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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.
With a strong ergonomic back shape that fits the hand beautifully, the DMM Shield carabiner is easily handled in high stress situations and easily clipped due to its Wirelock system and narrow nose profile.
- Mountain Gear
The wirelock gate and kinked backbone of the DMM Shield make it an eye catching biner. These features are not only for show they make the it easier to handle and safer to use. The patented Wirelock clean nose means that it wont snag on bolts, wires or tapes, plus the narrow nose profile allows you to clip small pegs and bolts with small hangers. It is almost impossible to cross-load the biner and very hard to load it away from its spine. Because of its construction, it is both a light and strong carabiner.
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