AFS • XS
The XS is a gravity assisted mechanical claw. When it touches down gravity pushes the jaws open. Lifting it closes the jaws around your prize. The design is based off of the original Gravity Hook. This one is just eXtra Small. So whether you dropped a sock behind the dryer or you need a little entertainment at the DMV, you'll have the answer in your pocket.
Material: Stainless Steel
Approximate Dimensions: 2"x2"x3"
WARNING: Gravity XS 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.
Let me first state that i actually have used this more then i thought i would, i originally got it just as a toy and to support the maker but its actually quite handy. It's built well, its sturdy, nothing to really complain about, there is a little bit of play with the extra claw plate installed and i have had it pop out on me under a bit of tension but this thing is really small and for grabbing onto smaller things like a loop or a sock it works great. when i initially got it i couldent figure out how to use it, theres a little bit of a learning curve to it, it definitly seems responsive to fast drops on objects for the grabbing functionality, if you go slow i struggled to get it to open and go around the objects on a reliable basis. i've only owned it for a short time and ive used it to temporarily carry stuff on my pack loops like a karabiner when i was out and about cause i didnt have one with me and it worked perfectly fine for that, i was carrying this cause i had just got it and wanted to play with it and show it off and it came to the rescue. Double this up with a few feet of paracord and i was able to comfortably use it as a more comfortable handle for a grocery bag that had a lot of heavy canned goods in it that was digging into my fingers as i was walking from the store. i was taking a shower at the gym and used it to hang up some of my belongings on the door. i was also using it in place of a hero clip at one point to keep my small bag off the ground when i went to a restaurant and there wasent any extra room, the floor was sticky and i just hung it on the edge of the table. So it does have daily uses. ive used it for other things aswell, its definitly a mainstay in any EDC sorta situation where i carry a backback or sling bag of some sort, i recommend it. looking back i wish i woulda ordered the other sizes with it, someday ill get those! im trying to think of something bad to say about it, but its just simple and effective and its built well for its size its a great multi use gadget, its not a replacement for other dedicated tools like a biner or anything but its just versatile for unexpected situations with similar application.
Fast shipping and great quality product! Works exactly as described and is fun to use.
Very nice Keychain version of the gravity hook. Might just co.r in handy one day ?
Well-built design to have on hand. Highly recommended!
I ordered the XS, 2.0, and 3.0 at the same time. I wanted to evaluate the functionality of each. Before I continue with that, I will comment on build, fit, and finish which I give a 10 out of 10 for all three attributes. There is no waste or oversized fasteners. The pins (XS) and bolts with lock nuts (2.0 and 3.0) are perfectly sized, small details but worth noting as it is a tribute to the design and finish of the machined parts. Functionality: The 3.0 was the one I was focused on but was concerned it was to large to be 100% versatile which it is. BUT it is intended for larger tasks and performs flawlessly. The 3.0 will not pick up a set of keys easily if at all but It will pick up a cordless Milwaukee M12!!! Im guessing it could be used to retrieve any tool in need of rescue. The 2.0 is is just as grabby as the XS. It could retrieve my keys, my lanyard of my wallet and larger items to big for the XS. The XS is just fun. I mean it is like a fidget spinner but with function. I imagine the day when someone drops their keys down a storm drain and I come to the rescue. I have a work bench which sits high and a drafting chair. Im always dropping pens and paper towels requiring me to lower the arm rests swivel and get down. Well not anymore. I sat there and retrieved everything I could think of dropping. Overall conclusion: All three are grabby meaning when you set them on something they just find a way to grab it. I wish had these 30 years ago when I was a carpenters apprentice and for all the other jobs that followed. But perhaps it's a good thing I didn't as I would have likely tried to use the grappling hook function beyond recommended usage. Im happy I ordered all three sizes as I feel I have the complete tool set. I see myself using the XS all the time just because its size lends itself to having with me all the time without have to take a walk. Next I see the 2.0 for similar tasks requiring the XS but perhaps more sloppy conditions or where the weight is needed to overcome wind or water currents. I see the 3.0 as being like a 2 pound hammer. Sometimes you just need it! If I didn't order it, I would always have that I should have feeling at some point I'm sure of it. Just before writing this, I ordered two more XS for my boys. They don't know it yet. In fact, I see the XS as being a perfect gift for for all your buddies. If you're unsure of which one to get, I suggest you get all three. But if you need to pick only one then get all three.
I also have the 2.0 and 3.0 hooks, which obviously offer more utility than the XS simply because of their size. The XS is entertaining, and a few minutes of practice was enough to start picking up things as small as a dime. It's also about the perfect size for grabbing cigarette lighters. You're not going to pick up a dropped heavy rucksack or even a phone, but the XS has enough power to pick up a full Yeti thermos (with a handle lid that's skinny enough to be grabbed). This thing is also pretty good at snagging cloth, so it could retrieve dropped clothing in a pinch too. I've read several reviews by people with mobility issues that go into more detail about all the tiny items they use it on. Indispensable piece of gear? No. Well worth $22? Absolutely.
It's awesome and loves it I wish the price was lower for shipping but that's ok
I just had a major spinal fusion t-10 to ilium. I bought this to have for a pocket grabber. Especially in stores if I drop something to try to get. Tie a length of paracord and your good to go. A real handy item to have in your pocket.
Still practicing grabbing things with it, but my friends and I have been having fun with it. My boss even immediately found a use for it.