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Awards  Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
Price $17 List$23.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Great value, lightweightSnappy 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 glovesVisually pleasing, affordable, easy to unclip keylocking top biner
Cons Stiff gate action, skinny runner hard to grab when sport climbingExpensive, still a little heavy for trad climbingHeavy, expensiveHeavy, dogbone is on the thin side and not easy to grabTight gate springs require slightly more effort than others to clip, 18mm sling adequate but not perfect for grabbing
Bottom Line One of the lightest draws in this review, but not our favorite to clip and unclipOur favorite option for sport climbingGreat sport climbing draw but on the heavy sideLarge carabiners work well with gloves onBest Bang for the Buck winner due to its solid performance at a relatively low price
Rating Categories Mad Rock UltraLight Quickdraw Petzl Spirit Express DMM Alpha Sport Quickdraw Petzl Djinn Axess Black Diamond HotForge Hybrid
Ease Of Clipping (25%)
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10
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7
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 Mad Rock... Petzl Spirit Express DMM Alpha Sport... Petzl Djinn Axess Black Diamond...
Weight (ounces) 2.4 oz 3.2 oz 3.9 oz 4 oz 3.5 oz
Gate opening bottom carabiner (mm) 25 mm 25 mm 25 mm 27 mm 27 mm
Width of sling (mm) 10 mm 25 mm 25 mm 16 mm 18 mm
Sling Material Dyneema Nylon Nylon Polyester Polyester
Manufacturer Warranty Limited lifetime warranty 3 year 1 year 3 year 1 year
Non-Snagging Top Biner No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non-Snagging Bottom Biner No Yes Yes Yes No
Forging method Hot Cold Hot Cold Hot
Unique features Double bent wiregate biners 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 Visual patterning designed to easily catch the eye while climbing
Available sling lengths 11 cm 12 cm, 17 cm 12 cm, 18 cm, 25 cm 12 cm, 17 cm 12 cm, 16 cm
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