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Lightweight but heavy duty
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These carabiners are full size lockers, but they feel like your not even carrying them. I use a couple of these on my canyoneering rig and love them. I've used them everywhere from rappelling to creating mechanical advantages. They have been banged around on sandstone and dragged through piles of mud and they still work great.
Big and Light
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I use two of these for my canyoneering setup. At first I had a hard time getting them to stay aligned correctly. I was constantly having to readjust them before descending. This was probably mostly due to my inexperience, but before these I borrowed beaners from my good friend without problems, so..... the shape may be a bit different than some are used to, but lately I have not had any problems with it so it's probably just a slight learning curve. I've used them in dirt, sand, mud, moss, over rocks and waterfalls, the screwgates still run smoothly and they get the job done. I've carried them all day without feeling weighed down.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is a good size locker (can clove hitch onto in no problem) without anything too special. Gets the job done, cost appropriate, size and weight are nice.
I'd suggest not using this 'biner for everyday belay, or rappel. It's a bit smaller than average making for a fussier experience, at least for someone like me with large hands. I'd prefer an oversized carabiner that allows for easy open, close attach, detach.
That being said, it's light and very useful to sit on a harness with a prussik and dyneema and maybe a belay device for an unexpected rappel or to help secure an anchor. Comes in handy without weighing you down.
The screw lock action is clean even after a lot of uses. Doesn't bind or grit up.
Good Locking Biner
Large but not too heavy. Easy flowing screwgate and it's round. Most certainly recommended by me.
Pear-Shaped Awesome...Rappelling and Belaying
Bought this for canyoneering. Eventually I'd like to have some steel biners to stand up to the sand, but these are a great start and I doubt I'll be doing enough to wear them out this year.
This carabiner works great for belay and comes at an affordable price for all.
Plans don't always pan
I did not plan on this being a good beaner as long as it has been, I had planned on it being relative garbage quickly, and being thrown into 'damaged beaner' use as a nut tie-in beaner.... but I now feel as though it is too nice for such use, so i'm going to continue to use it for belay, possibly continuing with my initial plan of using it solely with the Mammut Smart Belay for as long as it remains damage-free.
These biners are well rounded and great on ropes. Good color, solid build, fairly light, wide gate opening.
Big and bold
This thing is big and great for a belay biner. It's smooth and does what a biner needs to do. Only reason I kept 1 star off was for weight, but if you want a big carabiner then you can't care too much about the weight anyway.
How does this biner compare to the petzl...
How does this biner compare to the petzl attache?
I like them both about the same. Can't really put one over other. Similar size both great belay biners.
They are very similar however you can shave a little weight of with the petzl
I own both. The Attache is smaller than the Wild Country Synergy. The basket size of the Synergy is actually similar to the basket size of the Petzl William and the DMM Boa. The Wild Country Synergy looks smaller than the Petzl William due to a narrower profile at the crotch end. But the basket size is almost identical.
The Wild Country Synergy Lite carabiner compares very well in size to the Petzl Attache.