August 6, 2007
Nite Ize Figure 9: Instant rope securing/tightening device with an attached carabiner.
Likes: Quick way to secure recreational items without tying knots or using stretch cords. Handy for pitching tents/tarps and strapping kayaks and surfboards to truck beds and roof racks. Just clip the carabiner to a fixed point, wrap the rope around the other end and pull tight. (Instructions are etched into the device.) The large Figure 9 secures loads to 150 pounds and can clip to a standard roof or bike rack. The small version can hold 50 pounds.
Price: $3.99 (small), $5.95 (large). (800) 678-6483; www.niteize.com