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Edelrid Pure Slider review 30-Oct-2014 At 11:13:40 AM nmonteith

Just thought I'd jot down a a few notes about my experience of these 'locking' biners suitable for quikdraws.

I bought two of these biners at the Climbing Festival (pricey at around $25 each biner) and put them on a dogbone to make a quickdraw with locking biners on both ends. The biner has a little sliding lock on the front of the gate which can be opened easily with one hand (thumb). They are narrow biners (the same size as a usual quickdraw biner) so they are easy to operate one handed unlike larger screwgates. My plan was to use this quickdraw for sketchy places where a quickdraw unclipping was the difference between decking or not.
I honestly didn't think I would use it much - it was just something in my rack that I could use occasionally. What I didn't realize is that it is so simple to use one handed that I have now found I'm using it on every route I do! With a little practice I can clip and unclip from it as easily as a normal biner. The price is the only barrier for me in buying several of these to replace regular quickdraws!

Is using lockers on every quickdraw an overkill? Maybe. But then again 40 years ago people believed harnesses were an overkill. Technology moves along - and these biners certainly make climbing that little bit safer.

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