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Gear Review

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The best BD Camalot #0.5-3 companion

These lightweight binners are the best BD Camalot #0.5-3 companion - have the same colors and weight much less then BD Neutrino. The gate clearance is pretty good.

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Probably the most miserable experience you can gain while having an Elvis leg after long runout is when a nose of your racking binner hangs on your racking sling. Yesterday I compared in-field DMM Phantoms with WC Heliums head-to-head. Seems there's no point to use 5g lighter Phantoms for cams racking - you don't need many dozens of cams so there's no reason to expect a great weight shaving on racking binners.

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So you are saying that the Helium is a better racking biner, as the helium wont snag on your racking sling?

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Sam, exactly. Phantoms snag every time you really do not want it.

Now days my racking binner of choice is BD Oz rackpack. They are lightweight, color coded with C4/X4/Dragons, and does not snag. Heliums are good but a bit on a bulky side.

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upd. And I really really want to get Petzl Ange S rackpack. That would be the best possible option for non-winter climbing.

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Sounds like you should definitely check out the DMM Alpha Light rack pack. Trying to decide if double the price is worth the clean nose for racking my new cams...