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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award   Top Pick Award 
Price $15.95 at REI
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Pros Visually pleasing, affordable, easy to unclip keylocking top binerSnappy 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 glovesLightweight, customizable to four versions, MonoFil Keylock nose and gate very easy to unclip
Cons Tight gate springs require slightly more effort than others to clip, 18mm sling adequate but not perfect for grabbingExpensive, still a little heavy for trad climbingHeavy, expensiveHeavy, dogbone is on the thin side and not easy to grabSmall biners not as functional as larger ones, sling not the comfiest for grabbing, pricey
Bottom Line Best Bang for the Buck winner due to its solid performance at a relatively low priceOur favorite option for sport climbingGreat sport climbing draw but on the heavy sideLarge carabiners work well with gloves onThe most versatile quickdraw in our review is light and easy to use
Rating Categories Black Diamond HotForge Hybrid Petzl Spirit Express DMM Alpha Sport Quickdraw Petzl Djinn Axess Petzl Ange Finesse
Ease Of Clipping (25%)
7
10
10
9
7
Ease Of Unclipping (25%)
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9
Portability (20%)
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Handling (15%)
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Ease Of Grabbing (15%)
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Specs Black Diamond... Petzl Spirit Express DMM Alpha Sport... Petzl Djinn Axess Petzl Ange Finesse
Weight (ounces) 3.5 oz 3.2 oz 3.9 oz 4 oz 2.6 oz
Gate opening bottom carabiner (mm) 27 mm 25 mm 25 mm 27 mm 26 mm
Width of sling (mm) 18 mm 25 mm 25 mm 16 mm 25mm
Sling Material Polyester Nylon Nylon Polyester Nylon
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year 3 year 1 year 3 year 3 year
Non-Snagging Top Biner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non-Snagging Bottom Biner No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Forging method Hot Cold Hot Cold Not disclosed
Unique features Visual patterning designed to easily catch the eye while climbing 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 MonoFil Keylock gate, comes in four options with different length slings and carabiner sizes.
Available sling lengths 12 cm, 16 cm 12 cm, 17 cm 12 cm, 18 cm, 25 cm 12 cm, 17 cm 10 cm, 17 cm
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