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Overall rating 
 
3.5
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
2.0
Durability 
 
1.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
3.0
Strength 
 
3.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Great, but be careful

Polyester eye-eye slings like this one or made of another polyester single braid (hollow braid) line can be quite convenient. However, they should be used with caution. If you like to burn out of a tree, you'll quickly ruin a polyester hitch cord.



Take your time if you are using this for your climbing hitch.



Polyester hitch cords make GREAT lanyard adjusters where they don't have to deal with the heat we subject climbing hitches to. It would also be good as the adjuster on an adjustable friction saver.



Make sure that both eyes have locking brummells. Some splicers like to do a locking brummell on one side, then a regular, non-locked brummell on the other eye.



Make sure the splice is lock stitched and that the stitching stays in tact.



Typically these slings are made of dyed rope, which is sort of out of the ordinary for recreational climbers, or to rock climbers moving to the trees. If you are concerned about what seems to be premature wear, make sure it's not just the "paint" wearing off. The color is a urethane coating that helps to prevent damage from the sun, dirt, etc.



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