About Cl!ck Carabiner
CLICK Carabiner provides enthusiasts with a set of tools in a single form that represents what they love to do. Its features have been proven to provide a clear benefit to those who need the tools on the go and want to represent their passion in an interesting way. What was once thought of as a climbing tool or a cool key chain now has endless possibilities to suit your lifestyle’s needs.
THE CLICK CARABINER STORY
The CLICK Carabiner concept began with the skate carabiner tool. Skateboarding specific wrenches, a screwdriver, and a bottle opener were all fit into a carabiner form to make the first on the go skateboard tool that that clips right to a belt loop or backpack. Highly compact and extremely portable, the CLICK Carabiner keeps your keys secure and your tools on hand at all times.
Naturally, people began to ask us for other niche specific carabiners. We marched ourselves straight back to the drawing boards and designed the Alpine Ski and Snowboard Carabiner. Having a CLICK Ski or Snowboard carabiner could save your day on the mountain. In fact, the tools included in these carabiners are incredibly handy to have on you even if you don’t ski or snowboard.
MEET THE TEAM
Though we started in a garage in South Mission Beach, San Diego, we’ve managed to assemble a dream team of world class talent. Get to know them here:
Mark “Schmiddy” Schmid
CEO, CREATOR, AND VISIONARY
Mark was a 70’s skateboarding champ who happens to be the proud owner of a natural gift for product design. One of his first creations, the T-shaped Unit skate tool set the industry standard for skate tools. Though this tool was widely successful, carrying it around while skating is inconvenient, not to mention a tad dangerous. With this fundamental shortcoming in mind, Schmiddy hit the design table and discovered that the carabiner, already widely used as a keychain, is also great for storing all of the tools needed for on-the-fly tweaks and adjustments of the rider’s board. CLICK Carabiner was born!
DIRECTOR OF QUALITY. SUMMA CUM LAUDE ENGINEER AND KELLOGG MBA. BLACK & DECKER CORP
Bob is a seasoned veteran (business and Army) who worked his way up from the hourly ranks to Board level. Bob is recognized as a great coach, mentor, and educator.
PRODUCT DESIGN EXPERT. OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY BSID, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Chris has a decade of experience as a successful designer of products for organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, specializing in the healthcare, biotech and the consumer markets.
CHIEF ENGINEER. MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY BSME, ENGINEERING
Andy has developed many products and medical devices over the past 19 years including medical instruments, diagnostics, disposables, industrial lasers, inkjet cartridges, implantable devices, consumer goods, military instruments, drug discovery instruments, and hospital pharmacy equipment. He has been granted nine patents for his work.