Sterling Chain Reactor Review
Compare prices at 2 resellers Pros: Best fall absorption of all the products, least expensive
Cons: Bulkiest of all the contenders
Our Analysis and Test Results
This in the only anchor chain we know of rated to hold three factor two falls. This makes it absorb the most force of other anchor chains if you accidentally shock load the anchor. It is also the least expensive anchor chain, $4 or $5 less than the competitors.
This is the bulkiest of all the anchor chains we tested. We also noticed how the tabs at the ends of the bar tacks got hung up more than other anchor chains. Not a big deal, but a little annoying. Because it is nylon, it will absorb more water than Dyneema if you are using this in a snow environment. While it is great that you can get it with colored tabs at either end, it would be nice if the whole chain had some color for easy differentiation if you have a dark harness.This comes in two version: Regular and Pro. The Pro version has the end you connect to your harness doubled up. Most people should get the Regular version as it is less bulky.
— Chris McNamara
Ad-free. Influence-free. Powered by Testing.
GearLab is founded on the principle of honest, objective, reviews. Our experts test thousands of products each year using thoughtful test plans that bring out key performance differences between competing products. And, to assure complete independence, we buy all the products we test ourselves. No cherry-picked units sent by manufacturers. No sponsored content. No ads. Just real, honest, side-by-side testing and comparison.Learn More