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Gear Review

2 5

Triact lock needs to try again

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I was stoked to get this as an automatic locking biner is one less thing to worry about. I've found that the double, triple checking is making me dangerously insecure. But this is not an easy device to work with. I looked at a lot of auto locking 'biners and went for the sale item and regret it. It requires a dexterous move up before it will open. Which is OK on a harness, but almost requires two hands otherwise. While fumbling to put it on a harness or reverso, or wherever, one can get pretty frustrated. Many others have a smooth twist-open mechanism. If it wasn't such a waste, I'd return it, but I can't bear the thought of a brand new device being destroyed and all that energy wasted. So I'll deal with it.