Not flawless, but good for shaving weight or spares
Review by: petsfed, 2007-05-14
I use camalots, for the most part, as I'm a big fan of single stem cams. I've had a few bad experiences with U-stem cams, so I'm a little skittish. That said, I really prefer the trigger design (and trigger wire attachment) on 4CUs over what BD has to offer. These like to flop to one side (that is, all of the lobes will rotate such that the flat part of the lobes is about parallel to the stem) from time to time, which is frustrating on lead, but its not a deal killer. They are light, cheap, and awesome if you're trying to build up enough cams to go to the desert without borrowing too much. That's why I got them. The old 3.5 (I understand the numbers have changed, so I don't know what its called now) has basically the same range as a #3 camalot, which is handy. I could go either way on doubled slings, so I won't really comment on that.