A set of colour-coded allen keys to spark joy

Marie Kondo is a powerful advocate for throwing out stuff you don’t need in favour of items that ‘spark joy’. Allen key sets have a habit of always missing the size you’re after (for me, it’s the 5mm). So we were drawn to this colourful set of allen keys from Sealey.

The set is manufactured from hardened and heat-treated chrome vanadium steel and boasts a fully polished finish. The keys range in length from 65mm to 175mm and in size from 1.5mm to 10mm. However, it’s the colour-coded rubber coating for fast identification that promises to spark joy the next time you need to do any spannering.

Win a colourful set of allen keys

We have two sets of allen keys to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave us a comment below and we’ll pick a couple of name next week.

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Comments

  1. Craig

    Reply

    I love the colour coding idea, perfect to help quickly locate the desired size whilst in the middle of of tricky adjustment.

    ๐Ÿ˜

  2. Gillian

    Reply

    These would bring some colour and joy to my toolkit if I was fortunate enough to win one. ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

    • Rue

      Reply

      Ah, nice. And yes, there’s always one key that goes AWOL ๐Ÿ˜€

      • John Holiday

        Reply

        Just the jon for adjustments to the childrens’ bikes when doiing
        Bikeability in schools.

    • Lyndy

      Reply

      Wow these are amazing – how exciting to have something this fabulous to use daily

    • Leon X Finch

      Reply

      Key me in.

  3. Alistair

    Reply

    Ah, a bright rainbow of joy!

    • FT

      Reply

      They are the treasure at the end of the rainbow! Would definitely bring me joy.

  4. Karyn

    Reply

    I want these for my desk or bookshelf. Theyโ€™re beautiful. Might even use them. At least no one could โ€˜borrowโ€™ one and claim it was theirs.

    • Keith Quinton

      Reply

      I need these – I need the excuse of a full set of Allen keys to finally clear my toolbox of the hundreds of useless flat pack Allen keys Iโ€™ve hoarded over the years – all of which are never the right size! ๐Ÿคฃ

  5. Alexander Brown

    Reply

    In my case the 3mm is the one that always disappears, the case these are in looks good too.

  6. Arry O’Rourke

    Reply

    Colour coded allan keys, marvellous idea! I hope I’m lucky enough to win!

  7. Phil Dowson

    Reply

    I’m glad it’s not only me that has a problem with a disappearing 5mm key!

  8. Susan O

    Reply

    Bringing colourful joy to maintaining my bike.

    • Louise Ang

      Reply

      Love these!

      • Peter

        Reply

        I like to have all things bright and beautiful, Wonderful and useful.

  9. TheCyclist

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    Joy joy joy
    Happiness in different coloured allen keys!
    With a set of these,
    My toolbox shall cry out with happiness
    At the sight of all these happy allen keys
    So yes please, one set to transform my toolbox, please. ๐Ÿ˜€โค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿคด๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿž๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ

    • Peter Tremain

      Reply

      I like to have all things bright and beautiful, wonderful and useful.

  10. Jason

    Reply

    Fingers crossed and hopefully they wonโ€™t be lost

    • Andy Meg

      Reply

      Wow. Looks great design, angled fit and love the colours!

  11. Peter Shirley

    Reply

    There is a God!

  12. Stephen D.

    Reply

    My son recently somehow lost a couple of the allen keys from my set, so a new set would be fabulous in these trying times. Thanks.

  13. Peter Clark

    Reply

    Rainbow tools!

    • Ipaul seymour

      Reply

      Easily marketed as LGBT Friendly

  14. Sundeep Grewal

    Reply

    Wow, these not only look aesthetically pleasing, they are also such a handy set of tools to have in my bike bag…super give away, go so well with my rainbow pannier bag!

  15. Chris J

    Reply

    What an excellent idea!

  16. Brian

    Reply

    Just what I need and I’ll always be able to find them.

  17. Gary Baverstock

    Reply

    A perfect set of colorful tools for a lockdown birthday!

  18. Gary Baverstock

    Reply

    A perfect set of colorful tools for my lockdown birthday!

  19. Stephen Conrad

    Reply

    Anything to brighten my day is great and something functional is the bizz!

  20. Graham Corfield

    Reply

    Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, there’s a set of allen keys waiting to be won, why then oh why can’t I??????

