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CAMP USA Photon Wire Straight Gate Carabiner

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    With a featherlight weight of just a single ounce, the CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate Carabiner is among the lightest full-size biners available today. The contoured wire and massive gate opening take the fuss out of clipping, and a wide variety of colors allows you to pair the Photon with color-coded trad gear.

    • Full-size D-shape with a large gate opening makes for easy clipping
    • Ultralight design allows the Photon to weigh in at just one ounce
    • Strength rated to 21KN along the major axis
    • Wide range of colors allows you to pair the Photon with color-coded trad gear
    • Item #CMP3296

    Tech Specs

    Shape
    D
    Locking
    no
    Gate Type
    wire
    Nose Type
    standard
    Major Axis Strength
    21 kN
    Minor Axis Strength
    7 kN
    Open Gate Strength
    9 kN
    Dimensions
    101 x 58 mm
    Gate Opening
    28 mm
    Claimed Weight
    1 oz
    Recommended Use
    sport climbing, trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Good carabiner

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Nice and lightweight. Never had a problem with the gate tension and in general I found them to be pretty similiar to the BD Neutrino. Performs well, does what it needs to do. Not much to a carbiner really...

    Weak gate opening strength

      They almost nailed it, weight is amazing for the size, still has a generous rope radius for a "featherweight" biner, and they clip nicely. For me there is one major problem with the photons though, weak gate tension..
      I purchased 10 to try out for my 60cm alpine draws, but I found that they would frequently cross clip with each other when racked on my harness because the gate tension is so low. Not exactly what you want to find when you've just made a tenuous placement in a steep stance and only have one hand to sort out the cluster.
      The second strike against them on gate tension, I tried using them to rack nuts. While making a high step with my right foot I looked down to see that my thigh had nudged the gate open and a nearly brand new DMM offset nut was falling off. There goes $15 in to a bottomless offwidth, think it had been placed all of twice. To clarify here, the racking biner for my nuts was oriented gate in on the front of my gear loop, just my leg moving upwards had opened the gate and a nut slid right off. Ridiculous.

      I've never had those problem with any biner on my or a partners rack. That covers a lot of brands and a lot of models. I stuck with BD OZ for my 60cm slings now.

      I now have the photons on the rope side of 5 quickdraws, with BD oz biners on the gear side (clean nose is nicer to pull out of the cams sling). They work well in this application, the rubber insert in the QD dogbone seems to eliminate the cross clipping problems that I had on 60cm "alpine draws".
      I still use them on my 120cm slings when I rack around my shoulder and clip together, no worry of cross clipping there.

      I've also used camp orbits on sport draws and have the nano 22 as my cam racking biners, the gate tension on both of those is perfect. If camp matched their gate tensions this would be a perfect biner.

      Awesome Light weight Full size biner

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      Overall, these are an awesome, lightweight, full sized carabiner.

      Gate Size:
      The gates on these are plenty big and super easy to clip. Nothing more, nothing less.

      Biner Size:
      These are a full size carabiner. A little big for my liking but still an awesome biner over all.

      Weight:
      For a full size carabiner, it's ridiculous how light these are.

      Shoot me an email if you have any questions about these carabiners or any other gear!

      Jared D.
      Expert Gearhead
      801.736.4336
      jdowns@backcountry.com

      LIGHT!

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      Great, lightweight biner. Also love how well the colors match up to the Black Diamond Camalot series. Makes gear organization a piece of cake (but that piece of cake might add some unwanted pounds to compensate for the weight shed by using these biners).

      Seeing as they hold a vertical force of 21kN, which is 21,000 N, which, if you divide by 10 m/s^2 (rounded gravitational force, kids), is the amount of mass you could hang from this bad boy (in kg), I think it's safe to say that I trust my 56 kg frame on this light, simple, and elegantly beautiful carabiner.

      Light is right

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      In general I am not eager to spend extra money to shave off a few ounces in gear but when it comes to the Photon Wire Gate carabiner, its well worth it. This carabiner shaves off weight from your rack without sacrificing strength or functionality.
      For ice climbing this is the carabiner on the rope-end of all of my alpine draws. Its gate is huge and easy to clip even with big winter gloves on. I have them in silver, but the option to color-code your gear is pretty sweet too!

      Light weight is a little unnerving but..

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      The first time I handled a Photon, I felt like I couldn't trust them. For their size, they are remarkably light.



      But after checking the test strength for the 8th time, I racked them and promptly tested them myself with a fall or two. Splendid.



      Now i love them. They work. That's all that matters. And they are large enough to use with a rope, with thin gloves, etc.

      Starting to build a rack for when I finally get out trad climbing,...my question/concern is "my" current weight,...186 lbs versus any wire gate biner. Would you say these are trustworthy at that weight? I'm looking at Nutrinos by BD as well, but CAMP's "Lifetime" warranty, versus BD's 1 yr warranty seems to be very revealing to me.

      Hey vinp, wiregate biners are just as strong as solid-gate ones. 21kN amounts to nearly 5000 lbs of force. Any climbing-rated carabiner will hold any fall, the only issue would occur if they weren't set up properly. For reference, you would suffer spinal injuries from a fall beginning at around 14 kN.

      Biner Size Comparrison

      From Top Left to Bottom Right:



      Mammut Wall Micro Locking - MAM004G

      Mad Rock Ultralight Wire Gate - MRC0074

      Trango Phase Carabiner - TRG0063

      CAMP USA Photon Wire Straight Gate - CMP3296

      Black Diamond Neutrino - BLD0851

      Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate - BLD0729

      Omega Pacific Five-O Screw Lock - OGP0029

      Petzl Am'D Locking - PTZ0129

      Trango React Screwlock - TRG000K



      Jared D.

      Expert Gearhead

      800.409.4502 ext 4055

      jdowns@backcountry.com

      Biner Size Comparrison

      Starting to build a rack for when I finally get out trad climbing,...my question/concern is "my" current weight,...186 lbs versus any wire gate biner. Would you say these are trustworthy at that weight? I'm looking at Nutrinos by BD as well, but CAMP's "Lifetime" warranty, versus BD's 1 yr warranty seems to be very revealing to me,...or maybe not?

      Super light.

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times

      I keep this one for racking all smallest stoppers. So light you don't even know its there. I would easily replace many of my wiregates with these given the chance. Highly recommended product.

      Light but big as a house

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      Fellers, ladies... These puppies are beautiful. They feel featherweight in the hand, but are large enough that you don't fumble when clipping. Excellent for alpine draws or clipping to slings.



      My favorite carabiner!

      Light is right

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      These are the perfect biner. They are a great size, easy to clip and light as a feather. Perfect for alpine draws. You can work the gates easily with gloves on making them awesome for ice and alpine climbing and they are so light you can have 20 on your harness when doing big wall and not even feel them

      it's all about the indent

        These guys are lightweight, I haven't typically bought CAMP equipment buy I may from here on. I also really like the little indent on the gate which makes for a comfortable and slightly easier clip while on rope.