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How we choose: The best quickdraws highlighted here were selected based on 9 reviews of 8 products. Our top picks are those that are readily-available in the United States and have received the highest overall ratings from reviewers.

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Wild Country Helium Clean Wire Quickdraw

user rating: 5 of 5 (2 reviews)

Got these at with a 25% off coupon code. These are some pricey draws if you pay full retail. These babies are very very light, almost too light. They took some getting used to after years of old ABC and Stubai draws. The keyless notch on the red clip biner is great for not getting the rope snagged. The full size red clip biner also has a rubber o ring attached to the sling so it will not move. For sport climbing you barely notice they are on your harness, I also carry about 6 of these when I'm trad climbing for clipping nuts or using them as extenders.

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Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraw

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

I just bought a rack of 12 of these for Sport, and i must say they are sweet. A well balanced and smooth clipping draw for the rope and the bolt. The small changes between these Karbiners in this draw versus the other in BD line are evident in the increased performance of this Quickdraw. the keylock top slides easily onto even manky bolts with small oddly tapped holes, not that you want to clip those but there are plenty of them out there. On full sized hangers it almost feels like cheating to slide them on.

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Black Diamond Posiwire Quickdraw

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

Easy clipping and an extremely reliable draw. What more is there to say?

Reasons to Buy

  • Easy to clip
  • Rubber stopper keeps biner from unnecessarily moving
  • Nice size dog bone

Reasons to Avoid

  • Maybe a little TOO easy to clip?

The fact that draws have very minimal moving parts makes for a reliable piece of equipment, but a piece of equipment that is so important that it must be made well enough to not fail on you. I can say that I have yet to have a problem with these draws. I used to use Petzl Spirits but saw a set of these for a sweet price and decided to go for it. I do not regret that decision. The Posiwires are now my go to draw! Black Diamond advertises a simple and hard-working product and deliver on that promise.

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