|Name:||Wild Country Helium 3.0 v3|
|Dimensions:||Length: 101 mm|
Width: 54.5 mm
Depth (basket end): 7.96 mm
|Strength Ratings:||24 kN | 7 kN | 9 kN|
|Other Markings:||Forged: WILDCOUNTRY CE2008 | HELIUM (ratings)|
Laser: 01H0120 UIAA
|Batch Marking Location:||spine-exterior|
|Collection Criteria:||★ Manufacturing, Engineering, or Design|
|Summary:||state of the art hot-forged hooded wiregate|
|Description & Commentary:|
The third generation of the Wild Country Helium's highly evolved design perfectly encapsulates the characteristics of a modern top-tier hot forged aluminum wiregate carabiner. Without a change in materials or radical change in design, it will be hard to produce a significantly lighter carabiner without downsizing the overall size or reducing the rope bearing depth - fundamentally changing the feel and operation.
A full hood provides clean clipping and unclipping, although it does suffer from a bulky nose typical of clean nose wire gates. The original Helium was the first I-beam carabiner - the hot-forging places material where needed for sufficient strength, but minimize weight and still provide a well radiused rope bearing surface. The fit and finish on the Helium are excellent.
Other carabiners may better fit a climber's specific needs and personal preferences, but it is hard to fault the WC Helium 3.0 - it does exactly what it promise
|Manufacturer Color:||Purple #6502|