At 46 grams this is the lightest nut tool we tested, making it a great option when weight is of utmost concern. It also sports a built-in carabiner that further keeps its weight to a minimum, eliminating the need for another carabiner. The Ushba was one of the more comfortable on which to bludgeon our palms in attempts to release sometimes fickle nuts. It has a well-designed nose and hook that led to good nut cleaning performances, especially when freeing smaller wires in tiny fissures. It did about as well as the Wild Country Pro Key and not quite as well as the Metolius tools in this category. Its long length gave extra reach for seemingly lost pieces. However, this length caused it to occasionally catch annoyingly on other gear on our harness.
It also does a fantastic job at cleaning both nuts and cams. It does catch on things some but this wasnt a huge deal as long as you dont keep your gear sling too long. It is the most expensive nut tool, so if you are on a tight budget, consider the Wild Country Pro Key or Metolius Extractor.