The new React Quickdraw from Trango is a strong, durable, utilitarian draw suited for sport or trad climbing. The draw has two React carabiners with color-coded gates, a gray straight gate for the bolt/pro end and a blue bent gate for the rope end.
The React carabiner’s simple design sits well in the hand and the slightly curved spine directs the narrow nose of the biner toward the bolt hanger. Both ends utilize a notchless “keylock” design so you won’t get hung up when unclipping from webbing or forcefully retrieving your draws from steep sport routes. The stock of the carabiner is an I-beam design on the ends that smoothly transitions to a T-stock design along the spine. The weight for each biner is a relatively light 45 grams considering the strength: 25kN (major axis), 8kN (minor axis), and 9kN (open gate).
Holding the two react carabiners together is a durable, old-school-style, 22kN-rated, “tough” nylon dogbone that comes in 12 and 17 cm lengths. Each dogbone is fitted with a rubber keeper on the rope end biner to prevent biner flip at that crucial tough clip. If you can’t make the clip, grabbing the beefy dogbone is easy on the hands and makes it a cinch to pull up and scout the next crux section.
The Trango React quickdraw retails for $18.95 or you can save a buck by ordering a 6-pack for $112.95. Check ‘em out at Trango.com.