Petzl Attache
Awards Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award  Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $16.95 at REI
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$16.11 at Backcountry
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Pros Versatile, lightweight, relatively affordable, lots of gate clearance, gate security stripeVery light, affordable, visual indicator on screw gate, full-sized offset-DVersatile, great for use with double ropes and belaying, auto-locking gate mechanism, wide gate openingLight, small, least amount of revolutions needed for screwgate to lock or unlockTriple-action auto-locking gate, stainless steel insert increases durability, internal spring bar prevents cross-loading or rotation
Cons Screwgate can get stuck closed, aluminum I-beam construction wears out quicker than someGate spring squeeks, less versatile than HMS styleHeavy and bulkyExpensive compared to alternatives, the least amount of gate clearanceHeavy, expensive, hard to unlock with one hand
Bottom Line The longtime standard as the best locker for all purposesOur Best Bang for the Buck winner due to its great price, but also its impressively lightweightA versatile and secure choice that is easy to handle and use, if a bit heavyThe lightest and easiest to use small lockerThe best belay locker due to ultra-secure gate and durable stainless insert
Rating Categories Petzl Attache CAMP USA Photon Lock RockLock Twistlock DMM Phantom HMS Bulletproof Trip...
Overall Utility (25%)
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Ease Of Unlocking And Locking (25%)
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Compactness And Weight (20%)
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Gate Security (20%)
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Gate Clearance (10%)
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Specs Petzl Attache CAMP USA Photon Lock RockLock Twistlock DMM Phantom HMS Bulletproof...
Weight 57 g 44 g 93 g 41 g 87 g
Gate Closed Strength (KN) 22 23 24 24 25
Sideways Strength (KN) 7 8 8 9 9
Gate Open Strength (KN) 6 9 8 9 9
Gate Clearance (cm) 2.6 cm 1.8 cm 2.5 cm 1.6 cm 2.4 cm
Visual Locking Indicator? Yes Yes Autolocking No Autolocking
Carabiner Shape Pear/HMS Offset-D Large Pear/HMS Offset-D Pear/HMS
Lock Closure Type Screw-lock Screwgate Twistlock Screwgate Triple action Auto-lock or Screwgate
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