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Black Diamond Positron Screwgate Carabiner
The Black Diamond Positron Screwgate Carabiner is one of Black Diamond’s classic multi-functional carabiners. The Black Diamond Positron Screwgate has a compact shape makes them super easy to handle and ideal for clipping and cleaning, while the screwgate sleeve and keylock nose add a little extra safety and security, as well as the possibility of belaying, rappelling and making anchors. Another useful detail is the nice deep basket, which helps prevent fumbles when clipping.
|MAJOR AXIS STRENGTH||25kN|
|MINOR AXIS STRENGTH||8kN|
|OPEN GATE STRENGTH||8kN|
Deep basket reduces fumbly clips
Keylock nose prevents snagging
Easy-to-hold functional shape
3 product reviews
An all-around carabiner for a reasonable price.
This carabiner is smaller and lighter than the majority of others on the market (HMS for example) and has a relatively small gate opening. This means it is fantastic for using with slings, or throwing on the back of your harness when larger carabiners aren't necessary.
The gate feels very positive and ropes don't catch due to its smooth nose. The screw lock works perfectly fine, though it feels less secure than on other locking carabiners I have used. This isn't really a problem but it does make it slightly less satisfying to use.
Overall this is a fantastically useful carabiner, though nothing special. It is quite similar to the Edelrid pure screw but slightly heavier. The Positron will do what you want it to do, but don't expect to be amazed.