Metolius Ultralight Fat Cam

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Specs

Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 5 Size 6 Size 7 Size 8
Weight 2.3 oz 2.4 oz 2.7 oz 3.0 oz 3.5 oz 4.5 oz 5.3 oz
Dimensions 0.62 - 0.89 in 0.74 - 1.04 in 0.93 - 1.32 in 1.09 - 1.56 in 1.28 - 1.89 in 1.57 - 2.26 in 1.91 - 2.81 in
Strength 10 kN 10 kN 10 kN 10 kN 10 kN 10 kN 10 kN

Reviews

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I love these cams. Although they are harder to contract…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20-100

Summary

I love these cams. Although they are harder to contract then the BD they work great in the rock. I have all the sizes and the colour coding system make it so easy to recognize the sizes. They're as strong as any other cam out there and some off the lightest ones available. Great stuff, love Metolius gear.

Pros

  • Weight
  • Color coding
  • Sizes
  • Grip

Cons

  • Price
  • Hard competition BD is also good

I bought a full spread of the ultralight cams last season and love them. Although it is the first set of cams I have owned I have used other one and researched them extensively before purchasing them.

I really like the colour coding system even thought other companies are doing it I like Metolius's colours best. I also enjoy the grip in comparison to the BD, which I find does not fit well in my palm. These have the same friction as any other cam so no cam is safer than another, which makes the decision based itself off aesthetics, weight and how it feels in your hand.

These cams where the best for me, but it is different for people with different techniques of placing.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Metolius's Ultralight Fat Cam page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

On Sale. Free Shipping. Metolius Ultralight Fat Cam FEATURES of the Metolius Ultralight Fat Cam The world's only soft-rock specific cam Direct Axle Technology (DAT) makes Ultralight Fat Cams up to 20% lighter DAT allows for more placement options in shallow, narrow, or bottoming placements DAT makes tricky placements easier due to better cam lobe visibility, especially in the small sizes 13 mm (0.51in.) Monster Sling webbing (36% Dyneema/64% nylon) Optimized cam angle for increased holding power Widest cam faces available for maximum grip U-shaped body for greater durability and unparalleled control during placement and retraction Machined cam stops Color-coded sewn slings and tubing CNC machined for much greater precision than stamped or extruded cams 6061-T6 aluminum Hand built, inspected and individually tested to 1/2 its rated strength in Bend, Oregon The SPECS for 3 Range: 0.62 - 0.89in. / 15.5 - 22.5 mm Strength: 10 kN / 2250 lbf Weight: 2.5 oz / 72 g The SPECS for 3 Range: 0.74 - 1.04in. / 18.5 - 26.5 mm Strength: 10 kN / 2250 lbf Weight: 2.6 oz / 75 g The SPECS for 4 Range: 0.93 - 1.32in. / 23.5 - 33.5 mm Strength: 10 kN / 2250 lbf Weight: 3.0 oz / 84 g The SPECS for 5 Range: 1.01 - 1.56in. / 28.0 - 39.5 mm Strength: 10 kN / 2250 lbf Weight: 3.5 oz / 98 g The SPECS for 6 Range: 1.28 - 1.89in. / 32.5 - 48.0 mm Strength: 10 kN / 2250 lbf Weight: 3.9 oz / 111 g The SPECS for 7 Range: 1.57 - 2.26in. / 40.0 - 57.5 mm Strength: 10 kN / 2250 lbf Weight: 4.8 oz / 136 g The SPECS for 8 Range: 1.91 - 2.81in. / 48.5 - 71.5 mm Strength: 10 kN / 2250 lbf Weight: 5.4 oz / 154 g ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

- Moosejaw

The Ultralight Fat Cam's from Metolius is the worlds only soft-rock specific cam. U-shaped body for greater durability and unparalleled control during placement and retraction.

- CampSaver.com

The Metolius Ultralight Fat Cam is the world's only soft-rock specific cam. These will excel on limestone and sandstone cracks with tantamount performance on harder rock such as granite. U-shaped body increases control and ease of placement Direct Axle Technology (DAT) makes Ultralight Fat Cams up to 20% lighter! DAT allows for more placement options in shallow, narrow, or bottoming placements DAT makes tricky placements easier due to better cam lobe visibility, especially in the small sizes 0.51 in (13 mm) Optimized cam angle for increased holding power Widest cam faces available for maximum grip U-shaped body for greater durability and unparalleled control during placement and retraction Color-coded sewn slings and tubing CNC machined for much greater precision than stamped or extruded cams,6061-T6 aluminum

- OMCgear

Metolius designed its Ultralight Fat Cam specifically for soft rock so you can send sandstone with the utmost confidence in your placements. This cam gets its soft-rock specificity from the longer lobes that offer more surface area than conventional cams, meaning it doesn't shred up sandstone when you fall on it like most cams do. In spite of its fatness, the Ultralight Fat Cam remains very light on your harness so you can climb without much weight. Its lightweight appeal is due to the Direct Axle Technology, which places each lobe as close to one another as possible. This technology also helps you set each cam in tricky, shallow, and narrow placements with ease. Metolius made each cam with four wide lobes that increase its grip on the rock as opposed to conventional four-lobed designs, and each lobe has a cam stop that helps it act passively like a stopper. CNC machined means each cam gives better precision so you don't fumble around when you're placing it. The U-shaped double stem is very durable, and yet remains highly flexible for better control when you're placing it or your second is cleaning it. Each cam comes with a color-coded Monster sling for easier identification on the wall, and the Range Finder lets you know whether you're placement is at the most minimum or maximum range available on the cam.

- Backcountry.com