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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award   Top Pick Award 
Price $6.55 at Amazon$13.95 at Backcountry
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$7.95 at REI
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Pros Lightweight, inexpensive, better handling than a "keychain" carabinerLightweight 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 surfaceSnag-free wiregate, lightweight, almost full-size
Cons Slightly maller than full size, exposed notch for the gate, only available in two colorsExpensive, heavier than some ofther optionsWiregate’s notch can snag on rope or gearHeavy, expensive, single "wiregate" takes some getting used toA little harder to handle than a full-size carabiner
Bottom Line A great value that's not full-size but not too small eitherFull-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 gateLightweight but still functional, with a hood over the notch for no snags
Rating Categories Mad Rock Ultra Light Wire Wild Country Helium Carabiner Photon Wire Straight Gate Petzl Ange L Black Diamond Oz Carabiner
Ease Of Clipping (20%)
8
9
9
8
7
Rope Pull Smoothness (15%)
6
9
9
10
7
Ease Of Unclipping (15%)
6
10
8
9
8
Ease Of Handling (15%)
8
9
10
8
7
How Many Ropes Fit (15%)
9
10
9
8
7
Portability (20%)
7
7
8
6
9
Specs Mad Rock Ultra... Wild Country... Photon Wire... Petzl Ange L Black Diamond Oz...
Manufacturer Weight (g) 31 33 30 34 28
Gate Closed 25 24 22 22 20
Sideways 7 7 8 7 7
Gate Open 8 10 9 10 7
Gate Clearance (mm) 22 27 26 26 22
Forging Method Hot Hot Cold Not Specified Hot
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