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    Searching for ultra light carabiners

    Hi all, being that I'm still new to the hammock thing I don't want to get crazy with spending tons of money on upgrades. However, I'd like to mod my ENO a little bit to make it a little lighter. I'm running JRB webbing/buckles, and a FIXED (Paracord) Structural ridgeline. I'm upgraded the carabiners next. (After that comes continuous loops, and a RL from opie.) The stock ones are anchors. Any one know of a decently priced lightweight carabiner that will support my fat behind? (325lbs) This is what I'm currently looking at.

    http://www.backcountrygear.com/catal...ail.cfm/MET266

    Hope someone has some recomendations. Thanks for reading

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    They weigh .88oz/25g by the way

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    Those are the ones I have. They are the smallest of the climbing biners.
    Dutch Biners (produced by member Dutch) are the lightest and smallest metal biners for amsteel to amsteel connections you'll find. The website says 400 lbs as a safe working load but IIRC they are tested to 1000 lbs by Dutch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanyonCrawler View Post
    Hi all, being that I'm still new to the hammock thing I don't want to get crazy with spending tons of money on upgrades. However, I'd like to mod my ENO a little bit to make it a little lighter. I'm running JRB webbing/buckles, and a FIXED (Paracord) Structural ridgeline. I'm upgraded the carabiners next. (After that comes continuous loops, and a RL from opie.) The stock ones are anchors. Any one know of a decently priced lightweight carabiner that will support my fat behind? (325lbs) This is what I'm currently looking at.

    http://www.backcountrygear.com/catal...ail.cfm/MET266

    Hope someone has some recomendations. Thanks for reading
    I would switch out the paracord. It stretches and then changes your ridgeline length. Hard to get a consistant angle/lay with the SRL changing. I have an ENO DN that I just bought, and changed out the stock rope to DIY Whoopies. Now I need to make a SRL for it.
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    the 4 mm 'accessory' cord at the climbing shops (around .20$/ft) is also quite strong enough for Ridgeline applications, and comes in many colors!KM

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    I think that Nano 23 by camp are about $7.
    http://www.backcountrygear.com/catal...ductID=CAM2323
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    The lightest carabiners I know of are DIY dynaglide "soft shackles". Also called nacrabiners. Instructions on how to make them are on site. They are a bit of a hassle to open and close, but only weigh a couple of grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpkanu View Post
    The lightest carabiners I know of are DIY dynaglide "soft shackles". Also called nacrabiners. Instructions on how to make them are on site. They are a bit of a hassle to open and close, but only weigh a couple of grams.
    +1 this is definitely the way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xauto View Post
    I think that Nano 23 by camp are about $7.
    http://www.backcountrygear.com/catal...ductID=CAM2323
    The nano 23's got my idea beat by a couple grams. thanks for the ideas. Any other ideas? The soft shackles seem like a hassle.

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    Warbonnet Outdoors and Trek Light both sell branded biners rated to 1,100 lbs. They weigh .8oz apiece. Warbonnet has the better pricing at $10 a pair. These are the biners I've been using since late 2007 and never had a problem with them. Plus, if you buy from one of those guys, you keep your purchases in the 'hammock family'.
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