I needed some spare lockers recently for glacier skiing. And even the gear shops in Chamonix don't offer any real alternatives. The new Edelrid locker is cool but expensive and hard to find. And not any easier to use than a normal locker when you compare it to the newest gold standard....the "Twin Gate" by Grivel.
Nothing impressive in new technology for a locker really over the last 40 years or so, till now.
Simple, sleek design work here that is extremely effective.
I'll say it up front. The Twin Gate technology is the best "locking" biner yet designed, by a fair margin.
Really curious now as to the size and shape of the new biners (as in several models) that will be available with this technology. But I do know there will be several. Including wire gate versions.
But it is the solid gate version Haston is playing with in the video that most impressed me. When they are available I will own some. And better yet I'll use a Twin Gate in places I have always wanted some extra a security but was unwilling to put up with the hassle of a typical locker.
That in my mind is a very good thing. My climbing just got a little safer. (or will soon enough)
And I appreciate the help.
I swear, Stevie Haston does not have magic fingers here. The newest Grivel is just that easy to use and it just that secure. Hate it when I get teased with products I can use today, want to buy NOW and won't see in a store shelf for a few months yet. But I played with this biner and depending on what versions of this gate make it to market I will own some. I hate lockers generally. But this one changed my mind. I was laughing the entire time playing with one..thinking of how many ice screws my partners have lost from broken plastic biners or popping the wire gates with screws hanging on a harness. This thing really does ROCK! (and lock) And trust me...I don't have magic fingers. Fumble fingers more like it. But I don't generally drop gear. I'd guess from playing with the Dbl Gate biner I could race Stevie here in the video with just a minute or two of practice. If he dares to show in SLC for the NA debut the gauntlet has already been thrown :) I don't normally tag a lot of words on to a biner. But this one really is worth a look.