Not for the gloved hand! I'm surprised these are still…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $12
Not for the gloved hand!
- Decent gate opening
- Difficult to open
- Plastic components
I'm surprised these are still on the market. If you are wearing a pair of gloves, you won't be able to open this 'biner. The plastic sheath and ball on the gate seem destined to early retirement, as the gate scrapes across rocks.
This 'biner strikes me as another attempt to "build a better mousetrap." To me, Petzl is the king of climbing gear, but their early gear was built so well that their more recent products feel cheap to me.
I'd skip this 'biner and look at some of Petzl's other offerings.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The shape and size of this carabiner makes it great for most uses, from connecting a belay device to your harness or as a connector at the end of a lanyard. The D-shape makes it one of the strongest and lightest locking carabiners Petzl makes.
Redundancy is the name of the game when it comes to climbing anchors, so let the Petzl Am'D Locking Carabiner back you up when it matters most. The Petzl Am'D comes in three different lock modes (Screw-Lock, Ball-Lock, Triact-Lock) to fit your needs. It has a keylock gate to ensure it won't snag on your gear when you're building an anchor.
Petzl Am'D Ball Lock Carabiner FEATURES of the Petzl Am'D Ball Lock Carabiner Specifically adapted for connection of equipment and use at the end of a lanyard Excellent strength-to-weight ratio Keylock system helps prevent snagging of the carabiner during maneuvers Red indicator provides a visual warning when the carabiner is unlocked (on Screw-Lock version) SPECIFICATIONS of the Petzl Am'D Ball Lock Carabiner Major Axis Strength: 28 kN Minor Axis Strength: 7 kN Open Gate Strength: 8 kN Certification: CE EN 362 The SPECS for Triact-Lock Weight: 78 g Locking system: Triact-Lock Gate Opening: 21 mm The SPECS for Ball-Lock Weight: 78 g Locking system: Ball-Lock Gate Opening: 22 mm The SPECS for Screw-Lock Weight: 74 g Locking system: Screw-Lock Gate Opening: 21 mm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.
The Petzl AM'D Lock is a manual screw locking carabiner. Its medium sized frame and asymmetric shape give the Am'D Lock exceptional strength and versatility. The Keylock anti-snag gate: All Petzl carabiners are fitted with the patented anti-snag Keylock concept, which makes it very easy to clip. The Keylock is a notch-free gate closing system. It eliminates the need for a notch on the nose of the carabiner, which can snag on ropes, webbing and bolt hangers. Asymmetric shape for exceptional strength to weight ratio. Manual locking system (metallic sleeve): simplifies operation with one hand. Red visual indicator shows when the carabiner is unlocked. Keylock system: snag-free body / gate interface Individually tested.
- Appalachian Outdoors