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Maillon Rapides

If you prefer you can order by phone: 01433 651013 9:00am - 5:30pm 7 days
Hitch n Hike Ltd, Hope Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0AH, UK.
The best products and high level of service, with fair and stable prices, all of the time

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About Maillon RapidesAbout Maillon Rapides
Maillon Rapides are very strong in comparison to karabiners of similar bar diameters. Their different shapes are designed to accommodate different load characteristics, i.e. multi-directional loads or wide areas of loading (webbing). Please ask for a manufacturer's specification sheet if unsure of correct usage. WLL: Working Load Limit, one fifth of manufacturers stated breaking load. Higher loadings or wrongly applied loadings will cause distortion or failure. Maillons marked 'PPE' have been certified 'CE' to the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.

CE self-certified Maillon Rapides - Suitable for any application except for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The marking is the guarantee of the product conforming to the Maillon Rapide technical specification.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Maillon Rapides - Certified for use as PPE against falls from height in the work place and in mountaineering/climbing.

Manufactured in accordance with:
EN 362:2004 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height - Connectors
EN 12275:1998 Mountaineering equipment - Connectors - Safety requirements and test methods

Material Specifications:
> Steel - Mild steel Martin E-24-2
> Stainless - 316
> Alloy - Aluminium 7075

Standard Applications:
> Central Maillon for caving / SRT harness - 10mm Half Circle or Delta steel PPE.
> Rigging Maillon for SRT - 7mm Long PPE
Galvanised Steel Maillon Rapide LinksGalvanised Steel Maillon Rapide Links
Stainless Steel Maillon Rapide LinksStainless Steel Maillon Rapide Links
PPE Maillon Rapides for Harnesses and RiggingPPE Maillon Rapides for Harnesses and Rigging

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY: We source many of our products from very small manufacturers who don't have registered bar codes. Although technically possible it is impractical for us to operate an automated stock control system. We would be working for the machine rather than the machine working for us and there aren't enough hours in the day to do it. However, it is rare for us to be out of stock of anything and we do our best keep our site updated accordingly. If we know we're out of stock of something we remove the "add" button or put a note against the item. In the rare event we sell out of something between web site updates or we miss something, we would let you know, giving you the choice of keeping the item on order or cancelling. If you would like to check availability of an item prior to ordering either give us a call or drop us a line by email. E:

YOUR SECURITY: We use the SellerDeck Payments System powered by CreditCall. This is 100% PCI DSS compliant and 3D secure. Actinic Payments meets all current banking security standards including PCI DSS, which is now a requirement for all UK businesses to accept credit card and debit card payments. It also supports anti-fraud options such as AVS, CV2 and 3D Secure. Your card details are not held anywhere in our system.

WHO ARE WE? We are an independent specialist company based in Bamford, Derbyshire and we've been trading since 1984.

HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS: Some remote areas and islands may be subject to additional delivery costs, requirements or restraints, depending on the size and weight of the item ordered. If you place an order and this is the case we would contact you to discuss options / additional costs. We will always do our best to find a way but if we can't we may have to cancel the order. If you'd like us to check first just give us a call.

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Delivery Charges
(based on order value)
up to 10 = 3.95
10 to 30 = 4.95
over 30 = free


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