is 2.36".

 

The Obstructure looks good, but the carry slot looks a little small as I dont use the wire to carry my keys. I am probably going to go with the Pickpocket Torq. Looking at reviews of the Griffin and the pry blade is up when hooked on a pocket, and this is just going to catch on clothing and hands.

 

Thanks for the links.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:28 PM

If you still want the pry bar and not want it sticking up like Griffin than how about https://www.amazon.c...s=Pangea Design It's 4 x 1 x 0.1 inches though.



#5 CyberShadow

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:55 PM

I looked at the 9130 and then forgot about it.... It ticks all the boxes but anything much over 2" is going to pool in my pockets with my current setup. Right now, I didnt get the Pickpocket either as I dont like the finish on it so much and shipping to me in Singapore is an extra 50% on the cost. I currently have a couple of uber simple clips on the way from eBay at $3 each to get me started. I guess it comes down to what I actually need on a suspension clip that isnt covered by other carry items.

 

Probably just a pry bar and a bottle opener (I never thought I would be be short of one of those!) on a 2" suspension clip where the blade is downward pointing when clipped to a pocket.

 

Thanks.

 

EDIT - Maybe I will just stick to a simple clip and throw a pry bar on the key chain.....



#6 Franklion

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:01 PM

Yeah, I was going to suggest finding a good suspension clip and putting the Griffin Mini on it. Good luck! Post your set up.



#7 CyberShadow

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 10:10 PM

Thanks, I will. I am focusing on my key chain right now as something that I will never leave at home, and so anything that doesnt fit on that will need an alternative carry. This is the best part though, waiting for everything to arrive in the mail and slowly assembling the setup. It might be a while to complete as I have backed the Bullet 02 flashlight on Kickstarter as my key chain flashlight, but I will post pictures when I have a setup that I am happy with. Thanks.



#8 Franklion

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:50 AM

The bullet 02 looks good but do you really want to mess with batteries?

Check out these USB ones that are just as small -

FENIX UC02 USB Rechargeable Cree LED 130 Lumen keychain Flashlight - i have the blue version
https://www.amazon.c...sbrechargeable

SS peanut led light from Maratac - https://countycomm.c...-flashlight-kit

 

OR

 

If you wanted to combine a dangler AND a flashlight - https://bigidesign.c...um-pocket-clips They have a model with an LED at the end.

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#9 CyberShadow

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:41 PM

Honestly, yes. :D  I actually prefer a flashlight with batteries. Constant charge and recharge on a single battery is going to drop the life time of any battery to a certain extent. Plus, a battery flashlight and then a keychain capsule with a spare set of batteries means that I will never be in the dark. A USB charging flashlight is great, but if its out of power when you need it there is no solution.

 

As for the suspension clip with a flashlight, I did see that.... but I guess that I am too cheap to pay $50 for a simple clip with a LED bulb in it. I am trying to keep the cost of everything down so its easy to replace and not a heartbreak if I lose it, and a simple clip was $3 and the Bullet only $9 plus shipping.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:55 PM

Well, there ya go!  ;)


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:10 AM

Any opinions on the BOKER 09BO098 Plus Hawkit Neck Knife Axe - https://www.amazon.c...ding=UTF8&psc=1

 

It seems perfect.... but pretty big for a pocket tool!



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:29 AM

That's a basically a tiny hatchet in your pocket! Ouch.

If you decided on a separate clip and multi-tool that primarily functions as a pry bar, bottle opener, affordable, compact, and reliable then why not a Gerber Shard?

https://www.amazon.c...0_t1_B00A45I0N0

#13 CyberShadow

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:51 AM

Yeah, I can see myself sitting down and doing a permanent injury! The Shard looks pretty good but I want something with a bit more leverage to it I think. I am making a list right now. :D



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 12:01 PM

UPDATE - I managed to find a Leatherman Piranha 2 pretty cheap online and so I have ordered that. Gives me a good pry bar and bottle opener as well as the wrenches and screwdriver bit, plus no blade so I can air travel with it and its safe in my pocket. Happy with that.






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