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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Best Buy Award Top Pick Award 
Price $59.96 at Amazon
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$99.95 at REI
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$48.71 at Backcountry
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Pros Fantastic design, smallest cam in the world, great strength, extendable sling, flexible stemSuper light, durable, easy to place while free climbing, great rangeWide range per unit, light, rigid when placing but flexible when placed, narrow head width, thumb loop, smallest unit currently madeDurable, wide rangeFlexible stem, great range, narrow heads
Cons Not available in offset sizes, smaller individual cam range, action on smaller cams not as smooth as larger camsExpensive, need for potential early retirementNot the most affordable, smaller units lack double axle and aren’t as smooth, trigger wires can’t be replaced at homeHeavy compared to Ultralight C4s and MetoliusWide stem may feel bulky to some
Bottom Line Worthy of our Top Pick for small cams due to their excellent design and performanceThese cams are awesome for long Yosemite free climbs and Indian Creek splittersA Top Pick for smaller sizes due to the widest range and incredible ease of useThese are the most popular cams at Indian Creek due to their great range and durabilityTotems are the best cam for aid climbing and hard-to-protect free climbs
Rating Categories DMM Dragonfly Black Diamond C4 Ultralight Black Diamond Camalot Z4 Black Diamond Camalot Totem Cam
Free Climbing (20%)
8
10
9
9
7
Weight (15%)
7
9
7
6
6
Range (15%)
5
9
7
10
8
Horizontal Cracks (15%)
9
6
9
6
7
Tight Placements (15%)
9
6
9
6
9
Durability (10%)
8
9
7
10
8
Walking (5%)
8
7
7
7
8
Aid Climbing (5%)
7
7
8
6
10
Specs DMM Dragonfly Black Diamond C4... Black Diamond... Black Diamond... Totem Cam
Weight (1 inch size piece) 2.6 oz. 2.6 oz 2.8 oz. 3.28 oz 3.35 oz
Range (inches) .31-1.11" .61-4.51" .29" -1.66" .54-7.68" .46-2.52"
Sling Length (inches) 5-10" 3.75" 3.75" 3.75" 4.6"
Stem width above trigger
Single or Double Axle? Single Double Double down to .3 Double Single
Extendable Sling? Yes No No No No
Sling material Dynatec Dyneema Dynex Nylon Dyneema
High Clip in for Aid? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cam Stops? Yes Yes Yes down to .3 Yes No
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