Tough Hook: Is Your Hanger Strong Enough to do a Pull-up From?

by August 27, 2013 08/27/13

Since backing the Tough Hook project on Kickstarter and receiving my backer award, I’ve been trying to beat up the Tough Hook however I can. Short from dropping it from a six-story building, I’ve attempted quite a few of my own challenges to test its strength.

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Aside from loading it down with heavy plate carriers and armor, or simulating tossing it around to see if the carrier would slip off, I’ve even done a few pull-ups from one. In the video below, I’ll walk through the features of the Tough Hook and demonstrate just how tough they really are.

The Tough Hook was designed by former Army Sgt. Tarik Lazri to support heavy equipment like body armor, scuba gear and Police equipment. The main feature of the hanger is the ability for it to “flip over” and turn into a carrying device for your gear, utilizing the integrated carrying handle. This is perfect  if you need to quickly go from hanging your body armor/plate carrier to transporting it. The handle opening is also large enough to get a gloved hand inside of.

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Opposing hooks flank the Tough Hook on each side and keep the straps on your plate carrier or gear from sliding off. The plastic (resin) I-beam hanger lives up to its tough moniker with hardly any noticeable flex, even while doing pull-ups from them.

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I couldn’t find any documentation on the Tough Hook Website stating the origin of manufacturing, but a small “Made in America” appears on the Tough Hook itself. A few things I like are the Tough Hook 100% unconditional replacement/money back guarantee, they stand behind their product and it shows.

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There’s also a great form on the Tough Hook Website that allows you to send a Tough Hook directly to a soldier with a $20 donation. This is also the price to pick one up for yourself in Black or Tan from buy-tough-hook.com

Make sure you watch the embedded video above all the way through for your chance to win a Tan Tough Hook from ITS Tactical. Click here if the video isn’t appearing.

Update: The contest is now closed and the winner contacted. Thanks to all who entered and congrats to Jeff M.!


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templar 6
templar 6

Cool, I have two for my scuba gear that is similiar in design. Great idea, I will have to get for my kit. I now have it hanging on two wooden hangers that keep breaking... 

J36KOA808
J36KOA808

Tough Hook can support the weight

J36KOA808
J36KOA808

Tough Hook can support the weight

a007jeff
a007jeff

Tough hook can support the weight'

a007jeff
a007jeff

Tough hook can support the weight'

Nukcurv51
Nukcurv51

Tough hook can support the weight. Awesome product

TheodoreGolubinski
TheodoreGolubinski

Tough Hook can support the weight because it is MADE THE AMERICA

TheodoreGolubinski
TheodoreGolubinski

Tough Hook can support the weight because it is MADE THE AMERICA

Hondo
Hondo

Tough Hook can support the weight ...of your mama!

jeff1111
jeff1111

Tough hook can support the weight, I wonder if it would hold me up :S

jeff1111
jeff1111

Tough hook can support the weight, I wonder if it would hold me up :S

redraven88
redraven88

Tough hook can support the weight... That ranks right up there with duct tape, doesn't it? It Should. :)

redraven88
redraven88

Tough hook can support the weight... That ranks right up there with duct tape, doesn't it? It Should. :)

KenA
KenA

Tough Hook can support the weight... and maybe beat down a good many zombies if call for.  :)

KenA
KenA

Tough Hook can support the weight... and maybe beat down a good many zombies if call for.  :)

redraven88
redraven88

Brilliant!!! That's an amazing product I wish I had three years ago! Solves my sapi plates in-or-out complex and supports the weight of a human being... That's one tough hook: Giggety.

redraven88
redraven88

Brilliant!!! That's an amazing product I wish I had three years ago! Solves my sapi plates in-or-out complex and supports the weight of a human being... That's one tough hook: Giggety.

Tacticoolmedic
Tacticoolmedic

How many zombies can you beat to death before it cracks? Just saying , you gotta think outside the box.. ( it is also a large plastic hanger and prevents people from using it as a contraceptive !! Haha!) Seriously, I'm going to get a few of these bad boys!

Tacticoolmedic
Tacticoolmedic

How many zombies can you beat to death before it cracks? Just saying , you gotta think outside the box..

( it is also a large plastic hanger and prevents people from using it as a contraceptive !! Haha!)

Seriously, I'm going to get a few of these bad boys!

jameseilers
jameseilers

ITStactical and I thought I had an excessive amount of gear!

Ajax_Of_Telamon
Ajax_Of_Telamon

Excellent Idea! I wanted too but the shipping to Europe is a bit extreme $46 for two hangers?

Ajax_Of_Telamon
Ajax_Of_Telamon

Excellent Idea! I wanted too but the shipping to Europe is a bit extreme $46 for two hangers?

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