8 mm Contact Sling 60 cm
For years the unbeatable Mammut® Contact Sling has proven itself as a universal and super-light webbing sling on the mountains and cliffs of the world. Very strong webbing combined with the unique Contact stitching technique ensures optimum handling, even in the seam area of this high-end sling.
Mixed- and Iceclimbing
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|Weight (grams / ounces)|
The weight as specified by the manufacturer, in grams and ounces.
|21 g / 0.74 oz|
|Length (cm / in)||60 cm (24 in)|
|Width (mm / in)||8 mm (5/16 in)|
|Strength (kn)||22 kN|
Perhaps the most impressive thing about the Contact is that its price is not much higher than other Dyneema sewn runners. With pricing starting from just $6.95, the Contact 8.0 is impressively inexpensive. Not unlike other Dyneema runners, the Contact slings wear fairly well. They’re light, partly due to their 8mm width. In fact, I can’t think of any reason not to use Contact slings!
The best part of these is their light weight and low bulk. You can have eight around your shoulder and still not notice them. The fact they are the same strength as a carabiner is hard to believebut true! Mammut uses a cool sewing trick on the Contact sling where one of the ends of the tape is sewn inside the other. This eliminates the bump at the bartacks of the sling caused by one end overlapping the other. The trick is pretty cool, and does create a smoother handling sling, but in the grand scheme it is really not a game changer.