What is the difference between the GPCA Carabiner PRO and LITE version?
The PRO is an upgrade to the LITE, has both the Philip and Flathead screwdrivers integrated with the carabiner for you to do more with the tools whenever needed. It’s also lighter than the LITE. Inside the package, the PRO comes with the Torx tool for maintenance. The PRO uses a line locker to lock the box cutter, there is no line locker on the LITE. The overall dimensions are the same ( 4.13″ x 2.1″ x 0.6″, 105mm x 53mm x 15mm ) designed to even fit your hand comfortably for box cutting and you may defend yourself if needed.
SHOP Carabiner PRO | LITE | Carabiner X-Grip
What is the material grade and finish for the Aluminum, Steel, and Titanium edition?
We handpicked the most hardworking material for our GPCA Carabiners:
(Al) Aluminum 6061 – Aero-grade, anodized Light-brush finish, commonly used on Apple iPhones.
(Ss) Stainless Steel 420 – Harden, Light-brush finish, commonly used in knife blades and construction projects.
(Ti) Titanium TC4 – Dark Metallic, Satin finish. Excellent biocompatibility and strength-to-weight ratio. Widely used in the aerospace industry and the medical industry.
Titanium Edition multi-tools are made of Titanium which is pretty amazing that we offer all the tool modules in Titanium except the screws and the Philip screwdriver. The multi-tools on the Aluminum Edition are stainless steel with the same quality as the Steel Edition.
Comparing to all models, Steel and Titanium maintain the look very well over a long period of time from daily use and scratches. Aluminum is softer, but some people like the weight and don’t mind some minor marks over time.
Can I use it for climbing?
No. It’s not rated for it.
The design intent is to still build an awesome EDC (Every Day Carry) not a professional climbing gear.
It’s strong especially on the Steel and Titanium edition, you can hang your hammock no problem, but it’s not rated for climbing as we mentioned on the feature list, so it’s NOT for climbing. In terms fo loading weight, we ran lots of strength test on all 3 types of prototypes, Ss and Ti stay strong all the way up to 400, 500 lbs – much more than any heavy person (still NOT for climbing considering all situations that can happen), Al stays strong up to 120, 130 lbs – much more than anything to carry or the force to tie something down in your daily life.
What is the weight difference between Ti, SS, and Al Edition on the PRO?
Ti (Titanium) Edition (Limited Stock): 2.5 OZ/ 70 Gram (compare a 5 Gram Ti Ring at $100-$300)
Ss (Stainless Steel) Edition: 4.1 OZ/ 116 Gram
Al (Aluminum) Edition: 2.5 OZ/ 68 Gram
What material is LITE version? Is it smaller?
The LITE is machined Stainless Steel unibody. It’s the same overall size as the PRO versions. ( 4.13″ x 2.1″ x 0.6″, 105mm x 53mm x 15mm )
What is the inner space of the carabiner for fitting my hand in it?
It can fit 4 fingers in it comfortably/ snuggly for most people. The widest area near the top bar is around 3.1″ (80mm), the height is 1.2″ (30mm).
What accessories do you offer for the GPCA Carabiner?
We’re developing a few cool accessories for it, but here are some you can purchase:
What is the Red ring add-on material and is it easy to swap?
It’s Ss (Stainless Steel) for durability. If you open the closing gate inward and unscrew the ring all the way to the top to swap. Some red rings could have some thicker coating inside the inner thread, you can hold it tight with a piece of cloth and screw it in and out to smooth it out over time. Adding some lubricant could help.
Where is the secret capsule?
If you open the closing gate inward and unscrew the ring all the way to the top, you will find the secret slot on the closing gate(not on the ring) near the screw thread area.
Where can I find replacement parts for my GPCA carabiner?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for parts. For the most part, you could re-tighten them using the Torx 6 and 8 tool, taking a thin piece of fabric between the tool and the screw could help avoid stripping since it’s a small Torx screw. You may need to apply low strength Loctite if you want to completely fix the screw.
