Omega Pacific Jake Keylock Screw Lock

Omega Pacific
Jake Keylock Screw Lock

Name:Omega Pacific Jake Keylock Screw Lock
Category:screw lock
Locking Type:manual
Unlock Style:gate stopped - thread runout
Sleeve Rotation:1395° (unlocked) | 1710° (maximum)
Nose Guard:offset gate
Rivets:flat spun
Gate Shield:full
Weight:96.8 g
Dimensions:Length: 115.12 mm
Width: 80.18 mm
Depth (basket end): 12.72 mm
Gate Opening: 29.68 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 23 kN | Minor Axis: 10 kN | Gate Open: 8 kN
Other Markings:Forged: Omega USA | (ratings) (ce-logo) 0082 Ⓗ
Stamped: JL
Batch Marking Location:spine-exterior-right
Msrp:16.95 (2019)
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.

See also: Omega Pacific Jake Screw-Lok, Omega Pacific Jake Quik-Lok, and the related REI HMS Screwgate.

Manufacturer Color:Gunmetal/Bright
Product Info Sheet:Product Info Sheet