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Black Diamond HotWire

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

A good, basic carabiner. I think of these as a lighter…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


A good, basic carabiner.


  • Price
  • Large enought for trad
  • Light enough for sport
  • Good for general use
  • Good gate action


  • For pure sport, I would go lighter.

I think of these as a lighter replacement for my old standard ovals or Ds, primarily for long slings. These have a good feel. A good all purpose carabiner.


This is my standard carabiner on my rack because it…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

This is my standard carabiner on my rack because it has a great feel and an excellent gate opening. The feel of the carabiner in hand is good for intuitive clipping which I prefer because I don't want to spend more time than I need to put in my protection.

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