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Do you use suspension clips ?

I am a suspension clip fan . Many small lights do not have clips but can be retrofitted with a suspension clip for EDC . I got mine here .

 

I want to see your personal suspension rigs . Post 'em up !

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I have been wanting to try one out, does this part of the clip bother you when attached to your belt / jeans?

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I have not been bothered by that portion of the clip . I always clip these to the outside of a pants pocket and haven't ever snagged it on anything . I suppose you could bend the tab of the clip easily enough if it protruded too much for your tastes .

When I got these clips , they were too tight . I had to drive them onto the edge of a hatchet to loosen them up to a 1/16" gap .

 When I am wearing my S2 with it's deep carry clip , it binds a little sometimes when I am seated . 

The suspension clip adds a ' hinge ' that makes it more comfortable . By the way , the 'oval' split rings that come with these clips are ideal . The oval nature allows the clip to be more easily threaded into small spaces .

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OH no Jack, we have one of those US Vs UK words meaning something else problems here my friend.

suspenders in the UK are what I think you guys refer to as “hold ups”? Ladies underwear that attach to the tights at the top to keep them in place.

So No I don’t wear suspenders !!

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It was meant to be a bit of a play on words .

 

 

I thought that you fellows called them 'braces' .

A 'hold up' here means a robbery .

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Retitled thread  to avoid improper allusions for my friends across the pond .

Oh, and by the way ...

 

Let's see your rigs .

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jacktheclipper wrote:

It was meant to be a bit of a play on words .

 

 

I though that you fellows called them ‘braces’ .

A ‘hold up’ here means a robbery .

Yes , men wear braces !

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Braces here are the orthodontic appliances used to straighten ones teeth .

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OK, I’ll bite:

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jacktheclipper wrote:

 I always clip these to the outside of a pants pocket and haven't ever snagged it on anything .

Would you be better served by clipping to the inside of a pants pocket? Not sure I'd feel comfy having an external " dangler" .

 Clipping to the inside would serve to protect torch while it would be inside the pocket and also keep the torch from accumulating fluff from the bottom of the pockets.  Would also protect from abrasions with other objects in there as well.

Just sayin, never tried it out myself.

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By outside I meant the corner of the pocket farthest from the belt buckle .

My 'dangler' is in my pants .

 

 

EDIT: the wordplay in this thread ...

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hank wrote:

I noticed those when I went to the op’s link, those look real nice and a good price and 316 stainless to boot, I’m gettin some on my next order. Sorry for off topic.

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As I searched for clips to mount-on convoys or similar I’ve found these @Banggood and will include some with my next order:
http://www.banggood.com/EDC-Tool-Mini-Clip-Flashlight-Clip-Money-Cash-Ho...
It seems to be the same item for a better price but unfortunately w/o the nice rings.

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Definitely keep the dangler in the pants Big Smile

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Nice alternative to a clip when it’s not applicable. Thanks

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Another option if you have a drill is to use the handle of a teaspoon suitably bent and drilled to take a split ring.
BTW the oval shaped split rings are available in a set from EDCGear.co.uk in the TEC Accessories: Split Ring Kit 2 no doubt they will be available in other countries as well TEC is a well known name.
The oval split rings fit the pocket better having less width to “print” on the outside and a more comfortable carry.
Any other split rings I buy from ebay or Amazon.

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AlexGT wrote:
I have been wanting to try one out, does this part of the clip bother you when attached to your belt / jeans?

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No reason not to put the split ring on the bent out portion and have the straight part outside your pocket if you’re bothered about it catching on something or marking paintwork etc.

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jacktheclipper wrote:

I am a suspension clip fan . Many small lights do not have clips but can be retrofitted with a suspension clip for EDC . I got mine here .

 

I want to see your personal suspension rigs . Post ‘em up !


Very nice. It also looks like you could put the split ring at the bend in the clip so the clip and the light would sit parallel in the pocket and not as deep. I have some small lobster claws from ChicagoX as well as a few of the mini biners from Hank but that clip looks like a nice alternative.

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I’ve mostly used the spring-loaded ones, and I made one myself before, I will dig up a picture. That being said, I found some on ebay just now for around $0.80 to 1 searching edc clip. These look like the banggood ones, without the extra holes drilled that the CNQG one has, but for the price, I’ll bite.

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I got my clips in a couple days ago. Nice for the price. I now have one on 2 small lights and my key rings. They didn’t have split rings, so I am looking into buying some small oval ones. Any size suggestions (4×8 mm or 5×10 or 6×12)? Smaller is better right? And anyone want to split the order of 50 or 100 of them?

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Got a bulk order of some small oval rings for sale in smaller quantities if anyone is interested.

budgetlightforum.com/node/37976

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I hate digging in my pocket for stuff or to have those things rattle. I prefer to have all my lights, knives and keys suspended.

I need more. I’ll have to check HBomb’s sale.

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The red Inova 2×2016/1×2032 light I have been carrying for ten years or more has a pocket clip that I use on my shirt. Guess I’ll try a clip on some other light.

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Clip from CQG vs. clip from Banggood


That from BG I like much better – smaller, lighter, cheaper, springy (the other one barely springy but very stiff). From over side you should spent 2 minutes to remove burrs and the keyring hole is very small – only thin key rings will fit. The CQGs’ one is stronger and oval keyring included.

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Thanks for the side by side pics and comparison!

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I prefer the ones from CNQG because I put the longer straight/flat side inwards — less likely to dig in and bruise than the curved-out side.

If I fall on or bump something, if I have that little curved bit on the inside, it’s going to concentrate the force rather than spread it out.

And since the little curved bit on the CNQG one has a hole in it, that works fine placed on the outside for attaching whatevers.

(yeah, if I fall on the light or keys or knife that’ll bruise too — but it’ll be spread out, not concentrated onto a point pointed inward)

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