Safety is the primary focus of the Element Smart HMS carabiner from Mammut. A cleverly devised safety gate feature prevents accidental opening – the gate must be in the open position in order to operate the screwlock mechanism. In addition, the safety gate prevents twisting and accidental loading of the carabiner’s minor axis.
|Breaking load across:||10 kilonewtons.|
|Breaking load lengthwise:||24 kilonewtons.|
|Country of Origin:||Italy|
|Frame Shape:||Modified D|
|Major Axis Strength:||24 kN|
|Minor Axis Strength:||10 kN|
|Weight [with packaging]:||0.3 lb|
|Mammut HMS Element||$12.95|
|Mammut Element HMS Screwgate||$12.95|
|Mammut Element Smart HMS Twistlock||$13.56|
|Mammut Element Carabiner||$8.25|
This biner is great for belaying! It has a very easy-to-use auto-locking feature, as well as a swing gate that keeps it from crossloading during use. Though I have disliked a lot of auto-lockers in the past (because of being too sticky and hard to open), this one is great; it has a very smooth action and doesn't snap closed too aggressively. If you're looking for an awesome belay biner, this is it!
Yep--I got this biner for belaying. And it's perfect for that. I hated having to constantly check my belay device biner for crossloading, etc... and now that I have this biner, I never have to. All moving parts have smooth action, and the entire unit has a very high-quality feel. Plus, it's auto-locking, so you can't forget to close it.