Tent companies spend plenty of money on research and development to bring us the hottest new features, designs, and materials, but then they insult us by including the most basic of guylines to keep our tents from blowing away or our rainflys secure. Luckily, plenty of accessory manufacturers have jumped in to fill the void and allow us to upgrade our guylines however we see fit.
If you’re camping in gusty conditions or with clumsy campmates, you can save stress on tie off points and grommets by giving your guylines some shock absorption capabilities. Simply add Coghlan’s Guy Line Adapters between your guyline and tie off point for immediate relief on your tent.
Prevent Nighttime Stumbles
There’s not much worse than stumbling into your guylines in the dark when heeding the call of mother nature. Luckily, there are a few ways to help prevent nasty nighttime trips and falls. You can either add reflective markers to your existing guylines or upgrade your to completely reflective guylines.
Make Tightening A Snap
If you’re not good with knots or frequently need to secure your shelter while wearing gloves, a line tensioner is just the trick. Guy rope slides are a classic, but MSR’s Cam-Ring Cord Tensioners are lighter and even more durable. Loop the rope through and tie off once, then simply slide the ring around your attachment point to tighten.