coiled cord or retractable

Need to get one for my pliers before I lose them in the drink. Which style do you favour and why? 

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 Retractable from office

Tue, 2014-03-04 17:48

 Retractable from office works ,2 for $10. Have one for my fly gear lasted a couple of years and not even washed.

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 Why don't you just drill a

Tue, 2014-03-04 19:05

 Why don't you just drill a hole in the handle crimp a loop of nylon coated wire through it then put another loop at the other end with a carabina? Chances are you already have that stuff laying around. I did it years ago for my boga grips & pliers.


Coiled tangles on itself & I've had retractables fail repeatedly.

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 if only there was a more

Tue, 2014-03-04 19:39

 if only there was a more heavy duty retractable one, those officeswipe ones aare only good for little cards. Something with 2 mm cord would do great! 

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 Shimka, I can do as you

Wed, 2014-03-05 11:01

 Shimka, I can do as you suggest but the idea is not to have loose cord all over that I can trip over. The shortest is to use a retractable but coiled can work as a coil less than 300mm will stretch to a metre and that'll be sufficient. 300mm dangling on a holster is fine. Retractables that are saltwater proof seem more expensive than coiled as I can adapt coiled electrical cord or usb which I think I am going to do in the end as this is almost free.

Retractables with kevlar cord avail if you want one.

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try elastic cord?

Wed, 2014-03-05 15:42

try elastic cord?