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Pros Snappy clipping action, wide sling is easy to grab, light for a sport quickdrawGreat clipping, wide sling for easy grabbing, keylocking gates don't snagEasy to clip, durable construction, large size works well with glovesLightweight, customizable to four versions, MonoFil Keylock nose and gate very easy to unclipVisually pleasing, affordable, easy to unclip keylocking top biner
Cons Expensive, still a little heavy for trad climbingHeavy, expensiveHeavy, dogbone is on the thin side and not easy to grabSmall biners not as functional as larger ones, sling not the comfiest for grabbing, priceyTight gate springs require slightly more effort than others to clip, 18mm sling adequate but not perfect for grabbing
Bottom Line Our favorite option for sport climbingGreat sport climbing draw but on the heavy sideLarge carabiners work well with gloves onThe most versatile quickdraw in our review is light and easy to useBest Bang for the Buck winner due to its solid performance at a relatively low price
Rating Categories Petzl Spirit Express DMM Alpha Sport Petzl Djinn Axess Petzl Ange Finesse HotForge Hybrid
Ease Of Clipping (25%)
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Ease Of Unclipping (25%)
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Portability (20%)
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Handling (15%)
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Ease Of Grabbing (15%)
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Specs Petzl Spirit Express DMM Alpha Sport Petzl Djinn Axess Petzl Ange Finesse HotForge Hybrid
Weight (ounces) 3.2 oz 3.9 oz 4 oz 2.6 oz 3.5 oz
Gate opening bottom carabiner (mm) 25 mm 25 mm 27 mm 26 mm 27 mm
Width of sling (mm) 25 mm 25 mm 16 mm 25mm 18 mm
Sling Material Nylon Nylon Polyester Nylon Polyester
Manufacturer Warranty 3 year 1 year 3 year 3 year 1 year
Non-Snagging Top Biner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non-Snagging Bottom Biner Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Forging method Cold Hot Cold Not disclosed Hot
Unique features Sling is wider at the bottom to facilitate grabbing, stiff sling Dual keylock carabiners, wide sling Large carabiners good for big hands or gloves, easy to clip MonoFil Keylock gate, comes in four options with different length slings and carabiner sizes. Visual patterning designed to easily catch the eye while climbing
Available sling lengths 12 cm, 17 cm 12 cm, 18 cm, 25 cm 12 cm, 17 cm 10 cm, 17 cm 12 cm, 16 cm
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