Any inexpensive small carabiners of good quality?
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#1 (permalink)      5/18/2020 1:35:41 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Any inexpensive small carabiners of good quality?
Hey! I'm looking for carabiners for photography-related carrying cases and pouches. Doesn't have to be very strong but have to be of acceptable quality. Did you see any?

I was previously using el-cheapo carabiners like this:

Even more cheaper - w/o O-shaped end. The latch of these is complete joke, it was loose at the very beginning and gets even looser with use until latch's primitive spring falls away. Also, the primitive axis of latch (just a rivet, actually) was scratchy as hell.



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PS: S-biners are fine too, as long as they are small and don't have quality issues.
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In my experience, sourcing such inexpensive items locally (if you are located in a western country) is your best bet. Inexpensive, small carabiners that are of acceptable quality for your purposes are found just about everywhere in the USA (and I suspect many other western nations) at big box departments stores, hardware stores and home improvement stores.

I stopped buying such items from China because the quality is hit and miss, the shipping times are not worth the savings and recourse is not worth the hassle or expense.
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SKU 9620183
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vapeluvr wrote:

at big box departments stores, hardware stores and home improvement stores.


Makes sense, gonna look there. When they will be open again, heh.
Actually, when my previous batch described above started falling apart I tried to look locally but in sporting goods stores and was disappointed by the prices they resell blatantly Chinese stuff like SKU 1688106
although I've seen very nice s-biners there from some keychain trinket brand like True Utility/Swiss+Tech/etc (rip off prices as well).

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Yup, something like this, thank.

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SKU 9620183


Nice bookmark, but what you gonna when mom find it and cannot resist bargain price?

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Those were quite good. SKU 9689181
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JR___, these looks good but are of medium size.

for photography-related carrying cases and pouches


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"Nice bookmark, but what you gonna when mom find it a"

Sorry cooped up to long in the house, thought it was pretty funny. You know your like oh my carabiners! And then some weird fist thing! AAAAAA!!! Noooooo! lol.

Honestly if I did own something like that, I don't think my mom would care. She lives like an hour and a half away from me. I mean maybe some initial judgement like an older southern woman, oh my! Or something little like that.
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SKU 9650838

small carabiner, just big enough to fit a belt loop. they're not cheap but most titanium stuff isn't.
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