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Black Diamond Positron Quickpack

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Balla on a budget.

The Positron Quickpack consists of Black Diamond's best-valued draw for climbers on a budget. Despite the low price tag, these draws are fully-featured with keylock noses for snag-free cleaning, and the rope-clipping biners have bent gates for easier clipping. Black Diamond added StraitJackets to stabilize the rope-clipping biners for an even more convenient clipping experience. 

  • Positron carabiners with keylock noses
  • Polyester slings with StraitJackets
  • Item #BLD00GY

Tech Specs

Gate Type
[bolt] straight, [rope] bent
Sling Material
polyester
Sling Width
18 mm
Sling Length
12 cm, 18 cm
Strength
[major axis] 25 kN, [minor axis] 8 kN, [open gate] 8 kN
Gate Opening
[straight] 22 mm, [bent] 26 mm
Features
[carabiners] keylock noses, [sling] StraitJacket
Claimed Weight
[12cm] 1 lb 6 oz, [18cm] 1 lb 7 oz
Recommended Use
climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Nice Quickdraw, but False Advertising

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

There are very few reviews floating around the internet about these draws, so I figured I'd toss in my two cents!



The BD is a surprisingly light and attractive quickdraw sold at a reasonable price. Attractive colored carabiners with a matching and might I add bomber sling joining the two carabiners make this an attractive choice for climbers in a budget. My biggest beef with this product is the description of sizing which I consulted BD customer service on and received a less than adequate response.



I ordered the 18 cm quickdraw pack, but what I got instead was 6 quickdraws with 15 cm slings instead (see picture attached to post for metric confirmation, and comparison to an actual 12 cm quickdraw). I emailed BD support and received a disappointing response stating that there is typically a small variation in sling length, and that they sell quickdraws based on a quickdraw length - not by sling length. Which is categorically false, as that is how they sell slings on their website (See: http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/climbing-dogbones-runners).



Enough grumpy rambling, it really seems like a great draw:



Pros:

* Keylocking nose

* Surprisingly light

* Updated beefier dogbone compared to the model prior

* Bent gate ensures an easy and consistent clipping experience



Cons:

* You guessed it, dogbone length. As a shorter climber hoping to avoid the hassle of reaching to clip by having longer draws this was a bit of a sore spot for me.

* Finish comes off easily under light use.

* Could be a bit lighter (But for the money, not too bad)



All in all, if I could do it again I would purchase a pack of Petzl Djinn Axess quickdraws instead.

Nice Quickdraw, but False Advertising

Hey Zhuo,
Thanks for pointing that out. That brings up a great point that the the 18cm is in reference to the dogbone with out a carabiner. When you put the carabiner in it will shorten up the draw a little bit. Some carabiners could shorten them up than others. Hope this helps with future purchases of quick draws.

Great Quickdraw Deal

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have nothing bad to say about my positron quickdraw. They have a bent gate on the rope side for easy rope clipping and no catch noses so you don't need to worry about it getting hung up on bolts or your rope. If you'd like a similar but more lightweight option check out the Black Diamond Posiwire Quickdraw.

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a good, cost effective option for a closed gate carabiner quickdraw. I have used both these and the posiwire quickdraws. If weight is a concern, go with a wiregate, but if price is more of a factor, you can’t really go wrong with the positron draws. These draws have a straight gate and curved gate side, which is great for easily clipping rope through the curved gate of the draw.