-> Now for the real difference. BD lite D's are made by Black Diamond,
-> I have some of their carabiners that are over 20 years old and they
-> still work great.
-> Omegalites are made by Omega Pacific. I have always felt that their
-> production methods were below those of BD. The Omega Pacific
-> carabiners that I have had for any length of time(>5 years) have had
-> sticky gates and poor action.
-> I use my BD lites for all kinds of climbing(sport, free, aid, ice,
-> etc.) and have never felt that they were not the ideal carbabiner for
-> the situation.
-> These are obviously my opinions.
I would add my opinion to the one expressed above. After just
two years use, my Omega's are only used when no others are available.
The gates get just plain sloppy with a little use. The edges are not as
smooth as the BD's. My resources are rether limited and the thought of
my ropes being used with these always sends me looking for alternatives.
Pay the minor difference in price to get quality gear! this
is not Kleenex we are talking about here.