fjs102759100137486 wrote a review of Metolius Element Key Lock Belay Carabiner on December 16, 2012
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These little carabieners are great for a lot of things but like everything else in the world, not the right choice for everything that you may do. They have been with me through dirty sandstone canyons, climbing sport & Trad routes, high angle rescue work,... , they have never let me down. The round shape reduces friction when hauling & the small size is convenient.
These are always on my tether for quick easy attachment to an anchor. Red & green aids in quick ID'ing whatever it is attached to, wish they had more colors. No need to over-tighten the gate, so never an issue with unscrewing it. Theses are tough, small, light & strong.