|Sterling 17mm Sewn Sling||$3.56 - $6.71|
I like that these runners are wider then most, that's why I get them. It's mainly a preference over the skinny width runners you'll find elsewhere, wider runners feel better when you wear them over your shoulder. I use these on most climbs as I'm a trad climber and they always do what I want them to do. If you are curious about what length you should get, the only length I ever get or need are the 24 inch and 48 inch. You don't need the other lengths because you can shorten the 24 to be as short as a quick draw and extend them on gear when necessary and the 48 inch is an important length for wandering climbs and making anchors (natural and bolted anchors).
Everyone loves the lightweight Dyneema these days, always going smaller and smaller. Well, this dude digs sturdy construction and runners that fold nicely after break-in. I try not to buy Spectra anymore, and Dyneema just doesn't have the versatility in the smaller mm sizes. Sterling made these very rugged with reinforced stitching; i use em for trad extended draws and for redundancy in aiding or anchors. Don't be afraid of the weight; the versatility makes up for it.
Can't beat these. I've been building up my rack and I thought I'd give these a go. For the price you cannot go wrong. Quality seems to be just as high as the BD slings (we'll see how they do, but I'm sure they'll hang around just as long as my BDs) and they cost a little less. I'll probably pick these up again in the future.
These and the BD runners are both durable and easy to work with. They are the smoother nylon that's flexible and easy to work knots into/out of and slide gear around on for racking. I will be adding more to my gear. The 24 and 48 inchers should be a staple of every trad rack.
I have had my runners now for 9 months, using them regularly outdoors and they look every bit as new as when I pulled them out of the bag. The fabric is highly resistant to snagging and they are a good looking color with my yellow biners! Definitely recommend them.
The length, width, bright green color of these slings are perfect! These are my new go to slings. I've used them for anchors, clipping the chains on sport routes, extending pieces of gear for trad climbing, and as a leash for my ice axe.
It's a little bigger than my Dyneema slings but thicker is better in some situations. I've done a few friction hitches with it and it works fine. The color on the red is a nice deep red too, looks good.
I really like this stuff because it is thick and softer than the small 10mm runners. When I gurth hitch it together I feel better because it isn't digging into eachother as much. Also is really durable.
Ive use this a few times now for different uses. Ive used 2 of these for top rope anchors, used as a personal anchor and it works great for whatever. solid, stong and good price.
I have purchasd many of the Sterling Runners for our Ropes Program this summer and they are wearing well. They save time when setting up and from having to tie runners.