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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
Price $6.95 at REI
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$7.95 at REI
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$12.95 at REI
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Pros Great price, slim profile, comes in eight different colorsLightweight for a full-size carabiner, snag-free wiregateLightweight and full size, easy clipping and handlingKeylock wiregate has no notch, easy to handle, large rope-bearing surfaceLightweight, inexpensive, better handling than a "keychain" carabiner
Cons Other options are lighter, a little on the small side, exposed notch in the gateExpensive, heavier than some ofther optionsWiregate’s notch can snag on rope or gearHeavy, expensive, single "wiregate" takes some getting used toSlightly maller than full size, exposed notch for the gate, only available in two colors
Bottom Line An affordable option for racking your camming devicesFull-size, quality construction, clean nose, and great handlingA great option for ice or big wall climbing where you'll be wearing glovesHeavy for a trad rack but nice keylocking gateA great value that's not full-size but not too small either
Rating Categories Trango Phase Carabiner Wild Country Helium Carabiner Photon Wire Straight Gate Petzl Ange L Mad Rock Ultra Light Wire
Ease Of Clipping (20%)
6
9
9
8
8
Rope Pull Smoothness (15%)
6
9
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10
6
Ease Of Unclipping (15%)
6
10
8
9
6
Ease Of Handling (15%)
6
9
10
8
8
How Many Ropes Fit (15%)
7
10
9
8
9
Portability (20%)
8
7
8
6
7
Specs Trango Phase... Wild Country... Photon Wire... Petzl Ange L Mad Rock Ultra...
Manufacturer Weight (g) 30 33 30 34 31
Gate Closed 24 24 22 22 25
Sideways 8 7 8 7 7
Gate Open 7 10 9 10 8
Gate Clearance (mm) 23 27 26 26 22
Forging Method Not Specified Hot Cold Not Specified Hot
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