DMM Belay Master 2
This Product
DMM Belay Master 2
Read the Review
Petzl Attache
Read the Review
Read the Review
Read the Review
Read the Review
Awards  Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award  Top Pick Award 
Price $22.95 at Amazon$16.95 at REI
Compare at 2 sellers
$11.95 at REI
Compare at 3 sellers
$16.11 at Backcountry
Compare at 3 sellers
$14.95 at REI
Compare at 3 sellers
Overall Score Sort Icon
48
81
75
71
70
Star Rating
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Pros Gate keeper prevents cross loading, smooth screw action, ensures screwgate is lockedVersatile, 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 unlock
Cons Awkward to use, plastic clip hangs up on harness items, heavyScrewgate 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 clearance
Bottom Line A belay-specific locker that is more awkward to use than othersThe 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 locker
Rating Categories DMM Belay Master 2 Petzl Attache CAMP USA Photon Lock RockLock Twistlock DMM Phantom
Overall Utility (25%)
4
10
7
7
6
Ease Of Unlocking And Locking (25%)
4
7
8
8
8
Compactness And Weight (20%)
3
7
9
3
10
Gate Security (20%)
8
7
7
9
6
Gate Clearance (10%)
6
10
5
9
3
Specs DMM Belay Master 2 Petzl Attache CAMP USA Photon Lock RockLock Twistlock DMM Phantom
Weight 94 g 57 g 44 g 93 g 41 g
Gate Closed Strength (KN) 25 22 23 24 24
Sideways Strength (KN) 10 7 8 8 9
Gate Open Strength (KN) 8 6 9 8 9
Gate Clearance (cm) 2 cm 2.6 cm 1.8 cm 2.5 cm 1.6 cm
Visual Locking Indicator? Clip Only Closes if Locked Yes Yes Autolocking No
Carabiner Shape Pear/HMS Pear/HMS Offset-D Large Pear/HMS Offset-D
Lock Closure Type Screwgate w/ clip Screw-lock Screwgate Twistlock Screwgate
Expand to show full specification table  |  Hide details