Ovals are a real technological challenge. It's an inherently weak shape (putting the majority of the load on the curve
at either end stresses the design much more than if the load were directly on the spine), but since so many climbers depend
on them for their everyday climbing, Omega Pacific makes them strong. In fact, Omega Ovals are the strongest on the market.
Look for yourself and compare, several other leading brands are listed as a "special use" carabiner because theirs fall below
even the basic CE standard. At 22kN, ours are built for everyday use you can depend on. How do they do it? Through
ISO Cold Forging
they are able to put material exactly where it needs to be in order to provide the most strength.
Our unique tapered nose design contributes significantly to the overall strenth of the Omega Ovals.
Gate Opening: 16mm
* Major Axis: 22kN
* Open Gate: 6kN
* Minor Axis: 8kN