A carabiner can be useful for a wide variety of different reasons. They were originally made for climbing but now there are a host of different products that are perfect for outdoor adventures. With most carabiners you can simply use them to hang and secure a wide variety of different pieces of gear but the Firebiner takes that one step further.
It adds a wide range of different features to the usual carabiner to give you an incredible level of usability, allowing you to have a vital tool while you are outdoors. It will allow you to leave many other tools at home to be able to pack even lighter.
This product gets its name from the fact that is will be able to work as a firestarter by using a ferro rod that is placed in the carabiner. While that might be the headline feature, there are many other aspects to this device that help it to stand out as a great product.
In this review we will explore those features to see exactly what this product is capable of. We will also look into how usable the Firebiner is and how practical it is going to be for outdoor use, before giving it an overall rating. Once you have finished reading, you’ll know whether or not this is going to be a good product for you.
As we have mentioned, the headline of this product is that it is able to start a fire but that’s but one of a great list of features. Here we have a quick overview of what’s available before looking into them in further detail.
- Bottle opener
- Stainless steel
- Screw driver tip
- Utility blade
- Hang slots
- Wire gate
Material: Stainless steel & titanium coated
Weight capacity: 100 pounds
Weight: One ounce
Dimensions: 2.75” x 1.25” x 0.25”
Extras: Two replacement ferro rods
Usability: Just like the best multi-tools, this product has a high level of usability and will be used time and time again with the wide variety of tasks that is able to complete. That makes it one of the best pieces of camping gear and gadgets that are available.
At its heart though, it’s a useful carabiner and will allow you to have an easy attachment to anything that you might need. This is great for a wide variety of different situations for the likes of a kayaking, backpacking or heading out on a camping trip.
The product features hang slots that are going to allow you to attach it closely to anything that you need, but this is great way to attach it to a keyring. That way, you’re always going to be able to have instant access to a tool that will be very useful.
The wire gate that it has is going to be able to a secure and easy connection that isn’t going to be too hard to open but still locks into place. Overall this is a product with a high level of usability with a simple but effective operation.
Features: When looking into survival gear and tools or any outdoor products, having a lot of use in a small amount of space will always be an ideal solution to be able to pack light and allow everything to be as compact as possible.
The firewheel works very well and works the same way as many lighters with a wheel that you rotate with your thumb and it creates a spark. The ferro rod that it uses is replaceable and it is going to be able to work, even in damp conditions.
While it is easy to use, you don’t have to worry about accidently creating a spark in your pocket as it will only be set off via deliberate action. Another great feature of this product is the utility blade that it has which is going to be able to cut a wide variety of different things from fishing line to string.
The blade is also replaceable meaning that you don’t have to be without it when it starts to get dull. There is also a bottle opener too which is also useful and a screwdriver tip that is going to help you fix and secure a wide variety of different things.
The number of features that it has makes it perfect for a wide variety of different roles. Not only that, but you are able to have it constantly on you, allowing you to complete any tasks that you might need quickly and efficiently.
Durability: Whether you are looking for camping gear and axes, a carabiner or a camping knife you always want a product to be as durable as possible. This is a high-quality product that should be able to last you for a very long time.
It is made from stainless steel that will be able to give it a high level of durability. It will also be resistant to corrosion to prevent the carabiner from rusting and becoming unusable. That gives the product a high level of longevity so it can be used for a long time.
While carabiners have been mainly used for climbing, this is not a product that is going to be ideal for that. Even though it is able to hold a wider variety of different items, it’s not going to be able to safely hold the weight of an adult.
That means that while it may not be useful for camping, it is perfect for a wider variety of different outdoor activities. For those uses, it has a high level of durability that will enable it to be a vital part of your equipment for many years.
This is a product that you are going to get a lot of use out of due to its high level of functionality but also the durability that it has. Here we look at how the Firebiner rates in some key areas before giving it an overall rating
- Price: 100% – With the high quality that the product has, you’d expect it to be more expensive but it is a very well-priced priced product that it going to be more than worth the money that you will pay for it. Not only that but it could well end up saving you money too. That’s because it will prevent you from having to take a utility blade, a screwdriver and a fire starter. It makes this product a highly desirable one as you know you are going to be able to get a high amount of use out of your money.
- Material: 95% – This is a product that doesn’t attempt to be a climbing carabiner and therefore the materials that it used aren’t the strongest possible. They are though more than good enough to be able to cope with the demands on carrying all the items you need. The stainless steel is going to be more than durable enough for your needs and will ensure that it will last for a long time. It is also corrosion resistant and therefore you know it will be able to cope with whatever weather you might be facing.
- Design: 100% – In terms of design this is a brilliant product as it has been able to take the much used carabiner and add a lot of features to it to make it even more useful. It has a stylish design and many people will look at it and wish that they had one. The fire starter is very easy to use with a simple and effective operation. The utility blade works very well and the screwdriver and bottle opener are very useful too. Those facts added to its ability to work as a great carabiner and it is a very well designed product.
- Overall: 98% – This is a product that has been able to take a much used existing product and make it even better. It has a great design, uses quality materials and that all comes at a very good price which means that this is a product that deserves its high rating.
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The Firebiner is clearly a quality product and one that is going to be enjoyed by many people who will see the high level of usability as a huge plus. The fact that it can easily be connected to a keychain or a backpack makes it an even better product.
There are no real drawbacks to this product and it is designed in a way that means all of the features are going to be safe for the user while they are in your pocket or attached to your bag. When it comes to use them they are going to work brilliantly and for a long time with the great materials that have been used.
Due to that, this is a highly recommended product and one that is going to make your outdoor adventures easier than ever before. With the low price that it has, you’re going to be able to get more than your money’s worth once you get it.