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Pros: Teflon Coating, light and easy to handle.
Cons: Not most versatile.
Best Uses: Multi-pitch and alpine climbs, sport climbing.
The Mammut Infinity climbing rope is very similar in features to the Mammut Revelation, but with a slightly thicker diameter (9.5mm.) The thicker diameter means it is more likely to work in auto-locking belay devices such as a gri-gri, but it is still a light and compact rope to deal with. This is one of my favorite climbing ropes in the review because of the Teflon coating, which makes the rope feed very smoothly through belay devices, stay new and clean longer and withstand more of a beating than other ropes. If you want a really durable rope with an even thicker diameter, looking into the 9.9mm BlueWater Pulse which has an extra durable sheath, or the Maxim Glider which has a similar gliding feel because of its unique sheath weave.
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OutdoorGearLab Editors' Hands-on Review
The Teflon coating on the Mammut Infinity makes it a smooth and luxurious feeling rope right out of the package. This feeling of newness lasts longer than on most other ropes because the Teflon coating is so durable, which also makes this rope itself extra durable. It gives the sheath extra life, keeps the rope cleaner and makes it feel newer longer.
Being a skinny and light rope (58 g/m,) this rope is great to handle and bring on long climbs. I used this rope in the Winds and the Tetons in Wyoming, both of which require pretty long approaches, and having a light rope made a huge difference. It is a bonus that you can buy a skinnier rope without trading for shorter life of the product, because this rope seems to handle a lot of abuse.
Since this rope is skinny and light, it wouldn't be ideal for big walls and jugging, when a thicker rope is more comfortable. Other than the fact that this rope wouldn't be best for all applications, I don't have any complaints about this rope.
The Mammut Infinity is best for situations where weight matters, such as a hard redpoint, a long hard climb, or a long approach.
Having the added benefit of the Teflon coating unfortunately makes the rope more expensive. However, since the coating extends the life of the rope, it's a tradeoff I would be willing to pay for. The Mammut Infinity is a really durable rope that would be a wise purchase and would last you a while.
— McKenzie Long
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