Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tec Accessories P-7 Suspension Clip Review

Around Christmas I picked up one of Tec Accessories P-7 Suspension Clips for my keyring, that means I've had it for around 5 months now using it every day. The clip shows almost no wear and has stood up very well (as it should, it was pricey for a piece of folded metal)
The clip itself is 7mm wide x 39mm long
and seems to be made out of a spring steel as it will bend but go right back to it's original shape. It is a very well designed piece of gear for it's size and use. As of right now I have 2 keys on it (house and truck) but I have had many many more (When I use one of my parents vehicles for awhile I just clip those keys on to my keys). I think I have had as many as 12 or so keys on this clip and there was no bulge where my keys were and I didn't even feel them there.
As you can see the clip itself is not very wide at all, and when I am wearing the clip it makes my keys disappear into my pocket very nicely. When I first got the clip it opened up my whole pocket for whatever else I wanted, taking the keys from the bottom of my pocket gives me the option to carry a knife in my right front pocket instead of my back pocket. I find myself now having to check for my keys to make sure they are even there because I just don't feel them anymore which is very nice.

Here is how they sit inside of my pocket, they just hang out and chill until I need them. It was a little hard to get used to clipping my keys onto my pocket every time I needed them but now that I am used to it I don't even notice I do it anymore.
This little thing is a big difference from the 550 cord lanyard I used to have on here that's for sure. I prefer this over a carabiner or neck lanyard but there are many carry alternatives that I have not tried.
I think that this P-7 clip will stay on my keychain for quite some time because I love how it sits. It's small size is very nice because even longer items can only sit so far down in a pocket.
 The P-7 Clip can be ordered from here for $12.00 plus shipping, which for me ended up being about $15 total. Quite pricey but a quality product. If I were to do it again I would probably do it myself and end up with about 20 of them for a few hours work and $20 for materials but that is because I have access to the tools needed for making one. In the end I'm glad I bought this because it exceeded my expectations (which were pretty high from the reviews I had read before buying one). If you want one and you have the cash, I'd say buy the sucker. You will like it.


  1. Thanks for the review. I am tempted to buy a P-7 to see how it works compared to my current solution.

    I've used a NiteIze S-Biner to serve the same purpose for a long time. The S-Biner is less expensive and I'm not concerned about the gate opening by accident because I keep the EDC goodies suspended inside my pocket.

    The P-7 looks like it would take up less pocket space.

    - Midwest man


    This guy used a paper clip so you can try that to see.