Black Diamond Positron Quickdraw
The Black Diamond Positron quickdraw is ideally suited to climbers on a budget who want a solid all-round quickdraw with a clean nose design for easy unclipping thanks to the keylock design on both top and bottom biners. The Black Diamond Positron quickdraw includes a bentgate Positron carabiner for easy clipping and a straight gate Positron carabiner on top for strength and dependability. The dogbone is made from a durable yet light 18mm polyester and features an integrated Straightjacket insert that keeps the bottom 'biner properly positioned.
|MAJOR AXIS STRENGTH||25kN|
|MINOR AXIS STRENGTH||8kN|
|GATE OPEN STRENGTH||8kN|
|GATE OPENING||[Top] 22 mm (0.86 in) [Bottom] 26 mm (1.01 in)|
Straight-gate Positron carabiner on top for strength and dependability.
Bentgate Positron carabiner on bottom for easier clips/unclips
Dual keylock noses ease clipping and cleaning
18 mm (.6 in) polyester dogbone/runner is light, durable, and easy to grab
Straitjacket insert keeps bottom carabiner properly oriented
Black Diamond Keylock Gate
The keylock gate uses the geometry of the pocket of the gate to interface with the 'nose' of the carabiner to provide its strength when the gate is closed. The advantage of this design is that it alleviates the chance of the hooked part of the carabiner to get hung up on something (like a bolt hanger, Stopper wire or sling). Nose hooked carabiners are surprisingly weak, and it's by far the most common scenario for carabiner failure in the field.
Positron Quickdraw Review
"Due to the keylock gate design, the Black Diamond Positron one of the easiest carabiners to unclip from bolt hangers on steep routes. Also, the keylock makes this a great carabiner to rack nuts and gear on (it won't get hung up as easily on a sling). Other than that, this is just a great work horse piece of gear. It's not light but it works in a variety of situations, is easy to clip and handle, and gets the job done." -Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab
Read the full Positron Quickdraw review at http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Quickdraw-Reviews/Black-Diamond-Positron-Q...