AFS • GH2.0
The Gravity Hook is a cross between a mechanical claw and grappling hook. When it touches down gravity pushes the jaws open. Lifting it closes the jaws around your prize. Once the Cross Piece is added your Gravity Hook is transformed into a 4 prong grappling hook. Gravity Hook can retrieve all kinds of items from keys to sunglasses!
Material: 304 Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 5 1/4" X 3/8" X 2 1/2"
Features: Rust Resistant
Removable Cross Piece
Ball detent pin
All stainless hardware
Comes Un-assembled or Pre-assembled for $5.00 extra
This item includes: One (1) Gravity Hook in Stainless Steel (304)
and one (1) Crosshook
WARNING: Gravity Hook has not been tested or certified to bare human weight.
Never use it where failure or dislodging might cause bodily harm or property damage.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in severe injury, death, or property damage.
Not intended for climbing or load bearing applications where failure would cause damage or injury.
Posted by J on Sep 10th 2019
I have one Gravity XS, two Gravity Hook 2.0 SS's and now this Gravity Hook 3.0 (larger one).
The XS is so small, that even when taking the spring off of it, it barely has enough weight in and of itself to open the jaws (to pick something up). However, this is my boys' favorite hook of the ones that I have (perhaps because its easier for them to bring with them when they go outside to play).
The 2.0 is my favorite. The weight of the hook allows it to open when contacting most things it's being lowered onto so I can pick them up and the mouth closes pretty well around whatever I'm trying to pick up. I find this to be very useful when I'm up in a tree and I need another piece of climbing gear I left on the ground. I simply lower the 2.0 gravity hook, and pick up another carabiner, another descender, or a rope. I like how the hook operates on it's own weight (opens and shuts completely with minimal fuss).
The 3.0 is definitely bigger and can grab onto things my 2.0 cannot because its wider mouth. However, it doesn't shut completely like the 2.0 or XS do because it comes with a double leaf spring to keep the mouth open about 1/2 inch wide. That's both good and bad:
Good because without them, the weight of the hook and angle of the mouth doesn't allow it to open like the 2.0 does. So, with out the leaf springs keeping the mouth open a little bit, it's definitely harder to pick things up.
It's bad to have the leaf spring in there though because it doesn't allow the hook to completely close. I could never pick up a carabiner, a rope, etc. with this hook because they'd simply slip through the 1/2 inch gap in the mouth from them staying open.
I ended up putting the leaf springs back in because with them out, I can't pick up ANYthing (because they don't open easily). With them in, I can pick up the larger objects than with my 2.0 (i.e. long handled pruners/looping shears).
I would only buy this if I knew I wanted to pick up large items; and ONLY large items. If I thought I was going to pick up medium to small items, I'd get the 2.0. I was hoping that with the 3.0, I could pick up anything the 2.0 could plus the larger items from the 3.0's larger mouth, so I wouldn't have to carry both on my harness/in my backpack.
Most of the pictures here show the hook with the grappling piece attached, but it's very clearly marked and comes with several inserts saying "WARNING! CAUTION! DANGER! Never use any grappling hook where its failure or dislodging might cause bodily harm or property damage. Failure to follow these warnings can results in severe injury, death, or property damage." Clearly, this should NOT be used to hold your weight, for climbing purposes, or anywhere above you (i.e. if it becomes dislodged, or unintentionally hits something and bounces back--imagine having a large, somewhat sharp edged piece of metal flying back in your direction). So, I'm not sure why you'd EVER use a the grappling feature if you can't climb up to where the hook is thrown to retrieve it (i.e. tree, fence, etc.). For me, this is ONLY a retrieval device (i.e. lowered from above, grabs hold, is pulled back up); NOT a grappling hook (starts from below, lodged/thrown up high, pull yourself up).
Conclusion: If I could do it all over, I'd just go with the 2.0 as it's the size I find I need the most, it's lighter/smaller to carry than the 3.0, and it's much cheaper than the 3.0. The XS seems more for fun/novelty than anything useful.
Posted by D Mason on Sep 25th 2018
Seriously love this thing, major kudos to the inventor! Love having it in my tree stand in case I drop something, and use it around the house to get stuff in hard-to-reach places. Also, real life-saver when I hurt my back and couldn't bend. Great gift for us guys who are hard to shop for, too!
Posted by Chrisotphe Zawadzki on Apr 10th 2018
Very well built and very strong. Despite its weight, it's advantageous in the backpack. Perfect for urban exploration.
Christophe Zawadzki - Switzerland
Posted by Robert Sundseth on Nov 17th 2017
So I just had to try! I hooked it up and connected it to my climbing rope. It holds 90kg pretty good.
Good metal, but after a few ups and downs with the hook holding 90 kgs. It bent ever so slightly after I moved around on the rope in mid-air.
I'm so looking forward to the large version is ready for sale! Hope it hold 200+ kg
Posted by Jim on Jul 3rd 2017
A little heavier than i would have liked, but performs as advertised. It came in handy as an aid for helping to climb steep embankments. The retriever function is well worth the price alone. Very portable and easy to pack in with the other camping, hiking and boating gear.
Posted by Greg on Jul 1st 2017
This thing is so cool and it's extremely well built. I bought it for kayaking and canoeing for those times when someone needs assistance or even self rescue. Throw this thing on the bank and it's gonna stick to something but good, now you have a secure line to increase your options. Cant' wait for the 3.0 to come out.
Posted by Michael on Mar 31st 2017
Showed my wife how it worked now I find it in her car when I need it.
Posted by De Perry on Jan 25th 2017
The Gravity Hook has quickly made its way onto my list of favorite gadgets and toys. It will be in my bug out bag, as well as going to the lake on my kayak because you never know when you may drop something in the water or discover a hidden treasure.
Most impressed with the service, and quick friendly responses to any of my questions about this product.
I will do business with awesomeforsale again.
Posted by David Shaw on Dec 25th 2016
I purchased 5 of these, 4 as gifts and 1 to keep.
Gave them to my sons today Christmas eve, and they were all impressed with the quality and ideas for use. They are all Eagle Scouts ranging from 25 to 37 and are all engaged in out door activity. The possibilities for use go beyond just outdoor activity.
They were picking up everything they could including quarters.
I was so impressed, I just ordered 5 of the Gravity XS.
Brent, I'll be watching for the next great idea.
Posted by mark method on Nov 17th 2016
Bought for Christmas for nephew who loves claw games and just received it. Very well made and constructed I know he will love it. Didn't have a quarter to try testing it out but it picked up a nickel no problem. Know he will get many years enjoyment out of it.
All prices are in USD.