These are very handy little carabiner clips. I initially purchased a set of two Size #1 S-Biners as part of several different items I wanted to try out along with several other products in my search for the most suitable combination of rings and clips to organize my keys, and I've since added a selection of these S-Biners for various uses.
What I've learned is that Nite Ize produces these S-Biners in various sizes and materials and finishes, each suitable for certain purposes. They're all well made, and in my opinion they are all a good value. I particularly like the locking models that are also available, both this small MicroLock size, and the larger SlideLock(see the models at the bottom of the listing below).
This locking style S-Biner is particularly useful since it reduces the chance that something attached using this clip will become accidentally released, which is something I've had happen when using the non-locking style slip. This particular locking S-Biner is only available in the very small size, so for someone who wants the locking feature then the other locking style should also be considered since it's available in two larger sizes.
After going through a mini research project of my own in order to both determine the relevant dimensions of the various sizes, as well as find the best listings for them on Amazon, here is a guide to simplify this process for others.
- I've done my best to determine representative listings here on Amazon for each of these models. Please keep in mind that these are sold by a variety of sellers here, there are multiple listings for the various different sizes and finishes, and the listings are not always well described such that you can be sure that you'll receive the correct size listed.
- The prices also vary widely and from my own observations of the various listings here on Amazon, the best prices are usually for the Amazon 'Add-on Item' listings. It is sometimes necessary to take care in going through the choices available on some of the product pages in order to find those listings and prices.
The following listings links are the best I have determined on Amazon at the time of posting this review:
S-Biner, Size #.5, SBHLF-2PK-01
: (available in stainless steel or black, 2-packs)
Dimensions: 1.31" x 0.48" x 0.22" | 33.41mm x 12.40mm x 5.74mm
Weight: 0.11oz | 3.00g
Weight Rating: 3 lb.
S-Biner, Size #1
: (available in stainless steel or black, single-packs or 2-packs, part number begins with SB1)
Dimensions: 1.56" x 0.62" x 0.21" | 39.67mm x 15.86mm x 5.50mm
Weight: 0.14oz | 4.00g
Weight Rating: 5 lb.
S-Biner Size #2
: (available in stainless steel or black, single-packs, part number begins with SB2)
Dimensions: 1.95" x 0.85" x 0.24" | 49.75mm x 21.71mm x 6.15mm
Weight: 0.25oz | 7.00g
Weight Rating: 10 lb.
S-Biner Size #3
: (available in stainless steel or black, single-packs, part number begins with SB3)
Dimensions: 2.67" x 1.18" x 0.26" | 67.97mm x 30.09mm x 6.83mm
Weight: 0.49oz | 14.00g
Weight Rating: 25 lb.
S-Biner, Size #4
: (available in stainless steel or black, single-packs, part number begins with SB4)
Dimensions: 3.52" x 1.57" x 0.31" | 89.41mm x 39.92mm x 7.94mm
Weight: 1.06oz | 30.00g
Weight Rating: 75 lb.
S-Biner, Size #5
: (available in stainless steel or black, single-packs, part number begins with SB5)
Dimensions: 4.38" x 1.93" x 0.33" | 111.41mm x 49.19mm x 8.45mm
Weight: 1.69oz | 48.00g
Weight Rating: 100 lb.
Nite Ize S-Biner 3-Pack
is also available and includes one each of sizes 2, 3 and 4, in either stainless steel or black. (Part number begins with SB234). This is a better value if you want to get these particular size S-Biner's.
There are also a couple of variants to the S-Biner product that incorporate locking features to better secure the two gates and prevent them from accidentally being opened:
Nite Ize S-Biner SlideLock (size #2 or size #4)
(Part number begins with LSB2 or LSB4 for size 2 or size 4)
Nite Ize S-Biner MicroLock
(size is between the regular S-Biner size #.5 and #1) (Part number begins with LSBM)
Nite Ize also offers the same style product but manufactured in plastic, in sizes 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10, in various colors. For example, here is the
Nite Ize SBP4-03-01BG black #4 size plastic S-Biner
. I can't include listings to more of the plastic models here because Amazon limits the number of links to 10 in any review. The size and weight ratings for the plastic models are comparable to the metal S-Biner's.
Nite Ize has a very broad product line of hardware products, and it's helpful to go to their own website in order to get the best descriptions of their products as well as representative MSRP pricing, before making final purchasing decisions here on Amazon.
|商品尺寸||36 x 16 x 9 毫米|
|型号 / 款号||S-Biner Microlock|