So when I was asked to review 1.61 Soft Goods Fast Key Tether, I was a little perplexed. Not because it’s not a fantastic product but more because I couldn’t really think of a way to review something I use everyday and don’t really think about.
Then I actually discovered something about the Key Tether while I was on a trail ride; as you commonly can find yourself on your side but not under your bike when off-road riding… it happens. While trying to traverse, what I assumed was a shallow mud puddle that turned out to be much deeper than I thought, I was sent sideways. After landing directly on the clip on the side of my hip and noticing the Key Tether came out virtually unscathed, that's when I discovered it can take a beating yet still look great.
Like I said, I use it everyday and wear it everywhere. It’s constructed of fine strong leather which is aging perfectly and the patina on the strong snap button is a great look. The clip is also very strong, quick and easy to use.
I have owned many of these style belt loop keychain clips and this is the only one that has lasted. I don’t know of a lot of “fashion” products out there that can live up to the concept of form and quality.
The 1.61 Soft Goods Fast Key Tether is truly a well-made piece that I would describe as a perfect execution of the concept of “rugged style.”