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CAMP Nano 23 Carabiner

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CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Rack Pack
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Full View
CAMP Nano 23 Rack Pack

The lightest carabiner in the world! CAMP has achieved carabiner perfection by taking away everything possible while maintaining the safety and performance standards of the world’s most technical climbers. The wire gate has good clipping action and clearance. The Nano 23 is an excellent choice for alpine and trad climbing where reductions in weight can realistically increase the chances for success. The Nano 23 is also ideal for anchoring at the top of sport climbs because the nose gets into and out of chains without snagging.

-Rock Climbing, Alpinism, Racking
-World’s lightest full-strength carabiner!
-Significantly reduces weight and bulk on any rack

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Your rating: None Average: 3.2 (6 votes)

Technical Specifications

Weight (grams) 23 g
Shape Offset D
Locking No
Bent or Straight Straight
Full Size No
Keylock No
Gate Type Wire
Gate Opening 21 mm
Visual Warning No
Strengths 20kN    7kN    7kN

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User Reviews

  • 4.06

    Maybe I'm too needy and can't handle micro biners

    by Alison Dennis
    uber lightweight
    super small gate opening
    stiff gate action

    I have pretty small (girl) hands. I still think the gate opening on this biner is too small (and rather stiff). Only one finger can fit comfortably on the gate (two fingers = one gets smushed when you go to close the gate). I've heard a few people claim “you get used to it” but I'm not hardcore enough to keep trying something that doesn't work for me. I have two of these biners and they rarely accompany me on a trip. For a small biner, I'd rather have 4-7 more grams and a pleasant experience. It works like it should, but that just doesn't work for me. Note: I know CAMP has slightly improved the Nano 23 since it's first release, which is the model I have. I haven't tried any of the newer ones.

  • 3.01

    Light, but lacking

    by Boots And Pants
    it won't kill you
    it'll drive you insane

    The action on other CAMP biners (especially the photon) is wonderful, but it's disappointing that the action on the nano sucks so hard that it renders this biner almost useless. The gate is very stiff and takes a large amount of force to open it fully, and while it's heavy handed, it's not consistent in the force needed to open the gate either. Push hard at the start, then you have to really crank on the thing from about halfway to fully open. Given that the action on the other microbiners on the market (Metolius Mini), it's obvious CAMP did a terrible job designing and implementing the gate spring on the nano. On the positive side; they are pretty great for racking. Small, very light, and they come in a "rackpack" full of colors to color coordinate your cams. Since I don't have to fully open the gate to get the biners on and off my harness, I don't mind the shitty action. They're slightly cheaper than their Metolius brothers too. I prefer the other sub 23g biners out there to the nano. The gate action is just so horrendous that it kills them for me. Good freaking luck trying to clip a rope into these while you're pumping out. Let's not even talk about using these on ice climbs with gloves on. If my partner would pull out a rack of these on draws, I wouldn't let him take any. If he insisted, I'd beat him with them. Use them for racking; or beating some sense into climbers who use these to clip into ropes.

    I'm a crotchety climber