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CAMP Photon Wire Straight Review

   

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Overall avg rating 4.0 of 5 based on 2 reviews. Most recent review: January 15, 2013
Street Price:   Varies from $7 - $8 | Compare prices at 7 resellers
Pros:  Lightest biner on the market and relatively easy to handle for it's weight
Cons:  A little small, high friction, hard to handle compared to bigger carabiners
Best Uses:  Trad climbing, alpine climbing and big walls
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Manufacturer:   CAMP
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ November 2, 2012  
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   Jan 15, 2013 - 03:45pm
NCclimber · Climber · Asheville
I Can't believe no one has reviewed this biner. I like the Nano 23, but it is small for my taste. I got turned onto the Photon by a friend and now I am sold. This guy is so light, yet its size works great for clipping on the rope end, tying off or racking. The only beef is the ease of unclipping. Its not as bad as other wiregates, but is typical of its kind. I like to keep it on the rope end instead of the top.
Did I mention the price? I practically robbed the store as I checked out at $5.93 a piece! Now I don't know if you can get them at this price everywhere, but I think they are normally $7.00 a pop and would still be worth it based on weight and ease of use.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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