EDELRID ALIAS 40MM TWIST LOCK CARABINER (PAIR)
The ALIAS is an innovative, lightweight harness carabiner with outstanding strength and a technical design. Edelrid employs a special hot forging process to provide maximum breaking strength at minimal weight. Weighting in at just 58g, this is the lightest carabiner in its class. the specific backbone construction ensures optimal force transmission and loading capacity. In addition, the S-shaped bend prevents cross-loading.
The safe and secure twist lock gate has been proven in practice. By combining it with the keylock nose, the ALIAS ensures comfortable handling when clipping or unclipping and prevents snagging. The extra-large 12mm opening allows easier operation, while the carabiner`s overall dimensions accommodate a wide range of harnesses from 20mm to 40mm. Each carabiner bears a unique serial number for full identification and traceability. Customized laser engraving on the vertical axis can also be arranged if required.
Features and Technical Specifications
- Paragliding risers up to 20 mm (Top)
- Paragliding harness webbing up to 40 mm (Bottom)
- Weight: 58g
- Strength: 23kN
- 12 mm twist-lock for easy handling
- Lightweight paragliding harness carabineer
- H-profile construction for high breaking strength with a minimum of weight
- A double S-shaped bend ensures maximum strength and a large angle of approach
- Height: 80 mm
- Width: 65 mm
- Gate opening: 12 mm
- Fmax. major axis: 23 kN
- Material : Aluminium
- Carabiner type: Twist lock
User manual via the manufacturer’s website here
Should the carabiners be lubricated
Paragliding carabiners are silicone lubricated during assembly and do not require additional treatment afterward, except if polluted with sand or other foreign agents. In case of the latter, clean thoroughly with detergent, rinse, dry, and lubricated with thin oil as used for climbing gear – Do not use grease! Regularly check the carabiners proper functioning !
What is a carabiner’s lifespan?
Contrary to the carabiners used in climbing, those made for paragliding are not subjected to impact. We however strongly recommend replacing them every 5 years or sooner when visibly damaged and/or becoming difficult to close and lock in place.
What are the carabiners made of?
They are made of aluminum alloy 7075 also called Zicral, Ergal or Fortal Constructal. This alloy is a mix of aluminum, zinc, magnesium and copper. Its strength is similar to that of a few types of steel. This alloy is mainly used and often found with products targeting technical outdoors sport activities.