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Manufacturer's Description

Visit DMM's Shield page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Shield Carabiner by DMM. The Shield is a full size, 35g carabiner with a exceedingly strong 10kN gate open strength that Features DMM's patented 'wirelock' clean nose system. The Shield is our strongest and, probably, safest wiregate biner. Gate open strength is a hugely impressive 10kN, but more than that it is very hard to get this carabiner to misbehave. This is because the ergonomic design means that it is almost impossible to cross-load the biner in a real life situation and very hard to load the carabiner away from its spine.The Shield Uses I-beam hot forging Technology to keep the weight to a minimum and the 'wirelock' clean nose means that the carabiner will not snag on bolts, wires or tapes and become loaded away from the spine. Above all it is an incredibly functional carabiner.A shockingly strong 10kN open gate strength means that however much abuse you throw at it, this carabiner will be up to the task.The wire gate keeps weight to a minimum, whilst providing an easy clip with minimum chance of freezing or gunging up. The nose has also be made narrower so that it Fits into the smallest of bolts.The clean nose, ergonomic shape, High strengths and low weight make this a great carabiner. Features of the Shield Carabiner by DMM Anti snag nose eliminates annoying catching on wires, bolts, tapes etc. Strong, ergonomic back shape Fits the hand beautifully Twisted wire gate, less likely to snag than wire gates All this and still weighs less than a Snickers bar!

- Moosejaw

The Shield is the strongest and, probably, safest wiregate biner from DMM. The good size, ergonomic shape, and low weight make this a great biner.

- EMS

DMM Shield Wiregate Carabiner Taking the patented Wirelock system and placing it on an even more advanced back shape has produced the Shield Developing the I beam construction not only is this new biner Extremely strong and Extremely light but now has a much narrower nose profile for easier clipping Anti snag nose eliminates annoying catching on wires bolts tapes etc Strong ergonomic back shape fits the hand beautifully and the twisted wire gate less likely to snag than standard wiregates All this and still weighs less than a Snickers Bar Major axis 24kN Minor axis 7kN Gate open 10kN Weight 35g Note that this item of climbing safety equipment is nonreturnable Please call us toll free at 8772368428 or email bentgatebentgatecom with any questions

- Bentgate.com

Description of DMM Shield CarabinerThe Shield features the patented wirelock clean nose that stops the biner from being snagged when clipping or unclipping. The clean nose also means that there is no notch on the nose that can snag on bolts or wires and allow the biner to be loaded away from the spine. The Shield is our strongest and, probably, safest wiregate biner. The Shield features I beam technology to keep the weight right down - just what is needed when trying to onsight your hardest sport climbs.A fantastic 10kN open gate strength means that however much abuse this biner takes, it will be up to whatever task you throw at it. The wire gate keeps weight to a minimum, whilst providing an easy clip with minimum chance of freezing or gunging up. A good size, a ergonomic shape and a low weight make this a great biner.FeaturesBenefitsAnti snag nose eliminates annoying catching on wires, bolts, tapes etc.Strong ergonomic back shape fits the hand beautifullyTwisted wire gate less likely to snag than likely to snag than standard wiregates.All this and still weighs less than a Snickers BarMajor axis 24kNMinor axis 9kNGate open 10kNWeight 35g

- US Outdoor Store