yourDisplayNamewrote a review of DMM Shield Quickdraw on November 3, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I'm not someone concerned with total weight reduction, or a dirtbag climber. I'm a weekend warrior sport climber, but nonetheless, these draws are fantastic. I mean, a draw is a draw, but these are just nice to handle, the have really smooth gate action, and are just a pleasure to clip. They rack up nice, and they are easier to clip with. They look funky, and people always ask about them. I bought them when they were on sale, and I was drawn to DMM since they make most of their gear in the UK, and I tend to believe that leads to slightly tighter quality control. In a way, it shows. All the gates are uniform on my set of 8 draws. I have another brand's biners, and the difference in gate tension between two of theirs is considerable. DMM makes some nice gear, and these draws are no exception. I hope to climb on them a long time. They are pricey, and there is no denying that. But this is a little luxury I'm enjoying.