James Brand “Mehlville” Carabiner

A great carabiner is a key asset (see what I did there?) of any EDC kit. The Mehlville by The James Brand — a company that makes use of the awesome talents of Aaron Draplin, one of our favorite graphic designers — puts its own spin on the carabiner concept.


Machined from a solid block of anodized 6063 aluminum with stainless steel details — like its built-in bottle opener/pry screw — the Mehlville sports a dual-compartment design that makes it easy to clip and unclip the larger top section to your bag or belt loop without your keys ever falling out of the bottom section. The sleek aluminum construction is lightweight but very strong, so you won’t have to worry about it breaking.


The Mehlville is $60 at the James Brand site and comes in silver, black, and space gray.