Quickdraws & Snap Gates

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Edelrid Pure, Pure Wire and Pure Pro Quickdraws

We reviewed the previous version of the Edelrid Pure in a 2016 Group Test. It was a good weight saver, and reasonably priced, but featured a floppy sling and was a bit less ergonomic than some of the competition. So has the updated version addressed these issues and is it still well-priced in a busy market?

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Edelrid's Bulletproof Karabiners

The Edelrid Bullet was first introduced in 2016, and the range has since extended to include screwgates and HMS belay karabiners. We've had a selection on long-term test. Here's what we think.

Beal Be Free Rubber Quickdraws

If you hear the name Beal you'll probably think ropes, but the brand has a range of hardwear too. The new Be Free Rubber is a sport climbing draw with a rubber cover over the sling, designed for easier grabbing.

Group Test Sport Quickdraws

In this group review we test sport climbing quickdraws from all the leading manufacturers, comparing them for key characteristics such as ease of handling, gate action, weight, length and price.

Wild Country Proton Quickdraw

British Mountain Guide Tim Neill tests out the new Wild Country proton Quickdraws. "The slings are chunky and robust...

Group Test Trad Quickdraws

One piece of gear that you can never do without when roped climbing is a quickdraw. In this comparative review, Alan James takes a detailed...

DMM Alpha Trad Quickdraws

The new flagship hot-forged DMM Alpha karabiners are now available. There are four 'biners in the range - a Trad, a Trad Light, plus two...

Comparison Review All-round Quickdraws

With both traditional and sport climbing use in mind, Mark Glaister has been testing out some of the diverse range of quickdraws...

Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Beal ZEST Quickdraw

Quickdraw for sport climbing and big walls.

New Mammut Sender Quickdraws and 4 Slide Harness

The Sender quickdraws and 4 Slide Harness from Mammut are brand new for this season. The 4 Slide Harness comes in at just £55, making it a very affordable option.

Ocun Hawk and Harpy Screwgate

There are situations in climbing that border with danger and ask for special protection. To increase your courage in such moments, Ocún has designed its smallest locking carabiner named Hawk. And then there are situations when you struggle with the logistic...

DMM PerfectO

The latest carabiner to come off DMM's hot forges is the PerfectO. Its compact profile has been made possible using a new extra short gate but...

Edelrid Bulletproof

With the amount of interest that has been shown in our competition that is currently running to win 1 of 10 HMS Bulletproof carabiners. We...

Climbing Technology - New Products For 2017

A look at what's new from Climbing Technology for Spring 2017

CAMP Dyon Clean Nose Carabiner and Quickdraw

Another step forward in carabiner evolution, the Dyon uses a proprietary two-part gate to combine the benefits of...

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