Originally Posted by funbun
Yeah, I bought steel rings from Annapolis Performance Sailing. fugiduhboutit. 5.12 ounces for four rings (1.28 oz each).
SMC's descending rings only weigh 1.56 ounces for four rings (.39 oz each)! I saved 4 ounces off my shelter just like that.
Originally Posted by lvleph
I just send the strap through a loop sewn in the other end of the strap.
funbun how did you save 4oz? 0.39*4=1.56oz
All of your weight talk got me worried. I checked and my descending rings from mountaingear.com weigh .4oz each or 1.6oz total. The same ish as yours.
A side story on weight, I contacted my local outfitter to see if they had a biner that would be the same as the nano one. I try to buy locally when I can plus they are only 10 minutes away. I told him my weight/force needs and that it was for my hiking setup. The best he could do was one for 2oz. 2 of them would added 2 oz and doubled the weight of the biners in my setup. He said," its only 2oz." He was kind of surprised when I told him yeah but 2 here and 2 there add up to pounds pretty quickly.
A side note that the people working there help you the best they can. But they don't always know what is best for you. After all none of them use hammocks or make any of their own gear.