Wild Country's 10mm Dyneema Sling is now the biggest selling sling in their range. This is because they have managed to reduce the 12mm by a further 2mm, but without compromising strength. This produces a tape weighing just 16g per metre.
This counts where weight really does matter, but because this is a minimal sling it will have the least longevity of the slings in our range, so if you're looking for something harder-wearing then go for either a wider dyneema sling or a nylon sling.
The 10mm sling comes in six lengths, the longest is the mighty 400cm sling also known as the Cordelette. This is designed to equalise multiple anchor belays quickly and easily, full manufactures instruction are provided along with a bonus mesh carry bag.
Please Note: Slings come in various lengths and colours. The sling colour is not specifc to the length and may be different from the image above.
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These slings are excellent quality. I have several, but only recently purchased the 4m one. Whilst it works fine, as you would expect, in normal sling situations (I managed to wrap it around the trunk of a huge beech tree for what is probable the most secure belay I have ever had), the main reason for buying one is for equalising several anchors to build a belay quickly and effectively.
In the past, I have usually built belays with the climbing rope, clove hitching it back to a carabiner on my belay loop. I've never much liked that this means either having a mess of several carabiners (one for each anchor) on the belay loop, or having more than one clovehitch on a single carabiner. The 4m sling is basically a quicker, easier way of building a belay. For a good description of how, look here: http://www.chockstone.org/TechTips/Cordelette.htm. The only disadvantage is that it is ever so slightly less adjustable than rope hitched to carabiners, but it is still very effective for when you don't want to hang around for ages setting up.
Really nice sling, and aside from my Mammut contact slings and BD dynex sling, it's the lightest I've got. What makes this sling particularly favourable is that it's excellent value for money, has a nice feel (interesting how not all slings have the same feel despite similar materials), and it's a British brand based in the Peak District. Will definitely buy again.
Bought 240cm sling as a back up for scrambles. Not used as yet but feel a lot safer having something (along with other kit) as a back up. Very light. Not used nylon before, but went for dyneema as lighter, better option.
I purchased 3 of these 60cm Wild country dyneema slings to make extendable trad quickdraws, and 2 120cm for making anchors etc. These are brilliantly lightweight and due to their narrow width make excellent quickdraws with minimum tangling upon extension. They are superlightweight so great for taking on longer missions into the mountains, and are also colour coded by length so that you can easily grab the size you want from your rack. Recommended.
This is my first Dyneema sling, as all my previous slings were 18mm Nylon. I always thought they looked a little skinny, but after using this 10mm sling, I can safely say that I'll be replacing all of my slings soon. While the weight is an obvious factor, it's the reduction in bulk when racked is the winner for me. I've used this for an extendible runner and it's so much more compact and easier to extend then before. Needless to say the Facewest service is an excellent as ever.
I have been using Dyneema slings for some time now, and am constantly surprised by their low weight and pack size compared to any of my nylon slings.
The thin width means it is easy to use as a safety line as it does not take up much room when threaded through the harness compared to many other slings.
Recently I bought the 400 sling, which some may feel is too large, however the added weight/pack size is marginal compared to the versatility of a sling that large, and is a well worthwhile purchase. The only drawback is that there are not many colour variations, meaning it can be confusing whilst climbing to grab the correct size sling quickly.
The sling was bought as part of my winter safety course. The sling is light and strong enough for the task of belaying from a snow bollard or stomper belay. We had 8 people weighted on the sling before the ice bollard sheared!
The colour of the sling is helpful to find it at the bottom of your rucksack. The stitching and finish is superb comes with relevant safety information and full instructional booklet with safe and unsafe uses of the sling. You know when you purchase this item you will be getting a product that you can trust and serve you well when you need it. I would recommend this item. I'm about to order more!
Excellent lightweight slings at a good price, used them for anchors and extending quick-draws etc. Lighter than some of the nylon slings I used to have, they seem fairly hard wearing but Iíve only used them on a few climbs so far. They seem to repel dirt quite well too.
I love these slings - very light, and hardly take up any space on a harness. A huge improvement over the old bulky nylon slings. I normally carry 3 x 120cm and 1 x 240cm, either for building belays, or for extending gear to reduce rope drag.
If you prefer to carry them on your harness (or around the neck+shoulder), then fold them quadrupled then twist them up before clipping - much quicker to place than using a loose knot, which can become a nightmare to sort out with one hand & teeth when on the lead!
Nick Smith, UKClimbing.com
After owning only nylon slings, I decided to see if Dyneema was really worth it. when I first unwrapped it I was surprised to see how light it was compared to my other slings. whilst cragging, the rock was wet and my Dyneema stayed dry, whilst my other slings were soaked
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