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Back-up.

Redundancy is the name of the game when it comes to climbing anchors, so let the Petzl Am'D Locking Carabiner back you up when it matters most. The Petzl Am'D comes in three different lock modes (Screw-Lock, Ball-Lock, Triact-Lock) to fit your needs. It has a keylock gate to ensure it won't snag on your gear when you're building an anchor.

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3 5

Blah. Not a fan (Triact-Lock)

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So I'll start by saying this is a nice locking biner and I have two of the Triact-lockers. But, woof. Such an incredible pain to use. Other thing I use them for now is when rappelling and have a prusik.

Other than that, I am not a fan.

The material is great. The product is durable. The the motion to open the gate on this biner is next to impossible to do single handed. I've done it with one hand, but it's not easy nor consistent.

Maybe it's time to try one of the other variants?

Jared D.
Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055

4 5

My first and last ball lock carabiner

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have started to use Petzl Am'D Ball Lock Carabiner couple of years before and decided that one ball lock was more than enough. Because I have experienced difficulties to operate it in winter condition. I guess, if you would use it for some "long-termed" fixed points, it might be good.

4 5

Screw lock

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Screw lock, screw failing, this thing is built to last.

It's sleek and good looking. It's also a little larger than I expected and larger than my BD positron carabiner, that can be a plus and negative in some cases.

It's also a little bit heavier than similar models/carabiners (73.7grams) but i'm not one to worry about weight too much.

2 5

Look elsewhere

I have no doubt this is a great biner. Just DON"T get it in the tri-act lock mode unless you only climb in the gym. I used this only twice now and it's frustrating as #@$% to work with compared to others. I like to be able to open it with one hand, as I might be gripping my axe in the other. And it's nearly impossible for this.

4 5

its ok

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this as one of my first locking biners. Its a good biner, but have been getting the magnetron ones now and love those.

5 5

Finally it's okay to be a lefty!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recieved one of these as a gift 2 years ago, and haven't bought a different kind of locker since. I have both the classic anodized model, and the stealth matte black also. The double action is really nice, and the action of the gate/ lock mechanism feels great, and has an audible click when it locks. This is one of my favorite pieces of gear. As a lefty I have a lot of trouble with omega jakes, and some of the other auto lockers on the market. I can operate the am'd one handed with a little pressure and my thumb. I use these on the ends of my tree climbing lanyards, on the end of my personal anchor system, and anywhere else I can put one!

Finally it's okay to be a lefty!
5 5

Simple

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using this biner for almost 2 years, it's simple and gets the job done. No complaints whatsoever!

5 5

Workhorse Locking Biner

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First off I'll just say that I prefer the Peztl biners to any other brand I have tried to date. The screw action on the Am'D is not as good as is on my Williams or Lockers, but it is significantly better than the BD screw locks I have tried. Also, red unlocked indicator is a life saver on a screw gate locker.
This is Petzl's most affordable locking biner and has a nice high volume D shape. I think this workhorse will serve you best in anchor building/management or setting up a top rope. If you're looking for a belay/rap specific biner, I would check out the Attache.

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You can give it a hard life and it still work

5 5

Triact-Lock

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This locker is extremely durable and can be used in a variety of situations. Whether you are building an anchor, belaying your partner,or rappelling this is the locker that you should trust.

5 5

Petzl Locker

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Strong, durable and easy to use.

5 5

Perfect

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I can't think of a better belay locker. The D shape is lower profile than a pear locker and the gate is still very smooth even though I have used it 6 days a week inside and out, winter and summer for a couple of years.

5 5

Best locker made.

Get the screwgate... it's the safest. This really is the best locking D-biner. I use a whole bunch of them from my belay biner to anchors.

5 5

Excellent!!

I went with the screwlock model and they work great, I like the shape of them for certain situations

2 5

Triact lock needs to try again

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

I was stoked to get this as an automatic locking biner is one less thing to worry about. I've found that the double, triple checking is making me dangerously insecure. But this is not an easy device to work with. I looked at a lot of auto locking 'biners and went for the sale item and regret it. It requires a dexterous move up before it will open. Which is OK on a harness, but almost requires two hands otherwise. While fumbling to put it on a harness or reverso, or wherever, one can get pretty frustrated. Many others have a smooth twist-open mechanism. If it wasn't such a waste, I'd return it, but I can't bear the thought of a brand new device being destroyed and all that energy wasted. So I'll deal with it.

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