DMM Shield Quickdraw
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The Shield Quickdraw utilizes DMM's one-of-a-kind Wirelock design to allow super-easy clipping in the most desperate situations. The Wirelock gate has low mass to keep it from fluttering open in a fall, and the keylock notch makes clipping and unclipping far easier than with standard carabiners. Though the Shield Quickdraw is great for sport and trad climbing, the freeze-proof gates and water-repellant Dyneema sling also make it ideal for ice and alpine climbing. DMM made this quickdraw out of aluminum for a low weight of 2. 7oz, so it won't weigh down your harness when you start up the ninth long pitch of the day.
DMM's premium quickdraws utilize their patented Shield carabiners that have a patented keylock nose and I-beam hot forging technology to create super light and strong carabiners. This feature set combined with the ergonomic design of the carabiner result in DMM's strongest and safest quickdraw set. The clean nose means the carabiner does not snag on gear, steep routes can be cleaned easily and there are no recesses on the nose to catch on protection and allow the biner to be dangerously loaded away from the spine.Gate open strength is an impressive 10kN, but more than that it is very hard to get this carabiner to misbehave. This is because the ergonomic design means that it is almost impossible to cross-load the biner in a real life situation* and very hard to load the carabiner away from it's spine. The wire gate keeps weight to a minimum, while providing an easy clip with minimum chance of the gate fluttering, freezing or gunging up.