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Reviews by retro67 (2)


William Ball Lock Carabiner popular Average Rating = 3.29/5 Average Rating : 3.29/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Locking Carabiners: Auto-lockers

All around best triple action locker 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: retro67, 2010-04-11


My work envrionment requires "triple action" lockers. That is, 3 separate motions to open. Of all the designs this is the easiest to operate with one hand, even with gloves on. Downsides: 1. Yes, grit can clog them up, but it does the same to any double or triple action I've used. Simple inspection and maintenance is required on any spring loaded device. 2. The gate locking mechanism is plastic and will not tolerate abuse or heavy industrial applications. I have found this carabiner to be very appropriate for sport and rec applications such as rock climbing and rope course work.


Sheild (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.43/5 Average Rating : 4.43/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

Aid harness 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: retro67, 2009-08-02


Nice, comfy but the bulky tie in point hangs up in squeeze chimneys and the excess leg straps (which make it adjustable) are always flapping out.