Concept proposal for a range of climbing karabiners.
Without doubt a case study where form most definitely follows function. Squiggle Farm were approached to present a concept range of Karabiners exploring evolution of design using the latest manufacturing techniques, material advances & outdoor trends, whilst providing maximum strength at the minimum weight.
Hot forging the aluminium body allows for a near net shape maximising strength whilst minimising the material usage.
Laser etching corperate logos and key safety information simplifies tooling and saves weight on 'moulded in' identifiations.
Replacing Stainless steel with Titanium saves precious grams.
Curved spine stops the Karabiner cross loading on the gate (the weakest point).
Revised colours not only bring range into current outdoor design trends but also mean they are easy to spot outdoros if dropped.