Edelrid Pure Slide Carabiner

Pure Slide Carabiner

Name:Edelrid Pure Slide Carabiner
Category:slide lock
Locking Type:full-auto
Unlock Style:slide
Shape:asymmetric D
Profile:I-beam: webbed
Nose Guard:none
Rivets:flat disk
Gate Shield:other
Weight:44 g
Dimensions:Length: 99 mm
Width: 56 mm
Gate Opening: 17 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 23 kN | Minor Axis: 8 kN | Gate Open: 8 kN
Other Markings:Forged: EDELRID | (ratings) CE0333
Laser: EN 362:2004/B Ⓑ factory-icon2021 06 read 72002-0820-168-0216
Batch Marking Location:spine-exterior
Collection Criteria:★ Mechanically Interesting
Summary:slidelock mechanism
Description & Commentary:

Since around 2010, locking carabiners have seen a huge increase in use across all vertical disciplines as designs become smaller and lighter. With this, auto-locking carabiners have diversified somewhat - with some users looking for high-security multi-lock autolocking carabiners and others looking for something more secure than a non-locking carabiner but faster to operate than a traditional screwlock carabiner. The Edelrid Pure Slide falls into this low-security category.

The locking slider is too exposed for my taste, and could easily open when contacting a foreign object or other piece of gear. Only 3.5mm of slider travel will unlock the gate.

Other climbers report this locking mechanism fails, keeping the carabiner from closing fully. The HMS lockers tend to break more often - the locking mechanism will break fully, self-ejecting from the gate.

Manufacturer Color:#00849F;