Gerber Defender Compact Fishing Tether / Gear Securing Device
Keep valuable tools close at hand. The Defender Compact Tether offers a carabiner designed to fit on-finger for intuitive control and tension relief, it is secured by a positive engagement lock. Easily carry w/ the removable pin, wide-body flexible clip, or lanyard hole.
The angler who is hiking in by dense trail, wading into a rushing current, or battling a kayak for that elusive catch demands more from their gear – it has to be multi-functional and worth its weight. A fishing tether ultimately has one job - to secure gear – but if that job is done right it can also offer peace of mind and added functionality.
Both the large and compact Defender tethers were designed with control in mind, anchored by the tip control carabiner that both versions boast. This carabiner slips on finger to absorb the tension of the line and allow for ease of use when operating the tethered tool.
The compact Defender is ideal for keeping fishing gear close at hand or on body, with a 36” Dyneema cable that is better suited for lighter tools. The smaller size lends itself to an additional mounting option, a threaded pin that can attach directly to a shirt, coat, or wader strap. A slip lock holds the carabiner in place when not in use.
Gerber tools are built to last a lifetime. To ensure optimal performance, rinse your tool with fresh water and dry thoroughly with a clean towel. Apply oil to hinges and moving parts on a regular basis.
1. 2 D-rings included
2. Tip control carabiner [anodized aluminum]
3. Slip lock [inside]
4. Corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum cover
5. Lanyard hole
6. Wide body retention clip
7. 36" Dyneema cable
- Body: anodized aluminum, flat sage
- Carabiner: anodised aluminum, orange
- Secures tether w/ lanyard hole, retention clip, + threaded pin
- Tip control carabiner to release tension + secure gear
- Slip lock holds carabiner
- 36" dyneema cable
- Wide mouth entry
- Split ring