To be honest, the Jake is one of the coolest carabiners on the market and, for years, has set the standard for HMS carabiners. To start with, its shape orients the load, predictably, where we want it every time. Other belay carabiners can be loaded on the nose of the ‘biner … a very dangerous situation.
The Jake eliminated this problem through a superior design. It always centers your belay/rappel device so that in double-rope rappels, neither strand of rope is pinched on the spine, ensuring a smooth and predictable rap’. The Jake is also equipped with a truly unique side-swing gate which provides you with greater gate clearance and ease of use. Available with Screw gate, Quik-Lok or the 3-Stage Quik-Lok locking mechanisms.
|Major Axis (kN)||23|
|Minor Axis (kN)||8|
|Open Gate (kN)||10|
|Gate Opening (mm)||24|
|UPC / Barcode||821273402106|
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Excellent binerEasily my favourite belay biner, it has a really wide opening due to the offset gate (the gate opens ~15 degrees off the spine) and a good thickness which makes belaying and rapping a pleasure. The quicklock works extremely well and is quite secure once closed however I _always_ double check the gate, sometimes (very rarely) if the barrel rotates slightly before closing it can catch on the nose of the carabiner and prevent the gate from fully closing. But I feel this minor inconvencience is outweighed by the ease of opening this carabiner, particularly one handed, provided you are vigilant and always double check the gate.