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Black Diamond Posiwire

Posiwire 18cm

Black Diamond


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With a snag-free Positron carabiner on top and a lightweight, easy-clipping original HotWire carabiner on bottom, the Black Diamond PosiWire Quickdraw combines smooth clippability and wiregate functionality. The 14 mm DynexTM dogbone is not only durable and easy to grab, but it features our Straitjacket insert to keep the bottom biner in the optimal clipping position.

Retail price

US$ 15.95

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Weight 105 g
Dogbone Size 18 cm long, 14 mm wide
Dogbone Material Dynex­
Dogbone Strength (kN) 22 kN
Top Carabiner Positron Straight -
US$ 9.95

Black Diamond Positron Straight Carabiner
Bottom Carabiner Hotwire 2015 -
US$ 7.95

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Straightjacket insertm long flexible dogbone

This is the first piece of "lead" gear I ever bought, and its worked out quite well. The rubber insert holds the biner position well for smooth clipping and both sides open and close smoothly. I also like the piece of mind that the "no chatter" wire gate provides. Good mid-weight draw.

I have 10 "normal" length and two longer ones to use as anchors and find myself frequently taking them with on alpine routes. I find that these draws are easier to work with on routes than my friends' shorter and/or wider dogbone draws.