- What does carabiner mean?
They are usually D-shaped or oblong metal ring, with one spring-hinged side. It is used primarily in mountain climbing, as a connector and to hold a freely running rope.
- Why is called a carabiner?
The word comes from the German word “Karabinerhaken”, which means “hook for a carbine”.
- What's the use of a carabiner?
A carabiner or karabiner is a specialized type of shackle, a metal loop with a spring-loaded gate. Carabiners are used to quickly and reversibly connect components, most notably in safety-critical systems.
- What is the strongest type of carabiner?
D-shaped carabiners are considered to be the strongest and most durable on the market. They have a smaller gate opening than other shapes, but they still have a larger gate than oval carabiners. They are reasonably affordable and excellent for a wide range of climbing exercises.
- Are aluminium carabiners safe?
Freskaro carabiners use 7075 aluminum with a very high strength rating compared to other climbing equipment like harnesses and rope, you’ll be safe using an aluminum carabiner in almost all applications.
- Who invented the carabiner?
Otto Herzog (1888-1964) was a German climber and inventor; he got his nickname “Rambo” 70 years before the “Silvester Stallone’s” movie franchise of the same name :-)
- What should I look for in a carabiner?
When selecting a carabiner, consider its strength, weight, size, shape, and gate type. Look for a strong carabiner for its intended use, with a clear strength rating indicated. Lightweight carabiners are preferred for activities where carrying less weight is crucial. The size and shape should suit your needs, whether for ease of handling or specific gear compatibility. Gate types (straight, bent, wire, or locking) vary based on the application. Also, ensure the carabiner meets relevant safety standards.
- What is the use of carabiners in climbing?
Carabiners are versatile tools used for connecting components of the climbing system. They are used to attach the rope to the protection (like bolts or gear), build anchors, belay, and rappel. Carabiners facilitate quick and secure attachment and detachment, crucial in climbing scenarios.
Selection of questions and answers all about carabiners and Freskaro carabiner products.
Amazon listing Question and Answers
The data source is Amazon.com Freskaro models.
I never used twist locking carabiners before, is it good?
The typical store-bought carabiner without a gate lock is an accident waiting to happen. The most secure carabiner is a screw lock which requires two hands to secure or remove. A quality twist gate provides the security features of the screw gate and the convenience of one-hand operation. The most secure carabiner is a screw lock which requires two hands to secure or remove. A quality twist gate provides the security features of the screw gate and the convenience of one-hand operation. The rough construction of this carabiner makes one-handed use difficult. That being said, the carabiner is lightweight and the gate relatively secure, rendering it acceptable for 99% of most household uses and a major improvement over typical carabiners. DO NOT USE FOR CLIMBING!
Will a 7/16 combination wrench go on this carabiner?
The diameter of the carabiner frame is 0.28″, and I checked the diameter of 7/16 combination wrench is 0.7″, so you can use this carabiner for the wrench. Please check the diameter of your wrench and then decide it.
Is this auto locking carabiner strong enough to lock a large dog around 100lbs?
I have 3 dogs all in the 80 to 90 range. Worked beautifully for them. 2 are pits so the are very strong pullers and I used this to attach them to the floor of my yukon so they couldn’t jump out when the hatch opened. Works awesome! Hope this helps
What is the diameter (gauge) of the aluminum frame, i.e., is the metal itself 1/4" or 3/8" or 1/2" (or other) in diameter?
The Aluminum frame diameter is around 1/3”.
Can you open it with one hand?
Yes, the carabiner could be opened with one hand. If you are not used to open it by one hand, then please use both hands.
Where was this product manufactured?
All our Carabiners are manufactured in Shenzhen, China using only the highest quality verified 7075 AL
Why is it designed with twist lock?
1.Modern life, we know you are busy, save your time is save your life. With the twist lock, it needs less than 1s to open or close the carabiner, 5times quicker than the screw lock.
2.Auto Locking, it is more safety to hang your keys or hammocks in case you forgot to screw up in a hurry with the traditional screw gate carabiners
What is the diameter of the body of the carabiner?
The inner length is2.64inches/6.7cm , the inner width is 1.81inches/3cm
Will this fit on a ropeman one?
The carabiner size fits the device, but this carabiner is not designed for climbing, ascending, or descending. Please check Freskaro another model 25kN carabiner.
I purchased this product as the title say uiaa certified but having a trouble accepting this statement. if uiaa certified what is the product number?
The UIAA Certificate No. of this carabiner is CHN 20-5675 , brand name: Freskaro, product number: FK-1272TN. Please feel free to contact customer service for return or refund if you have any question about the item. We are appreciated for your question and suggestions.Best wishes to you.
could this be used to pull items with tensions reaching 3600lbs?
This carabiner could hold 4850lbs during static situation,and we didn’t try it during movements situation. Please contact seller if you need a sample to try.
Where are they made?
The box says CHINA. Looking at the included documentation, I believe they are indeed made in china.
how thick is it ?
if this is certified why isnt it stamped?
The item is printed with UIAA in warehouse, the images of this listing are old images, and we will change them. Thank you very much for your suggestions.
How good are the for assending desention in tree work and holding 150 lbs for an extented period of time
I haven’t used them for that purpose.I will say they hold me and I am over three hundred pounds.
I am 6’4 250 lbs. And new to climbing. Will these work ,? Some say they are for climbing some they are not for climbing so can someone that climbs say
Can i trust this to hold up through a full lead climbing fall?
I’ve been using them to climb for awhile now but I am going to up grade to triple locking biners. I don’t like these just for the fact that they only twist to open, not slide up, twist, then open.
Are they worthy it?
I would definitely say they are worth it. They are sturdy and they work great! I have had no issues with them. I will deffinetly be buying more of them.
Would these work to support a hammock with 1 to 2 adults in it?
Yes, it can support a hammock with 1 or 2 adults in it.
Is it Magnetic ?
No, it’s not magnetic.
Are they good for tower work? Max 250lbs...
For lifting yes. Not for a lifeline. Buy the expensive climbing ones. Don’t cheap out on safety.
i have a chiweenir that opens her flip up latch on crate. oneed something that will lock the xeate so dog cant get out. would this lock work
Is this carabiner nfpa rated? how much heat can it hold up to?
Just so it’s not fire rated, and it’s designed not for high temperatures as would buckle and melt at 600 degree.
will this work to tow a car?
No it will not
Could I use this to connect suspension trauma straps to a fall protection harness for a guy weighing 340 lbs? (the lanyard will still be connected)
For climbing I use brands that are well known and recognized for decades. This was a cheaper option for me to use for my dog’s leash. I personally would not use these though I suppose you could.
Are these caribeaners UL listed?
Don’t know, but there is marked as ce2008