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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $11.95 at REI
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$15.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Very light, affordable, visual indicator on screw gate, full-sized offset-DVersatile, lightweight, relatively affordable, lots of gate clearance, gate security stripeVersatile, 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 unlockTriple-action auto-locking gate, stainless steel insert increases durability, internal spring bar prevents cross-loading or rotation
Cons Gate spring squeeks, less versatile than HMS styleScrewgate can get stuck closed, aluminum I-beam construction wears out quicker than someHeavy and bulkyExpensive compared to alternatives, the least amount of gate clearanceHeavy, expensive, hard to unlock with one hand
Bottom Line Our Best Bang for the Buck winner due to its great price, but also its impressively lightweightThe longtime standard as the best locker for all purposesA versatile and secure choice that is easy to handle and use, if a bit heavyThe lightest and easiest to use small lockerThe best belay locker due to ultra-secure gate and durable stainless insert
Rating Categories CAMP USA Photon Lock Petzl Attache RockLock Twistlock DMM Phantom HMS Bulletproof Triple FG
Overall Utility (25%)
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10
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6
9
Ease Of Unlocking And Locking (25%)
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Compactness And Weight (20%)
9
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Gate Security (20%)
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Gate Clearance (10%)
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Specs CAMP USA Photon Lock Petzl Attache RockLock Twistlock DMM Phantom HMS Bulletproof...
Weight 44 g 57 g 93 g 41 g 87 g
Gate Closed Strength (KN) 23 22 24 24 25
Sideways Strength (KN) 8 7 8 9 9
Gate Open Strength (KN) 9 6 8 9 9
Gate Clearance (cm) 1.8 cm 2.6 cm 2.5 cm 1.6 cm 2.4 cm
Visual Locking Indicator? Yes Yes Autolocking No Autolocking
Carabiner Shape Offset-D Pear/HMS Large Pear/HMS Offset-D Pear/HMS
Lock Closure Type Screwgate Screw-lock Twistlock Screwgate Triple action Auto-lock or Screwgate
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