Designed to connect things together, nothing is more versatile than a  snap hook(aka Carbine Hook). From securing heavy marine equipment to snapping on a pet leash, these clips and hooks can be invaluable. Snap hooks are simply designed which makes them very versatile. Choose from din5299c, with eyelet or screw, and snap hook oval or pear shapes, available in a variety of sizes. Some snap hooks have a smaller eye at one end; this narrow opening creates a more secure area for whatever is threaded through. S-hooks are a quick, easy and safe way to connect chains from the towed vehicle to the towing vehicle.

While carabiner spring hooks can be used for a variety of applications, it's extremely important to check the load limit of the clip or hook to ensure it will work for your intended use. As with all equipment with stated load limits, these strength limits are based on proper use; improper use will decrease strength.

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Types of Snap Hooks

Materials and Shapes of Snap Hooks

LG RIGGING® offers snap hooks in galvanized steel and stainless steel, as well as in brass. galvanized steel snap hooks are generally electro-galvanized and are cheaper than stainless steel. Stainless steel is generally available in grade 304 stainless steel and marine grade 316 stainless steel, the latter being more corrosion-resistant and more expensive than the former.

DIN 5299

The common form is DIN 5299, which consists of a small eyelet area and a large eyelet area, the small eyelet area being connected to a chain or rope, and the large eyelet area opening the spring-loaded door to the chain, rope, etc. The eyelet is an additional closed loop in the small eyelet area to secure the end of the snap hook to the chain or rope. The screw nut is used to prevent the door from opening unintentionally.

Harness Snap Hook

There is also a harness snap hook, which has a reinforced eye for more demanding applications and a wide opening for multiple or larger ropes.


There is also the oval type, which is also available with or without screw nut.

There is also the pear shaped.

Recommended Snap Hooks Uses

Marine and Fishing
Marine and Fishing

Marine and fishing, for attaching anchor chains, ropes and securing equipment;


Awnings, to provide stable and adjustable support;


Sports equipment

Ratings of Snap Hooks

Ratings of Snap Hooks

Snap hooks can generally be divided into three classes, the first is for climbing and fall protection, the second is for loads and the third is for non-loads. We offer a second class of load-rated snap hooks which are rated for loads but are not used for climbing and fall protection and are typically used for non-critical suspension applications such as marine and fishing components. You must ensure that you choose the correct grade for your application.

We also offer a third class of non-load-rated snap hooks, which are typically used for key fobs, but these are rare and those who come to us for purchase are generally buying load-rated snap hooks.

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