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    Lightest Carabiner Out There?

    Can someone point me in the direction of the lightest carabiner available.

    I'm looking for one for a continuous ridgeline.

    Thanks.

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    Lightest ones I have used are the 23 gram ones that come with the Grand Trunk Nano7.
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    The CAMP Nano 23s are the lightest I found that were still real biners.

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    +1 on the CAMP Nano's.

    If you really want to cut weight, check out the loop shackles thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divine_Light View Post
    Can someone point me in the direction of the lightest carabiner available.

    I'm looking for one for a continuous ridgeline.

    Thanks.
    You can find "accessory" 'biners that weigh very little, but the lightest climbing 'biners around are the Camp Nano's at 23g. I think they're rated at 20kN with the gate closed, and 7kN open/side loaded (a bad idea as a general rule). Science help you if you ever put that much stress on it in your hammock!

    I wouldn't trust an accessory 'biner for anything more than hanging my pack...

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    There are also these at 23 grams each in green and brown for the stealthly types.
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    "For a continuous ridgeline". For a tarp ridgeline?

    I'm using the micro carabiners from the hammockforums store for my tarp ridgeline. 3.2 grams, they say... Strong enough to withstand a good solid trucker's hitch on the other end. Not sure if you mean something else by "continuous ridgeline" but I can't think why you'd need a climbing 'biner just for a tarp ridgeline.


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    Thats the Metolius Mini Biner in PGibsons photo! currently they only come in brown and green, but very soon they will be available in 6 different colors!!
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    for tarp ridgeline: small fig 9 or #2 fig 9 carabiner. for structured: I use a small stainless quicklink.
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