Lanyard Manager Clips
Originally used in Germany, these small plastic clips are used to help arrange and manage the excess lanyard on your tree climbing saddle. Ideally for use with positioning lanyards up to 1/2" in diameter. Sold in a pack of three in assorted colors.
Odis Sisk of Georgia tells about his experience using these clips: "The same 2 lanyard clips remain unscathed on my harness for almost a year now. The material is durable and flexible allowing the clips to bend without breaking during climbing operations. The clips hold fast to the accessory loops of most arborist harnesses.
The lanyard becomes b-directional when placed in the clip. The lanyard clip holds the cordage firmly enough that it doesn't payout unintentionally. If the lanyard gets pulled aggressively downward the cordage will slip from the two clip jaws. This is a benefit if the lanyard becomes entangled on foliage while moving rapidly or swinging between branches. I use three lanyard clips on one side of my harness. Two holding cordage and the 3rd holding the termination end."
Important Installation Note: If the lanyard clip doesn't easily slip onto your gear loop a pair of needle nose pliers should be used. Carefully use the pliers to aid the cordage into the connection point as shown in the above photo. Line the pliers up parallel with the upper "mouth" of the clip and press down forcing the loop into the mouth. A good amount of force may be required so please watch your fingers!
If you are having trouble installing the clips you can always manually tie them to your saddle with some 5mm accessory cord. You can also use a round chainsaw file to create more space in the upper groove which connects the clip to your gear loop.
Can be used with many tree climbing saddles including:
- Petzl Sequoia
- Many Buckingham models
4.8 out of 5 star average customer rating based on 23 reviews - See all reviews
Great little tool - 01/12/2016
They hold onto the rope a lot more securely than I actually expected...I figured the rope would pop out too easily when trying to pull it through, but it doesn't. Holds just securely enough, and even a fairly fat rope (11.7 mm) slides through smoothly.
Read a few comments on them being hard to install...there's a bit of a trick to it, but you CAN get them on a fatter gear loop without drilling them out. There was no way I was going to get them onto my Petzl Sequoia gear loops at first, but it's doable and I never used a drill.
If you squeeze the clip opening and your gear loop together with the jaws of a pair of pliers, making like you're going to force the gear loop into the slot, you can then stick a small flathead screwdriver into the side of the clip, and twist it to bend the clip open. Squeeze with the pliers as you twist, and the gear loop will pop right in.
Note: Colors will vary from the picture. I got 1 black, 1 yellow, and 1 dark green.
Glad I bought them - 01/07/2016
Reviewer: Chad U.
Great little clips. Once you find the right spot on your saddle to put them, you'll be happy. They're a little stiff at first, but I guess that's a good thing. It's nice to have your slack behind you and not in the way. I haven't had my lanyard 'pop out' of one yet. Glad they come in multi-packs in case I ever lose one!
Best alternative to a Sidewinder - 01/02/2016
Cheap as chips and easy to work with behind your back.
A million times quicker than daisy chaining and making 3 loops is enough to make a 5 metre lanyard not reach my calves.
Not bad for a short bugger like me.
nice - 01/01/2016
these are great little clips thatll make your lanyard so much more organized, i love these!
Keep it simple - 08/25/2015
Reviewer: Shane B
the clips are a simple solution to a long lanyard slack problem. They pop off my saddle every so often, but it most likely because they need to be attached to a different type of accessory loop with a larger cord diameter. The plastic clips are very durable, so I think I'll just modify my saddle with some thicker cord.