Blue Mini-D Carabiner (4 pack)
Nice to have some lightweight, small carabiners when hiking. Strung a line and used them to hold gear.
At exactly one tenth of an ounce each these are the smallest and lightest carabiners around. They are perfect for clipping items to your pack, hanging your food bag, and many other uses. They are strong enough for almost any backpacking application, but are not meant to support a human's weight.
If you need a spot on your gear to clip it to, add a Stick on Loop.
1.5" x 7/8" x 1/8" (3.8 cm x 2.2 cm x .32 cm)
I did the JMT and one of them failed during the first five days. The spring broke, they work to secure small items though.
Was Hoping For Better - Alignment Off
I wanted to like these carabiners very much. However, on 3 of them the alignment is off and the swing doesn't close without shifting it manually to the side. Perhaps just a bad batch. I've tried to align it with pliers and made it a little better however I'm wary of breaking them. Otherwise, they are light as advertised. Perhaps a little too small for ease of use. Would've given them 4 stars if it wasn't for the alignment issues.
Perfect. Thank you!
Seems to be good quality
I haven’t used them on tour yet. The only testing so far was testing my equipment in the garden during a period with high winds and nearly constantly rain. I use a hexagonal pyramid tent with a trekkingpole in the middle. I used one of the carabiners to connect a rope to the trekkingpoles handloop at on side. At the other side of the rope i connected my pack with an other carabiner to keep the pack in vertical position preventing it to become flooded by the huge amount of water flowing trough the apsis. For this job the carabiners worked very well. In future i will use them also to create a clothes line in the apsis. The rope will also be connected to the handloop of the vertical trekkingpole and with some slack (to keep distance to the tarpaulin) to one of the tent pegs. I think having them on tour with you thousands of situations will arise where you have a good use for them.
Very efficient d carabiner for securing compass, pack towel, gloves, etc. to d rings and fabric loops on a backpack. Lightweight and durable, good utility item with multiple use applications to secure items to bag, pack or self.