Silicone Tubing for Sacrificial Layers (ID 15mm / OD 20mm) - per metre


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Piece of silicone for reducing wear between rigging components, especially in case of steel on aluminium.

Sold per metre.

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Silcone tubing around carabiner with swivel attached

Longer Lasting Rigging

A sacrificial layer is a disposable layer, in this case made of silicone, that is put around a carabiner to protect your rigging from wear. Sacrificial layers help to keep your rigging safe by sacrificing themselves before damage is done to aluminium or nylon components. If a steel rigging component is connected to an aluminium or fabric one the movement in the system can cause the aluminium or fabric to wear away as it's not as hard as the steel.

Quieter Rigging

These layers are also great for reducing noise amongst components. Metal on metal can be particularly loud, especially in a studio or small room. Add these between your rigging and your ears will thank you!

Silcone tubing around carabiner with swivel attached

Check for Wear

The silicone is pretty durable but will start to wear long before the aluminium or nylon is damaged. The sacrificial layer should be checked before each use. If worn through, the silicone sacrificial layer should be changed immediately. You should also check the carabiners and other components to make sure they remain undamaged.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Surprisingly Useful

Never thought that I can use protective layer for carabs. This is very useful so far! Just don't know yet how long will it takes to replace it so need to constantly check them for safety.


Bought a protective layer for semi static rope, so far working better than expected! Protects rope and surface from abrasion & adds grip. No idea as yet of its longevity.


Useful product, easy to cut with sharp scissors/scalpel. Fits most of the carabiners/quick links with a bit of persuasion. Will not only offer my kit some protection from wear, but the need to check and replace when necessary means a constant reminder to keep up with maintenance and safety. Be careful when using on carabiners with locking collars that the sacrificial layer doesn't push the lock open.