Review by: rockofglove, 2009-09-16
If you want a big biner that stands out (not from other people's racks, because everyone has one) from other companies' biners, this is the one. Omega Pacific makes great products, strong, and this is no exception. Has a really unique design that allows for a huge gate opening, if you want to carry bundled cordelette, and a rounded top so your belay device doesn't sit on the top of the spine, like most others, really comfortable.
In spite of its great function for most uses, it only gets a 3/5 stars because it doesn't have a keylock nose, which doesn't hinder me at all, it actually helps sometimes to hook chords, but that's the standard nowadays; and 2: the diameter of the metal is so big, when using a gri gri, it feels like the two are grinding at times, and that makes me nervous.
One plus, the screw lock feels more sturdy and long lasting than others, for aluminum.