Multi-purpose carabiner does more than just hang around

When it comes to nifty little items of outdoor gear, it seems that people especially like multitools and carabiners. So San Francisco-based merchandise maker General Purpose California has gone and combined the two, in the form of its aptly named GPCA carabiner.

Available in titanium, stainless steel or aluminum at the buyer’s choice, the device can serve What a carabiner – that means it can be used to hook one thing to another, via its spring-loaded locking gate. With that said, it does have a few other tricks up its sleeve.

Those tricks include flat-head and pop-up Philips screwdrivers, a slide-out adjustable depth titanium case cutter, a key ring hole, a bottle opener, a kind of brass knuckle-like protrusion for self defense, and a hammer claw. -as a pry tool. Plus, a threaded, knurled ring on the door lock helps keep the thing from opening, with a small padlock symbol becoming visible on the door when it’s secure.

Travelers will be delighted to know that the device is TSA compliant, plus it is not very heavy: the declared weight ranges from 68 grams for the aluminum model, to 116 for the stainless steel.

If you’re interested, the GPCA carabiner is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. Assuming you hit production, a contribution of $ 29 will get you the aluminum version ($ 49.95 planned retail), $ 39 will make it with the stainless steel ($ 69.95 retail), and $ 79 ($ 119.95 retail) will make it the owner of the titanium. model.

And no, this is not the first extra-use carabiner we see. The previous examples have included a quick release keychain, and ski / snowboard binding adjustment tools.

Sources: Kick starter, GPCA

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