Ratings Overview - Carabiner

Total 17 products tested.
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Ease of handling How many ropes fit Rope pull smoothness Portability
Petzl Spirit Straight Gate

 Petzl Spirit Straight Gate
The Petzl Spirit is the original keylocking carabiner - often copied but never duplicated. Thanks to its notch-free design it is a...  read more >
$10

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Ease of unclipping - 10 of 10
10
Ease of clipping - 10 of 10
10
Ease of handling - 8 of 10
8
How many ropes fit - 5 of 10
5
Rope pull smoothness - 9 of 10
9
Portability - 6 of 10
6
Wild Country Helium Carabiner

 Wild Country Helium Carabiner
The Wild Country Helium carabiner has received a lot of hype since its release over a decade ago, and, due to its exorbitant price...  read more >
$14

Editors' Choice Award
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89
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Ease of unclipping - 10 of 10
10
Ease of clipping - 9 of 10
9
Ease of handling - 10 of 10
10
How many ropes fit - 10 of 10
10
Rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 7 of 10
7
Wild Country Nitro

 Wild Country Nitro
The Wild Country Nitro provides a lot of value for an all-around carabiner. It scored near the top in many of our tests but is oft...  read more >
$9

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76
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Ease of unclipping - 4 of 10
4
Ease of clipping - 9 of 10
9
Ease of handling - 9 of 10
9
How many ropes fit - 8 of 10
8
Rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 7 of 10
7
Black Diamond LiveWire

 Black Diamond LiveWire
The Black Diamond HotWire and Black Diamond Livewire were some of first carabiners with the once revolutionary "wiregate" design. ...  read more >
$12

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76
Ease of unclipping - 8 of 10
8
Ease of clipping - 9 of 10
9
Ease of handling - 8 of 10
8
How many ropes fit - 9 of 10
9
Rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 4 of 10
4
Mad Rock UltraLight Bent Gate

 Mad Rock UltraLight Bent Gate
The Mad Rock UltraLight bent gate carabiner is our Best Buy award winner. The price on this product just can't be beat. You'll sav...  read more >
$6

Best Buy Award
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65
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Ease of unclipping - 5 of 10
5
Ease of clipping - 8 of 10
8
Ease of handling - 6 of 10
6
How many ropes fit - 6 of 10
6
Rope pull smoothness - 6 of 10
6
Portability - 7 of 10
7
Black Diamond HotWire

 Black Diamond HotWire
Product Recall: February 2016
In February of 2016, Black Diamond released a recall of specific Hotwire carabiners; the recall ...  read more >
$8

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70
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Ease of unclipping - 3 of 10
3
Ease of clipping - 8 of 10
8
Ease of handling - 7 of 10
7
How many ropes fit - 10 of 10
10
Rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 6 of 10
6
Black Diamond Oval Wire

 Black Diamond Oval Wire
The Black Diamond Oval Wire is the wire gate version of the classic Black Diamond Oval. It is a little lighter than the oval and s...  read more >
$8

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66
Ease of unclipping - 3 of 10
3
Ease of clipping - 8 of 10
8
Ease of handling - 8 of 10
8
How many ropes fit - 8 of 10
8
Rope pull smoothness - 10 of 10
10
Portability - 3 of 10
3
Petzl Djinn Straight Gate

 Petzl Djinn Straight Gate
The new Petzl Djinn straight gate carabiner is designed to be "rugged for crag climbing." They are one of the heavier models that ...  read more >
$9

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75
Ease of unclipping - 9 of 10
9
Ease of clipping - 8 of 10
8
Ease of handling - 6 of 10
6
How many ropes fit - 10 of 10
10
Rope pull smoothness - 10 of 10
10
Portability - 3 of 10
3
Black Diamond Neutrino

 Black Diamond Neutrino
A decade ago, the Black Diamond Neutrino was the first really small and light carabiner to gain popularity. It was dramatically li...  read more >
$7

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Ease of unclipping - 3 of 10
3
Ease of clipping - 7 of 10
7
Ease of handling - 7 of 10
7
How many ropes fit - 5 of 10
5
Rope pull smoothness - 7 of 10
7
Portability - 6 of 10
6
Black Diamond Oz Carabiner

 Black Diamond Oz Carabiner
Product Recall: February 2016
In February of 2016, Black Diamond released a recall of Oz carabiners - 210134. If you think you...  read more >
$9

Top Pick Award
100
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71
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Ease of unclipping - 7 of 10
7
Ease of clipping - 7 of 10
7
Ease of handling - 6 of 10
6
How many ropes fit - 6 of 10
6
Rope pull smoothness - 7 of 10
7
Portability - 9 of 10
9
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Wild Country Astro

 Wild Country Astro
The Wild Country Astro is a great lightweight carabiner, especially for the price. Our Best Buy award winner, the Mad Rock UltraLi...  read more >
$8

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70
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Ease of unclipping - 3 of 10
3
Ease of clipping - 7 of 10
7
Ease of handling - 8 of 10
8
How many ropes fit - 6 of 10
6
Rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 9 of 10
9
CAMP Orbit

 CAMP Orbit
The CAMP Orbit bent gate carabiner is best suited for the rope end of a quickdraw. The keylock design is great for cleaning steep ...  read more >
$8

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64
Ease of unclipping - 8 of 10
8
Ease of clipping - 7 of 10
7
Ease of handling - 7 of 10
7
How many ropes fit - 7 of 10
7
Rope pull smoothness - 7 of 10
7
Portability - 3 of 10
3
Black Diamond Positron

 Black Diamond Positron
Product Recall: February 2016
Positron straight gate 210153 / 210261 and bent gate 210154 were recalled by Black Diamond in Fe...  read more >
$9

100
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66
Ease of unclipping - 9 of 10
9
Ease of clipping - 6 of 10
6
Ease of handling - 8 of 10
8
How many ropes fit - 8 of 10
8
Rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 2 of 10
2
Black Diamond Oval

 Black Diamond Oval
The Black Diamond Oval is the classic carabiner design and Black Diamond has been making them for as long as anyone. The oval desi...  read more >
$7

100
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51
Ease of unclipping - 3 of 10
3
Ease of clipping - 5 of 10
5
Ease of handling - 5 of 10
5
How many ropes fit - 8 of 10
8
Rope pull smoothness - 10 of 10
10
Portability - 1 of 10
1
CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate

 CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate
The CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate is one of the lightest full size carabiners on the market. This product was designed with light...  read more >
$8

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68
Ease of unclipping - 6 of 10
6
Ease of clipping - 4 of 10
4
Ease of handling - 4 of 10
4
How many ropes fit - 10 of 10
10
Rope pull smoothness - 9 of 10
9
Portability - 8 of 10
8
CAMP Nano 22 Carabiner

 CAMP Nano 22 Carabiner
The first time you lay eyes on the CAMP Nano 22, you might think it's a nut-tool only carabiner. But don't let the small size dece...  read more >
$7

100
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50
Ease of unclipping - 3 of 10
3
Ease of clipping - 3 of 10
3
Ease of handling - 6 of 10
6
How many ropes fit - 2 of 10
2
Rope pull smoothness - 5 of 10
5
Portability - 10 of 10
10
Metolius FS Mini

 Metolius FS Mini
The Metolius FS Mini carabiner is one of the lightest and smallest climbing-strength carabiners on the market. At first, we though...  read more >
$8

100
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43
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Ease of unclipping - 1 of 10
1
Ease of clipping - 3 of 10
3
Ease of handling - 5 of 10
5
How many ropes fit - 1 of 10
1
Rope pull smoothness - 4 of 10
4
Portability - 10 of 10
10
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Total 17 tested.