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Burly slings you can trust.
The Metolius 18mm Open Nylon Sling is the type of sling you can rely on season after season whether you're cragging or anchor-building.
- Nylon sling
- Item #MET0335
- Q & A
10 inch Yellow
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Always better to have more than not enough. Various lengths and your ready for anything. Although I have't found a use for the 10 inch yet. Great product though.
Nice for going in direct
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Like everybody says, these are particularly great for clipping into anchors. Softer, less jolty feel than dyneema runners makes cleaning/multi-pitch belaying a bit less nerve-racking. I did get a little burn on one when a rope ran against it, so I worry a bit about longevity. But they're nice for now.
picked up a double length the other day since BD was out of stock. the metolious sling is just as high quality. pick one up!
These are pretty decent but I feel that BD nylon slings handle a little better and are smoother (resulting in less friction and thus less abrasion).
The slings do what they need to do but my only complaint is the cost... A guy can buy webbing, tie a water knot, and blam!
The difference in cost is AMAZING!
But... that being said, Metolius is a great company and I am proud to say I own a couple of these that have been helpful and durable. That's all a climber can ask for!
If you are looking for a solid nylon runner the Metolius 18mm Open Nylon Sling is always a good choice. I have about a dozen in different lengths and they are really all that you can ask for in a nylon runner. I love that they come in assorted colors, it's always a surprise, you never know what you're gonna get!
Use these when cleaning, they work really well.
Great for attaching yourself to anchors
I got a couple of these for canyoneering so that I could attach myself to the anchor at the top of the rappel to make clipping in a lot safer. They work great.
Who though it would be a good idea to make their slings 2 inches smaller than the industry standard sizes? The slings them self are great, but the sizing thing is annoying.
They have a funny lengths. My 22in is certainly not a 60cm and it's shy of 2ft... Not a big deal, just odd. It makes a nice racking sling, and I'll probably stick to Sterlings or BDs. Can't complain about looks or quality either.
sport cleaning, great for the $
For Nylon, they are thinner than some of the other alternatives and crazy cheapo for those not into the prices of dyneema.
I haven't had any issue fitting these into any particular harnesses for cleaning or whatever. Used them for the past season and have noticed some mild wear/fray. I barely used these to set any kind of anchors or belay system and mostly used them only to clean sport routes.
They're still usable, and I'd get more if I need extra nylon slings. I'll probably try out the BlackDiamon version next to compare wear n tear. These do look cooler, if nothing else.
If you're going nylon
I have a couple of these and use them as my utility slings for when I'm going to a static system. For most uses though I suggest going Dyneema for not much more money.
Metolius 18mm Open Nylon Sling
I've been happy with this purchase. it's my current favorite utility sling.