These are designed perfectly for fishpond gear. I actually prefer these to the more expensive Fishpond Aarowhead Retractor. They just work. They are easy to use and are right where you need them when you need them. The Fishpond connection loops make these super functional with Fishpond gear. I own a bunch and use them as much as possible. It's my favorite retractor. I've also found ways to use them with other gear and packs but it is best designed for Fishpond stuff.
I really love this design from Fishpond and it fits perfectly with their packs. I'm not sure how great they work on other packs, if at all, but I am really happy with what this product offers and it's a nice change-up from your standard type of retractor. I have it attached to my forceps but I'm sure it would work with anything small that you would need at hand while on the water.
I have a couple of these retractors on my Fishpond hip pack. Perfect for a thermometer and anything else you want to make sure doesn't slip away while fishing.
I was worried that it wouldn't stand up to heavy use. But, it is reliable, holds its shape and durable as heck. Nice work Fishpond on this thing.
I added this little swivel to my Fishpond Sling pack and it holds my little umpqua clippers. The retraction is really good and I haven't had an issues with it tangling or getting in the way. The pin is sturdy and it stays in place.