The dogbone is aluminum, the stainless steel Slic Pin mates to a flat surface on the aluminum body. Again, it looks like the original HH's but very different. If you put an aluminum biner next to the narrow and sharp edges of the hardened body of the HH it will not last long, thus the steel biner. If you put a Slic Pin shackle in a HH1 or HH2 it hangs up on the edges and is very difficult to release. Taking out the Slic pin on the HHx it is a couple easy pushes and a twist.That looks pretty awesome, and I like the break strength. It'll be interesting to see how the aluminum body holds up to the steel dog bone and shackle/slick pin long term.
Slic Pin and ShackleWill the body be available as a 'replacement part'?
"Weighs (Hitch Hiker 2 only) : 9.6oz (275 g) Weighs (with Carabiner & Cord) : 1.2 lb (545 g)"I don't know about HH2