Do you struggle with knots? We give the ‘What Knot’ a try.
- An easy way to secure ropes if you don't know how
The not so good
- Learning to tie ropes would be another option!
This was a hands-on product review. The product was supplied to us to test and conduct the review.
The What Knot has a recommended retail price of £5.8.
The What Knot Photos
Don't you know your double-figure-of-eight knot from a granny knot? Or you just need a simple way to attach rope without the risk of accident from overstretched bungees? This might be an answer to the problem...
The What Knot (also known as the Super Rope Cinch) is a simple but clever little gadget that you may find useful for all sorts of camping and outdoor activities, from putting up a tarp shelter, to securing extra loads on roof bars.
We give it a try in this video where we use the What Knot to put up a tarp shelter.
It works quite simply.
- Twist the What Knot to open up a hole that you can pass a rope through.
- Twist the What Knot shut and it will lock into place around the rope.
The What Knot has a locking mechanism, so it won't come undone unless you release the lock.
Pro's and Con's of the What Knot
I found the What Knot a good sturdy product. Yes, it's made from plastic, but the plastic is thick and strong, with no obvious bending when I put a lot of pressure on it.
They are also a good size for a larger thickness of rope though perhaps a little thick when we were using with smaller paracord.
Using them was straightforward, with a simple twist of the What Knot.
In our test of using it to secure paracord around a tree, I personally would have found it easier using a knot....but then someone who isn't so confident with knots would have found the What Knot much easier. :-)
I can also see the What Not being useful when securing loads, where you might not have sufficient length of rope for a decent knot. In that situation, the What Knot could easily fasten rope together.
Info on Knots
If you do want to learn about tying knots, here are some useful resources:
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