Sep 8, 2010 at 8:09 am #1263079
Has anyone here tried out the Edelrid 8g Micro 3 Carabiner for hammock suspension? They are rated at 400kg and the price is right. A 12g version rated at 650kg is also available.Sep 8, 2010 at 9:52 am #1643912
Bender – Have you looked on HF for people using them. I know that there have been a few discussions involving them and a handful of people that have hung from them. At 8g or 12g they sound like a nice addition to your suspension system. Its a shame that they are not available locally or are in stock anywhere.Sep 8, 2010 at 10:17 am #1643916
Jolly Green GiantBPL Member
Isn't that pretty much the same as the CAMP Nano 23?Sep 8, 2010 at 10:35 am #1643921
The Micro 3 Edelrid is 1/3 the weight of the Nano 23. The Nano 23 is the lightest climbing spec carabiner. These are non climbing biners with a 400kg rating. FYI the nano 23 is rated to 20kn which equates to 2045kg! My 32g Mad Rock carabiners would be rated even higher at 2557kg.Sep 8, 2010 at 10:39 am #1643924
typing while bender was posting. Same answer as above!
Bender – did you find a place that has them in stock?Sep 8, 2010 at 11:24 am #1643937
Brian CampriniBPL Member
@bcampriniLocale: Southern Appalachians
Jacksrbetter is now carrying Dutch Clips which are tiny 10g biners specifically made for hammock suspensions. I use them and they work great.Sep 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm #1644043
Ken T.BPL Member
Nacrabiners out of amsteel are just as easy to use and lighter still.Sep 10, 2010 at 6:14 am #1644446
@jeepcachrLocale: Great Lakes
8g is approaching the weight of a nacrabiner. Nacrabiner's are not as easy to use as a spring clip carabiner. Can you place or remove a nacrabiner one handed? Can you use them with gloves on? I've used them but went back to 23g carabiners because they are easier.Sep 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm #1645524
FYI – I called Edelrid and the Micro 3 (8g / 400kg rated) and the Aranya (12g / 650kg rated) are not available in North America and can only be ordered overseas. That being said I sent an email to the European division to see what they can do.Sep 14, 2010 at 1:03 pm #1645538
@jeepcachrLocale: Great Lakes
Dutch over on hammock forums http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=21929&highlight=eldrid&page=2 reported that they bent when he used them.Sep 14, 2010 at 10:29 pm #1645689
I don't think I'll have problems with the 8g version but to be safe I ordered the 12g as well.
Here is what I have planned for them.
Grand Trunk Nano 7 hammock 5 oz (actual)
2x Edelrid carabiners .6-.9 oz (claimed)
2x AHE 5' tree huggers 2.1 oz (actual)
2x Dynaglide whoopies .6 oz (guess)
Total: 8.3-8.6 ozSep 15, 2010 at 3:35 am #1645704
Bender – Where were you able to find the biners in stock? I checked out several places and could not find them.Sep 15, 2010 at 4:15 am #1645707
My nacrabiners dont weigh 8 grams, they barely weigh 1 and they are as large as these carabiners and made of dynaglide. They support me in my hammock. I use them to connect my huggesr to my slings.Sep 15, 2010 at 5:01 am #1645717
I made a pair of them as well and like you said they weigh around a gram and probably rate at 500lbs or so (taking into account strength degradation from using a knot) . The only trade off to using them is convenience. You cant use them one handed and if your suspension system is under any load they are a pain in the butt to take off. That being said they are still in my kit, but I wanted to give another option a try.
Edit: changed oz to gSep 15, 2010 at 6:29 am #1645732
mine dont weigh an oz, they weigh less than 1gSep 15, 2010 at 6:40 am #1645735
Whoops, typo there! Mine weigh in around a gram as well. Will correct aboveSep 15, 2010 at 9:20 am #1645787
Steve MartellBPL Member
@steveLocale: Eastern Washington
I made 6 gram Titanium "S" hooks to connect my hammock (whoopie slings to tree ropes). Easier/faster/lighter than most other setups. Mine are larger than I need–smaller ones would probably be around 3-4 grams each.
Titanium is from a 0.156" dia. tent stake–purchased here:
Note: you have to heat them to get a good bend w/o breaking.Sep 15, 2010 at 10:08 am #1645806
Half of an easton 6" aluminum nail stake is 2.1g without the head on either piece.
Any reason you guys don't just use these as toggles?
I've never had one slip out on me, and frankly find them even simpler than clipping a biner or hooking something.Sep 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm #1645858
Nathan I ordered from extremtextil.de A few days later I got notice that they had shipped. They say out of stock for the micro 3 but it looks like they just forgot to update the page.Sep 15, 2010 at 5:44 pm #1645953
javan i find nothing easier yhan clipping a dutch clip. my slings are already attached to the tree hugger. so one clip and im done.Sep 18, 2010 at 4:38 am #1646705
Bender – thanks for the update. Please let us know how they work out for you when you get them.Sep 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm #1647113
I got both the 8g and 12g carabiners yesterday. Actual weights were 17g and 25g for the pair. They look great. I am trying the 12g version since its large enough to fit through my hammocks channel. The 12g is roughly the size of a small climbing spec carabiner which is what the Nano 7 came with.
My Nano 7 with 2 of the larger 12g carabiners & 5' tree straps is 8 oz even. All I have to do is finish my whoopie slings!
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