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Awards  Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
Price $5.95 at REI
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$13.95 at Backcountry
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$7.95 at REI
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Pros Lightweight, won't take up much room on your harnessLightweight 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 Tricky to handle, hard to clip multiple knots into, extra friction when rope pases throughExpensive, 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 A little too small to be functional for most hand sizesFull-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 Metolius FS Mini II Wild Country Helium Carabiner Photon Wire Straight Gate Petzl Ange L Mad Rock Ultra Light Wire
Ease Of Clipping (20%)
3
9
9
8
8
Rope Pull Smoothness (15%)
4
9
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10
6
Ease Of Unclipping (15%)
3
10
8
9
6
Ease Of Handling (15%)
3
9
10
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8
How Many Ropes Fit (15%)
4
10
9
8
9
Portability (20%)
10
7
8
6
7
Specs Metolius FS Mini II Wild Country... Photon Wire... Petzl Ange L Mad Rock Ultra...
Manufacturer Weight (g) 25 33 30 34 31
Gate Closed 22 24 22 22 25
Sideways 7 7 8 7 7
Gate Open 7 10 9 10 8
Gate Clearance (mm) 17.5 27 26 26 22
Forging Method Not Specified Hot Cold Not Specified Hot
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