The Camp Photon Wire Straight Gate is a great all around lightweight biner. Almost all manufacturers offer a lightweight wiregate carabiner that hovers somewhere around the 1 oz (28.34g) mark. Where the Photon stands apart from the other 1 oz carabiners is with gate clearance. The Photon Wire Straight Gate has a massive 27mm gate clearance. This makes clipping the rope a breeze!
The Photon Wire Straight Gate is a great biner for multiple purposes. It is a fantastic biner for use on alpine draws, and for racking cams. It would also be great on the rope side of a quickdraw, but the bent gate version of the Photon Wire might be a slightly better choice.
The Photon Wire Straight Gate is offered in 8 different colors in case you are looking for a carabiner to rack your cams on. The Photon Wire is also offered as a bent gate which has a gate clearance of 29mm and only comes in one color which is silver.
The Bottom Line:
The Photon wire Straight Gate is a great biner for any application that you might use a wire gate carabiner for. It especially stands out when a large gate clearance is is needed, such as ice climbing. At $7.95 a piece, it is a great wire gate biner that won’t break the bank.
For more information and to purchase the Camp Photon, please visit the Camp USA web page.
Weight: 29g (1.022 oz)
Major Axis: 21 kN
Minor Axis: 7 kN
Open Gate: 9 kN
Gate Opening: 28mm
Pros: Large gate clearance, Light weight, Offered in multiple colors
Competitors: Wild Country Helium, DMM Alpha Trad, Grivel Plume K3W, Black Diamond Oz, Petzl Ange L