Nite Ize Figure 9 Tent Line Kit

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5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   1

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Unreliable plastic guy line tighteners. The first…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7

Summary

Unreliable plastic guy line tighteners. The first one broke during the first night in calm winds. A second broke a few weeks later. I have not used the remaining six pack since.

Pros

  • Nice way to tighten up lines
  • The reflective cordage seems durable

Cons

  • Cheap plastic

On the first night of use, I pitched my hammock tarp to test the Nite Ize Figure 9 Tent Line Kit, as well as my new MSR Groundhog stakes. Temps held steady around 31°F. Calm winds (2-3mph). Light snow.

I woke up at 3am to find my feet soaking wet. Turns out one of the Figure 9 had snapped in half. The two halves were attached to the rope, but the tarp was lying across the ridgeline on my hammock. The footbox of my sleeping bag was completely covered in snow. I finished the night using a taut line hitch to secure the tarp.

On a second try a few weeks later another of these items broke.

So two tests. Two breaks.

I'm not sure if the subfreezing temps made the plastic to brittle. Or perhaps I got a bad/defective batch. I have since switched over to titanium line tighteners, which have held up in heavy winds, rains, and snow.

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Bought this to replace the guy lines that came with…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $10

Bought this to replace the guy lines that came with my tent.

Plus's

  • same diameter as tent guy lines.
  • as light or maybe lighter than tent guy lines
  • more grip in the tents' adjustable slides that the tents' original guy lines.
  • reflective
  • green color disappears in the day time, be careful not to trip but nicer than day glow while in the wilderness camping.
  • get four figure 9's with the kit
  • strong for its size

Cons',

  • a little difficult adjusting when used as the tent guy lines as the reflective is little knobs in the line.  But it is manageable and more easily adjusted after the first attempt.

Yes I do recommend, I would buy again from REI.

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The days of attempt after attempt to get sufficient tension on your tent guy lines are gone with the Nite Ize Figure 9 Tent Line Kit. Four lightweight plastic rope tighteners utilize a simple loop, pull, and clip technique to secure your tent for the worst conditions. The eight foot guy lines have reflective accents to assist in pitching your tent at night and increase visibility of the lines.

- Backcountry.com

The Figure 9 Tent Line Kit eliminates the frustration of tying and untying knots and makes tent set-up a snap. Kit contains 4 lightweight black plastic Figure 9's, and four 8-inch (2.5mm) green reflective cords The Figure 9's provide tension and secure adjustment without tying a single knot Two attachment methods for ultimate versatility: Loop System and Fixed End System Four 8-inch, reflective guy lines provide nighttime visibility Instructions are located on each Figure 9 unit to ensure easy operation Figure 9: fits rope sizes 2 - 5mm

- Mountains Plus

Nite Ize Figure 9 rope tighteners/tensioning tools are the perfect size for staking out your tent. Package includes 4 'biners and 4 8 ft. sections of nylon cord.

- REI

This ingenious, lightweight set of four award-winning Figure 9 rope tighteners makes tent set-up a snap. Figure 9s provide easy tension and secure adjustment without tying a single knot-your tent stays taut and sound in any weather.

- EMS

Nite Ize Figure 9 Tent Line Kit - The Nite Ize Figure 9 Carabiner tightens, tensions, and secures ropes without knots. Whether tethering a canoe to your vehicle, anchoring boxes to a dolly, or bundling wood, this carabiner secures large loads quickly and keeps tension where you need it. Loop your rope through its strategically designed prongs, pull it tight, and it stays that way. A smart alternative to complicated cam-locking tensioning devices and bungee cords, the Figure 9 Carabiner also controls the release of high tension, avoiding sudden and dangerous unloading. Three attachment methods for ultimate versatility Laser engraved instructions ensure ease in operation Smooth and secure stainless steel wire gate closures Use with your own rope or purchase a combination set that comes with rope Light weight, strong aluminum construction Fits rope sizes 1/8" (3mm) to 3/8" (9mm) Maximum Gate Width: 3/4" (19mm) Load limit: 150lbs. (67.5kg) Product weight: 2oz. (57g) Product dimensions: 2.8"W x 4.5"H x .37"D (72 x 112 x 9.5mm) Warning: Not for use where disengagement could result in bodily injury or property damage. Not for climbing. Manufacturer is not responsible for loss, injury, or damage due to improper use of product. Inspect product and rope prior to use. DO NOT EXCEED stated load limit (150 lb. / 67.5kg) of product or rope, whichever is less. Manufacturer makes no guarantees concerning line, rope or cord not contained in this packaging. Avoid sharp edges, hot or abrasive surfaces, and shifting loads.

- Massey's Outfitters