Save Time With These Components

by Jameson MacFarland-Hall February 24, 2021 3 min read

Save Time With These Components

Picture this...

You’re finishing your day of hiking - racing daylight, it’s beginning to sprinkle, and it’s cold. Setting up your shelter can be a pain in the ass. Every shelter system has small cordage, tight knots, and a strong sense of urgency seeing as a good night of sleep relies on this setup going well.

One of our partner companies strives to create intuitive components to make your backcountry tasks easier. From hammocking, tents, and tarps, LoopAlien has great components that you’re likely to want.

In this blog, we are going to tell you about a few of our favorites that will save you loads of time with your shelter set up.     

LoopAlien RCA Al (or Ti)

The RCA is designed to help you keep tension on a cord without having to remember any knots.

Shop LoopAlien RCA Al HERE 

Here is what LoopAlien says about the RCA: 

The LoopAlien® RCA is hardware for rapid cord attachment without knots. This is the component when you need to rig something and you want it done quickly. The Aluminum RCA is the fastest and easiest way to attach cordage on the planet.

Titanium Micro GLT

Possibly one of the most frustrating things to do is tension your tarp or sleep system. Small ultralight cordage can often have low friction, requiring constant adjustments. The Ti Micro GLT eliminates that headache while also cutting your rigging time by half or more.

I do not want to be dramatic, but I can not say enough about this item. At $4, the GLT is cheap and too great to ignore any longer.

Shop LooopAlien Micro GLT HERE

More info on the GLT from LoopAlien: 

  The Micro GLT: 

  • Removes the learning curve - Use it day one, right out of the box 
  • Eliminates risk - works the exact same in any condition (rain, snow, sun)
  • Increases enjoyment - stop worrying and setup camp confidently/quickly the first time, every time

At just 0.46 grams and the size of a fingernail, it's not exactly weighing you down either.

Abductor Bear Toggle

if you’re still on the fence, then we’ve possibly saved the best for last. 

Everyone who spends time in the backcountry knows how important a bear bag is. Even if you’re generally a canister person, we all use the PCT method at one time or another.

Shop the Abductor Bear Toggle HERE

The Abductor Bear Bag Toggle was designed to be the absolute fastest and easiest way to hang your bear bag when using the PCT method.

At the end of the day, the last thing you want to do is waste time finding a stick or tying knots - especially if it's cold, you have gloves on and all you want to do is go to bed! 

Unlike a stick, the Abductor:  

  • Lives permanently on your line/cordage
  • Effortlessly adjusts to the height you need
  • Locks off in seconds without knots - even with gloves on


These are just three of the many components that LoopAlien offers. We mentioned them because we carry most of these in our own packs and shelter systems and we would only recommend something that we trust. 

If these three components intrigue you, LoopAlien makes a lot more. In fact, they are constantly designing and tweaking their products to make them even better - and by that we mean lighter and easier to use. 

Cheers to smooth setups and innovation! 

You can shop all LoopAlien components on our site HERE.


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