Black Diamond PosiWire Quickpack.
Load up with the most light weight and durable quickdraws, now available in a single package with the Black Diamond PosiWire Quickpack. The Straight gated Positron carabiners are positioned on the top of the quickdraw to offer maximum protection while the original wire-gated HotWire carabiners are positioned on the bottom to provide a lightweight hold on ropes. Each of the Positron s Keylock nose doesn t snag on bolt hangers, making clipping and cleaning easier and secure. Each of the hot-forged HotWire has a wire-gate that doesn t freezes and gets rid of fluttering on the gate, allowing the ropes to move freely. Both carabiners are connected by a 14 mm Dynex dogbone that is strong, and easy to hold, thus making lightweight quickdraws. It comes in a pack of six PosiWires that are equipped with a Straitjacket insert to keep the HotWire carabiners on the bottom to have a proper orientation. Containing six times the features of the Positron and HotWire carabiners combined, the Black Diamond PosiWire Quickpack works multiple times the charm in any cragging day.
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|Carabiner Type:||Non-Locking Biner|
|Closed Gate Strength:||[Top] 25 kN, 5620 lbf; [Bottom] 24 kN, 5395 lbf|
|Dogbone/Runner Strength:||22 kN, 4946 lbf|
|Gate Opening:||[Top] 22 mm, 0.86 in; [Bottom] 25 mm, 1.0 in|
|Major Axis kN:||Top: 25 kN, Bottom: 24 kN|
|Material:||Aluminum, 14 mm Dynex Dogbone: 22 kN|
|Minor Axis Strength:||[Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 7 kN, 1574 lbf|
|Minor Axis kN:||Top: 8 kN, Bottom: 7 kN|
|Open Gate Strength:||[Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 9 kN, 2023 lbf|
|Open Strength kN:||Top: 8 kN, Bottom: 9 kN|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||793661138501|
|Weight:||1 lb 6 oz / 618 g|
|Black Diamond PosiWire 12cm Quickpack||$67.96 - $84.95|
|Black Diamond 6-Pack PosiWire Rock Climbing Quickdraw Quickpack||$84.90|
These draws are perfect; not to heavy for me, solid gate on top, wire gate on bottom. -That makes it easier for the bolts and the rope.
I've seen these at almost every crag I've climbed at. They are indeed popular, and for this good of a draw at this price I'm not surprised!
By the way, I've seen other reviews of these in which the reviewer seems to complain about the entire quickdraw because the dogbone got worn out. The dogbone doesn't last as long as the carabiners anyway, so when it gets in that condition all you have to do is replace that part.
There are definitely better deals out there. These quickdraws are pretty lightweight but pretty standard. The gate is smooth and I like that one carabiner is a wire gate and the other is not, to help distinguish which goes where during a climb. But overall nothing particularly special, but a brand you can trust fo sho... which actually means a lot to people you might climb with. get them on sale. (NOTE TO ALL: this comes from the budget of a broke college student) they're great draws, but you can get lighter ones for cheaper. I would recommend if you get them on sale.
Unless your picky about your draws, get these. The positron end goes on the bolt hangar, which is great because the keylock nose is snagless for easy on and off. The wiregate goes on your rope. Sure, the wiregate can snag, and its not a bent gate so some people complain that it is kinda chunky. Its not, its just a matter of technique. The nose rarely snags on something large diameter like your rope.
I got these when i fist started lead climbing, there a little stiff to open at first (especially the wire ones) but once borke in do just fine, after the first climb with them all the paint rubbed off and i could nearly see myself in the reflection of the draw, but that doest matter, i got mine on sale and they work great the could be a little bit lighter but definently bombproof!
These draws are perfect for me. I own two packs of six, an I'm very happy with the amount of money I spent. These things are affordable! And as far as I can tell they work totally fine. Good color too, they look awesome up against my orange and yellow mammut rope! The only reason they dont earn five stars is because they arent as light as id like.
We've bashed 'em, thrashed 'em and trashed 'em. They have caught every fall (and there have been many). They are worth every penny. They are light (kind of), cheap and durable. Why would anyone in their right mind pay more for quick draws? Easy clipping on both ends. No gate flutter. Great for sport and trad. We will buy these again when we need more draws.
you can pay a couple bucks more per draw and save 10 grams per draw or maybe get smoother actions, but if your getting you rack od draws on a budget, this is the way to do it. key lock nose for easy cleaning, wire gate biner for the rope for easy clipping and no gate flutter, and cheap.
Have used a set of these for the past 3 season on ice and rock. Good set of draws, nothing fancy but they work and seem very durable. Wire gates shave some weight and make for easy clipping. I appreciate the larger rope side biner for use with gloves, great for climbing ice.
The Black Diamond Posiwire Pack is a great set of quickdraws to start out with as a sport climber. After advancing my rack a little further, I still commonly use these draws because of their easy clipping and durability. I recommend these to anyone looking to start up a sport rack.
The BD PosiWire quickdraws do exactly what they are designed to do. They are not the lightest nor highest performing draws out there, but they are inexpensive and they do their job. I would definitely recommend them as a great first set for all-purpose climbing.
These are some of the cheapest draws out there, especially if you get them on sale. I think still like the plain Positrons better, though
--Typically the cheapest Black Diamond draws available
--Wiregate rope end makes distinguishing which ends gets the bolt hanger easy.
--Lighter (slightly) than Positron draws.
--Nose-less draw on the bolt end for ease in cleaning overhung routes
--Wiregate 'biner is not hooded, so it can still get hung up on things.
--Only one size available in quickpack form
--Not that much lighter than Positron draws.
I was raised to be picky about my 'biners, and I prefer hooded or noseless over non-hooded wiregates. These are perfectly safe, and as many have noted they are cheap, but when it comes time to replace the rope-end on these I will likely spring for Hoodwires or Oz biners.