  21. Donald W

    Reply

    Great colour coding idea and they look cool too!

  22. Naomi Laddiman

    Reply

    I love the colours of these and they would certainly be well used!

  23. TD

    Reply

    The rainbow colours will cheer me up and always remind me of the brightness within the gloom that surrounded Coronovirus for so many people around the UK and internationally.

    • Mark Bobbitt

      Reply

      These would be brilliant. Fingers crossed

  24. lucy hodgson

    Reply

    great idea ,love the idea as the on you want always goes missing.

  25. Chris Bromwich

    Reply

    Your so right, never have the correct size in the manky set I have, these look perfect especially being able to go straight to the one you need by remembering the colour.

  26. Wayne Fox

    Reply

    “I’ve got the key
    I’ve got the secret
    I’ve got the key
    To another way…”

  27. robert p Griffiths-garrod

    Reply

    I could do with something colourful to brighten my day in these gloom ridden times

  28. John thys

    Reply

    The key to success

  29. Carol W

    Reply

    Would be good to be organised ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Jill

    Reply

    I love colour so these we always make me smile

  31. steve

    Reply

    Beautiful.

  32. Kerena Fussell

    Reply

    These are things of beauty & just what I need to brighten up isolation life when I have to choose between riding my bike & walking the dog…

  33. chris w

    Reply

    You can never have too many allen keys. Perfect for the bike

    • sarah jane Liveley

      Reply

      These will match my hair wraps which bounce as I cycle along ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿšฒ

  34. John

    Reply

    Good set of Allen keys the colours are a bonus

  35. Philip Thompson

    Reply

    Not only do they look good but it sounds like theyโ€™re well made too. Want some.

  36. Andy Giddy

    Reply

    These rainbow colours demonstrate support for the NHS in this difficult time

  37. Vic Kearley

    Reply

    Is the wrong colour key an improvement on the wrong size?
    It doesn’t co-ordinate well, vs it doesn’t fit!

  38. Kevin Morris

    Reply

    My bike needs its spring service,so with these great Allen keys and the time to do it while I ‘stay at home’. Be safe and well everyone.

  39. Richard Newman

    Reply

    Gi’ us a set, gooorn!

  40. P Evans

    Reply

    Love a set of these, perfect for fixing up the bike ready for when i can get trip out in the sunshine.

  41. Roger H

    Reply

    Me, me, me!!

  42. Rory Harkins

    Reply

    Happy, happy, joy, joy.

    • chris jones

      Reply

      Fantastic idea having them colour coded, and would make it easier to find the missing ones in the bike shed

  43. Fran Peck

    Reply

    I would love to win these. Just what I need !!!

  44. Richard Catarino

    Reply

    I can’t wait to have them in my toolkit ๐Ÿšด

  45. Richard

    Reply

    Lovely, yes please

  46. Terry John Smith

    Reply

    I have an old set but would prefer Alanโ€™s keys instead to bring colour to my days.

  47. Pamela

    Reply

    The rainbow theme is just what we need right now!

  48. Stuart Young

    Reply

    Colour me well chuffed if I win these

  49. Richard Kelly

    Reply

    Nice keys

  50. James

    Reply

    A rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ quite apt considering Covid-19!

  51. Steve K

    Reply

    They should show up even in my toolbox

    • Jeanette Hanley

      Reply

      Very topical colour wise. You can never have too many sets of Allen keys.

  52. Jim Woodlingfield

    Reply

    Great for bike maintenance time with the kids, the rate they are growing adjusting the saddle is a monthly occurance! ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆโœ…๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘‹

  53. Mark Minion

    Reply

    Love it – will be easy to spot them amongst all my non-tidy bike stuff

  54. Malcolm Liddle

    Reply

    Pimp my toolbox

    • Yousaf Mirza

      Reply

      Great colour coding. I would love a set. Thank you.

  55. Kamal

    Reply

    The colour coding is cool but the neat holder is useful too! Mine are all loose… ๐Ÿ™

  56. Anthony Johnson

    Reply

    Rainbow tools would put some colour into my life again – once I’m allowed out again!

