Carabiners and Quickdraws

Recent Carabiner/Quickdraw Reviews

Edelrid Pure Slider

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's an easy to use and lightweight autolocker, perfect for a more secure alpine sling or to use in anchoring. I bought four of these mainly to use for anchoring and having secure carabiners for whatever I need them for. I can easily open them with one hand by putting the spine in my palm, and using my middle finger to push the slider down and open the gate. There could potentially be a scenario where a rope or rock can do this as well, but you'd have to pretty much purposefully place it in a situation… Full review

Mammut Crag

rated 4 of 5 stars Fairly lightweight wire-gate carabiner for sport climbing. Excellent quality and handling! Simple wire-gate carabiner for sport climbing. Excellent handling. Full review

Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great all-around carabiner. I really like this carabiner. I used it only for belaying because is not that big or small, so I can use every kind of rope, specially when I'm doing multipitches. Full review

DMM Belay Master 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent product, vey well designed and made. it's perfect for the job (belaying/rappelling carabiner). Bought the Master 2 exclusively for my tube-type belay device and love it. I've used it now for a few weeks and plan to get a second one soon (backup in case of loss or theft). The "pivoting catch" assures me that my 'biner is locked properly and will not cross load whether belaying or rappelling. It's foolproof because of that folding catch and thus provides visual peace-of-mind for me and… Full review

Petzl Spirit Straight Gate

rated 5 of 5 stars A good design. I have used this carabiner for about a year on my safety lanyard to quickly attach to bolts or anchors while rigging. Would also make a great draw carabiner. The snag-free nose and straight gate make clipping a cinch. Full review

Metolius FS Mini Biner

rated 5 of 5 stars The best for compact, lightweight anchors. I use them to rig static ropes to bolts in caves. They are so small and lightweight, I hardly feel them in my kit.  I do not use them  for draws due to the small rope well, or for situations where cross loading is possible on the wire gate.   I definitely recommend these. They are lighter and easier to use than most. Full review

CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate

rated 4 of 5 stars The Camp Photon wire gate carabiner is the lightest full size carabiner in the world and has an extremely large gate opening for easy clipping. Review The Camp Photon carabiner is amazingly light weighing in at 29 grams. It also has a one of the largest gate openings at 28mm for the straight gate and 29mm for the bent gate. I currently have 12 Photon Wire Bent Gate carabiners on the rope end of my quickdraws and they are noticeably lighter than the hotwires I replaced while still being easy to clip. Full review

Black Diamond Oz

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Oz carabiner is a small carabiner that can be used in sport, trad, and alpine climbing. It's lightweight but has a decent gate opening making it more functional than other small carabiners. Review The Oz carabiner is a good all-around biner. It’s not the lightest out there nor does it have the largest gate opening (22mm) but it works well and I’ve always found Black Diamond wire gates easy to clip. The new Oz has a wire hood design making it keylock like the Petzl Ange S but is the cheaper… Full review

DMM Revolver Screwgate

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great little pulley biner combo. The revolver is a great piece of kit for top roping and glacier travel. It cuts down on rope drag, and it is essentially a built-in pulley, which gives you a huge mechanical advantage especially as a secondary part to crevasse rescue kit. Only complaint is that it won't work with a Petzl Tibloc. Prussicks seem to go fine. Very durable and while the gate opening is a bit narrow, it is easy enough to figure out. Full review

Black Diamond Oval Screwgate added Jan 16, 2019
Petzl Sm'D Wall added Oct 17, 2018
Petzl RollClip Z added Oct 17, 2018
Petzl RollClip A added Oct 17, 2018
Petzl Sm'D added Oct 17, 2018
$17 - $20
Petzl AM'D Pin-Lock added Oct 17, 2018
Edelrid Slash Wire Set added Oct 14, 2016
DMM Spectre 2 Quickdraw added Oct 3, 2016
$18 - $87
DMM Vault added Sep 16, 2016
$45 - $59
Trango Blue Steel Quickdraw added Aug 22, 2016
Metolius Auto Locking Steel added Aug 18, 2016
Wild Country Ascent Lite added Aug 8, 2016
Wild Country EOS Keylock added Aug 8, 2016
Wild Country Ascent Lite Belay added Aug 8, 2016
Wild Country Ascent added Aug 8, 2016
Metolius Screw Lock Steel added Jul 25, 2016
Metolius FS Mini II Quickdraw added Jul 25, 2016
$12 - $14
Grivel Clepsydra K10G added Jul 9, 2016
$22 - $24
Edelrid Pure Bent added Jul 8, 2016
Mammut Bionic Key Lock added Jul 7, 2016
Mammut Bionic added Jul 7, 2016
Mammut Wall Micro Oval Lock added Jul 7, 2016
CAMP Oval XL 3Lock added Jul 1, 2016
CAMP Oval XL 2Lock added Jul 1, 2016
CAMP Steel Oval 3Lock added Jul 1, 2016
CAMP Oval XL Lock added Jul 1, 2016
$10 - $14
CAMP Nomad added Jul 1, 2016
CAMP Oval XL added Jul 1, 2016
CAMP Horai added Jun 20, 2016
Omega Pacific Vulcan Quickdraw added Jun 13, 2016
$15 - $103
Rock Exotica rockSteel added Jun 13, 2016
Mammut Wall Light added Jun 7, 2016
$9 - $43
Mammut Wall Light Express Set added Jun 7, 2016
$22 - $26
DMM Chimera Carabiner added May 30, 2016
$10 - $72
DMM Chimera Quickdraw added May 30, 2016
$21 - $144
Black Diamond Oz Alpine Quickdraw added May 3, 2016
Grivel Lambda HMS Twin Gate added Nov 13, 2015
$16 - $17
Sterling Rope Steel Autolock Carabiner added Oct 29, 2015
Sterling Rope Steel Screwlock Carabiner added Oct 29, 2015
Wild Country Electron Sport Quickdraw added Oct 4, 2015
$24 - $119
Wild Country Helium 2 Clean Wire added Oct 4, 2015
Mammut Crag HMS Slide Lock added Oct 2, 2015
Edelrid Slash Quickdraw added Jul 12, 2015
Petzl Vertigo Twist-Lock added Jun 25, 2015
$21 - $24
Grivel Plume Screwgate added Jun 19, 2015
Metolius FS Mini II added Apr 5, 2015
Sterling Rope Eagle Large Pear added Apr 5, 2015
Mad Rock Concorde Express added Apr 1, 2015
Metolius Bravo Keylock Quickdraw added Apr 1, 2015
Mammut Bionic Mythos added Mar 31, 2015
$12 - $17
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