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Awards  Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
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Pros Very light, low price, two length choicesSnappy 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 carabiners, smallest gate opening, easily twisted slingExpensive, 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 A quickdraw with frustratingly small carabiners that make it hard to clip and unclipOur 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 Trango Phase Quickdraw Petzl Spirit Express DMM Alpha Sport Quickdraw Petzl Djinn Axess Black Diamond HotForge Hybrid
Ease Of Clipping (25%)
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Ease Of Unclipping (25%)
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Portability (20%)
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Handling (15%)
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Ease Of Grabbing (15%)
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Specs Trango Phase... Petzl Spirit Express DMM Alpha Sport... Petzl Djinn Axess Black Diamond...
Weight (ounces) 2.4 oz 3.2 oz 3.9 oz 4 oz 3.5 oz
Gate opening bottom carabiner (mm) 19 mm 25 mm 25 mm 27 mm 27 mm
Width of sling (mm) 11mm 25 mm 25 mm 16 mm 18 mm
Sling Material Nylon Nylon Nylon Polyester Polyester
Manufacturer Warranty Case by case 3 year 1 year 3 year 1 year
Non-Snagging Top Biner No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non-Snagging Bottom Biner No Yes Yes Yes No
Forging method Not disclosed Cold Hot Cold Hot
Unique features Straight wiregate on top and bent wiregate on bottom 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 12 cm, 18 cm 12 cm, 17 cm 12 cm, 18 cm, 25 cm 12 cm, 17 cm 12 cm, 16 cm
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