Nite Ize Figure 9 Tent Line Kit
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7
Broke on 1st use.
- Nice way to tighten up lines
- The reflective cordage seems durable
- Cheap plastic
So last night I pitched my hammock tarp to test these things, as well as my new MSR Groundhog stakes. Temps 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 9s 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.
Finished the night using a taut line hitch to secure the tarp.
Price Paid: $10
Bought this to replace the guy lines that came with my tent.
- 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.
- 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
- 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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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.
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. These Figure 9 rope tighteners keep ropes tight without the use of knots. Made from lightweight, durable plastic and reflective nylon cord. Instructions are laser-etched on sides.
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.
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