Ahh, that's it.
What's to love about the Mad Rock Ultra Tech Screwgate Carabiner? Well, for one, its keylock nose design won't snag on bolts or gear. For another thing, its manual screwgate locks smoothly and safely. Ah yes: and it's beautifully inexpensive.
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
in red, best looking carabiner out there :)
Light on the rack and the wallet!
My favorite small locking biner. It's super light, keylock, nice and burly too. No anodizing to wear off onto your rope and turn your hands black. Unbeatable for the price!
The other reviewer said that it feels cheap...I disagree. It's minimalist and it's lightweight but I expect to have my (4) for quite a long while!
NOTE: The site lists 'Major Axis Strength' as 9 kN. This is incorrect. The correct specs (read off one sitting in front of me) are as follows:
-Major Axis Strength: 26 kN
-Minor Axis Strength: 8 kN
-Open Gate Major Axis Strength: 9 kN
I didn't feel too confident with the Ultra Tech screw gate. It felt like half the biner was made out of plastic and the other half was some kind of wispy alloy. Also, the screwgate required too many turns just to get it to move into position. I wouldn't recommend this carabiner.