Skip to Content

Gear : Reviews

Reviews for 5'' Open Quickdraw Average Rating = 3.62/5 Average Rating : 3.62 out of 5

Item Details | Reviews

Show: Sort by: Display:

> >|

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: horseonwheels, 2005-04-02

I'll second the heaviness of these draws, and the "bent gate" is basically a straight gate with a dimple in the middle: not all that helpful for clipping the rope. Also, my biggest complaint is that the shape of the bent gate carabiner where it attaches to the sling does not mesh well at all, It always hangs somewhat askew. I suppose it doesn't really matter, but for some reason it bugs me.

Review 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: rockmaninoff, 2004-08-24

The Metolius 5 and 7" quickdraw are cheap and probably adequate for climbing. The ridges on the gates make opening the biners easy. I disagree that these draws are durable. I have had mine for only four years, and some of the springs on the carabiners are kaput. Metolius' idea of a "bent gate" isn't much--it's as straight as a Utah Valley Mormon. I have heard of one of these draws breaking in American Fork, UT, so I am slowly phasing them out of my climbing rack.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: steelfoot, 2004-06-14

These are durable draws. I like the ribs on the gate.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: mtman, 2004-05-14

good draw but a little on the heavy side but i like them.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: roc-dude, 2004-02-19

These are good Draws, well made and will last a life time. Very nice for sport climbing. The main problem I had was the weight. If you trad climb and carry a lot of gear and weigh is an issue these are not for you. If you climb a lot and you want a quality smooth clipping qraw that will last a long time this is it.

> >|

GoWrite your own Review