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Super lightweight, a little too small for me to be an everyday racking biner, but I have a few for use in das alpine.
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.
Compared to the size of the Metolius FS mini. The Camp nano is a little bigger and a little lighter.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I work as a heavy equipment tech with a truck that has a 3200 pound crane. One day at work I had an idea to test the rating system for myself. After stalling out my crane the no visual indicator that the hook had even contacted the gate. The biners are crazy strong for their little size. Gate is sturdy and works very smooth. The hook gets a little snaggy but I will absolutely recomend these guys foe anyone who wants to build a ligh weight rack.
They are a little too small for my liking. I have a few that I use for racking and on the gear side of trad draws. After opening the gate there just isn't much room to clip anything. I prefer the DMM Phantom, Mammut Moses or the BD Oz to this one.
As a female climber with small hands, this is my absolute favorite biner - and not just for racking. I use them on my draws (regular and extendable), and for me, they are perfectly sized for clipping the rope through. Compared to other micro biners (like those by Metolius) the gate opening is a (very important) bit larger, while they are both lighter and cheaper.
Another reviewer mentioned the gate action was funky - I've never noticed that. Never even really thought about it, which I guess is what you want!
What are the dimensions on these? Are they about the same size as the Metolius f.s. mini? thanks
Nick, they're pretty much the same size...maybe a slightly different shape if you put one over the other, but functionally, no different.
First, let me say I have these on all of my quickdraws, and I love them. I use them on the rope side. They are super lite and perfect. I have them on everything from my car keys to the daisy chain on my pack. I use them with my eno doublenest hammock too. So many uses for these things!
I picked a few to give them a try. Kind of had my doubts, but they feel suprizingly solid.
A little small and can be hard to clip, so I wont be using them on my draws or climbing at the local crag. However the reduced weight will be welcome in an alpine setting. Plan on getting more for when Im going into the backcountry and trying to drop the pounds I have to hump in.
These puppies are just what I had in mind for racking my C4s. It is impossible to appreciate just how small these biners are online. They are about the size of many of those novelty ("not for climbing") carabiners that you see on car keys or water bottles, and almost as light--and yet they are full strength. I would not use them for regular trad climbing purposes (as in for extendable quickdraws) because I think that it would be too difficult to clip the rope through these when pumped, but I absolutely appreciate them for racking my cams, and am considering buying more for racking my hexes as well.
Now this is just my opinion, but I think this product is too small for me. I'm sure they are strong enough and the gate works fine. It's just that I have big hands and was not crazy how little they are. Also did not like that I can't mix and match them with my other biners. But if your cool with using just them on your rack, and into the ultra lite weight thing. They are cool. I mostly use them for hanging stuff on my pack.
As other reviewers have said, these carabiners are quite a marvel, lightweight, plenty strong, and a good price. The gate opening is somewhere in between the Metolius FS mini and the Moses or Oz. I use them for racking cams, which works quite nicely.
I don't take issue with their small size, my main problem with these is that the gate action is funky. The spring starts out with "average" resistance, then hits a "dead spot", after which the resistance increases until the gate is fully open. This doesn't decrease functionality per se, it just doesn't feel nearly as smooth as other options in the weight class.
Overall, a lot of function for your dollar.
23g, full strength, perfect proportions. Best racking biner money can buy, and even at full price you can buy a lot of them. Just holing one of these in my hand and I marvel at the amazingness that C.A.M.P. was able to create in these things. Once I get enough these will be at the rope-end of all my draws on alpine ascents. Probably wouldn't want to clip anything over 9.8mm in these, but a nice sexy 9.2mm nano rope would work lovely in these. Paired with WC Heliums (my #1 fave) and you have the greatest rack ever.
I have tried a couple of other biners and this is by far my favorite. I can't believe how light they are.
Some other lightweight biners I have tried were too small... tough to work with especially with gloves on. I am much happier with these. If you ice-climb only the smaller size could be a slight drawback so you probably wouldn't want a full rack of 'em.
It is smaller than a standard biner but seems to be big enough to do the job... great for racking gear, great on quickdraws and general use.
If you are trying to drop some weight from your rack I highly recommend these!