January 11, 2017
Being a person who has all the good intentions of keeping gear with me when I am out fishing, hunting or camping I still end up saying; "lucky it's attached, otherwise I would lose it." Well thanks to T-Reign and Boomerang Tool, you can insure that you keep what you need close by and attached.
A few years back, I was introduced to a couple of companies, T-Reign and Boomerang Tool. I discovered how I can keep things I need attached when in the outdoors. This year, I'm not looking around my hunting blind for my game calls. They're attached to me or my pack with the new Game Call Lanyard from T-Reign. It has the ability to hold three calls. Although that can get bulky, come turkey season you'll need more than one call and want to keep them close by. Each one is detachable with a clip system and the lanyard is made of paracord.
(Photo courtesy of Gary Elliot)
Next up is the T-Reign Retractable Gear Tether. Made in the USA by a company that not only invented personal retractors, but has been making them since 1948. The inner workings of these tethers are protected by a 2.5-inch weather-proof and rugged polycarbonate case.
The large size Outdoor Retractable Gear Tether I reviewed turned out to be a charm. The tether has a smooth 48-inch Kevlar cord with 10 ounces of retraction force and has a convenient easy-to-use lock (should you need to keep it extended for a period of time). The tether is made for anyone that hikes, fishes, camps, hunts or just needs to keep from losing items while out. You can choose what type of connector you need, carabiner, strap or clip style. The universal gear attachment is easy to use. Simply push the tabs in on each side of the retractor, pull out, push up on the wire, pull wire out, put on or take off item, re-seat the anchor and clip retractor back together.
Size does matter with your tether. Below are the sizes and their retractable force:
- Small 24-inch Kevlar Cord – 4 ounces of retractable force
- Medium 36-inch Kevlar Cord – 6 ounces of retractable force
- Large 48-inch Kevlar Cord w/lock – 10 ounces of retractable force
- X-Duty 36-inch Kevlar Cord w/lock – 14 ounces of retractable force
Now how about the Boomerang Tool HD Zinger Carabiner? A new addition to the family of retractable fishing products and unlike the T-Reign retractable products, the Zinger's retractable cord is made of polyester and has 6 ounces of retraction force. Also, noted on their website is the fact it has underwent in an excess of 1,000,000 pulls and held up time after time. I personally don't have the time to try this, but am taking their word on it given my past experience with both companies and my use in the field. The carabiner clip is very versatile for any application.
Overall, there are so many uses for these retractable products. They help keep your gear accessible and secure when hiking on the trail and kayak fishing. They can also be used to keep things close by, like when hunting from the stand.
Both items are quality made in the USA and backed by great warranties. Now that both companies have united and are bringing the best of both worlds together, you can only expect quality, unique and practical products from them moving forward.
For more information, please visit www.boomerangtool.com.
Review written by Gary Elliott, facilitator of www.Facebook.com/GarysOutdoorNewsandReviews and @garys_outdoor_news_and_reviews.