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Pros Lighter than other sport draws, good price pointDouble keylocking biners easy to clip and unclip, relatively affordable for such a designSteel insert offers more durability for high-wear use, wide slingAffordable, stiff dogbone, easy to clip Inferno II wiregatesLightweight, inexpensive
Cons Wiregates can snag on gear, bottom positioner is bulkyNot the lightest, gate springs a bit tight compared to competition, 18mm sling adequate but not great for grabbingHeavy, expensive, narrow gate openingBottom biner always sits at poor angle, notched wiregates hard to unclipNotch in wiregate can snag, thin sling is hard to grab
Bottom Line A good choice for new climbers that do a little bit of everythingA no frills, but fully functional, solid gate quickdrawInnovative product for high-wear use, such as top roping or your first draw on hard sport routesA wiregate quickdraw that is easy to clip, but not nearly as easy to unclipA good value pick for trad climbers or anyone looking for an inexpensive option
Rating Categories Orbit Wire Express KS HotForge Bulletproof Metolius Inferno II Cypher Firefly II
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Specs Orbit Wire Express... HotForge Bulletproof Metolius Inferno II Cypher Firefly II
Weight (ounces) 3.1 oz 3.6 oz 4.2 oz 3.1 oz 2.6 oz
Gate opening bottom carabiner (mm) 27 mm 24 mm 20 mm 21mm 25 mm
Width of sling (mm) 16 mm 18 mm 22 mm 11mm 10 mm
Sling Material Polyester Polyester Nylon Dyneema Dyneema
Manufacturer Warranty 3 year 1 year 1 year 60 days At Cypher's discretion
Non-Snagging Top Biner No Yes Yes No No
Non-Snagging Bottom Biner No Yes Yes No No
Forging method Not disclosed Hot Hot Not disclosed Hot
Unique features Double wiregate carabiners Double keylocking carabiners Stainless steel insert for added durability double ultralight carabiners with stiff sling easy to grab Double wiregates with a rubber keeper on the lower biner
Available sling lengths 11 cm, 18 cm 12 cm, 16 cm 12 cm, 18 cm 6in. (15.24 cm) 11 cm, 16 cm
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