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Trango Superfly Wiregate

in Climbing Gear & Accessories

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4.50 / 5 (2 reviews)

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Craig Shelley
( craig_shelley )

Rocky Mountains
Trango Superfly Wiregate on 06/10/2007 18:15:46 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I haven't used the Camp, but my measured weight for a Superfly is just 29grams too (as stated by a user for the Nano weight). They are light and very useful. A real carabiner at just about one ounce.

Kevin asked for more information. I weighed five of them to get a better weight (they are officially listed as 30grams). The group of five weighed 144 grams (I'm using a Ohaus triple beam balance which is accurate to far less than a gram). That weight is under 29 grams per carabiner. The minor axis strength is less than a Camp Nano (7 verus 10kN) but the major axis is somewhat more (24 versus 22kN).

Edited by craig_shelley on 06/19/2007 12:12:37 MDT.

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kevin davidson
( kdesign )

Mythical State of Jefferson
Good light 'BIner on 06/12/2007 18:33:07 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I have a few of these in the rack along with the heavier tried and tested BD Neutrinos while waiting for the even lighter (28 g.) but smaller gated Black Diamond Oz Wiregate 'Biner to make it's debut. The Trango's handle well. I like the relatively large gate (25mm compared to the tiny 21 mm of the Camp Nanos---it helps make life a little easier when things are going a little tough. These belong in the kit of any mountaineer moving fast and light. We may have exceptionally light baseweights sans tech. climbing gear but we need all the help we can get to keep our climbing rack weight's manageable and still allow us to climb safely (relative term).

The one negative thing I can say about the Trangos are that they are about $1 more expensive than the comparable BDs or OPs. This adds up quickly.

Hey, Craig----can you put a little more detail in your reviews of climbing equipment? Oh. yes---on my scale these weigh in at 30g.---wish I had a scale that weighed increments of grams.

Edited by kdesign on 06/12/2007 18:53:42 MDT.

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