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Black Diamond Oval
 Black Diamond Oval
The Black Diamond Oval is the classic carabiner design and Black Diamond has been making them for as long as anyone. The oval design is tried and true and it's just kinda cool to have a few of these o...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Sep 01, 2010; 2:46pm
Metolius Ultralight TCU
 Metolius Ultralight TCU
The Metolius Ultralight TCU is is the lightest camming device we tested. It has a time-tested design and maybe the oldest small cam design out there. It is also one of the best values for a camming de...


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100% recommend it (4/4)
Sep 09, 2010; 1:55pm
Black Diamond Neutrino
 Black Diamond Neutrino
A decade ago, the Black Diamond Neutrino was the first really small and light carabiner to gain popularity. It was dramatically lighter and smaller than anything else seen on Yosemite's big walls. I w...


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100% recommend it (6/6)
Nov 08, 2010; 6:13pm
Metolius Easy Aider
 Metolius Easy Aider
The Metolius Easy Aider is one of the better single step aiders out there. It is light, easy to adjust, and comfortable to hang out in. That said, we just don't like the single-step aider system. As y...


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Nov 18, 2010; 12:00pm
Petzl GradiStep Etrier
 Petzl GradiStep Etrier
The Petzl Gradistep Etrier is the lightest etrier style aider we tested. It is great for rock climbs with only a little aid or alpine climbs where you want to travel light and are using sturdy boots. ...


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Mar 15, 2011; 12:00pm
Mad Rock Super Tech Keylock Screw
 Mad Rock Super Tech Keylock Screw
This is the best value for lightweight carabiners. It scored only a little lower than the Edelrid Pure Screw but costs much less. If we were loaded, we would go with the Pure Screw exclusively with a ...


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Mar 28, 2011; 6:18pm
Metolius FS Mini 2
 Metolius FS Mini 2
The Metolius FS Mini 2 carabiner is one of the lightest and smallest climbing-strength carabiners on the market. At first, we thought it was a keychain biner -- it is that small. It is much smaller th...


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71% recommend it (5/7)
Jul 09, 2011; 2:17am
Black Diamond Oval Wire
 Black Diamond Oval Wire
The Black Diamond Oval Wire is the wire gate version of the classic Black Diamond Oval. It is a little lighter than the oval and stronger. It is great for racking gear because so much gear fits on it....


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100% recommend it (4/4)
Jul 09, 2011; 3:32am
Wild Country Nitro
 Wild Country Nitro
The Wild Country Nitro provides a lot of value for an all-around carabiner. It scored near the top in many of our tests but is often 50% cheaper than the carabiners that scored higher. The one area wh...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Aug 08, 2011; 11:30am
Petzl Quickstep
 Petzl Quickstep
The Petzl Quickstep are some of the best aiders you can get in this style. I am generally not a fan of this adjustable kind because you can't lead with them efficiently. However, these are so light th...


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Aug 30, 2011; 7:19am
Snow Peak Titanium Spork
 Snow Peak Titanium Spork
We loved the Snow Peak Spork for its simple, elegant construction, functional, durable materials, and overall aesthetic appeal. We loved it so much that we gave it our Editors' Choice award. That...


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Nov 05, 2011; 12:00pm
The Quest for the Perfect Backpacking Spork
 The Quest for the Perfect Backpacking Spork
Grab a spork and a knife and your camp cutlery collection is complete. To find the best spork, we bought three and tested them over multiple backpacking trips in a side-by-side shootout. We then brou...


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Nov 06, 2011; 11:00am
Grivel 360
 Grivel 360
The Grivel 360 ice screw is great for funky placements, behind pillars and early season ice. Even die hard fans of other ice screws can appreciate having one or two Grivel 360s on their rack. The uniq...


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Nov 18, 2011; 12:00pm
Black Diamond Express
 Black Diamond Express
The tried and true Black Diamond Express ice screw is a top contender for best ice screw. It has well-designed large teeth that started easily even on the coldest of days. The slightly tapered tube mi...


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Nov 19, 2011; 12:00pm
Mad Rock UltraLight Straight Gate
 Mad Rock UltraLight Straight Gate
The Mad Rock Ultra-Light Straight is the best deal for a lightweight carabiner we found. It's hard to find any cheaper carabiner, let alone a really light one. Its forged I-beam construction makes it ...


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60% recommend it (3/5)
Nov 25, 2011; 11:04am
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