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  • These Figure 9 rope tighteners keep ropes tight without the use of knots
  • Made from lightweight, durable plastic and reflective nylon cord
  • Instructions are laser-etched on sides


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Material(s) Plastic/nylon
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for guy lines I bought these as guy lines to replace the stock string on my hammock tarp. These are exactly what you would expect. The Figure 9 works really well as an anchoring point and really allows you to cinch the line tight. The line glows when hit with a flashlight which really helps when navigating around your campsite at night. I would say the only negative about these are that they are a little thicker than I expected and getting the string unwrapped from the package took a while. I think the thicker string will really help for higher winds and you only have to take it out of the package once.
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These kick BUTT! I also mainly use these for securing my tarp over my hammock! They are much nicer than the ones that came with my ENO Dry Fly. I carry WAY too many luxuries with me and these are so lightweight they pay for themselves as I can carry more... The only caution I have is that you can get a LOT of mechanical advantage with these. I tightened my tent guide lines a little too tight and a windstorm ended up putting the pole right through the roof when one of the side loops failed. So be careful not to tighten them up too much! I have also looped two lines together to make a cloths line when trekkign through Central America. And so many other uses... Oh and the lines are actually 8´long!
Date published: 2011-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should come with every tent We recently bought a new tent and I had read in the review section that the particular model we purchased did not come with reflective cord. Having already been spoiled with the reflective cord that came with our REI 1/2 dome, we picked up a set figure-9's. The reflective cord works great, but to our pleasant surprise, the tensioners are really excellent. Our first night out we slogged through a rainstorm with 30mph winds. The only lines we didn't have to re-tension the next morning were the ones held by these figure-9's. Not only are they fast and easy to set up, but they don't slip at all when wet.
Date published: 2011-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are great! I bought these for a cheap tent I got online (a list of craigs, if you catch my drift). Needed reflective guyline, saw these and thought "hmmm, those could be very useful in a lot of situations." My main concern was whether they were lightweight or not. They are extremely lightweight! Light enough that I could justify it. Took them on the wonderland trail, leaving them hooked up to the guyline and tent. When I got to camp and was setting up, I was able to set all four of these in the time I could tie one tautline hitch. Well worthwile!
Date published: 2011-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this last fall and finally was able to attach these l Bought this last fall and finally was able to attach these lines to my primary tent just last week. If you are like me, I was always tripping over my tent lines. This rope works like a charm! No more tripping and getting tangled in the tent lines. I added these lines to my tent instead of taking off the original lines - all the better reinforcement for windy conditions.Just wish the lines were 10 or 12 ft long instead of 8. The little gizmo used to tighten the line works very well also. Just make sure you keep one from the package when you attach the first one so you can copy the pattern (the package also has a diagram. One other note, there must be some type of light source in order for the reflective property to work. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes setup a breeze, even in dark, wet or wind I LOVE these things. It took a little while to get them set up on all the lines on my tent and tarp the first time, but if you leave them on and fold up tent, tarp and shelters with them on it makes set up a breeze. Now, even when setting up in bad weather, set up is super easy. Taking camp down is also easier than ever. Helpers don't need to know knots or anything.
Date published: 2016-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more knots! These little plastic line tensioners are great! Never again will I tie a knot or cut a piece of guyline. I use these to hang my tarp over my hammock. It takes seconds to string the guylines tight with these tensioners. The reflective lines are fantastic at night too.
Date published: 2009-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very useful! I use these on my tarp. They are way easier to tighten than a taut-line hitch and the hook part of the figure 9 lets you get some pretty good mechanical advantage (2:1). With these, I can get my tarp really nice and tight. The reflective line is good in the dark too! My only complaint is when used in fixed end mode (you can use these with one end fixed - as I do with my tarp - or as a continuous loop) they are kind of a pain to adjust along the length of the line. For example, if you want to tighten the line but have no slack left near your stake or tree, you need to slide the figure 9 back towards your tarp. This requires feeding the tarp side of the line through the figure 9, then sliding or feeding the other half of the line. Even with this minor annoyance, these are really convenient, stable, and easy to use.
Date published: 2009-07-03
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What force are these able to hold? Could they hold a couple of kilograms without failing?

Asked by: Elephant from West Seattle
Nite Ize does not list a weight capacity for the Figure 9 Tent Line Kit. The kit cannot be used for climbing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-05
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