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    weight capacity of mini biners?

    I brought some of SLD's mini biners a few months back. Anyone know what the weight limit/capacity of them is? I'm thinking of using them to suspend my DSLR (Pentax K-70, about 2 pounds with lens). I imagine that's well within their rating, but want to be sure.

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    I've ordered those from Dutch: https://dutchwaregear.com/product/5-...-biner-single/
    I use them on my tarp, it says 3 lb weight rating. They are doing their job nicely.
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    I think the camera would be safely within the working load of a mini biner, but I wouldn't risk it with my camera. Too big of an investment to trust to a $2 stamped aluminum biner. I'd feel better about going to the hardware store and getting a small steel hardware clasp of some sort.

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    I don’t know their rating, but they’re stronger than you’d imagine. I use them for bear bags, sometimes up to three on one and so far so good. Well over 3 pounds.

    That said, as a photographer, I’d use something more secure.

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    I've used the SLD mini 'biners for attaching my tarp to my ridgeline, hanging lightweight odds and ends from my pack, and for quilt suspension. They are pretty strong, but for a camera, having something a little more beefy is better.

    I use these Metolius FS wiregate carabiners from Jared for my winter hammock suspension and my webbing/ratchet strap ridgeline for my hot tent: https://simplylightdesigns.com/colle...gate-carabiner

    Also note: SLD has free shipping on orders over $15, which is something not all vendors offer.

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    They violently break somewhere around 30-50 pounds. Flying shrapnel style.

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    I use a Nano 22 to hang my hammock at night.During the day they're attached to the top side strap on my ULA Circuit and Everything in a side pocket is attached to the Nano 22 just in case I forget to pull the drawstring on the pocket again.Experience is a wicked teacher.

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    I'd probably just use a climbing rated biner for the camera. If you're using the camera with the strap, just clip the biner to the strap and hang it from the hammock suspension or ridgeline. If no strap, maybe lark's head a continuous loop of Zing-It or similar through one of the strap attachment points on the camera body and hang it from the continuous loop with the biner.

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    The Dutch Ti tarp biners are very strong. I would trust them to hold an investment like a camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nodust View Post
    The Dutch Ti tarp biners are very strong. I would trust them to hold an investment like a camera.
    The ridgeline biners? Yeah, that's a good suggestion.

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