|Closed Gate Strength:||21 kN|
|Colors:||Orange, Black, Blue, Gray, Purple, Green, Red, Yellow|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Gate Clearance:||28-29 mm|
|Gate Closed Strength:||21 kn|
|Gate Open Strength:||9 kN|
|Gate Opening:||28 mm|
|Gate Opening Measurement:||28mm (straight) 29mm (bent)|
|Key Lock Gate:||No|
|Major Axis:||21 kN|
|Major Axis Strength:||21 kn|
|Major Axis Strength (Closed):||21 kN|
|Major Axis Strength (Open):||9 kN|
|Material:||29 g, 1.02 oz|
|Minor Axis:||7 kN|
|Minor Axis Strength:||7 kN|
|Open Gate:||9 kN|
|Open Gate Strength:||9 kN|
|Weight:||240 g, 8.5 oz|
|Weight (Grams):||29 g|
I bought two packs of these biners after fumbling with my rack and being frustrated. I am very impressed with the handling, shape and build. These are 29grams each and the size of a Wild Country helium or nitro, that is to say the perfect size for desperate clips where you just try and slap the rope in the biner. the size of the biners is a plus in my book and the aditional colors in the pack (Black Orange) help me sort out the mess of, Aliens, BD, Wild Country, Wired Bliss, Metolius...ect
on to the perceived negatives. Camp has had a recall on the gate tension issue, its fixed solid tension and better QC on the drilled holes for the wire gate. it looks like they can open because the nose is not shielded. well, its not but nether is the nose on every solid gate biner ever. the gate tension is roughly the same in these wire gates as my Wild Country, BD and DMM biners. It is also close to the tension of my Spirit draws. in my opinion its a non issue the drag of the rope extends the sling keeping it away from the rock and in a fall, your body falling backwards keeps the biner off the face. unless you bury your cam so deep that the biner is resting on the edge of the crack,you will have no problems . they also have a perfectly adequate open gate strength.
final thoughts, for the money and weight you cant go wrong. much better handling than the neutrino for my big hands. if you want a step up in build get the Wild Country Helium Color packs, the Specter 2, or Alpha trad rack packs. which are only 5 or 6 biners in a pack for the same price or more
Super light non-lockers still rated to 21kN, gates open incredibly easy. Use them for racking, extendables, etc.
I have the color coded BD neutrino's and Camp Nanos, I came across this set for a good price when I was doubling up my cams. Overall I am pleased with them they are much larger and actually lighter (than the neutrinos) but I'm not sure if the price difference is worth the cost of these biners. I don't understand why camp used the straight gate's for these as a bent gate would be much better for high stress clipping on your red point.. Besides that I usually always sling my placements long which makes using these photons kind of overkill. Also being a larger caribiner these tend to make your cams hang slightly lower. I guess I'm nitpicking too much at this point. They do clip nice and I do like the color quality of them, for example the green is a much better green than what BD uses.
I would say get these if you really love clipping rope straight into the racking biner, and/or you use half ropes, and don't mind spending more. If not just go with the smaller rack packs...
They match Metolius cams #00 to #6. They are light. It's all about pros.
Cons: feels too easy to open, looks and feels too thin and fragile. Yes, I understand that "looks and feels" is not about binners but about my perception.
I would prefer to have an opportunity to get the same colored DMM Alpha Trad, or DMM Photon, or BD Oz rack pack.