Mammut Tubular Sling 16.0
MammutTubular Sling 16.0

A classic for a reason.

The Tubular Sling 16.0 is a classic in Mammut's collection for climbers and alpinists alike. This skinny sling has a higher breaking strength than most cams; just let that sink in.

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Not a big fan

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

As mentioned these slings are extremely stiff and slippery and do not handle well at all. Doubled up as an "alpine draw" they turn into a big circle and don't sit flat at all. I have only used these a handful of times so I cant speak to whether or not they "break in" but I would highly recommend looking elsewhere for slings.

I guess when they are fresh they are to be like that after a little use they would get better.

Nope, had them for almost a year now with regular use and barely any change in their feel

I will mostly use these are leaver sling

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

They're fine, but I prefer the handling of a more supple nylon.
It's nice that they come in a 120cm version, though.
In the end, dyneema/spectra/whatever is just more convenient

stiff & slippery

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

whooops, that title is suggestive. But its true.

the nylon sling is stiffer than BD nylon slings. Probably because its thicker in material. It's also very slippery, like BD nylon slings, and unlike DMM nylon slings. I don't think these qualities make the sling better or worse, but it's something to keep in mind. And maybe it'll 'break-in' with time? who knows.

So combined, the knots don't 'set' tightly the same way as the softer slings do - it makes it easier to undo the knots after they've been weighted. I used the blue 120cm sling a lot in the Rockies to tie off two-bolt anchors.