WC XENON LIGHT

 

WC XENON LIGHT
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title WC XENON LIGHT
Manufacturer WILD COUNTRY
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Page Type Aug 5, 2008 / Aug 5, 2008
Object ID 5513
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Product Description

Per Gear Express's Website:

Xenon Lite our 29 gram mini marvel

Sometimes less is more. And sometimes more is less.
Case in point the awesome new Xenon Lite. At only 29 grams, there's less weight in each biner and each quickdraw meaning more chance of reaching the top.
Conversely, you could carry more Xenon Lites for the same weight, meaning when the chips are down you may just have the extra clip you need.

Either way you win.

So for Wild Country's lightest biner yet we have tried to create the most usable and practical unit, which doesn't use it's low weight as an excuse to compromise functionality.
At 90mm the Xenon Lite may be a shade smaller than some of our other biners, but it's still got that 'full size feel' and the subtle, hot forged, semi 'I' beam shaping sits perfectly in the hand to give it a true all-round appeal.
The Xenon Lite clips amazingly, due a small, neat nose shape, which is 'hooded' to protect the easy clip 'Tech-wire' gate, and helps to provide very re-assuring strength ratings.
So for Wild Country first step into the ultralite biner market we figure that the Xenon Lite hits the spot for a variety of climbers: sports, trad and winter who wanted to update their rack and shed the pounds at the same time.
And as a final bonus the Xenon Lite biner and draws both come in at a fantastically competitive price.


Technical Features

*Hot Forged
*Hooded Nose
*Semi 'I' Beam back
*Shaped Tech-wire gate
*Individually tested up to 10kn
*7075 Alloy, UIAA
*3 Sigma Rated
*Certifications: CE EN 12275
*GATE CLOSED STRENGTH kN: 24KN
*Weight 29GM

Personal Experience

Just got some and attached them to my entire Backcountry Trad rack and Alpine Draw's. What a difference in the weight!!! I already Love em!

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kheegster - Jun 7, 2009 4:46 pm - Voted 5/5

Cheap and light!
Holy crap, WC coming out with a 1 oz biner that cost 6-7 bucks each!? About the same size as the BD Oz or Neutrino, the bent wiregate gives marginally more rope clearance. The only thing is that the gate is a little stiffer than the BD biners which takes some getting used to, but overall this biner oozes quality.

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