Carabiner Has Built-In ‘Hook’

Combine a carabiner and a coat hanger and you might get the Qlipter. This to-be-launched product is a basic carabiner equipped with a hook.

You fold the hook out to hang it on a branch or anything else outside. Then you can clip a backpack or other item to the ‘biner, giving a solid hanging place to organize gear, grab food, or just simply keep your stuff off the ground.

It has a 50-pound weight limit and is meant only for hanging small or medium size objects. Do not use it in climbing situations.

I tested the Qlipter out and the unit worked slick — the carabiner is a normal pear-shape ‘biner, and the integrated hook stays in place when not needed and folds out easily.

Hang up bikes or gear

You hook the arm over a branch to secure. Or, a rubbery end point on the hook lets it “stick” to an object like a shelf. The arm also rotates 360 degrees to make hanging anything up easier.

The company is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, and it has already surpassed its goal. A $20 pledge gets you a Qlipter when they ship this summer.

See more on the Qlipter here and support the project if you’re into this new type of accessory for the home or the outdoors.

—Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.