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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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.
|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)|
|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|
|Black Diamond Oz HoodWire Carabiner||$8.95|
|Black Diamond HoodWire Wiregate Carabiner||$8.95|
|Black Diamond HoodWire Rock Climbing Carabiner Rackpack||$52.90|
|Black Diamond HoodWire Rock Climbing Carabiner-Orange||$8.90|
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.
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.
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.
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!
Lightweight and robust compared to similar