Review by: omenbringer, 2004-09-30
Definately one of the best general purpose locking carabiners I've used. The carabiner is just a hair smaller than the BD Mini Pair, yet weighs in around the same as a standard biner. The somewhat elongated design allows the basket to swallow hordes of slings, ropes, euiqpment, etc. The hot-forged design feels great in the hand and allows DMM to place metal exactly where it needs to be making the design strong, light, and rope friendly. The gate action is easy to operate with one hand and has a burly sleeve, definately one of the smoothest operating I have used, being substantially smoother than BD's, OP's and Petzl's. Unlike most lockers, these carabiners have a very high minor axis (9 kn) and open gate (10 kn) strength. These lockers are perfect for any type and level of climber, but are probably going to be most appreciated on the Trad or Alpine climbers Rack.