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 The Best Locking Carabiners
The carabiner is an indispensable tool for rock and alpine climbers, mountaineers and backpackers...

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The Black Diamond Oz won our Top Pick for Lightweight award. It weighs only 1 ounce  but is still easy to use and its updated design won't snag on your gear or rope.

 The Quest for the Best Carabiner Review
We wanted to find out which carabiner was the best, so we've updated our old review to look at...

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Scott Ring traversing out  high up on the Muir Wall  El Capitan. Whether you are just learning to climb or getting geared up for your next El Cap adventure  you're going to need some carabiners.
 How to Choose the Best Carabiner
Almost all styles of climbing (save bouldering and free soloing) require carabiners, and if you...

by Cam McKenzie Ring

Black Diamond Rocklock Twist Lock
 How to Choose the Best Locking Carabiner
Locking carabiners have evolved a lot in the last decade. They are lighter and are designed for...

by Ryan Huetter

Rab Xenon X Hoodie

 Rab Xenon X Hoodie
"Perfection is attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer...

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 Rab Microlight Alpine
If you commonly experience wet weather on your adventures but aren't willing to part with all the...

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 Rab Torque
The Rab Torque jacket immediately impressed us with its form-fitting cut, athletic movement, and...

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 Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket - Women's
The Rab Microlight Alpine is one of the most durable pieces we've ever reviewed. It is not the...

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 Rab Latok Alpine
The Rab Latok Alpine is about as exciting as a flap of fabric and Velcro can get. With waterproof...

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Rab Ascent 900

 Rab Ascent 900
The Rab Ascent 900 is a great bag for those looking to camp in colder weather but don't want to...

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The 2017 Rab Xenon X Hoodie - Women's

 Rab Xenon X Hoodie - Women's
Among an intensely stiff group of contenders, the Rab Xenon X Hoodie - Women's takes home the...

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Rab Women's Neutrino 400

 Rab Neutrino 400 - Women's
This is the highest quality bag with the greatest-warmth-to weight ratio in this review. It's the...

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Petzl Attache

 Petzl Attache
The Petzl Attache is a venerable institution in the broad locking carabiner category It first came...

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Rab Merino+ 160

 Rab Merino+ 160
We were psyched to try out the Rab Merino+ 160. The blend of merino wool and polyester, combined...

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RAB Latok Summit

 Rab Latok Summit
The Rab Latok Summit a tiny single wall tent for alpine climbing and high altitude mountaineers...

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 Rab Deep Cover Parka
We fell in love with the Rab Deep Cover Parka immediately. Despite being insulated with cozy 650...

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Wild Country Helium Carabiner

 Wild Country Helium Carabiner
The Wild Country Helium carabiner has received a lot of hype since its release over a decade ago...

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Black Diamond Rocklock Screwgate

 Black Diamond Rocklock Screwgate
Black Diamond's Rocklock carabiner is BD's largest locking carabiner and it is designed with...

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 Rab Firewall
The Rab Firewall jacket is a very affordable hardshell that uses stretchy fabric to create a very...

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 Black Diamond Oz Carabiner
The Black Diamond Oz won our Top Pick for Lightweight Carabiner. It's not the absolute lightest...

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 Black Diamond Vaporlock Magnetron
For a few years now, Black Diamond has been making a unique kind of locking carabiner, one that...

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CAMP Nano 22

 CAMP Nano 22 Carabiner
The first time you lay eyes on the CAMP Nano 22, you might think it's a nut-tool only carabiner...

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Black Diamond Positron Screwgate

 Black Diamond Positron
The Black Diamond Positron Screwgate is one of two carabiners in our test that we will classify as...

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 CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate
The CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate is one of the lightest full size carabiners on the market. This...

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Edelrid Pure Screw

 Edelrid Pure Screw
In the wide world of locking carabiners, there is a niche for extremely light and compact lockers...

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Mad Rock Super Tech Keylock Screw

 Mad Rock Super Tech Keylock Screw
This is the best value for lightweight carabiners. It scored only a little lower than the Edelrid...

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Black Diamond Neutrino Carabiner

 Black Diamond Neutrino
A decade ago, the Black Diamond Neutrino was the first really small and light carabiner to gain...

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DMM Belay Master 2

 DMM Belay Master 2
While it is possible to use most styles of locking carabiner paired with a belay or a rappel...

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Black Diamond Hotwire Carabiner

 Black Diamond HotWire
Product Recall: February 2016 In February of 2016, Black Diamond released a recall of specific...

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Metolius FS Mini II

 Metolius FS Mini 2
The Metolius FS Mini 2 carabiner is one of the lightest and smallest climbing-strength carabiners...

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 Rab Scree
The Rab Scree is an ankle-length gaiter that is perfect for dirty approaches up talus (aka...

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Petzl Am'D

 Petzl Am'D Twist-Lock
The Petzl Am'D Twist Lock carabiner is a versatile D-shaped locker that offers something for...

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POC Trabec in Bohrium Red.

 POC Trabec
Due to its popularity, the POC Trabec was the most anticipated helmet by our testers...

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Black Diamond Positron Carabiner

 Black Diamond Positron
Product Recall: February 2016 Positron straight gate 210153 / 210261 and bent gate 210154 were...

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Mad Rock Ultra-Tech HMS

 Mad Rock Ultra-Tech HMS
Mad Rock has been making a name for themselves in recent years with their line of quality and...

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 Mad Rock UltraLight Bent Gate
The Mad Rock UltraLight bent gate carabiner is our Best Buy award winner. The price on this...

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Omega Pacific ISO Locking Standard D

 Omega Pacific ISO Standard D
The Omega Pacific ISO Standard Locking D has been around for a long time and countless climbers...

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Wild Country Astro

 Wild Country Astro
The Wild Country Astro is a great lightweight carabiner, especially for the price. Our Best Buy...

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Black Diamond Oval Carabiner

 Black Diamond Oval
This is the classic carabiner design and Black Diamond has been making them for as long as anyone...

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 Petzl Spirit Straight Gate
The Petzl Spirit is the original keylocking carabiner - often copied but never duplicated. Thanks...

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 Rab Upslope - Women's
The Rab Upslope is a well-constructed, high-performing softshell that we felt protected and happy...

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 Black Diamond LiveWire
The Black Diamond HotWire and Black Diamond Livewire were some of first carabiners with the once...

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 CAMP Orbit
The CAMP Orbit bent gate carabiner is best suited for the rope end of a quickdraw. The keylock...

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 Wild Country Ascent Lite Belay
The Wild Country Ascent Lite Belay is one of two belay specific locking carabiners that we chose...

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Black Diamond Ovalwire

 Black Diamond Oval Wire
The Black Diamond Oval Wire is the wire gate version of the classic Black Diamond Oval. It is a...

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 Petzl Djinn Straight Gate
The new Petzl Djinn straight gate carabiner is designed to be "rugged for crag climbing." They are...

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 Adidas Ultraboost X
Out of the ten shoes in this lineup, the Adidas Ultraboost X is by far the most different. Even...

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Rab Neutrino Endurance

 Rab Neutrino Endurance
The Rab Neutrino Endurance is our favorite technical winter parka. This parka is built to...

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Rab Latok Alpine Jacket

 Rab Latok Alpine Jacket
The Rab Latok Alpine Jacket is our Top Pick for High Exertion Activities because it pairs a highly...

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Rab Windveil

 Rab Windveil Jacket
Rab Discontinued the Windveil in January 2018 The Rab Windveil Jacket is our Editor's Choice...

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