Grabbed this thing on the way to my first introduction to trad climbing. No regrets. It works. According to WeighMyRack it maybe could be a little lighter, I guess. But seriously, it's a nut tool. I do like the palm protector. It has saved my hands a great deal of pain. If the leader takes a whipper, I wouldn't want to be stuck using one of those pieces of stamped sheet metal some people use. Or the one with the knife?!? It does its job and it's done it well for years.