Kimjee is one of the leading carabiner manufacturers in China, offers many types of custom aluminum carabiners. Many people don’t know how to choose the type of carabiner, Kimjee knows the type of carabiner below.
The straight gate is the strongest gate type. It is durable and easy to use, therefore they are also very common to find on carabiners. These carabiners are often used for Quickdraws or for holding equipment. As the gate is completely straight, it is also this type of gate that is used with all carabiners with a locking mechanism. However, straight gate carabiners are not as light as wire gate carabiners.
Bent gate is just like the straight gate, very durable and easy to use and heavier than wire gate. The curved gate makes it easier to clip the rope into the carabiner with one hand, and therefore bent gate carabiners are also used for Quickdraws as the carabiner you clip the rope into.
The wire gate is a wire made of stainless steel, which makes the carabiner a lot lighter and gives a larger opening as it requires less space. In bent and straight gate carabiners, there is a spring that makes the gate close automatically, in a wire gate the automatic closing is part of the design. The fewer parts in a wire gate, make it even easier and minimize the risk of the gate freezing in cold and wet weather. Although wire gates look less durable than bent and straight gates, they are often just as strong.