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Gear Rater--Carabiners

Please use the following guidelines in your evaluation of carabiners:

Type of use: 1=Professional, 5=Recreational, 3=Both
Frequency of use: 1=once every 2-3 months, 2=once a month, 3=2-3 times/month, 4=1-2 times/week
5=3-5 times/week
Durability: 1=falls apart with infrequent use, 5=holds up extremely well with frequent use
Ease of use/set-up: 1=difficult, 5=easy
Safety: 1=easy to make mistake / gear failure, 5=reliable under any conditions
Strength: 1=breaks easily, 5=rarely or never breaks

Overall user ratings for carabiners are based on an average of durability, ease of use, safety, and strength. Type of use and frequency of use statistics are for information purposes only.


More information about carabiners, screw links, and snaps can be found in our "All About Gear" section.

DMM Ultra O

 
4.7 (1)

DMM ultra o

Petzl "William"

 
5.0 (2)

petzl william posi-lock carabiner
  Larger than the Petzl "Am'D"

Petzl "Am'D" Tri-Act

 
3.9 (6)

Petzl am-d Tri-Act Carabiner
  Note sliding barrel configuration

DMM Shadow

 
0.0 (0)

DMM Shadow

Petzl "Am'D"

 
4.9 (4)

petzl am-d ball-lock carabiner

DMM Aero Bent

 
4.8 (2)

shadowbent

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