Black Diamond Vari-width Dogbone.
When it comes to building custom sport climbing quickdraws, you can definitely rely on the Black Diamond Vari-width Dogbone. Climbers use quickdraws to let the climbing rope run freely while leading. The Black Diamond Vari-width Dogbone is built from extremely durable nylon webbing that makes it perfect for building and customizing your quickdraws. In addition, the strong nylon webbing provides excellent rigidity. This vari-width dogbone also features a taper that is easy to grab, as well as a straitjacket insert that keeps the bottom carabiner properly oriented. Armed with a strength of 22 kN, this reliable dogbone definitely gets the job done for extreme climbers. It is a great choice for traditional and sport climbers who assemble their own quickdraws that are adaptable to their needs. Offering both strength and flexibility, the Black Diamond Vari-width Dogbone is definitely a great buy for building strong custom climbing quickdraws. Get it now!
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The Black Diamond Vari-Width Dogbone. A sewn, tapered quickdraw sling.
A sewn, tapered quickdraw sling featuring a Straitjacket insert to keep the bottom biner in an optimal clipping position. Easy to grab yet still lightweight.
|Breaking Strength:||22 kN, 4946 lbf|
|Length:||10" / 25 cm|
|Weight:||12 cm: 0.6 oz/ 16 g; 18 cm: 0.8 oz / 24 g; 25 cm: 1.2 oz / 34 g|
|Width:||1" / 27 mm|
|Black Diamond Vari-width Dogbone-18cm||$4.90|
|Black Diamond Vari-width Dogbone-25cm||$5.90|
I have the Livewire quickdraws, so these come with those draws. The width is great for sport climbing and they dont twist. Yes they are a little heavier than the thin dynex ones. But i would choose these over the dynex any day. I have 8 of the 12cm, 2 of the 18cm. and 2 of the 25cm. The 18cm isnt sewed at the top, so the 'biner can slide around and drop and can get weird on the harness. Other than that great dogbones.
These are my dogbone of choice for sport climbing for two reasons: 1. they keep the draw flat to the rock and which in turn prevents accidentally backclipping when your draw has a twist in it. 2. they are easy to grab. I definitely have a little bit of added confidence when grabbing for these when I am pumped out of my mind and need to grab the draw to clip. I prefer a skinnier and lighter dogbone for trad and alpine climbing.
These are nice slings, get the job done just fine. They don't twist, they're wide, good for clipping in, and they look good, no frills at all. Given that they are the same price as the Petzl Express sling, I'd probably go with the Petzl, as I prefer the rubber piece that keeps the rope side biner in place. It's easier to insert a biner into the Petzl. Both work and look good, Petzl wins by a hair for ease of use.
Petzl is thinner through the body, but the material is a tighter weave (not as floppy). Wider BD body compensates for looser weave, both are about as stiff. On the 17cm version of the BD, the tacking doesn't go down as far, so you get a lot of play from the bolt biner. I like the Petzl more, and they cost the same
I needed to find a dogbone to use with a couple of Black Diamond RockLocks. And this dogbone did the job. It fits 2 full size rocklocks perfectly. These things are burly. My pitbull got a hold of one once and couldn't tear it apart. After 3 days I finally threw it away. All in all a great dogbone.
I'm so glad these are available, the dynex dogbones are just way too skinny in my opinion and seem twist twist around way too often, especially when you going for a really crucial clip. These Vari-Width Dogbones are awesome and just the right thickness to stay exactly where I want them.
This thing doesnt twist... I use the Mammut Bionic Evo curved for my bolt end and Wild Country Helium for rope. I can't stop getting compliments on this set up. With this dog bone, i never have to worry about it ever turning on me and stays put
Best draw out there by far. beefy, and stable. you can go for clip when your completely thrutched, and have confidence your draw wont be swinging in the breeze. may be a LITTLE heavier then a dynex draw, but they will last a lot longer.