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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Helium Carabiner

Manufacturer: Wild Country

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Page By: Misha

Created/Edited: Sep 8, 2005 / Sep 8, 2005

Object ID: 1418

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Innovation in carabiner design – this funky biner features both a wire gate and a notchless nose. It is also extremely light for a full-size biner thanks to hot forged, I-beam, ribbed construction.

* Wire gate can be used as top or bottom biner.
* Strength of 25kN with closed gate, 10kN with open gate, 8kN if cross-loaded.
* Gate opening of 2.7cm.
* Hooded nose protects the wire gate from rubbing open.
* Locating pip keeps slings close to the spine. (We recommend narrow gauge Spectra® slings for the biner's narrow neck).
* Three Sigma tested.
* CE certified.

Reviews

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MishaUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Phenomenal little helper; the best carabiner I own! In an attempt to shave a couple of pounds off my trad rack, I replaced all my regular biners and draws with WC Heliums and WC Dyneema runners. I never looked back! These carabiners combine a very light weight, an excellent feel in your hand and a relatively wide gate opening.
Posted Sep 8, 2005 12:22 pm

dleightoExcellent but expensive

Voted 5/5

They are an awesome, lightweight setup when paired with skinny Mammut slings. They are super lightweight, handle nicely, have strong wiregate action, and a useful notch-less design. All around a great carabiner with the only real drawback being their high price.
Posted Mar 16, 2007 10:07 pm

Bill KerrGreat biner for alpine

Voted 5/5

Replaced all my biners with these and the weight difference is amazing. Good size and opening. Also like the red and silver colors for draws and visibility on the rock.
Posted Aug 19, 2008 5:23 pm

mattsimgreat biner, watch for sales

Hasn't voted

I have found that often it's cheaper to buy the quickdraw than two of these biners, so check out that option.
Of the comparable biners, this and the DMM shield are my favorites. But both are expensive. I only buy them when I can find them on sale (which is to say, rarely). Instead, I have a big pile of Mad Rock Ultralights, which cost half as much.
Posted Mar 15, 2010 7:37 pm

jriskuExcellent light carabiner

Voted 5/5

Helium is a good carabiner, it's light easy to clip and due to its clear clip nose it does not tangle. One of the best carabiners there is.

The dogbone that comes with Helum quickdraw is not good though for ice climbing in cold conditions, as the rubber that holds the carabiner in place tends to break.
Posted Apr 7, 2011 6:50 am

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