Hilleberg Guy Line Runners

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Probably the best available guyline tensioners on…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 10 USD per 10 pcs.

Summary

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.

Pros

  • Very easy to adjust in both directions with single hand
  • Extremely secure grip
  • There are different sizes for literally every imaginable guyline thickness
  • Assorted colors (not applicable to Hilleberg-branded product)

Cons

  • Still not an industrial standard in medium-priced tents

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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 (Clamcleat, UK) for equipping my Hilleberg tent with 1.2 mm Z-Line Dyneema Cord.

Actually in Clamcleat model line there are as much as four possible sizes of these line runners, but Hilleberg has wisely chosen to supply just two smallest ones, best suitable for expedition tents:

  • CL266 Mini Line-Lok (aka 2-mm size) — fits 1-3 mm cord, as stated by manufacturer.

  • CL260 Line-Lok (aka 3-mm size) — fits 2-5 mm cord.

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Note that while you can officially use them for 1-mm and 2-mm cord respectively (and it works well), in such cases you’ll need to make a larger dual knot when attaching the line to a runner. Otherwise it will not securely hold a knot on such a thin cord.

Originally these line runners come in assorted colors (black, khaki, sand, white, and fluorescent), but under Hilleberg brand only the black version is sold.

I am extremely pleased with these tiny and nice-looking line runners. They are extremely convenient in comparison to any other line runner line runner I tried, as you can easily make all adjustments with just a single hand in mere seconds.

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Also unlike the usual “one size fits all” line runners there is a possibility to choose the desired size both for thin Dyneema cord, as well as thick 3-mm Hilleberg guylines. You may be sure that these line runners will provide extremely secure grip, if the cord thickness lies within appropriate limits. Any slipping off line seems absolutely impossible due to special ribs securing the cord in the adjuster.

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So I proudly use these line runners on all of my tents, and, to my opinion, this is a “must have” item for each and every tent user.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Great review, Vladimir!


3 months ago

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