Look at any man’s (or woman’s) everyday carry setup, and you’ll likely find the typical EDC essentials scattered about in a rather disorderly fashion — wallet, knife, flashlight, pen, and maybe even an organizer to keep the whole shebang at least partially sorted and ready for use. Rarely, however, will you find a key organizer scattered about a pocket dump.
While possibly the most functional piece of an everyday carry, Key organizers haven’t quite caught on yet. We aim to remedy that with this list of the best key organizers to add to your EDC collection.
The key organizer is a relative newcomer to the everyday carry scene, with new ones hitting the market nearly every month on Kickstarter or some other shop centered around pocket-friendly goods. The best key organizer will not only streamline your everyday carry by keeping your keys neatly tucked away in an organized fashion, but it will also eliminate the constant jingling sound that is consistent with carrying an unsightly wad of keys — while also preventing your keys from scratching other items in your pocket such as your smartphone screen or your flask. To help you choose which one is right for you, here is our list of the best key organizers perfect for any everyday carry ensemble.
KeyBar Key Organizer
An organized everyday carry is the best kind of everyday carry, and there’s no better way to streamline your EDC and lighten your overall pocket load than with a KeyBar Key Organizer. The KeyBar includes all of the hardware required to carry between 1 and 12 keys neatly tucked away in your choice of an aluminum, copper, or lightweight titanium body, and eliminating the jingling sound consistent with a typical keychain setup in the process. – Buy It
Roughly the size of a pack of chewing gum, this lightweight yet durable key organizer is cut from anodized 6061 aluminum that has been tumbled and sandblasted for a smooth, scratch-free finish. It’s unique ‘S’ shape design accommodates up to 4 universal keys, while a rubber insert provides a smooth deployment and locking positions. – Buy It
The popular OrbitKey key orgnaizer is back in a slimmer, more pocket-friendly design and features a durable stainless steel locking mechanism, a cushioned leather band, a redesigned D-ring, room for up to 7 keys, and several new compatible tools such as a new bottle opener and multi-tool. – Buy It
The Keysmart Pro — the latest iteration of the standard KeySmart — is literally the smartest key organizer on the market. Along with the same key-carrying-capacity as the original mentioned above, the KeySmart Pro boasts an upgraded steel construction, and an onboard, rechargeable battery that powers both the built-in flashlight and the integrated Tile technology that locates your keys via your smartphone should you happen to misplace them. – Buy It
Huckberry Compact EDC Kit
Based on the tried and true KeySmart key organizer, the Huckberry Compact EDC Kit offers up a versatile selection of tools, room for multiple keys, and 10” of 550 paracord for a custom lanyard ensure that you will always have the tools you need and most importantly that you’ll be able to access them quickly from anywhere. – Buy It
Sporting an all new, pocket-friendly build and weighing in at a mere 0.35 ounces, the KeyDisk Mini is about as slim and as lightweight as a key organizer can possibly get thanks to an anodized aluminum construction and a simple yet effective fold-out deployment design. And while it may very well hold the title of slimmest key holder available for purchase, it can still accommodate up to 8 keys and a fold-out bottle opener. – Buy It
The K-Addict is a rugged yet lightweight key organizer designed to stand up to the rigors of everyday carry. It is also perfect for the Do-it-yourself type of person. While it’s type II class 1 anodizing meets military specifications, the K-Addict ships to your house in a kit that you must build yourself. – Buy It
Available in your choice of black or silver, the Blockey key organizer is made from the same 7075 scratch resistant, anodized aluminum used in most industrial manufacturing. A brushed texture makes it stand out from the rest of your EDC. Available with several compatible accessories including a wire ring and an integrated bottle opener. – Buy It
The KeyBiner is a carabiner, a key organizer, and a multi-Tool rolled into one single design that could essentially replace most of your existing everyday carry gear. It fits up to 14 standard keys, and is outfitted with an assortment of EDC tools such as a bit driver, a mini pry bar, a bottle opener, and six different wrenches. – Buy It
Despite it’s wallet-friendly price, the Key Ninja is one of the most functional key organizers on this list. Key Ninja organizes your set of keys similar to a Swiss Army knife — up to 30 keys to be exact — while maintaining a slim, pocket-friendly silhouette. Also packed into the half-inch design are dual LED lights so that you can see what you’re unlocking, a bottle opener for obvious reasons, and an integrated S hook for attaching your car keys and other items. – Buy It
MagKey Key Holder
While most key organizers are bulkier than the keys themselves, the MagKey Key Holder takes up relatively no space at all thanks to tiny magnets that, when placed on the sides of each key, keep the set of keys as a whole connected together until needed. – Buy It
The Key Caddy is crafted from hard anodized aluminum and features a simple yet effective post and screw assembly that can tightly hold up to 4 keys, or 8 with the included bonus extension stick. This one is more than just a key organizer. It is also compatible with other key ring accessories such as car remotes, key fobs, and USB sticks. – Buy It
Key organizers are a staple in any everyday carry ensemble, and the latest one by KeyDisc called the KeyKlip is one of the most functional key organizers yet. Part carabiner, part bottle opener, and part key holder, the solid aluminum KeyKlip attaches to your belt or pocket via the integrated carabiner, while rubber spacers and extenders provide enough room for up to 12 keys while maintaining a pocket-friendly slim profile. – Buy It
Mini Q Key Organizer
Available in your choice of aircraft-grade titanium, aluminum, or brass, this handy little EDC tool features both an ergonomic key organizer that can accommodate up to 8 different keys along with a built-in pocket knife outfitted with your choice of a drop point blade, an anteater utility blade, or a bottle opener. – Buy It
Essentially and upgrade from the original KeyDisk key organizer, the KeyDisk 2 features a minimalist frame made from lightweight anodized aluminum that can fit up to 9 keys as well as other accessories commonly carried on one’s keychain such as car remotes, flash drives, or membership cards. – Buy It