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CAMP USA Photon Wire Rack Pack

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    If you can't get enough of Camp USA's ultra-light gear, then reach for the Photon Wire Rack Pack while packing for your next crag adventure. Functional when paired in quickdraws or just when used for racking gear, the Photon offers full strength ratings at much lower weights than comparable 'biners on the market.
    • A single 'biner weighs just 29 grams, offering unsurpassed strength-to-weight ratio
    • Gate clearance of 28mm accommodates full-diameter ropes
    • Wire gate reduces risk of gate flutter and cuts weight
    • Item #CMP0225

    Tech Specs

    Locking
    no
    Gate Type
    wire
    Nose Type
    standard
    Gate Opening
    28 mm
    Major Axis Strength
    21 kN
    Minor Axis Strength
    7 kN
    Open Gate Strength
    9 kN
    Claimed Weight
    8 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Merely ok

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I thought these were the best, but after using them for a year or so I think I'd look elsewhere. I have about 20 of them as racking biners on my cams and used to make alpine draws.

    My two complaints are a rather weak gate and the size. The gate seems to get a bit loose and sticky with time, hard to describe exactly but just no the most confidence inspiring. The size, oddly, is too big for my use. I thought full-size biner with mini biner weight was going to be the best thing ever, but honestly I'd rather rack with Neutrinos or similar mini biner. For my draws I'm on the fence as to what size is ideal.

    All that said, the carabiner does its job and the stats (size and weight) are hard to beat for the price. I'm not likely to buy any more, but I'm also not going to run out to replace the ones on my rack already.

    Good Carabiner

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Little bit larger than I was expecting, but nothing wrong with that. Gate action works fine, durability has not been an issue. For a full in depth review see review by Jared Downs beneath.

    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.

    Color Coding:
    I have these matched up on one set of Master Cams and love the color coding.

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

    Pairing:
    I currently have these on one set of Master Cams. They're a bit big for my liking but still light weight which is critical carrying a double rack.

    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

    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

    Perfect size for my large hands!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    When I first picked these up I was concerned they were a bit large. Not so, after building some Alpine draws I found there are a lot of advantages to these biners. First off they are light! Anyone who has held a full rack of gear on their harness will appreciate this very much. Second, The gate opens smoothly and facilitates clipping the rope, bolt, cam, or stopper. Third, it was nice to have some colors that coordinated with my Metolius TCU's. Finally their large size is a perfect fit in my hands. Id definitely get more of theses bad boys.

    Great for racking

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are great for racking and match up to Metolius or BD cams. Great value as well. Even though they may look and feel light - they've worn strong for me and great to use.

    good value, Nice Biners

    • 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

    Fancy colored, match Metolius 00-6 cams

      They match Metolius cams #00 to #6. They are light. It's all about pros.

      Cons: feels too easy to open, looks and feels too thin and fragile. Yes, I understand that "looks and feels" is not about binners but about my perception.

      I would prefer to have an opportunity to get the same colored DMM Alpha Trad, or DMM Photon, or BD Oz rack pack.

      Good for racking

        I have the color coded BD neutrino's and Camp Nanos, I came across this set for a good price when I was doubling up my cams. Overall I am pleased with them they are much larger and actually lighter (than the neutrinos) but I'm not sure if the price difference is worth the cost of these biners. I don't understand why camp used the straight gate's for these as a bent gate would be much better for high stress clipping on your red point.. Besides that I usually always sling my placements long– which makes using these photons kind of overkill. Also– being a larger caribiner these tend to make your cams hang slightly lower. I guess I'm nitpicking too much at this point. They do clip nice and I do like the color quality of them, for example the green is a much better green than what BD uses.

        I would say get these if you really love clipping rope straight into the racking biner, and/or you use half ropes, and don't mind spending more. If not just go with the smaller rack packs...