As Black Diamonds lightest carabiner in their line, the Oz Carabiner doesn't sacrifice performance or functionality. With an optimized shape, and the snag-free benefits of their HoodWire Technology, the 1-ounce, hot-forged Oz is a great way to lighten your rack.
Continuing the tradition of being Black Diamond's lightest carabiner, the Oz gives you reliable strength and performance without weighing you down. HoodWire Technology keeps the hooked nose from snagging on your harness, hardwear, or rope, without adding the extra weight of a full keylock gate. The HoodWire is also resistant to freezing up in icy conditions making it great for alpine and ice climbing.
|Carabiner type:||Non-locking carabiner|
|Close Gate Strength:||4.496 lbf / 20 kN|
|Closed Gate:||20 kN|
|Closed Gate Strength:||20 kN (4496 lbf)|
|Frame Shape:||Modified D|
|Gate Clearance:||22 mm|
|Gate Closed:||20 kN / 4,496 lbf|
|Gate Closed Strength:||20 kn|
|Gate Open:||8 kN / 1,798 lbf|
|Gate Open Strength:||8 kN|
|Gate Opening:||22 mm / 0.87 in|
|Major Axis:||20 kN|
|Major Axis Strength:||10 kN|
|Major Axis kN:||20 kN|
|Minor Axis:||7 kN|
|Minor Axis Strength:||7 kN / 1,574 lbf|
|Minor Axis kN:||7 kN|
|Open Gate:||8 kN|
|Open Gate Strength:||7 kN (1,574 lbf)|
|Open Strength kN:||7 kN|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||793661164814|
|Weight:||1 oz / 28 g|
|Weight [with packaging]:||0.1 lb|
|Black Diamond Oz HoodWire Carabiner||$8.95|
|Black Diamond Oz Wiregate Carabiner||$5.94|
|Black Diamond Oz Rock Climbing Carabiner-Gray||$8.95|
|Black Diamond Oz Quickpack||$89.99 - $115.95|
The hooded gate on this biner is a large step forward, so much so I will replace all my old oz's as they often mysteriously unclip from my harness! The old gate could easily be pushed open on the rock, but this gate solves that problem. Super light, easy to use, really nice.
Solves the one problem I always had with wiregates - snagging.
These things are still plenty big but really light. They are now my 'go to' for alpine draws and spare biners, though i still prefer the color-coded CAMP 23 Nanos for racking my cams