|Name:||Omega Pacific Jake Keylock Screw Lock|
|Unlock Style:||gate stopped - thread runout|
|Sleeve Rotation:||1395° (unlocked) | 1710° (maximum)|
|Nose Guard:||offset gate|
|Dimensions:||Length: 115.12 mm|
Width: 80.18 mm
Depth (basket end): 12.72 mm
Gate Opening: 29.68 mm
|Strength Ratings:||23 kN | 10 kN | 8 kN|
|Other Markings:||Forged: Omega USA | (ratings) (ce-logo) 0082 Ⓗ|
|Batch Marking Location:||spine-exterior-right|
|Summary:||last iteration of this iconic HMS carabiner|
|Description & Commentary:|
Produced before the collapse of Omega Pacific, the last iteration of this classic HMS overcomes most of the issues with the earlier models. It sports a keylock nose, massive gate opening, the locking sleeve requires fewer than 4 rotations to unlock (the older version took almost 6!).
It is on the heavy side, but generally only 1-2 of HMS carabiners are carried, or used in situations where weight is irrelevant. It's a pleasure to use with a large diameter barstock and a deep, round basket shape. The Petzl Williams offers similar weight and gate opening but with a flatter basket, which is preferred in some applications or by some climbers.
In my experience on ropes courses I've seen the Jake carabiner gate springs wear out at a rate much faster than Black Diamond or Petzl carabiners - often self-ejecting at some point. This example is new and hasn't been subjected to the same level of extended use, so I cannot say if the issue had been resolved.
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