I use the T-Reign gear tether to keep my stuff within reach and ready for use. I received a gear tether as a gift and quickly had to order a couple more for other uses. I keep one for my EMT shears clipped to a D ring in a cargo pocket. The shears are ready for immediate use and if they’re dropped they retract right back to where I can find them again without looking. I have another for my GPS and a third with a case for my digital camera.
Made in the USA they have a strong kevlar cord which after a year of continuous use is not fraying or showing signs of wear.
My sons are in the army and both use these to keep critical tools and gear secure and available when on duty.