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Camp Photon Wire resdesign

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nathanael · · Riverside, CA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 348

"New for this year is a shape with a higher strength and lower weight ratio, and a new nose to prevent wire gate damage."

Anyone tried these? Currently love-hate with my photons, can't beat the size to weight ratio at the low price, but the gates suck. A redesigned nose and a stiffer gate could convince me to not pull the trigger on a bunch of BD Oz's. 

Brian H · · Anchorage ak · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 30

I'm so tired of weak gates on my photons I almost look forward to them gumming up.  I bet the redesign is to fix their terrible reputation with the wire gate photons.

Rob Warden...Space Lizard · · Between Zion, Vegas, LA, an… · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 115

If you hate you photons I will gladly pay you something for them. I don't have a problem with the gates. 

The redesign is stiffer. I think they are one of the better full-size and light carabiners out there. 

Idaho Ian · · Pocatello, ID · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 5

Just got a rack pack of them a week ago and they are awesome. I liked the originals though so YMMV.

They have a tad stiffer gate, that's about it. I didn't notice the nose at first glance, will have to go compare them.

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,280

Still a snag-nose, I would pass.

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