Petzl Spirit Express

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Carabiner does not snag rope or bolt when clipping…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $24

Summary

Carabiner does not snag rope or bolt when clipping due to closing structure. The webbing is thick and has a rubber piece on the "rope end" of the draw to prevent twisting. Best for sport climbing (of course!). A little more expensive than most draws though but quality seems very high.

Pros

  • Non-snagging carabiners
  • Thick webbing
  • Non-twisting

Cons

  • A little pricey

Everything on this product works the way it should. The material feels to be top-quality. The only downside is that a rack of 6 can cost over 100. Most racks of 6 quickdraws are much less expensive.

I have had these for a few months. I am not affiliated with Petzl in any way. I really do love these draws though. I can't wait to use them again when the spring hits!

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Petzl's Spirit Express page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Petzl Spirit Express quickdraw offers better clipping for sport climbing. Weighing less than 100 g, it is versatile and moves easily from the crag to long sport routes. It has a straight-gate SPIRIT carabiner on top and a bent-gate version on bottom. The top carabiner, equipped with the Keylock system and a special nose shape, facilitates clipping and unclipping the anchor. The second carabiner is equipped with STRING webbing protection to hold the carabiner in position and to facilitate clipping the rope. The ergonomic shape of the EXPRESS webbing offers excellent grip when working a route.

- CampSaver.com

The Petzl Spirit Express quickdraw set is designed for quickly clipping bolts and extending gear placements so you can get through the crux and continue on to the top of the climb.

- REI

The best-clipping Petzl Spirit Express Quickdraw is a favorite among sport climbers. THe Spirit Express weighs less than 100 g and features a straight-gate Spirit Carabiner on top and a Bent-Gate version on bottom with a string webbing protection to hold the carabiner in position and to facilitate clipping the rope. The ergonomic shape of the EXPRESS webbing offers excellent grip when working a route H-shaped profile offers an improved strength/weight ratio Wider contact surfaces for better rope glide and reduced wear on the carabiner Bolt side Spirit straight gate carabiner is optimized for easy bolt clipping and cleaning thanks to the Keylock system and the shape of its nose Spirit bent gate for the rope side is easy to clip and features a Keylock system Ergonomic express sewn sling is easy to grab Factory installed String carabiner 'bikini' holds the carabiner in position and protect the webbing from wear Also available in 17 cm for overhanging or meandering routes

- OMCgear

Petzl Spirit Express Quickdraw CarabinerThe Petzl Spirit Express quickdraw Carabiner is for the climber on a budget. The quickdraw has one straight gate and one bent gate with an express sling that as excellent handling with a wide and stable sling. What this draw stands out for is durability and ease of clipping. The large rubber tip not only is awesome at keeping the carabiner you are clipping in place, it is among the most durable you can find on the market today. The webbing is thick, which makes these draws a little bulky but at the same time it also makes them very durable. They are a great draw to leave on a project for a few weeks and not worry when you come back and start taking whippers again. The Petzl Spirit Express Quickdraw Carabiner itself is one of the most satisfying carabiners to clip. Part of this is due to the unique thumb grooves on the gate, which make it easier to open when reaching far for a bolt or piece of pro. Also, the spring has just the right tension not too soft and not too hard. The gate gives just the right amount of resistance and snaps back responsively. Today there are many keylock carabiner quick draws but the Spirit remains one of the best.

- SunnySports