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Figure 9 Small

If you've ever had problems with losing tension in your rope while tying a knot, or wasted time untying a difficult knot, here's your hassle-free solution. Our innovative, patented Figure 9 tightens, tensions, and secures ropes without knots.
The Nite Ize Figure 9 Small makes tightening any line a stress-free task.

Product Information

The Nite Ize Figure 9 Small makes tightening any line a stress-free task. From bundling fire wood for your next camping trip to tying down trunk lids, this handy tool handles small tie-down jobs quickly and keeps the tension where you need it. Loop your rope through its strategically designed prongs, pull it tight, and it stays that way.

A smart alternative to complicated cam-locking devices or bungee cords, our Figure 9 also controls the release of high tension, avoiding sudden and dangerous unloading.

Product Details

  • Two attachment methods for ultimate versatility
    Loop System
    Fixed End System
  • Laser engraved instructions ensure ease in operation
  • Lightweight, strong aluminum construction
  • Fits rope sizes 1/16" (2mm) to 3/16" (5mm)
  • Load Limit: 50 lbs. (22.5kg)
  • Dimensions: 1.14" x 1.47" x 0.11" | 29.17mm x 37.56mm x 3.00mm
  • Weight: 0.11oz | 3.00g

Warning: Not for use where disengagement could result in bodily injury or property damage. Not for climbing. Manufacturer is not responsible for loss, injury, or damage due to improper use of product. Inspect product and rope prior to use. DO NOT EXCEED stated load limit (50 lb. / 22.5kg) of product or rope, whichever is less. Manufacturer makes no guarantees concerning line, rope or cord not contained in this packaging. Avoid sharp edges, hot or abrasive surfaces, and shifting loads.


What size ropes can I use with the Figure 9 Small?
The small size fits rope sizes 1/16" (2mm) to 3/16" (5mm)

Does it work with any kind of rope?
The Figure 9 works well with most types of rope, however we do not recommend that it be used with twine or other types of rope that easily fray.

Can I use my Figure 9 in any outside environment?
The finish on the Figure 9 is designed to be durable and the materials are non corrosive. However, as with virtually any material, they should be rinsed carefully when exposed to any salt water environment.

What if I lose the directions or can't remember how to thread the rope?
Easy to follow instructions are laser engraved right on the surface to help you remember how to use the Figure 9. A PDF file of the instructions is also available on this page.

How much weight can I put on the Figure 9 Small?
The weight rating for this product is 50 lbs. (22.5 kg)

Average Rating

5.0 out of 5 stars

Product Ratings and Reviews

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  • Dyer Crouch

    Pacifica, CA

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    Use these all over our sailboat & have never seen slippage. Use them on heavy duty tarps with 40 mph winds making the tarp flap like crazy & no problem. The teeth are not sharp & do not wear or cut into the lines/cord/rope either.


  • Don

    White Heath, IL

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012

    These are great! I set up hassle free and fast. I can adjust them or attach them in a hurry for the wind/weather. The performed flawlessly on my trip and held the ties even in a strong wind during a thunderstorm. The plastic ones perform as well as the metal for me. I have only a couple of suggestions. 1. The need to be in colors or reflective to be easily seen. If I drop one on the trail, it is a bugger to find it. I got red ones inluded with my Kelty Noah's Tarp. So I know they can come in colors. So a bright color would help for these small items. 2. I wish I could by an extra set without buying the cord. I can only find the metal ones at $2.50 each or a set of 4 plastic ones with relfective cord for $10. I have enough cord and more is a waste.


  • Kirk Johnson

    Phoenix, AZ

    Monday, September 3, 2012

    the Figure 9 small is the best way to tie down the tent lines that I have ever seen. Just attache on end to the line and loop the line around stake pull back to figure the bottom of figure nine and loop, pull tight and put line with the locking teeth. Then when you are ready to leave, pull out line from teeth and you are done. No knots to untie and it never comes loose, plus figure nine is now attached to line for next use. I love it!!!


  • Roger Kennedy

    Urbandale, IA

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    What a great devise. Easily allows desired tension between two points...