Karabiners

Karabiners* for freeflight air sports: solo and tandem paragliding, paramotoring, speed flying and hang gliding. US spelling "carabiners". Karabiner is shortened from German "Karabiner-haken", meaning "spring hook"; now you know!

Karabiners should only be used for their intended purpose. Every karabiner is different. For example, those designed only for solo paragliding use should not be used to connect a tandem wing. Karabiners should not be used to connect reserve systems (use suitable maillons, soft links or direct connection - if appropriate).

Like soft links, karabiners have a limited service life. They must be inspected regularly by the owner and replaced within the manufacturer's stated replacement interval, at the latest. For standard solo paragliding use, most manufacturers state 5 years or 500 flight hours, whichever is soonest. Some state shorter, 2 years, others conditionally longer. The service life for tandem and acro paragliding, and hang gliding use is usually significantly shorter, due to the higher stress put on them. How much do you value your and your passenger's life? More than a pair of karabiners, we hope!

Read each karabiner's product description and manual, if relevant. If in any doubt, seek expert advice.

  • AustriAlpin POWERFLY Karabiner

    AustriAlpin POWERFLY Karabiner

    Stainless steel paragliding karabiner with auto-lock mechanism from AustriAlpin.
    £21.00

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 51 in stock

  • AustriAlpin ROCKET Karabiner

    AustriAlpin ROCKET Karabiner

    Paragliding carabiner for ultralight harnesses with narrow straps.
    £20.00

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 27 in stock

  • AustriAlpin STRATUS INOX Karabiner

    AustriAlpin STRATUS INOX Karabiner

    25mm auto-lock stainless steel carabiner for paragliding from AustriAlpin.
    £24.00

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 3 in stock

  • Yellow | AustriAlpin STRATUS ALLOY

    AustriAlpin STRATUS Karabiner

    25mm auto-lock aluminium carabiner for paragliding from AustriAlpin.
    £20.00

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 17 in stock

  • Edelrid ALIAS Karabiner

    Edelrid ALIAS Karabiner

    ALIAS is an innovative, lightweight harness carabiner with outstanding strength and a technical design, accommodating a wide range of harnesses.
    £21.00

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 14 in stock

  • Edelrid FORAS light paragliding carabiner with sideways opening

    Edelrid FORAS Karabiner

    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.
    £21.00

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 12 in stock

  • Finsterwalder Pin Lock Paraglider Karabiner

    Finsterwalder Pin Lock Karabiner

    Drop-forged Titanal paragliding carabiner with Quickpin lock mechanism.
    £27.50

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 7 in stock

  • Finsterwalder Quickout Karabiners (pair)

    Finsterwalder Quickout Karabiners (pair)

    Finsterwalder's rapid-separation Quickout carabiners can be used when a trustworthy connection is necessary and a rapid separation is required, even under load.
    £144.00

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 2 in stock

  • Finsterwalder Snaplock Karabiner

    Finsterwalder Snaplock Karabiner

    Drop-forged Titanal twist-lock karabiner for solo and tandem paragliding and hang gliding.
    £18.00

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. Available to ship 1-6 weeks

  • Gin 30mm Karabiner

    Gin 30mm Karabiner

    Gin Gliders 30mm automatic self-locking Zicral aluminium alloy karabiner, for harnesses with narrower webbing.
    £14.99

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 6 in stock

  • Gin 40mm Karabiner

    Gin 40mm Karabiner

    Gin Gliders 40mm automatic self-locking Zicral aluminium alloy karabiner, for harnesses with wider webbing.
    £14.99

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 10 in stock

  • Please note colours may vary from those shown, depending on stock availability. The colours of the karabiner body and gate vary. If you order more than one then if possible we will send the same colours. If you are particular about colour then please chec

    Grivel Plume NUT K3N Karabiner

    Light screwgate karabiner with a compact asymmetric shape, well-suited for use with modern lightweight paraglider harnesses.
    £12.98

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 10 in stock

  • Kortel Karabiner 40mm: Automatic self-locking 40mm aluminium paragliding carabiner.

    Kortel Karabiner 40mm

    Automatic self-locking 40mm aluminium carabiner, optimised for 40mm wide harness webbing straps. Its wide, angled opening makes it easier to fit to wider webbing straps.
    £13.99

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 2 in stock

  • Supair Stainless Steel 45mm Twist-Lock Karabiner for Paragliding. Design and colours may vary by batch and availability.

    Supair Stainless Steel 45mm Karabiner

    Stainless steel 45mm paragliding carabiners with twist-lock release for paraglider riser to harness connections. Developed for harnesses with wider webbing straps.
    £21.95

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 9 in stock

  • Supair Zicral 30mm Twist-Lock Karabiner for Paragliding. Design and colours may vary by batch and availability.

    Supair Zicral 30mm Karabiner

    Lightweight 30mm paragliding carabiners with twist-lock release mechanism for paraglider riser to harness connections. Developed for lightweight harnesses with narrower webbing straps.
    £17.95

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 13 in stock

  • Supair Zicral 45mm Twist-Lock Karabiner for Paragliding. Design and colours may vary by batch and availability.

    Supair Zicral 45mm Karabiner

    Lightweight 45mm paragliding carabiners with twist-lock release mechanism for paraglider riser to harness connections. Developed for standard harnesses with wider webbing straps.
    £17.95

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 10 in stock

  • Woody Valley Skyway Karabiner

    Woody Valley Skyway Karabiner

    Lightweight carabiner designed specifically for paragliding use by Woody Valley in collaboration with Camp.
    £13.99

    Live stock status. See our Shipping and Stock page for more details. 12 in stock