Top Tip: Stop The Jingle Jangle

When I run, the only thing I can hear is the jingling of keys bouncing up and down. I’ve tried everything from wrapping them in my jacket to putting them into separate pockets… but in some way or another, they always irritate the hell out of me.

What’s the solution?

The most simple and effective way to reduce key jingle is to wrap a thick elastic band around your bunch of keys.

The elastic will hold them in place and the jingle will stop immediately.


Do you have a solution? Add your comment below. 

8 Responses to Top Tip: Stop The Jingle Jangle

  1. Alice 15 February 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    I hold mine in my hand, not the whole bunch. Just 1 or 2 and the remote.

  2. jacui 17 February 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    i lace mine onto my running shoe!

  3. Silvana 18 February 2011 at 8:47 am #

    I recently bought myself a Mykeepa on line. Amazing! You have a card with medical details inside, emergency contact and room for those annoying keys. I recommend them highly to runners and cyclists

  4. Simon 18 February 2011 at 10:23 am #

    I bought a running belt for around R100 – my wife said I’d never use it but now we both do and it’s really not irritating bonus is that I can also fit ipod, gels, cash if necessary.
    I do buy a lot of junk but this was def worth it

  5. Hercules 9 March 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    I have always had the theory that energy is wasted by up and down movement (as you want to move forward).

    As part of my training regime I have a run once in a while with keys in my pockets and the goal is to run as efficiently as possible by keeping the keys quiet!

    Although the other tips has a slower learning curve…

  6. nikki 12 September 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    prestik the keys together works pretty well.

  7. Luke 12 September 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    My daughters and I run together whenever we can. To capture the moments, I bought a small camera and a small pouch which hangs round my middle and I don’t even know about it. Inside the pouch I have the camera, the car key, a pen (for completing the race tag details), and some safety pins.

  8. Nico Masango 13 September 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    I only take keys that I am going to use after my run, not the whole bunch. No car keys during weekends’ run as I will be running back home anyway. During races I only take car keys and I always wrap them with a plastic wrap and it works perfectly well.

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