The Black Diamond Positron Quickpack gives you six of our light, versatile Positron quickdraws that are ideal for any climbing application. Whether you're clipping bolts at the crag or extending placements in the alpine, these quickdraws provide full keylock functionality for hassle-free clipping and cleaning.
|Carabiner Type:||Non-Locking Biner|
|Closed Gate Strength:||[Top] 25 kN, 5620 lbf; [Bottom] 25 kN, 5620 lbf|
|Dogbone/Runner Strength:||4,946 lbf / 22 kN|
|Gate Opening:||[Top] 22 mm, 0.86 in; [Bottom] 26 mm, 1.01 in|
|Major Axis kN:||Top: 25 kN; Bottom: 25 kN|
|Minor Axis Strength:||[Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 8 kN, 1798 lbf|
|Minor Axis kN:||Top: 8 kN; Bottom: 8 kN|
|Open Gate Strength:||[Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 8 kN, 1798 lbf|
|Open Strength kN:||Top: 8 kN; Bottom: 8 kN|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||793661138495|
|Webbing Strength:||22 kN|
|Weight:||Total - 1 lb 7 oz|
|Black Diamond Positron 12cm Quickpack||$89.95|
|Black Diamond 6-Pack Positron Rock Climbing Quickdraw Quickpack||$89.90|
I like the look and feel of these quickdraws. For me the biners are the perfect size and shape, and weight. Not too rounded, not too giant or small. My one climbing partner has lighter draws, but I don't trust draws that feel like thin hollow aluminum or plastic. Yeah I'll carry the extra few grams to save my life or give me the confidence to climb harder (just hold off on drinking that extra sip of water). I prefer bent-gate to wire gate because it's easier to push the rope into having more surface area. I know wire has its advantages - less gate flutter, lighter, cheaper... but with less surface area to push it requires an small additional force. And the corresponding BD pack for wire is a prettier blue, so I was torn (ended up getting both, can always use more quickdraws). But my climbing partner works for UPS so he likes this color, and I have grown to like it too. It is a nice soft glowing neutral which isn't jarring against the rock, and isn't so obvious with scratches- all biners will get scratched up. The gate action is smooth, it feels strong to catch falls. It is so great and such a good value (who would buy a single quickdraw not in a pack?) my other climbing partner unbeknowest to me got this same pack. But we noticed mine was from the 2011 batch and hers was the 2012 batch, the year of manufacture is marked on the tag (for safety so you know you aren't getting brittle old stock! important for the dogbone) so we separated them at the end. Also the tag has a small white spot for the BD logo you can mark with a color to separate your gear faster. I'm gonna stick to BD for its size and shape! Like to have everything a simiar size. But for variety, get the other colors and variations such as the posiwire, hoodwire, free wire, but I think these are my favorites so will get more of these too.
really great, dependable draws. bd dogbones have great durability, and i've never had issues with bd gates sticking. the keylock noses are a must and will be appreciated when cleaning steep routes. i persoanlly like the feel of clipping a wire gate more, but both are pretty easy.
only issue is that apparently, it is possible for a wire gate to work open during a split second of impact, ie lead fall with a really hard catch. i don't know of that ever causing a fall, but it's what the researchers say. if you can get wire gates on the rope side, probably worth it.
I've priced draws in the past and these are the best for your money! It is cheaper to buy them in a pack than to buy them individually or buy 2 carabiners and a sling. Although now that I climb trad I prefer to make my own draws with long slings instead of using draws with short dog bones. Over all these are great if you sport climb and need some quikdraws!
I have 2 sets of these and I really like them. If you are comparing prices and trying to figure out if it is cheaper to buy quickdraws or make your own, it is cheaper to buy the draws. I have been using these for years and haven't had any problems. They work great and the weight doesn't bother me.
I really enjoy using these draws. I'm not a huge weight saving freak and I love the solid feel of these. I have used a few different kinds of draws and I haven't really found anything that blows these out of the water in my opinion. They are relatively inexpensive and work great.
Excellent bang for your buck, especially if you can snag them on sale. I'm just bummed I bought a pack right before they made them key lock and beefed up the dog bones.
Pick up a set if you're getting into sport climbing, you can't go wrong.
I thought these were great and I have no complaints. Granted I'm not a huge climber but I have been pretty consistently climbing for about four years ( sport ). Anyway I would highly recommend these carabiners.
Started off with this pack of draws when I was strapped for cash but wanted to climb real bad. I settleed for these and they have never let me down since!
Everything you'd expect from Black Diamond - super high quality that won't break your bank account. Highly recommend getting a quickpack like this for cost reasons.