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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Best Buy Award 
Price $7.95 at REI
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$11.16 at Backcountry
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$12.95 at REI
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$10 List$6.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Lightweight and full size, easy clipping and handlingLightweight for a full-size carabiner, snag-free wiregateKeylock wiregate has no notch, easy to handle, large rope-bearing surfaceSnag-free wiregate, lightweight, almost full-sizeLightweight, inexpensive, better handling than a "keychain" carabiner
Cons Wiregate’s notch can snag on rope or gearExpensive, heavier than some ofther optionsHeavy, expensive, single "wiregate" takes some getting used toA little harder to handle than a full-size carabinerSlightly maller than full size, exposed notch for the gate, only available in two colors
Bottom Line A great option for ice or big wall climbing where you'll be wearing glovesFull-size, quality construction, clean nose, and great handlingHeavy for a trad rack but nice keylocking gateLightweight but still functional, with a hood over the notch for no snagsA great value that's not full-size but not too small either
Rating Categories Photon Wire Straight Gate Wild Country Helium Carabiner Petzl Ange L Black Diamond Oz Carabiner Mad Rock Ultra Light Wire
Ease Of Clipping (20%)
9
9
8
7
8
Rope Pull Smoothness (15%)
9
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10
7
6
Ease Of Unclipping (15%)
8
10
9
8
6
Ease Of Handling (15%)
10
9
8
7
8
How Many Ropes Fit (15%)
9
10
8
7
9
Portability (20%)
8
7
6
9
7
Specs Photon Wire... Wild Country... Petzl Ange L Black Diamond Oz... Mad Rock Ultra...
Manufacturer Weight (g) 30 33 34 28 31
Gate Closed 22 24 22 20 25
Sideways 8 7 7 7 7
Gate Open 9 10 10 7 8
Gate Clearance (mm) 26 27 26 22 22
Forging Method Cold Hot Not Specified Hot Hot
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