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Edelrid HMS Strike Slider Locking Carabiner

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    Why are you belaying with a non-locking carabiner?

    Reaffirm the climber you're belaying that Edelrid's HMS Strike Slider Locking Carabiner actually locks before said sender throws a fit in the middle of the gym. Show your climber the small sliding lock on the front of this superlight carabiner's gate, and while you're at it, show off the carabiner's snag-free keylock nose and weight-savings H-profile construction. You'll be catching your confident climber in no time.
    • Locking slide carabiner
    • Snag-free keylock nose
    • H-profile construction
    • Item #ELR002A

    Tech Specs

    Gate Type
    locking slide
    Features
    keylock nose, H-profile
    Major Axis Strength
    22 kN
    Minor Axis Strength
    8 kN
    Open Gate Strength
    7 kN
    Gate Opening
    21 mm
    Dimensions
    3.9 x 2.7 in
    Claimed Weight
    2.18 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing

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    Brilliant, light weight, no bulk

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I didn't have to take more than 1 sec to transition to learning how to use these, just intuitively picked it up from day one.
    Have never had trouble opening the gate from greasy hot sunny days with sunscreen on and freezing days with ice,. Alpine to sport, gloves to sunscreen, these are awesome! Been using them for three years of climbing around the country.
    These are an absolute breakthrough with design brilliance! Saved me so much time from having to screw/unscrew and those frustrating times that a new climber cranked down on a locker and TRd on it locking it down that I've probably saved days of time if you added it up. This time is most important on multi pitch, where setting up the belay quickly is imperative as the time stacks on you.
    They've also saved money from lost gear. It's easy to lose ice screws and nuts racked on regular biners (esp. going through brush, bottlenecks, and weird down climb/slide scenarios) so I started racking them on the smaller D slide lockers, and it's like a dream come true. So good! No more lost gear, no more wasted time.
    Slide locker not locking? I've never had it happen that much, but you need to check EVERYTHING before climbing or belaying and if it didn't automatically snap shut all you have to do is put the slightest pressure on the back of the gate (or breathe on it, or look at it funny) and it locks. Easy.... You need to check anyway, even the twist locks take more time and weigh more, and the gates can catch in the open position as they age (caught my partner's twist locker doing this in the gym one time). So why not get something that is faster, lighter, easier and smoother.

    THESE ARE THE $#%+

    Neat but flawed design

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this carabiner more than a year ago because (1) I have a thing for weird lockers, and (2) it seemed like the perfect locker to use with a Grigri, since no point on the biner is too wide to pass through the device.

    However, by the time I'd had this carabiner for a year, I had relegated it to the bail pile.

    After only a year of mostly indoor use, the locking tab on this carabiner was so prone to jamming that the gate would not snap shut on its own when released from the open position (not to even mention auto-locking). As an open-gate carabiner is significantly weaker than a closed-gate biner (regardless of locked or not), I didn't feel safe using this biner.

    I performed the manufacturer-recommended cleaning and lubrication, but the gate still closes unreliably. None of my other lockers or auto-lockers, which are older and dirtier, are finicky like this.

    In addition, activating the slider tab to open the gate is really tough if your hands are sweaty or greasy, which happens a lot while climbing.

    I definitely would not buy this biner again and though I'm sure it will make a great bail locker, it's so tough to open that I feel like leaving it to stump the next climber is a cruel prank.