Omega Pacific Classic Straight Gate

Omega Pacific
Classic Straight Gate

Name:Omega Pacific Classic Straight Gate
Shape:asymmetric D
Nose:notch & pin
Nose Guard:none
Rivets:flat spun
Gate Shield:semi
Weight:54 g
Dimensions:Length: 104.5 mm
Width: 59 mm
Gate Opening: 18 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 24 kN | Minor Axis: 8 kN | Gate Open: 7 kN
Other Markings:Forged: Omega Pacific Classic | (ratings) CE0082
Stamped: KV
Batch Marking Location:spine-exterior
Summary:inexpensive basic carabiner, flat-spun rivets may have issues
Description & Commentary:

A basic straight gate asym'D for use in quickdraws. Omega Pacific produced budget carabiners, and the Classic line was the budget tier of a budget brand. Like other OP carabiners, the Classic uses flat-spun rivets, which are almost flush with the gate. They have sharp edges which catch and pull on the fibers of soft goods - very annoying.

On a personal note, I purchased a set of 5 (or maybe 6) new Omega Pac Classics quick draws around 2003 to flesh out my rock climbing rack for longer routes.

Upon arrival, I noticed 2 carabiners had loose rivets which had moved out of position. How these made it through QC and into the hands of a customer, I have no idea. I did get mine replaced (and upgraded to the much nicer JCs), but never saw a recall for the batch. I acquired this set of Classics to remind me of this issue.

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