Edelrid FORAS Karabiner

£24.50 £13.20 Excl. Tax: £11.00
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FORAS is a light aluminium paraglider twist-lock karabiner for modern, narrow webbing straps of up to 25 mm width. The sideways opening gives a wider opening space, making it much easier to hook into paraglider riser loops.


Model Status: Current model



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Sold individually. The price is for one karabiner. Order two if you want a pair.

Edelrid FORAS carabiner

Equipment is becoming lighter, webbing straps narrower. So that these don't slip out of position, carabiners have also to become slimmer. But this has the disadvantage that they don't open wide enough for easy clipping in of paraglider risers. The FORAS changes this, it opens to the side!

This 51 gram light aluminium carabiner accepts webbing up to 25 mm wide. Thanks mainly to its H profile design the FORAS' breaking strain is 23 kN.

An automatic Twist-Lock closure gate guarantees best possible handling. Rounded edges make sure the FORAS looks after your riser fabric and a nose shape prevents carabiner cross loading.

A batch number with manufacture date provides a simple check on lifespan. Every single example is machine-tested before it leaves the EDELRID plant.

Developed by EDELRID with ADVANCE

These innovative harness carabiners were developed by German supplier EDELRID at the initiative of, and in association with ADVANCE. The goal was to create a light, wide-opening paraglider carabiner specially for today’s narrow webbing straps, which cannot slip or slide round in its harness support loops. Future ADVANCE products with narrow webbing straps will be supplied with FORAS carabiners. The FORAS is also compatible with ADVANCE tandem spreaders.

Key features

  • Lightweight, paragliding carabiner – ideal for modern, narrow webbings
  • Side-opening gate creates wide opening width of 15 mm
  • Twist-lock closure for safe and easy handling
  • H-profile construction for high breaking strength with a minimum weight
  • Rounded edges for optimum webbing support
  • Each carabiner is machine tested
  • Anti-twist function

Key specs

  • Breaking strength: 23 kN
  • Weight: 51 g
  • Material: Anodized aluminium
  • Strap width top: 25 mm
  • Strap width bottom: 25 mm

Sold individually

More Information
Condition New
Shipping Details When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model Status Current model