These are awesome. They are lightweight, strong, etc. Pretty much, they're exactly as advertised. Just hoping to help someone avoid my mistake...
30cm == 12", i.e. PROBABLY NOT WHAT YOU WANT.
If you're trying to order your standard, "shoulder length runner", you want the 60cm size. I just naturally figured the smallest size would be shoulder length, then it would go up from there. Well, 30cm means ~12 inches, which is measured end to end, after it's already sewn together.
99% of people ordering will probably not make this mistake, but in the off chance you find yourself unsure, 60cm means shoulder length, 120cm means a "double", and 240 means BIG.
Please note, I'm giving 5 stars, I used my previous set for about 3 years before retiring them (didn't purchase from backcountry), and they worked great. When I went to order new ones, I just assumed the smallest size would be shoulder length, but they're actually not. Not sure what you'd use that size for, since, in that size, we're talking sport climbing quickdraw, where I'd prefer beefy, thick nylon. But I'm not the authority. Anyway, my mistake, not BD's or Backcountry's, but, there ya go...60cm means shoulder.
Other than that, order away.
And at a great price too! I recently went through a revolution where I attempted to make my rack as light as possible and less bulky. I began rigging all of my trad draws with these instead of some of their more hefty cousins. These work fantastic! They are nice and thin which makes them easy to extend one handed. Also, because they are thin, they do not fill up half of the biner when they are doubled or tripled. You couldn't ask for more in a sewn runner!
This is one of my go to sling I use it as a long draw on sport routes and eventually I will use it as a long draw on trad routes. (When I get there.) Super lightweight and can be used for all variety of things.
The only flaw is the part where the draw is sown together is bulky. but it still makes a perfect long draw!
It took my a while to really get into using these as they are so thin, I just didn't trust them.... Once I got over that, super happy with them have replaced all my older heavier tapes with nice thin light ones.
These things for some reason just seem to rack better as an alpine draw than any other sling I have used. I like the Sterling slings as well, but these are just trimmer and rack better taking up less room.
I love these, over the basic runners. Even if they cost a few bucks more, the dynex runners are far nicer. I'm using a handful of 60's and a few 120's when I get crazy. Love the small width.
As ben243090964 said, there is a reason these are on every rack. They are thin, light strong and backed by one of the best names in climbing. I use them for alpine draws as well as building anchors.
Absolutely great, everything you'd want. I use mine when rappelling from setting up a top rope anchor. the 30cm was a little short, wish I had gone a size up. can't go wrong with black diamond!
60cm model: usable length = 58.5cm ; weight 19.6g = .69oz. This length or longer are great for alpine draws, substantially lighter then other brands.
These are no frills slings that will do anything you ask of them. Skinny enough to stay out of the way and pretty light.