The Maillon Rapide Standard has a working load limit that is a fifth of the breaking load of the maillon (as stated by the manufacturer) and will become damaged and distorted if they are used above this load limit. Some are certified as PPE (to protect falls from height) and some are not. If you are unsure of which is which, either ask us, or have a look at your maillon which will be marked with "PPE" if it is and "CE" if it is not. CE maillons conform to Maillon Rapide's standards but are not certified as PPE.
Standard Oval shaped Maillon Rapide, ideal as a connector or at an anchor.They conform to EN 362 and EN 12 275Materials:Steel - 8-FMStainless steel - 316LAlloy - 7075 Zicral
The Maillon Rapide Delta is a triangular shaped connector with a hand or spanner tightening screw thread for use in mountaineering, caving, rescue and access situations. Comes in steel with a zinc galvanised finish and stainless steel options from 4mm through to 12mm diameters.
The Maillon Rapide Long Opening is a long oval shaped Maillon Rapide, the gate being longer than the standard. Available in galvanised or stainless steel, and in a number of different sizes (see drop down menu). These are ideal for rigging ropes in any situation where they will not be in view during use as they are much less likely than a karabiner to open accidentally. The downside is that they are slightly slower to use than a screw gate karabiner.
The Maillon Rapide Pear are ideal for rigging ropes in any situation where they will not be in view during use as they are much less likely than a karabiner to open accidentally. The downside is that they are slightly slower to use than a screw gate karabiner. The pear shape gives the rope room to run over the wider end. Available in galvanised or stainless steel, and in a number of different sizes (see drop down menu).
The Semi circular or half moon Maillon Rapide is ideal for securing caving harnesses, it is commonly used for the junction of 2 connecting points on a harness. Screw links are a lot more secure than karabiners so are essential if there's a possibility that the connector may be cross-loaded.
The Maillon Rapide Square can be used as a lightweight connection for harnesses or risers, where the minimum weight is paramount.
The DMM 10mm Oval is a steel carabiner that's perfect for use with pulleys. The steel construction is lighter in weight than some of the alternatives, but it still delivers great levels of strength. Compact, strong and hard wearing, yet incredibly versatile in application. The oval shape centralises loaded connectors, slings, pulleys etc. minimising the unnerving jumping of equipment associated with D shaped connectors.
The Oxan is Petzl's high quality steel oval karabiner with a keylock gate closure, this is the steel karabiner of choice for demanding conditions. Petzl’s Keylock means less snagging, while the red indicator on the screw lock provides a visual warning if the gate is not locked.
The Beal O'Smith is a steel symmetrical oval karabiner that's ideal for using and working with pulleys. The oval shape is perfect for using with pulleys as it ensures that the pulley sits perfectly square and is equalised for balance. Each carabiner has an individual number that guarantees its traceability.
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