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Lightest in its class.

Remember those fake rocks people used to hide their house keys in? You'd pick one up and almost fling it into your friend's face because your momentum is all off (it's hard to believe it'll really be that light). The Camp USA Nano 23 Carabiner is also surprisingly and ridiculously light. And on the last clip of your redpoint or an arm-wobbling race up El Capitan, that'll make a difference. The low profile also reduces space so you can carry more gear on your rack.

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3 5

Lightweight, but a little small.

This carabiner is extremely lightweight, however I am not the biggest fan of the clipping action/gate clearance. I am wanting to replace all of my alpine draw biners and thought this would be a good one. After testing it out i have decided to go with another biner. Its a great biner, but i dont prefer it for my alpine draws

5 5

Perfect fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm using these to secure either end of my hammock. They are super light which is perfect for my load out.

5 5

I keep buying Camp

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

And keeps sending them.
These aren't quite as great as the Camp Photon. The Photon feels like a key ring carabiner (e.g., not for climbing) but is great once you get over the misttrust.
The Nano is lighter and smaller. I have big mits so it's not ideal for me. but it makes an awesome biner for
1. racking cams
2. the wall side of a quickdraw
Places where you're clipping the biner to something or unclipping the biner from something offset the small size. I don't have a problem unclipping these from a harness or nylon sling.
I would struggle to clip a rope into these repeatedly. Hence i use these for specific purposes and use a larger carabiner for other purposes.

2 5

Too Small for my hands

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The 'biners are definitely light and are good if you use thin ropes and have smaller hands. The issue is that the gates don't open as wide as other biners so on a 10mm rope it's harder to get the rope to clip in. IMO this is the last thing you need on a draw. If you're using for other things like anchor setup etc they're great. But why carry extra gear just for anchors ???

5 5

Strong and light...

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

Although I've converted to soft shackles for my hammock suspension prior to first use, these biners are a small, light and strong. The gate hold closed well and easy to operate.

5 5

Good Light Wire Carabiner.

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

I got a couple of these to clip onto my hammock to replace the factory black biners and another to hang on my nalgene. Color was just like the picture. Solid.

4 5

Amazingly light!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These biners are great. They are impressively light. I won't claim that they're the lightest among their competitors, but if not then they're pretty close. The only downside here is size. These biners are partially so light because they're smaller than the norm. But they're also partially so light because CAMP did an amazing job with them. They're big enough to clip into even large ropes, but not with quick and comfortable ease. Still, the gate's are gorgeous, and I find plenty of places in my rack for plenty of these. Mostly nuts and 'draws. The next 'draws I invest in are going to be CAMP's Mach Express draws which utilize one of these on one end for clipping into gear, and a Photon wire gate on the other end for clipping the rope. The photons are a larger biner, with a larger gate opening and a deeper basket, but are still unbelievably light.

3 5

mehhhh... not for me.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Light weight is about the only thing I dig on these. They clip weird and this isn't enough to out way the 7 gram difference between these and the Trango Phase I just picked up. The phase clip much easier. I will not be buying anymore until they change the gate action. However if weight is your thing they will fit your needs perfectly.

3 5

Light, but not fond of clipping action..

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Light carabiner, but I don't really like the clipping feel ... nothing wrong, it's just personal preference.

Awesome for hammocking!

I really like this carabiner for hammocking. Cuts weight and gives you a dual purpose part, a carabiner that is climbing rated, versus what you usually get with hammocks stock.

5 5

Affordable way to lighten up

These carabiners make a great addition to my rack. I use them for racking cams. The gate action is a tad stiff compared to biners like the neutrino. Also, the gate opening is quite small, making for a little trickier clipping, but it's nothing that practice can't overcome. Overall, it's an affordable way to lighten up!

5 5

Makes a difference

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently put these little guys on all my cams and what a difference it made! When comparing the weight side by side with a single biner its not huge. As soon as you do it with 15 or 20. Now you can feel a huge difference. So if you are looking to lighten up your big wall rack these little guys are a great way to do it. They do take some getting used to because of their size, but it doesn't take long till this is your favorite biner

5 5

Super light

Super lightweight, a little too small for me to be an everyday racking biner, but I have a few for use in das alpine.

5 5

Racking biners

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.

Racking biners
Size Comparison

Size Comparison

Compared to the size of the Metolius FS mini. The Camp nano is a little bigger and a little lighter.

5 5

Size can misslead

  • 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.

3 5

a little too small

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.

5 5

the perfect 'biner for small climbers - my fav

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...

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.

If you want to compare to the f.s. mini, take a look at the pic above, but for those who are looking for measurements, these guys are 3-5/16" by 2"