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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
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Pros Lightweight, customizable to four versions, MonoFil Keylock nose and gate very easy to unclipSnappy 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 Small biners not as functional as larger ones, sling not the comfiest for grabbing, priceyExpensive, 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 The most versatile quickdraw in our review is light and easy to useOur 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 Petzl Ange Finesse 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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Ease Of Unclipping (25%)
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7
Portability (20%)
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Handling (15%)
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Ease Of Grabbing (15%)
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Specs Petzl Ange Finesse Petzl Spirit Express DMM Alpha Sport... Petzl Djinn Axess Black Diamond...
Weight (ounces) 2.6 oz 3.2 oz 3.9 oz 4 oz 3.5 oz
Gate opening bottom carabiner (mm) 26 mm 25 mm 25 mm 27 mm 27 mm
Width of sling (mm) 25mm 25 mm 25 mm 16 mm 18 mm
Sling Material Nylon Nylon Nylon Polyester Polyester
Manufacturer Warranty 3 year 3 year 1 year 3 year 1 year
Non-Snagging Top Biner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non-Snagging Bottom Biner Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Forging method Not disclosed Cold Hot Cold Hot
Unique features MonoFil Keylock gate, comes in four options with different length slings and carabiner sizes. 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 10 cm, 17 cm 12 cm, 17 cm 12 cm, 18 cm, 25 cm 12 cm, 17 cm 12 cm, 16 cm
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