Page Type Gear Review
Manufacturer DMM
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Page Type Feb 16, 2008 / Feb 16, 2008
Object ID 4787
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Product Description

Per website review:

"DMM gave their Boa Carabiner an ultra-large basket to allow easy belaying even with a clove hitch, and its three gate options give you the choice to use what you like best. The Boa Carabiner comes with either a standard screw gate, Quicklock gate (half twist), and Locksafe gate (pull, then half twist) to fit the bill for every preference. DMM used a large diameter tube to allow smooth, effortless belaying and rappelling, so you can save your energy for climbing.

Bottom Line:
Belay easier thanks to the DMM Boa Carabiner's large basket and wide tube."


Technical Features:

Major Axis Strength: 28kN (6295lbf)
Minor Axis Strength: 12kN (2698lbf)
Open Gate Strength: 10kN (2248lbf)
Locking: Yes
Shape: Pear
Gate Type: Screw, Quicklock, Locksafe
Material: Aluminum
Recommended Use: Rock climbing
Weight: 3.7oz (104g)

Personal Experieince

This has been my primary Belay Device attachment Locker going nine years now. The DMM quality Twistlock mechanism is smooth, consistently accurate for security and affords easy one handed access, even with gloves on. And the immense 36mm opening affords quick and secure rope access. I love it and will not use any other twistlock biner until something better comes along. Get one... you will not regret it.



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Curt - May 16, 2008 12:57 pm - Voted 5/5

Great locker
I've been using the Locksafe version for a little over a year as my belay/rappel attachment. Someone at the shop where I bought it suggested that the Locksafe gate mechanism might be difficult to manipulate one-handed, but that has not been my experience (maybe for smaller hands?). It operates smoothly, and the large size and wide gate allow me to easily and quickly attach whatever needs to be attached. Worth the $.

stepho - Aug 8, 2010 8:51 pm - Voted 5/5

belay carabiners
these are on several of the belay devices at my local gym. They have good size and have great durability and a very long life.

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