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    The Nite Ize Figure 9 Carabiner Rope Tightener puts an end to your unintended freeway yard sales.

    The Nite Ize Figure 9 Carabiner Rope Tightener helps you tighten ropes down tight so you don't end up losing your queen-size mattress on the freeway. The Figure 9 Carabiner uses a simple tension system to help you get your ropes nice and taut. Taut like a tiger. Simply clip the Figure 9 Carabiner Rope Tightener to a secure location, wrap the rope around the caribiner's hooks, and pull your rope tight without worrying about slack or losing tension.
    • Item #NTZ0008

    Tech Specs

    metal, stainless steel
    Recommended Use
    securing loads, hanging laundary
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Permanent feature in my trucks glove box

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is an excellent accessory for lovers of 550 cord, when I originally purchased it I imagined myself using it on weekends in the woods. Truth be told I use it vastly more during the work week than any other time. I keep a pair in my truck's glove box, perfect for items not large enough to warrant a ratchet strap, but still want secured. It's a fantastic line tensioner, that is for all intents and purposes idiot proof. Say you're wearing a para of rawhide gloves and don't want to fumble with knots in 4mm cordage this is your solution.

    Hammock ridge line

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I use a few of these foe my ridge lines when I set up my hammock tarp as well as making a clothesline! These things rock and they make hammock camping a bit tighter! Hang loose! Friends don't let friends sleep in tents! AWT,14

    Makes fast work of guy lines.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are great for quickly guying out tents and tarps. They aren't completely necessary but they make doing it quick and easy. Tightening the lines is also easy if you need to make an adjustment. You can also use them for other jobs around camp.

    Figure 9 Biner

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Good for hanging your bear bag or equipment!

    Figure 9 Biner

    Nite Ize Figure 9 Carabiner Tightener


      Fits rope sizes 1/16" (2mm) to 3/16" (5mm)

      Maximum Gate Width: 3/8" (9mm)

      Load Limit: 50 lbs. (22.5kg)

      Product weight: .5 oz. (14g)

      Product dimensions: 1.7"W x 2.6"H x .2"D (43 x 67 x 5mm)


      Fits rope sizes 1/8" (3mm) to 3/8" (9mm)

      Maximum Gate Width: 3/4" (19mm)

      Load limit: 150lbs. (67.5kg)

      Product weight: 2oz. (57g)

      Product dimensions: 2.8"W x 4.5"H x .37"D (72 x 112 x 9.5mm)

      Nite Ize Figure 9 Carabiner Tightener

      very clever!

        I spotted these at REI a few months ago and tried using them as a way to tension my camping hammock. The biners are "rated" at 50lbs. I'm not sure if that is 50lbs static with the gate open or closed. My guess is that the 50lbs rating is the tension required to cause the rope/chord to slip through the tensioning loop. Either way, it's always a good practice to back things up with a few half-hitches cinched up to the biner. n
        In any case, one Fig-9 securely held me in my hammock for 2 nights w/o any slippage even in a high wind and hail storm.
        Pros: light/compact, easy to use.
        Cons: will slip unless a backup knot is used.

        Very useful item

          I purchased these to make attaching my tarps to the trees a little simpler. I used to have the ridge line attached to the tarp and used a truckers hitch or some other knot to tighten the lines up around a tree or pole. Now I reverse this. I use a bowline knot to quickly hitch to the tree and attach the Figure 9 biner to the tarp tie outs and then quickly tighten up and center up the tarp. Takes seconds to do and almost as quick to undo.

          I do suggest a backup knot of some kind once everything is set. Under high loads some cords can start to slip. With a slippery half-hitch the thing is solid and does not move.

          Well worth the small weight penalty to me.


            There is a reason the Nite Ize Figure 9 tightener won a Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice award a few years back. They are very easy to use, very convenient, perfect for everything from camping to tying stuff down on a roof rack. Whether it is the Figure 9 biner or the rope tightener, they are definitely worth it. No more knots.

            Figure Nine Tightener

              I run a hunting guide service out of Soccoro, NM and securing gear to the top of our range rovers during antelope hunts is a hassle. This little item made my life easier. No more loose tie downs on the roof racks. I would highly recommend this product.
              AJ Hunting Outfitters