The ISO Cold Forging process provides an extraordinary strength to weight ratio, making this versatile biner a lightweight addition to your rack. Classic D shape carriers the loads off-center, toward stronger, non-gated side. Hooded gates offer smooth rope-bearing surfaces. Tapered nose for increases strength and spin rivets for smooth snag-free gate surfaces. Anodized coating wont flake off like paint, helps protect against corrosion and allows you to sort and identify gear easily. CE certified.