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Reviews for Oval Carabiner Average Rating = 3.82/5 Average Rating : 3.82 out of 5

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Review 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: andrewj, 2005-06-07

well, they're heavy, hard to clip and not very strong. Plus the inescapable tendency to rotate.
In short there are better options out there for the non aid climber. I am personally replacing my ovals with Dovals with the exception of a few to use for Toprope anchors.

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: jackhammer, 2005-03-17

I like this oval. No matter everyone says...we all need an oval once in awhile, and this is my choice. Buy one and you'll see why.

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: smearhound, 2005-01-10

For anchors? Yeah! For racking? If you're and ox. For Quickdraws? You're joking. BD's utility biner is heavy and difficult to clip but it serves a multitude of purposes and, perhaps because they're cheap, I guess every climber at some point has a few. Although they can hold a lot of gear for racking the snags that might occur with wired pro due to the notch where the gate catches is a problem. Get Petzl Owalls for this purpose, they are worth the extra cost with the their keynose.

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: grimpiperx, 2004-12-09

A fine utility biner but the $1 for the wire is worth it.

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: onbelay510, 2004-10-12

Not the lightest or the strongest, but they serve thier purpose well. They're great for racking gear or setting up anchor cause they don't shift.

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