Ratings Overview - Carabiner

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Black Diamond Hotwire

 Black Diamond Hotwire
This was the first carabiner we know of made with the revolutionary "wiregate" design. At first, they scared people. Today wire-ga...
$7.50

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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 - 5 of 10
5
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. ...
$10

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ease of unclipping - 3 of 10
3
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 - 5 of 10
5
Wild Country Helium

 Wild Country Helium
This carabiner is one of the most innovative on the market. It has a hooded nose that brings the best of both worlds: the light de...
$12.50

Editors' Choice Award
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ease of unclipping - 10 of 10
10
ease of clipping - 10 of 10
10
ease of handling - 10 of 10
10
how many ropes fit - 8 of 10
8
rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
portability - 8 of 10
8
Black Diamond Positron

 Black Diamond Positron
The Black Diamond Positron] is a good medium-sized carabiner for sport, trad or top rope routes. The stand out feature being the e...
$7.5

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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 - 5 of 10
5
Petzl Spirit

 Petzl Spirit
The Petzl Spirit is maybe the oldest and most popular sport climbing carabiner. More than a decade ago, Petzl's innovative keyloc...
$10

Top Pick Award
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ease of unclipping - 10 of 10
10
ease of clipping - 9 of 10
9
ease of handling - 7 of 10
7
how many ropes fit - 8 of 10
8
rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
portability - 6 of 10
6
Black Diamond Oval Wire

 Black Diamond Oval Wire
The Oval Wire is the wire gate version of the classic Black Diamond Oval. It is a little lighter than the oval and stronger. It is...
$6.50

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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 - 6 of 10
6
Wild Country Nitro

 Wild Country Nitro
The Wild Country Nitro is one of the best values in a sport climbing
carabiner. It scored near the top in all our tests but i...
$7.50

Best Buy Award
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ease of unclipping - 3 of 10
3
ease of clipping - 10 of 10
10
ease of handling - 10 of 10
10
how many ropes fit - 8 of 10
8
rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
portability - 8 of 10
8
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...
$6

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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 - 2 of 10
2
Trango SuperFly

 Trango SuperFly
When this biner first came out it was my favorite. I instantly bought a bunch, put them on my rack and was psyched. That was five ...
$9

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ease of unclipping - 2 of 10
2
ease of clipping - 8 of 10
8
ease of handling - 7 of 10
7
how many ropes fit - 8 of 10
8
rope pull smoothness - 7 of 10
7
portability - 9 of 10
9
Petzl Spirit Bent Gate

 Petzl Spirit Bent Gate
The Petzl Spirit is maybe the oldest and most popular sport climbing carabiner in the world. More than a decade ago, Petzl's inno...
$10

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ease of unclipping - 10 of 10
10
ease of clipping - 9 of 10
9
ease of handling - 7 of 10
7
how many ropes fit - 8 of 10
8
rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
portability - 6 of 10
6
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Black Diamond Oz

 Black Diamond Oz
The New Black Diamond Oz is upgraded with a snag free HoodWire nose and it is two grams lighter than the old Black Diamond Oz weig...
$9

Top Pick Award
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ease of unclipping - 2 of 10
2
ease of clipping - 8 of 10
8
ease of handling - 8 of 10
8
how many ropes fit - 7 of 10
7
rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
portability - 9 of 10
9
Wild Country Astro

 Wild Country Astro
The Wild Country Astro is one of the best lightweight carabiners out there, especially for the price. Only the Mad Rock Ultra-Ligh...
$7

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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
Mad Rock Ultra-Light Bent

 Mad Rock Ultra-Light Bent
The Mad Rock Ultra-Light Bent is probably the best value on a bent gate wiregate
carabiner and, at only $6, one of the best d...
$6

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70
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ease of unclipping - 5 of 10
5
ease of clipping - 8 of 10
8
ease of handling - 8 of 10
8
how many ropes fit - 5 of 10
5
rope pull smoothness - 6 of 10
6
portability - 9 of 10
9
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...
$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 - 8 of 10
8
Mad Rock Ultra-Light Straight

 Mad Rock Ultra-Light Straight
The Mad Rock Ultra-Light Straight is the best deal for a lightweight carabiner we found. Its hard to find any cheaper carabiner, ...
$6

Best Buy Award
100
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70
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ease of unclipping - 5 of 10
5
ease of clipping - 8 of 10
8
ease of handling - 8 of 10
8
how many ropes fit - 5 of 10
5
rope pull smoothness - 6 of 10
6
portability - 9 of 10
9
Omega Pacific Doval

 Omega Pacific Doval
The Doval is a new take on the old-school oval design that incorporates lightweight with practicality. It is 40 percent lighter th...
$7

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ease of unclipping - 1 of 10
1
ease of clipping - 2 of 10
2
ease of handling - 6 of 10
6
how many ropes fit - 4 of 10
4
rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
portability - 8 of 10
8
Black Diamond Quicksilver

 Black Diamond Quicksilver
This biner has been discontinued. Check out our complete Carabiner Review to see what is the best.

Strong and versatile at...
$7

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ease of unclipping - 1 of 10
1
ease of clipping - 6 of 10
6
ease of handling - 8 of 10
8
how many ropes fit - 4 of 10
4
rope pull smoothness - 8 of 10
8
portability - 4 of 10
4
CAMP Nano 23

 CAMP Nano 23
The CAMP Nano 23 is the lightest carabiner made as of this writing. The small size is best suited for alpine or traditional climbi...
$7

Top Pick Award
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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. When I first saw th...
$7.50

100
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50
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ease of unclipping - 1 of 10
1
ease of clipping - 6 of 10
6
ease of handling - 6 of 10
6
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 19 products tested.