Black Diamond Equipment
Easy Rider Via Ferrata Set
A deluxe lanyard set-up with unique lock/unlock mechanism on the carabiners. READ MORE
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A deluxe lanyard set-up with unique lock/unlock mechanism on the carabiners. Learn More
The ultimate, smooth-clipping via ferrata setup with unique lock/unlock mechanism on the carabiners, the Easy Rider Via Ferrata Set will have you efficiently climbing the “iron way” in style.
- Two Easy Rider carabiners have internal locking mechanism with squeeze actuation
- Energy Absorption System limits load impact in case of a fall
- Extendable, bungee-style lanyards
- Webbing loop attaches directly to the harness
Weight : 492 g (1 lb 1 oz)
Easy Rider Via Ferrata Set is rated out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thomas from Perfect I bought this Via Ferrata for numerous routes in Europe. The function has been flawless for me so far. The carabiner design is the reason I purchased these over the other design. My friend has another version that requires you to unlock the gate much like a regular locking carabiner, thus slowing us down allot along the way. The easy rider is a matter of a squeeze and that's it. The only thing I have run into is on some difficult routes the cables get to far away for the arms to reach, so I always have a dynex sling as a backup just in case I ever run into this problem. Otherwise they are awesome and I highly recommend them.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by Judson from Great We use these on our via ferrata where we see 50 - 150+ customers a day. We have purchased over 60 of these and I believe we have thoroughly tested them. I would like to emphasize that we use these commercially and the issues that I will be addressing below are probably not normally seen by the avg climber until after more than 5 years of regular use. We have found that the carabiners need to be greased/cleaned thoroughly during heavy use to avoid sticking, especially after a good downpour. I believe that these 'biners stick more easily due to more moving parts and having a more 'open' design (allowing grit/water in more easily). We have also found that the pins that hold the gate tend to "deform" when users repeatedly squeeze too hard to open them while using incorrect technique (trying to squeeze the gate open prior to pressing the orange 'button' along the spine). This "deformation" introduces slightly more side-to-side gate action. As it gets worse (over weeks of heavy, heavy daily use) the gate tends to hang up on the nose of the 'biner, sometimes preventing proper automatic closure. I only say "deform" because I don't exactly know the reason behind the issue. When this issue first came up (last year), I talked to BD and they assessed the 'biners and have since revamped their manufacturing process and tweaked the design slightly to help avoid this issue. To the best of my knowledge these new ferrata sets (as of the end of the summer last year) are not affected by this issue. The only other issue we have found with these ferrata sets is the elastic band within the webbing arm rips from the stitching after heavy use and repeatedly being soaked by rain. To date, we have only had two sets affected by this issue which does NOT affect the structural integrity of the set. It only makes one of the arms of the set look sad and sag. I feel I need to emphasize that we use these ferrata sets daily from May to Sept and we use them HEAVILY. I suspect that the amount of use these get in one summer would be the equivalent of more than 5 years of regular use in variable weather. I don't believe most users would encounter the issues we have due to the nature of our program. I also need to emphasize how awesome the customer service and warranty department have been in handling our issues. When the gate action problem arose they worked with me to get to the root of the problem. They came up with a solution in a timely manner and sent replacements very quickly. Even with these issues I have mentioned above, I still highly recommend this ferrata set. It is extremely easy to use for all ages/hand sizes and it also easy to clean/grease.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryan from Very Slick Setup Have used the easy rider on two via ferrata climbs as of this posting and highly recommend. The carabiners are very ergonomic; even with my very large hands the internal locking mechanism is a breeze to disengage. The length of the lanyards is perfect; long enough to allow freedom of movement around the cable, but not too long so that the carabiners are out of reach when they fall behind.
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doug from Tested in the Dolomites I had a set of these in the Dolomites for a bunch of via ferratas and loved them. The clipped to the cables easily and securely and releasing the gate was simple with my palm. I liked the bungee-type cord which kept the rig neat ant sleek vs the unweidy systems I witnessed others using.
Date published: 2013-06-14