Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner

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Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner
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Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner.
Engineered for the everyday adventurer or extreme climber, the hot-forged Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner is what you need. It has a combined keylock functionality and wiregate performance that maximizes strength and limits weight. The hot-forged construction of this innovative stainless steel wire hood created a lightweight, snag-free clipping and cleaning carabiner that could withstand extreme cold weather conditions or gate whiplash. The HoodWire Carabiner is carefully built with an optimized nose angle and a wide, rope-bearing basket radius, ensuring that you won t have difficulty in clearing ice, snow or dirt for that snag-free clipping and cleaning. Get the Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner now.
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Key Features.


  • The Hot-forged construction created this durable, light-weight carabiner that is best in all weather conditions


  • Nose hood prevents snagging.
  • Patent-pending, stainless steel wire hood design eliminates nose hooking
  • Innovative hood design on nose is self cleaning and protects the nose from wear.


  • A combination of keylock functionality and wiregate performance is designed to give you comfort and maximum strength without adding to the weight


  • Weighing at 1.3 oz, the HoodWire Carabiner is ideal in reducing weight when climbing
  • Climbing has never been this hassle-free because of the optimized nose angle design
  • Won’t freeze up in alpine conditions or suffer from gate whiplash
  • Provides hassle-free, snag-free clipping and cleaning
  • Lightweight and designed for all-around use
  • Optimized nose angle and wide, rope-bearing basket radius

The Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner. The innovative hood design on this all new, snag-free wiregate biner is simple, self-clearing and protects the nose from wear.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner.

Al's Sports
Thanks to its innovative stainless steel wire hood, the hot-forged Black Diamond HoodWire carabiner fuses keylock functionality with wiregate performance. This lightweight, unique design makes for hassle-free, snag-free clipping and cleaning, plus it won't freeze up in alpine conditions or suffer from gate whiplash. Thanks to its hot forged construction, no detail on the HoodWire has been overlooked, including an optimized nose angle and a wide, rope-bearing basket radius. Black Diamond Hoodwire Carabiner Features: Hot-forged constructionPatent-pending stainless steel wire hood eliminates snaggingWire gate won't freeze in alpine conditionsLightweight and designed for all-around useStyle number BD210138
The Black Diamond HoodWire Wiregate carabiner is an awesome new design. It has the light weight and great clipping feel of a normal wire gate carabiner, but a protective hood to keep it from snagging.

Appalachain Outdoors
Every detail has been thought of with this unique and lightweight wiregate caribiner. The new Hoodwire should be your first choice for climbing protection. Let Black Diamond Equipment show you what hassle-free climbing should be like.
Before you start frantically slapping at your freakishly light harness and wondering where your hardware is, give a quick twist and listen for the telltale jangle of your trusty Black Diamond Carabiner bumping into your ATC. At a slim 37 grams each, these tiny wiregates boast the strength ratings of typical burly 'biners but won't pull your harness and pants off with the extra weight. In fact, you may not even notice them at all.
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Carabiner Shape:D
Carabiner Type:Wire Gate Biner
Close Gate Strength:5,395 lbf / 24 kN
Closed Gate Strength:24 kN (5395 lbf)
Gate Opening:24 mm (.94 in)
Gate Type:Wire
Hot-forged construction:lightweight and designed for all-around use
Key Lock Gate:No
Major Axis Strength (Closed):24 kN
Major Axis Strength (Open):8 kN
Major Axis kN:24
Minor Axis Strength:8 kN (1, 798 lbf)
Minor Axis kN:8
Open Gate Strength:8 kN (1,798 lbf)
Open Strength kN:8
Upc, Ean, Isbn:793661138334
Weight:37 g (1.3 oz)
Weight (Grams):37 g
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Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner Reviews:


Solid biner from BD. It has all the perks of a wiregate (light, minimal gate flutter) with most of the perks of a keylock, and is about 20% cheaper than a WC Helium. I'm also not as worried about accruing gunk in the hood as I am with the WC ("self cleaning"!).
The reasons I only gave them 4 stars: 1) The wire hood doesn't go quite as far out as the beginning of the notch (about 1mm, see picture) so there's still a hint of a snag sometimes vs. a keylock (very minor, and not noticeable at all if you're using it for a rope-end biner). 2) There are some inconsistencies in gate tension between biners, probably something to do with the flattened wire. That being said, the gates are all still snappy and trustworthy, just not as consistent as I'd like to see.
In conclusion: I will definitely be buying these again. An awesome rope-end biner with a little room for improvement.

Jesse Trovillion at on 04/05/2011

so you had all these great BD wiregate biners and you said "there's no way BD can improve on these babies." fortunately a BD engineer was in the room with you and accepted your challenge. sometime later...voila! the Hoodwire was born! this is one of those things that you really only notice when you switch back to using a different biner. then you notice how much more functional these ones actually are. just buy one a couple and try them out, you'll notice an improvement.

Casey Glaubman at on 05/20/2012

Not just for climbing

I use this carabiner for hooking my car keys to my beltloop so I will have it with me all the time. I take it anytime I go backpacking or whitewater kayaking. It works great for clipping drybags in the boat or for use in a 2:1 or 3:1 Z-drag pulley system for pinned kayaks. I'm not a climber but I bet its great for that as well being what it's designed for and all.
Babyjezus at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 03/03/2012

I have a bunch of hoodwire draws, just pulled a few solo biners out of the dogbones to weigh. One came in at 36.8g the other 37.8g which is the closest to claimed weight I have found out of my rack of various biners so far.

Poonertron at on 05/27/2013

Great biners to have around when weight is of the utmost importance. Compared to other biners of this size, the Black Diamond Hoodwire still boasts in strength unlike many of the others. Check it out!

Nick Shuey at on 07/07/2013

Lightweight and robust compared to similar

Marcelo Reis at on 07/28/2013