There’ve been a number of personal ID devices that list your basic info at a quick glance, some also providing more info through scannable codes or short links, too. Crashtag does all this and adds an element of style and the ever useful bonus of opening bottles.

The titanium dog tag is etched with your desired personal info on one side, and can be customized on the back with full color laser chromatography to put just about any design you want. The tag itself is 6/4 titanium and weighs just 4g, so you’ll barely know it’s there. The necklace is a lightweight nylon microcord that closes with nickel-plated hematite magnets that are strong enough to keep it in place but can release with a firm tug. That lets rescuers pull it off without moving your neck in the event of a real nasty crash. The benefits don’t stop there…


A few design examples, also showing the “mini” version without the bottle opener.

crashtag-titanium-personal-id-dogtags-online-profile Besides the safety info, you can also set up a profile page to link to your social media, a photo and other info, making it easy for new friends to connect with you by simply scanning the QR code. The icing on the cake is that once you buy it, the benefits are there for a lifetime. There’s no subscription fees to maintain your online profile or keep it working (which never made sense to us anyway). Retail is $29.95, and the tag is machined and etched in California.


  1. When will companies start to realize that nobody uses QR codes..? I’ll stick with a soft bracelet that isn’t putting another piece of metal near my neck.

    • In public, QR use has gone out of fashion but large construction like shipyards see the value. They have a lot of use – I know an ESL teacher who used them extensively.

    • QR codes are everywhere in industrial applications. Like Barcodes for communicating data simply and quickly they’re fantastic, but like barcodes they don’t have much place in entertainment.

    • Hey Stank, Rick here (of Crashtag). I hear you about QR codes. The QR code on the back is just a handy link to a page the user controls and can put more information if they want.

      And Crashtag is pretty small. It’s the size that the US armed forces uses today. Except ours is titanium and will open your next cold one as well.

  2. I’ve had a crashtag for a long while now. Much prettier and more useful than the old-school stamped medical dog tag, plus they’re a nice company to deal with. If you ever want to update your tag (new medical info, new ICE contact, etc.) you just email them and they’ll give you a steep discount for a reprint with the altered info.

  3. Metal dog tags are just fine and that “rigid metal plate” is so small as to not be a hazard. However, the nylon neck cord is a bad idea. EMS people often have to cut off your jersey after a crash and a nylon cord will be cut right along with it and the dog tag lost in the cloth. A metal bead chain is not going to be cut without someone noticing.

    • I don’t put sharp or rigid items in my jersey pockets, either. You do what you want, but I’ll never recommend people put cutting hazards near their necks. Riding is dangerous enough to begin with.

  4. Road ID has this category covered, their products and service is top notch. I’ll actually go back if I forget to put it on, is almost like superstition now… They usually have great promos and their products are customizable.

  5. These have the same issue as bracelets/etc – any of these can come off in an accident, or be removed by medical staff in order to provide care in an emergency situation. And most importantly – there’s no standardization. It’s basically jewelry.

    • Fortunately, EMS, doctors, and nurses are all trained to look for medical alert necklaces, bracelets, et al. Standardization? They all pretty much provide the same information. Road ID makes it dead simple for medical people to get the information needed.

      As an ex-paramedic I can’t think of a single time I cut off necklaces, bracelets, or whatever without first checking to see if they were medical alert pieces. Not once did I think, “Meh, jewelry” or “Damn it! Why isn’t this simple thing standardized!”

  6. Sweat! I’ve always felt bad that first responders might not have been able to open a frosty beverage for themselves while helping me.

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