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The SMC oval was one of the first aluminum carabiners manufactured in the US in the 1960s. It is a classic, traditional carabiner, a functional design that has stood the test of time. A major benefit of using a "true" oval carabiner is that it is very difficult to load incorrectly and the forces tend to "self-equalize" between the pulley and other equipment, ropes and anchors. Balancing the load equally on the spine and the gate allows the carabiner to maintain full strength under a variety of conditions. Ovals are most often used in critical climbing or rescue applications where a stuck gate must be avoided, and then are always used as pairs, rigged opposite/opposed.

SMC Non-Locking Aluminum Oval Carabiner

PT#: SM1900_

SMC Non-Locking Aluminum Oval Carabiner

:: Specifications

  • Gate opening: .71" (20mm)
  • Outside length: 4.26" (108mm)
  • Outside width: 2.21" (56mm)
  • Min. breaking strength: 5086lbf. (22.6kN)
  • Weight: 2.2 oz. (65g)
  • Colors: Brite, Tactical black

:: Features

  • The frame is slightly asymmetrical (flattened) for increased strength
  • Made in USA

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