The Good: Great etched imprint, universal appeal.
The Bad: Small imprint area, might get lost in the crowd.
The Bottom Line: Although carabiners are widely used as a promotional item, you can still take advantage of the Carabiner with Black Strap, a ‘biner with a little extra.
Design (9/10): (top)
Each of the Carabiners with Black Strap are marked “Not For Climbing,” but this item still has incredible strength. Whether you want to be able to snap Fido’s leash on and off his collar easily or you simply want an extra cool key chain, you can use the Carabiner with Black Strap for either end. Again, this item is NOT for climbing, but it is very strong, which makes it an excellent high retention item. Also, the carabiner, black strap, and key ring can all be separated and recombined depending on what type of product you’d like to distribute, giving you maximum personalization choices. The imprint is etched into the surface, creating a more lasting imprint than mere silk screening or pad printing.
Features (7/10): (top)
It would be next to impossible to find a Carabiner with Black Strap that didn’t somehow fit into your company, team or organization’s model; this item comes in black, silver, red, yellow, blue, green, and purple. When etched, the imprint displays as silver, making the silver bodied carabiner a bit harder to read but still distinct. Each Carabiner with Black Strap comes with three pieces: the carabiner, the black strap, and the split ring. These pieces can be detached and reassembled easily without using any tools. However, this is extremely unlikely to happen on accident, so you don’t need to worry about durability. The only drawback is that the Carabiner with Black Strap will mostly be an aesthetic addition to a key chain than an active, daily-use item.
Price (8/10): (top)
As far as long term retention items go, the Carabiner with Black Strap is a steal. In this scenario, you’re getting an incredible deal, because the Carabiner is priced at the same level as many of the disposable promotional items with the added benefit of actually hanging around for much longer.
A carabiner has universal appeal across demographics and is available in tons of colors for a perfect match to your organization. Although its long term performance in the promotional product industry is a testament to its strength as a marketing item, it does fall in the category of being ordinary. If you’re not looking to reinvent the wheel (which hey, if it ain’t broke…), you’d do well to have a set of Carabiners with Black Straps on your side.
Published by Jana Tropper
Date of Publication: Oct. 12, 2007
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