  57. Gary

    Reply

    Iโ€™d love a set of these Iโ€™m always losing Allen keys ๐Ÿ™

  58. Greg

    Reply

    Smart

  59. Bertie

    Reply

    These do โ€˜spark joyโ€™ – rainbow tooling fun

  60. Chris

    Reply

    Look great

  61. David Gray

    Reply

    Is there a black one?

  62. Alastair Seagroatt

    Reply

    Just the job, especially in my gloomy workshop

  63. Clare Gordon

    Reply

    Yay, hard to lose these.

  64. David Price

    Reply

    These would brighten my day.

  65. james

    Reply

    They look great and colour coded looks interesting would love them

  66. ColinWP

    Reply

    Have just sorted out my tools in virus downtime and found 3 incomplete sets of allen keys. Please, please, please!

  67. Howard Woods

    Reply

    At last, some colour in my life!

  68. Kaz

    Reply

    Beautiful and functional – usually, itโ€™s just one or the other.

  69. Matthew Newell

    Reply

    My set is missing the 4mm – it annoyance me every time I look at it

  70. Mark

    Reply

    After being furloughed, Iโ€™ve turned my hand to bike restoration and these would be very useful.

    Mark

  71. Philip Benson

    Reply

    Love the colours

  72. John Collier

    Reply

    Bring joy to an old man

  73. Russ Taylor

    Reply

    I run a bike refurbishment charity, where we have some 8 fully-equipped maintenance workstations, plus retail (who need a few tools). I have had to loan some of my tools in the past as some bikes have strange bolt/nut sizes etc. and frequently am heard to say “has anyone seen my ….?”, to which there is usually silence!
    It would be great to have a unique set of Allen keys that are instantly recognisable as mine!

  74. Iain Shanks

    Reply

    Love the colours.

  75. Ed Milbourn

    Reply

    Will it mean I the one I need hasn’t gone missing within a week ?

  76. Julian Fargher

    Reply

    I will hang them in the window like a rainbow

  77. Yasmin Gregory

    Reply

    Having got rid of my boring old set of Allen Keys whilst Mari Kondo-ing the small kitchen drawer, surely it’s only karma that I win a set of these beauties LOL! :p

  78. Jane Hanscomb

    Reply

    It would be so good to have these so that I no longer have to scrabble around in the depths of our toolbox searching for the essential missing one when they’re all the same colour.

  79. Peter Chisnall

    Reply

    Excellent

  80. Dave Clarke

    Reply

    Nice! Just need a more colourful bike to go with them…

  81. Alan Key

    Reply

    Surely these have my name written all over them!

  82. David Hamilton

    Reply

    These are definitely the keys to repairs on the move. I’d love a set.

  83. Gerard Farrell

    Reply

    I work at cars and my tools are usually dirty it would be great to have a nice colourful clean set to work on my bike ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

  84. Andy

    Reply

    Great to go full colour

  85. Bea

    Reply

    Why aren’t there more women wanting free allen keys? Especially ones that could be put in your front window to make a very tiny rainbow.

  86. Fergus

    Reply

    A rainbow-coloured set of Allen Keys – absolutely ideal!

  87. Stevo

    Reply

    I donโ€™t recall ever seeing colour coded tools before, I think itโ€™s a really fabulous idea! Attractive and useful!

    โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

  88. Merlin

    Reply

    Very cool!

  89. cleatclicker

    Reply

    Like the clip tho keep them together.

  90. Darren C

    Reply

    Will they get lost in the post instead?
    Is there a glow-in-the-dark version too?

  91. GEOFF

    Reply

    Ball ended too. Yes please for my impending birthday.

  92. Roger G

    Reply

    These would go well in my bike carrier bag. If I had to stop somewhere for a repair or adjustment, they would certainly show up if dropped in long grass!

  93. Stephen Todd

    Reply

    The keys to unlock a bright future

  94. Steve

    Reply

    Not sure who said โ€œNecessity is the mother of inventionโ€, but this simple idea is just NICE and nice sounds good in these times.

    ๐Ÿคž

    • Sarah

      Reply

      What a practical way to remember these very unusual times

  95. Ema

    Reply

    Looking at how many people have posted and with only two keys to give away…… wonder who is going to be the lucky winner ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. Bryn Jones

    Reply

    I’ve been in hospital for 7 weeks after a stroke so I suppose that I’ve missed them.

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