Reviewers Paid: $19.00
7.5 g each
300 pound occupant
Made in the USA
The Dutch Clip functions in place of a carabiner for securing hammock suspensions. Zero moving parts to break and titanium of course to not break the scale.
- Easy to use
- Hard to break
- Dutch gets richer
- Not entirely sure it is needed
The Dutch Clip really is as simple as it can be. This review won't take long to write or read, but stay for the video demo to see it in action.
As usual, Dutch is doing his thing to turn titanium into time for hammock users. The Dutch Clip effectively replaces a carabiner when attaching a hammock suspension strap to a tree. With no moving parts it connects the end of the strap to itself securely. The shaped metal prevents the strap from coming loose until you carefully thread it through the opening.
This video contains a couple minutes about the Dutch Clip before moving on to the Beetle Buckle. It will give you a good look at how fast and easy the clips are to use.
I have done very limited testing of the Dutch Clips in my backyard laboratory. Given the simplicity of their design and function I feel comfortable putting this review up now and will report back as needed over the year as I use them on most of my trips.
As usual, Dutch has a design that works. Just enough titanium to do what needs to be done. No moving parts to break. It really saves me time compared to what I was using before, which was nothing. Previously I just threaded the strap through the eye loop to secure it which weighs nothing, but requires a lot more effort. I am not sure that folks using a carabiner currently will save much time setting up and taking down camp. They might save some time shopping for new ones when the bail breaks though.
Folks replacing their 'biners with Dutch Clips will likely find some weight savings though. At around 15g a pair they weigh less than just one of the lightest hammock carabiners I found when doing a quick search.
So we've covered fast and light, which are definite. It is the necessary question I can't answer, for me or for you. I think it has to do with the specific suspension you are using. When I was using Whoopie Slings it wouldn't have really helped, but now combined with the Beetle Buckles it will be a big time saver.
I decided for my purposes that trading 15g and some dollars was a fair deal to get less sap on my hands and get camp set up faster. That seems to be the question you'll need to ask yourself if considering the purchase.
Hammocking for a few years now. Dutch Clips are new this year.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $19 for the pair + shipping