Gear Review

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Twisted

The Jake is a light aluminum biner with good capacity and a wide gate. The gate opens easily with one hand even with gloves. There is a mention that the gate came open in another users review. I use this only for attaching a prussic to a trolley system for locking off in rescues so there is no real load involved. For that it is great. I have no question when looking at it that the gate is closed and locked. The gate does have an offset which you can see in this picture. I used them on a climbing tower training and we thought the biner had been compromised due to the twist... really spooky to see the first time but does add clearance.

Twisted
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Jim,

There is a common concern over the angle of the gate. I've got one of these biners and absolutely love it. I spoke with the guys at Omega about this and they highlighted the reason for the offset as providing additional strength to the gate.

Jared D.
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