New Vest-mounted Tethers Offer Drop Safety in Your Pocket

Sponsored Article by Gear Keeper Products

Six new ANSI 121-Compliant Gear Keeper® retractable tethers increase convenience and productivity while keeping tools safe and out of the way away but always easily accessible.

Ventura, Calif. [JAN 22, 2020] – Current compliance challenges often require that all tools must be tethered when working at heights. Of course this would also include smaller tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, radios, smart phones and tablets. To avoid the obvious dangers of technicians being “over-tethered,” with numerous dangling cables hanging from tool belts, Gear Keeper’s Vest-Mounted tethering products offer a solution.

The new ANSI 121-Compliant Vest-Mounted Retractable Tethers combine convenience and productivity with safe tool tethering. Hands-free and tucked away in a pocket, a technician’s vest can safely hold and secure many small hand tools and equipment. This low-profile Gear Keeper family of six retractable tethers is far less obtrusive and cumbersome than using bulky coils and cables. Mounted in a vest pocket, the retractable cables keep valuable small gear safe and out of the way but always remain easily available for use.

All of the new Vest-Mounted retractable tethers are easily attached by sturdy threaded mounts which can be installed in vests, coveralls and any other clothing that has structure (not mesh). Cost range for individual tethers range from $18USD to $30USD per unit with 10-packs available at discounted pricing. Included in the new Vest-Mounted family of retractable tethers are the following products:
• RT5-5602 Retractable Hard Hat Tether – $18.50USD (10 pack $17.00USD each);
• RT5-5420 Retractable Smart Phone Tether – $20.00USD (10 pack $18.50USD each)
• RT3-5610 Retractable Tablet/Large Radio Tether – $30.00USD (10 pack $28.00USD each)
• RT4-5622 Retractable Tape Measure or Hand Tools Tether – $27.00USD (10 pack $25.00USD each)
• RT4-5322 Retractable Small Radio Tether – $27.50USD (10 pack $25.50USD each)
• RT5-5605 Retractable Pencil/Pen Tether – $18.00USD (10 pack $16.50USD each)

For more information about the new Gear Keeper family of Vest-Mounted Retractable Tethers — or any of the company’s other innovative tethering products, the full line of Gear Keeper’s tool and instrument tethers, lanyards and accessories call (888) 588-9981. You may also visit

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Caption photo A: ANSI-121 Vest Mounted Tether Selection Chart
Caption photo RT3-5610: Vest Retractable Tablet/Large Radio Tether
Caption photo RT4-5322: Vest Retractable Small Radio Tether
Caption photo RT4-5622: Vest Retractable Tape Measure or Hand Tools Tether
Caption photo RT5-5420: Vest Retractable Smart Phone Tether
Caption photo RT5-5602: Vest Retractable Hard Hat Tether
Caption photo RT5-5605: Vest Retractable Pencil/Pen Tether

About Hammerhead Industries
Gear Keeper tethers are products of Hammerhead Industries Inc, the world’s leading manufacturer of unique personal safety tethering equipment including retractable tethers and lanyards for tools, gear and instruments. Covered by numerous patents, Gear Keeper tethers are precision-made systems that keep tools and instruments safe, secure and close at hand. With more than 3,000 configuration options and over one million systems in use, Gear Keeper tethers are found world-wide in a range of applications including fire/rescue, law enforcement, military, wind power generation, industrial safety, trucking, oil and gas exploration, outdoors/hunting, SCUBA/fishing, communications and more. All of the company’s products are built “Hammerhead Tough” in the USA. To find a dealer near you or for more information about any Gear Keeper product, contact Customer Service, Hammerhead Industries Inc, 5720 Nicolle Street, Ventura, CA 93003 or call (888) 588-9981. You may also visit

About ANSI & ISEA:
ANSI is a century-old, private, not-for-profit organization that promotes “voluntary consensus standards.” The purpose of ANSI and the standards they and ISEA put forth is to set a level of quality and safety across an entire industry. The new standard is the first of its kind to address equipment used to tether and/or contain hand tools, components, and other objects from falling from at-heights applications.

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