Your go-to, ultralight auto-locker.
It’s inevitable—when you’re creeking, or even running a river with a mate, someone is going to capsize and you’ve got to deal with the consequences. You know that, and you know you have to carry rescue gear, but you can’t help but wish it didn’t weigh you down so much. But rescue gear doesn’t have to sink your kayak an extra inch down into the water. With the HMS Twist-Lock Carabiners you’ll be able to take on a wide variety of rescue tasks, while keeping your load light.
Being HMS (also known as pear shaped), this carabiner is ideal for all river rescue tasks including repelling from a "munter hitch". HMS is the preferred carbiner for river rescue professionals due to it's improved ability to handle multi-directional loads when compared with D-shape carabiners.
Fully strength-rated to 23 kN, this 'biner has an auto-locking "twist-lock" gate that remembers to secure it-self (so you don't have to). Auto-locking gates help to prevent accidental clipping which is a known problem with snap and screw gate variations. With just a little practice, this twist-lock gate is fully operational with just one hand in even the slipperiest situations.
If you only have space for a couple of carabiners in your river rescue kit, make them all HMS Twist-Lock Carabiners and you'll be ready for anything.
- Lightweight anodised aluminum is light yet strong.
- HMS (pear) shape is ideal for repelling and river-rescue tasks.
- Auto-lock "twist-lock" gate.
- Catch-free clean nose to avoid snagging when clipping and unclipping.
- Small size enables easy stowage in a PFD pocket.
- Made in Italy.
- Size: 105mm x 73mm
- Weight: 80g
- Load rating: 23kN