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Gear Review

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good value, Nice Biners

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought two packs of these biners after fumbling with my rack and being frustrated. I am very impressed with the handling, shape and build. These are 29grams each and the size of a Wild Country helium or nitro, that is to say the perfect size for desperate clips where you just try and slap the rope in the biner. the size of the biners is a plus in my book and the aditional colors in the pack (Black Orange) help me sort out the mess of, Aliens, BD, Wild Country, Wired Bliss, Metolius...ect
on to the perceived negatives. Camp has had a recall on the gate tension issue, its fixed solid tension and better QC on the drilled holes for the wire gate. it looks like they can open because the nose is not shielded. well, its not but nether is the nose on every solid gate biner ever. the gate tension is roughly the same in these wire gates as my Wild Country, BD and DMM biners. It is also close to the tension of my Spirit draws. in my opinion its a non issue the drag of the rope extends the sling keeping it away from the rock and in a fall, your body falling backwards keeps the biner off the face. unless you bury your cam so deep that the biner is resting on the edge of the crack,you will have no problems . they also have a perfectly adequate open gate strength.

final thoughts, for the money and weight you cant go wrong. much better handling than the neutrino for my big hands. if you want a step up in build get the Wild Country Helium Color packs, the Specter 2, or Alpha trad rack packs. which are only 5 or 6 biners in a pack for the same price or more