Forrest Pin Bin (1st Generation)

This is the first generation Forrest Pin Bin. The bins had simple tapered gates instead of the later spring-style gate. Some interesting details of the early Forrest Pin Bin include:

  • An adjustable shoulder sling that is NOT a full runner strength.
  • Rubber keepers on the spine of the Pin Bin to keep it oriented correctly on the sling.
  • Sewn slots for the pin bin instead of brass grommets as on later models.
  • Our Pin Bins show two distinctly different bends to the top of the bin where the gate opens.

Included above is the earliest advertisement I have found for the Pin Bin. Its from Climbing Magazine #3, September 1970 and it shows the original gate design.

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