i was impressed by the 12g one i couldn't find the link to, it looked like they just stamped it out of aluminum plate, had a nice looking wire gate and everything. i believe 12g is a good bit lighter than the trecklight ones, and it was rated for more load (i'm guessing due to the wire gate.)
Am I the only one a little paranoid about the wire gate models? Granted the two I use are huge and heavy ones. One an older BD autolock/double lock optional, and the second a Wyott military. Weigh a ton, but since I'm just starting, I'm using what I already have.
That's not a wire-gate biner in the picture.
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I know they are only rated SWL 150 pounds, but I have never seen one fail like that.
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I use climging rated wire gat biners and like them very much. Advantage... Self springed. The way the wires are attached is what provides the spring action. There is no extra spring to break or disengage. Advantage: Tests have shown the wire gates are less subject to some of the streeses like gate flutter that solid gate biners show. (non-locking solid gate)
I have no problem with the wire gate. I figure if they have been tested for life support and used for life support they must be reasonably worthy or they would be rated the way they are.
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