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Guy Lines

The best guy lines, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 15, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Guy Line Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Clamcleat Line-Lok

ALL GRIP NO SLIP "There are many guy tensioners in the world, these ones are mine." There are a vast array of guy tensioners in the world: bushcrafty knots, weird aluminium hooks that appear designed for hunting alien fish, wooden bolts so you can cosplay as a Mongolian Head-of-the-Yurt. Some of them can be invaluable in specific circumstances, e.g. some alloy tensioners can easily and temporarily connect two separate guys together. However, for a standard backpacking tent nothing more than a Line-Lok is… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
MSR Ultralight Cord

This reflective cord is easy to tie knots, making it ideal for guy lines. The 2.5mm thickness is thick enough to work knots loose without a hassle, and is high visibility both night and day for easy spotting. MSR (Mountain Safety Research) has an extensive product line—not only tents, stoves, and water treatment, but accessories galore are available for every subcategory. When a shelter does not come with all the needed guy line, MSR’s Ultralight Cord is an excellent product to assist with stabilizing… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Nite Ize CamJam Cord Tightener

Idiot-proof ridgeline setup. Great for kids to use or someone extremely new to knots/hanging ridge lines. I bought these last minute to make it easy for my son to hang his tarp over his hammock. It really does not get any easier. Just a loop in one end and the hook end on the tarp tether. It takes no time. I can’t remember the total weight of these, but it was just a few ounces total in the plastic version. They also make an aluminum version for something a little more heavy duty. You just pull… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Heroclip Medium

Great product, but horrible customer service.... Horrible customer service. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Heroclip Mini

Heroclip is a hybrid gear clip that is now available in a Mini size in addition to the original size, which has now been labeled as Medium and another new size labeled as Small. The three different sizes (which range from 3 11/16 inches long for the Medium, 3 1/16 inches long for the Small, and 2 5/16 inches long for the Mini) are rated to carry loads of 60, 50, and 40 pounds respectively, and provide greater flexibility for how and where a Heroclip can be used. The Heroclip is a device that is… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Heroclip Small

Heroclip is a hybrid gear clip that is now available in a Small size in addition to the original size, which has now been labeled as Medium, plus another new size labeled as Mini. The three different sizes (which range from 3 11/16 inches long for the Medium, 3 1/16 inches long for the Small, and 2 5/16 inches long for the Mini) are rated to carry loads of 60, 50, and 40 pounds respectively, and provide greater flexibility for how and where a Heroclip can be used. The Heroclip is a device that is… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Heroclip Medium

Missing item I ordered five clips as gifts and only received four. After several attempts to resolve this I still have had no response. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Zpacks Z-Line Dyneema Cord 1.2 mm

Very light weight makes this a good addition to one's kit, but it cannot replace conventional cord/rope in certain applications. The UL qualities of Dyneema  cord and similar tech fiber cords are amazing. I like Dyneema cord for its weight/strength ratio, but it has certain limitations and considerations worth noting. As Vladimir commented, the cord is rather stiff, which is why it is easy to untangle—good—and untie—not so good. In fact knots in dyneema cord may have the tendency to untie… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Hilleberg Guy Line Runners

Probably the best available guyline tensioners on market. They fit a variety of guylines (not only those supplied by Hilleberg), very easy to tighten and release with single hand, never slip off the line. Originally available under Clamcleat Line-Lok brand. These guyline adjusters came with both of my Hilleberg Kaitum 3 tents (in 3-mm size), also I received a handful with my Fjallraven Abisko Lite 3 tent (in 2-mm size). Finally I purchased two more scores in 2-mm size from original manufacturer… Full review