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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award  Top Pick Award 
Price $34.95 at Amazon
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Pros Magnetron technology is securely auto-locking, prevents cross-loading while belayingVersatile, lightweight, relatively affordable, lots of gate clearance, gate security stripeVery light, affordable, visual indicator on screw gate, full-sized offset-DVersatile, great for use with double ropes and belaying, auto-locking gate mechanism, wide gate openingLight, small, least amount of revolutions needed for screwgate to lock or unlock
Cons Very fiddly and time consuming, hard to use with gloves, heavy, instructions for use with active assist braking devices not intuitiveScrewgate can get stuck closed, aluminum I-beam construction wears out quicker than someGate spring squeeks, less versatile than HMS styleHeavy and bulkyExpensive compared to alternatives, the least amount of gate clearance
Bottom Line An effective, but time consuming, belay locker that is not the most intuitive to use (many people use it incorrectly)The longtime standard as the best locker for all purposesOur Best Bang for the Buck winner due to its great price, but also its impressively lightweightA versatile and secure choice that is easy to handle and use, if a bit heavyThe lightest and easiest to use small locker
Rating Categories Black Diamond GridLock Magne... Petzl Attache CAMP USA Photon Lock RockLock Twistlock DMM Phantom
Overall Utility (25%)
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10
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6
Ease Of Unlocking And Locking (25%)
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Compactness And Weight (20%)
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Gate Security (20%)
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Gate Clearance (10%)
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Specs Black Diamond... Petzl Attache CAMP USA Photon Lock RockLock Twistlock DMM Phantom
Weight 82 g 57 g 44 g 93 g 41 g
Gate Closed Strength (KN) 22 22 23 24 24
Sideways Strength (KN) 7 7 8 8 9
Gate Open Strength (KN) 8 6 9 8 9
Gate Clearance (cm) 2.4 cm 2.6 cm 1.8 cm 2.5 cm 1.6 cm
Visual Locking Indicator? Autolocking Yes Yes Autolocking No
Carabiner Shape HMS Pear/HMS Offset-D Large Pear/HMS Offset-D
Lock Closure Type Magnetron Autolocking Screw-lock Screwgate Twistlock Screwgate
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