Whilst the ANGE S is not quite the lightest crab on the market, it is very close and the Petzl ANGE S does have some great features. Firstly over recent times clean nosed carabiners are seeing more use and are increasing in popularity. In terms of wiregates with clean noses there are only a few options. So far these have been normal sized wiregates such as the Wild Country Helium and DMM Shield. The Petzl ANGE S brings the lightness benefits of a small wiregate with the practical usability of a solid gate.
In addition to it being Keylock, the nose itself is pretty narrow so is so great for clipping pegs. Other plus points are the wide contact zone where the rope runs to prevent tight curves in the rope, and as an added benefit will prolong the life of the biner. Overall we say that the MonoFil wire may look a bit odd, but there is no reason to treat it any different than any other biner.