I am a traveler, what does TSA compliant mean to the GPCA Carabiner?
TSA is a U.S. air safety regulation. Our carabiner complies with this regulation as the compact box cutter/ knife is modular and removable by using a Torx 8 driver. Please note that TSA regulation is for the United States. Many countries have similar regulations that follow the US, however, some do not allow tools on planes such as Australia. If you are a frequent traveler we suggest you check your local regulations to be sure. If you have any uncertainty we recommend you just simply place the carabiner into your baggage to avoid any issues.
How to change/ remove the cutter on GPCA Carabiner?
1. Unscrew the Torx 8 screw
You could unscrew using the Torx tool that came with the box, taking a thin piece of fabric between the tool and the screw could help avoid stripping since it’s a small Torx screw.
2. remove the cutter and insert the parts back the same way. Take a photo so you can follow the same order of the parts.
You may need to use a small rod/ tube to guide the parts in from the side holes before putting back the female screw. Once all the parts are in place with the female screw in place, you can screw the male screw in. You can use some low-strength Loctite to fix the screw.
If you are not completely satisfied with our product, you may return it anytime within 30 days from the date of delivery, for a hassle-free refund of the amount paid for the product. We only specify that the product not be used, damaged, missing components or manufacturer’s documentation. Refunds do not include shipping costs. For exchanges of defective products, we will pay for shipping on the outbound replacement product only. For fast processing of returns, please email us at email@example.com for a Return Authorization Number. Please include your name and order number on the package for efficient identification. Please note that we do not pay the shipping charges involved in returning goods.
How soon can I get my GPCA Carabiner? How about international order outside of USA?
Your order will be shipped out in 1-2 business days via USPS priority mail. You can expect to get it in 1-5 days depending on your location. If you have multiple products to ship internationally, please email firstname.lastname@example.org the item list and your address, we will manually calculate for you to save your cost.
What is the shipping method?
Most of our orders are shipped by USPS priority mail and First Class mail. The package will be shipped out from our warehouse in the U.S. The arrival time varies from state to state but is usually 2-5 business days. For international orders, please select the international rate during check out.
What is the return policy?
If you are not completely satisfied with our product you may return it anytime within 30 days of the date of delivery for a hassle-free refund of the amount paid for the product. We only specify that the product not be used, damaged, missing components or manufacturer’s documentation. Refunds do not include shipping costs. For the exchange of defective products, GPCA will pay for shipping on the outbound replacement product only. For fast processing of returns, please email us at email@example.com for a Return Authorization Number. Place your name and order number on the package for efficient identification, and insure all returns for your protection. Please note that we do not pay the shipping charges involved in returning goods. We will refund the purchase price, minus the outbound shipping charges. Depending on the condition of the returned item, we may charge a restocking fee of 10-25% of the purchase price.
For international shipments, a customs fee may be applicable and collected by your local customs agency since we ship from the United States. Please refer to your local country’s guidelines. GPCA Products will not be responsible for such estimated duties and taxes as this information varies from country to country. Import duty and custom charges will be collected upon delivery of your order by your local government or shipping agency. Please note, by placing your order, you agree to be responsible for all taxes, duties, and customs charges.
*FREE Shipping Limited Time Offer
To qualify for FREE shipping, the parts on an individual order must meet a combined total value of $50 or more. Orders must be shipped standard ground to an address in the contiguous 48 U.S. states. For international order, you can visit our eBay storefront and buy it from there, shipment will be out within 1-3 business days.
Methods of Payment
Payment can be made by PayPal, Amazon, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa.
All shipments should be inspected at the time of delivery. Obviously-damaged packages should be refused. If your damaged shipment was delivered by USPS, file a claim with USPS. After contacting the carrier, please email GPCA Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance with the damaged shipment, and to make arrangements for a replacement.