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Omega Pacific Standard Oval

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Omega Ovals are the strongest oval carabiner on the market. Through ISO Cold Forging they are able to put material exactly where it needs to be in order to provide the most strength. The unique tapered nose design contributes significantly to the overall strength of the Omega Ovals. Specifications: 1 kN = 225 lbs of force Strength Closed: 22 kN107.7mm L x 57.7mm W

- NRS

Omega Pacific Standard Oval Carabiner are a great all around carabiner for everyone's climbing rack. Oval carabiners are a real technological challenge. Because of its shape, the load is shared equally between the spine and gate sides of the carabiner, which typically results in lower strength ratings.However, with the use of the Cold Forging process, we are able to compensate by shifting material and putting aluminum where it needs to be to reinforce the frame. One of the strongest ovals on the market it's 4kN higher than other ovals National Stock Number (NSN) 7810-01-075-8135.

- OMCgear

The classic oval shape of this 'biner makes it extremely versatile for all climbing disciplines, whether you're hauling gear or clipping bolts. Omega has set the standard with the ISO Cold Forged process creating an extraordinary strength-to-weight ratio. Features a hooded gate for a smoother rope-bearing surface, tapered nose for increased strength and spin rivets for a smooth, snag-free gate surface. Anodized coating won't flake off like paint, helps protect against corrosion and allows you to sort and identify gear easily.

- REI

The Omega Pacific Oval Straightgate Carabiner boasts strength ratings unusually high for its type thanks to an exclusive cold-forging process. Omega Pacific used this unique process to compensate for load distribution throughout the oval shape, and give the Oval Straightgate a whopping major axis rating of 22kN as well as a minor axis rating of 8kn. Take into account that this burly 'biner weighs in at just 65 grams, and you may have found elliptical love.

- Backcountry.com