The Mammut Element Key-Lock Carabiner. The Key-Lock nose allows quicker and smoother placement. A durable carabiner guarantees a long product life.
The Element Keylock straight Gate carabiner from Mammut is rock solid and highly durable for hard use by hardened climbers and has a Key-Lock nose that allows for quick, smooth placements.
The Mammut Element Key Lock with twist lock is a locking biner with a key lock nose, which prevents it from snagging on bolts and gear loops when clipping or building anchors. The twist lock ensures closure.
We got a great deal on these general-utility Mammut Element straight gate carabiners, and we're pleased to pass the savings on to you. Buy a bunch of them and use them for the top half of quickdraws, racking gear on your harness, or any of many other uses.
|Breaking Load Across:||8 kN|
|Breaking Load Lengthwise:||23 kN|
|Breaking Load Open:||8 kN|
|Closed Gate Strength:||23kN|
|Country of Origin:||Italy|
|Gate Closed Strength:||23 kN|
|Gate Open Strength:||8 kN|
|Gate opening width:||20mm|
|Major Axis Strength:||23 kN|
|Minor Axis Strength:||8 kN|
|Minor-axis strength:||8 kN|
|Open Gate Strength:||8 kN|
|Weight:||43 g, 44 g, 46 g, 50 g|
|Weight [with packaging]:||0.2 lb|
|Mammut Element Key Lock Bent-Gate Carabiner||$7.95 - $8.25|
|Mammut Element Carabiner - Screw Lock||$7.95 - $9.95|
|Mammut Element Twist Lock Carabiner||$10.36 - $13.95|
|Mammut Classic Straight-Gate Carabiner||$4.17 - $6.95|
There aren't a ton of small lockers that are smooth and get the job done well. I've been using BD Positron screwgates for a while, for anything from anchors, keeping a daisy chain on me while canyoneering, belaying with a grigri, and I even made two locking quickdraws for the extra peace of mind while toproping sketchy routes. They're just really useful.
So when I saw these, they seemed really nice. They are almost exactly the same size as the Positron, maybe a TINY bit narrower along the minor axis, and the gate action is mega smooth, think Petzl-smooth.
However, the screwgate version of this biner SUCKS. The gates can't be operated with a quick flick, they stick too much and it feels like they just haven't been machined well. If you really want small locking screwgates, I'd go with the BD positron, they're a dollar cheaper as of this writing, they're anodized, the screwgate is smooth as butter, and I love the shape.
On the other hand, if you go for the twistlock version of this biner, it's fantastic. The twistlock is easy to operate with one hand, it's smooth, and it just works well. Definitely worth the money, especially if you can find them on sale. Although they aren't anodized, the raw finish with red is super sexy, and it says "Made in Italy" across the spine. I really like these twistlocks, they'll be going on my harness for a while, up against the Positrons.
4 stars--3 for the screwgates, 5 for the twistlocks
I carry these for all types of climbing (sport, trad, alpine, and ice) for situations where I want a locker but don't need a larger pear or D (e.g. anchor building, rappel backup, etc.). The small size and light weight makes it so you barely notice 3 or 4 on your rack.
These are one of my favorite twistlocking carabiners just because of the feel of the gate. It's smooth and quick but almost heavy, when you hear it lock into place you feel like you can trust it which is a significant factor in my mental game. Great biner!
Small enough to fit in one hand. Great for single hand open and close action if the other hand is occupied. Used both for lead climbing and offshore sailing. holds up well to the elements.
These guys are sweet! Super smooth action, easy one handed opening, I like em!
These are great if your not using them in cold weather or in slot canyons. They jam to easy and always seem to get stuck in the lockout position. i prefer screw gates.
Works okay; had two gates freeze up over the weekend from snow getting into them. Screw locks feel sloppy compared to a Petzl screw lock, but they are a nice size for anchors. They get the job done