My thoughts and views on the Nite-Ize S-Biner #3.
Another must-have bit of gear for my EDC. The S-biner is strong, light, thin, and full of utility. The uses are limitless; as long as you have two things that can be, and need to be, clipped together, you’ve got a use for the S-biner.
I have retired the standard aluminum carabiner in favor of this “S” design. One of the advantages is the ability to unclip my keys or gear without removing the biner itself from my pocket or pack. Another is that its diminutive size means it disappears in my pocket much better, and flatter than other biner designs. I want my tools and accessories to “disappear” until I need them, and that’s exactly what I get with this little guy.
Despite online reports of weak gates and lost keys, the three clips I own have strong tension and retain items more than adequately. I’ve had no near-losses or close calls and each snaps into place just right every time. For around $3 each, there’s really no reason to have one or two of these size #3 S-biners on-hand for everyday fastening tasks. Further, Nite-Ize makes these in several sizes, colors, and materials, so there’s one for just about every size job you’ve got. Good stuff!
Specs on the S-Biner clip discussed herein:
Length: 2 11/16″
Weight: ~0.5 oz.
Material: Stainless steel
Load limit: 25 lbs. (not for climbing or rescue)
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