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Trim the fat with the Nano 23 Six Pack.
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Compared to the size of the Metolius FS mini. The Camp nano is a little bigger and a little lighter.
Sharp Pins - Danger!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
A little difficult to clip for bigger hands.
The real kicker is that the ends of the wiregate, after it passes through the caribiner are SHARP! :( Slings start to slowly abraid as you use these.
Impossible to Clip
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I wanted to like these; I was very excited to get them. I bought the rack packs to help with identifying and lightening the load of a 40+ camp rack. However, when I'm pumped and trying to clip the gate action on these is wretched. One rope is bad, double ropes nearly impossible. I have had to been forced to pass three placements now because of the gate action. I contacted CAMP and they did not reply. I do not plan to purchase their gear again.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I've been using these tiny, ultralight biners to hang my hammock. They don't weigh much at all so are great for backpacking. So far so good!
Nano 23's, the new 6-color rack pack
I love these carabiners for racking - great size, weight, and now in colors that match BD, WC, and DMM
I bought these as racking biners for my trad rack and when you consider 18 cams getting the upgrade it made a very noticeable weight difference to the rack. I did end up using the rubber bands from braces to keep the biners oriented on the cams as their low mass was making them flip which was more annoying than anything else but now they are a pretty ideal setup for my trad rack. I will likely be replacing all of my sling biners with these as well.
Let's get down to business (you're reading this because you want a review, not flowery prose).
The gate opening is small. Not very easy to clip onto ropes.
The gate action is ok. Vey stiff out of the box, which I like, but still just ok.
It is small and light, but so is the mammut Moses wiregate and it has a standard gate opening.
Just ok. Does the job for racking but not a favorite.
weight savings come with a price
Great to save weight when racking cams, but the gate is quite small when open. I prefer using a slightly larger biner like the Black Diamond Oz so that clipping the rope is easier. Also, the gate action does not inspire confidence on the Nano 23 and the absence of color coded options fails to fit my needs.
Terrible Gate Action
The size is ok, but the gate action on these is terrible. Unless you push really hard the gate opens barely enough to squeeze a rope through, and even that requires more effort than any other biner I have. I haven't used these yet, but I'll probably stick them on the bolt end of some quickdraws. I think clipping a rope into them would suck, but it they'll probably be OK for clipping a bolt.
Tiny but Trustworthy
These things are so small and lightweight, you don't feel bad bringing a few extra for that remote climb. Great for making alpine draws with dyneema runners. They are a bit small but I do not really notice it even when anxiously clipping gear. Light is right!