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Less than a gram, but these tiny titanium hooks make…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $2.40 each April 2017

Summary

Less than a gram, but these tiny titanium hooks make a huge impact. Super fast setup, adjustment, and take down are the norm with these on your shelter tie outs.

Pros

  • Secure hook
  • Easy to use
  • Fast adjustments

Cons

  • Bit of investment

Dutchware at its simplest. These tiny hooks are threaded onto a line that is permanently attached to your stake. A knot at the end of the line prevents them from falling off.

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Just a tiny titanium hook with a hole in the center and a bit of a nib on the other end.


DSC04228a.jpgA twisted loop of line tossed over the end of the nib gets drawn tight and creates a cinch that won't be moved. Tugging on the free end pulls the loop off the nib if adjustment is needed.

Hopefully this video captures just how simple, yet functional, these hooks are.

Testing Conditions:

I've been using the Dutchware Hookworms for almost two years now. I purchased 10 hooks and 75' of line which I cut up and attached to stakes I already owned. These have been used with a variety of tarps, over hammocks and ground shelters. Three-season use only as I don't use stakes in the snow.

Conclusions:

A bit of an investment to outfit an entire set of stakes, but these little hooks make me happy enough to justify the cost. Simply functional, they have no waste to them at all, just what is needed to do the job. That job, though small, is really appreciated.

Being able to adjust a line with almost no effort is just what is needed to get me out of the hammock to make a needed adjustment! Seriously, when tying knots I tend to leave well enough alone and settle for way less than perfect, especially in the rain. The Hookworms make it easy to get it right the first time and easy to make a change if needed.

I loved being able to set up an A frame, then peel back one side to open it up knowing I could get the roof back up in a minute. If you really enjoy tying knots these might be annoying. Those who prefer to get the work done and sit down will find the Hookworms a welcome addition to their kit.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Nice review, LoneStranger!


4 months ago
Jake W

Love reading these reviews of products I’ve never heard of. Thanks Lone!


4 months ago
Go Time! (Jesse Maloney) BRAND REP

Interesting and simple. I like.


4 months ago
LoneStranger

I was surprised that more folks don't talk about the Hookworms. You hear lots of talk about Dutch and his bling, but no one told me about these things. I was digging through the Dutchware site and found them by accident. Glad I did :)


4 months ago

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