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Editors' Choice 2018: Edelrid Bulletproof Quickdraw Review

Our top climbing gear picks for 2018

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Edelrid Bulletproof Quickdraw Steel insert sport climbing rock
The Edelrid Bulletproof Quickdraw
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Raise your hand if you’re tired of either a) Clipping sketchy, grooved “fixed” draws or B) having to retire a beloved draw because of rope-side-biner grooving. Edelrid has come up with an ingenious solution with their new Bulletproof Quickdraw: The top biner is a nice, smooth-clipping Bullet biner, but it’s the bottom biner that counts—the keylock closure Bulletproof clipper with a steel insert where the rope runs. Having the one bit of steel keeps the 12 cm draw light (4.1 oz) while seriously reducing wear and tear. The rope runs smoothly too; I used these to my great satisfaction in Boulder Canyon, while leading as well as at anchors on a fixed rope for solo-TR’ing.

$29, edelrid.com

See more of our top gear picks in our 2018 Climbing Gear Guide: Editors’ Choice Awards.