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Six is better than one.

If you're looking to gear up fast but not skimp on quality, look no further than the Black Diamond PosiWire Quickpack. Aspiring sport climbers and veterans alike will rejoice in the value of these straight-and-bent-gate draws. At just 103 grams apiece, they won't weigh down your harness, and wire clipping gates help reduce gate flutter while increasing ease of clipping.

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5 5

Bomber Set

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these to complete my sport rack, now I really only want to use these draw's. they feel smooth and safe. Totally worth the money for the look and feel of these draw's. The wire gate on the rope side really gives you the confidence when hanging on for dear life that you can send that project. They are a great draw and come highly recommended.

Bomber Set
5 5

Great Pack!

Bought these as a gift with other accessories for someone getting back into climbing after taking time off. Perfect for starting out again and getting back in the groove of things. Great functionality and feel safe and sturdy.

5 5

Great Product

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Unless your picky about your draws, get these. The positron end goes on the bolt hangar, which is great because the keylock nose is snagless for easy on and off. The wiregate goes on your rope. Sure, the wiregate can snag, and its not a bent gate so some people complain that it is kinda chunky. Its not, its just a matter of technique. The nose rarely snags on something large diameter like your rope.

3 5

Cheap, but not my favorites

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

These are some of the cheapest draws out there, especially if you get them on sale. I think still like the plain Positrons better, though

The Good:
--Typically the cheapest Black Diamond draws available
--Wiregate rope end makes distinguishing which ends gets the bolt hanger easy.
--Lighter (slightly) than Positron draws.
--Nose-less draw on the bolt end for ease in cleaning overhung routes

The Bad:
--Wiregate 'biner is not hooded, so it can still get hung up on things.
--Only one size available in quickpack form
--Not that much lighter than Positron draws.

I was raised to be picky about my 'biners, and I prefer hooded or noseless over non-hooded wiregates. These are perfectly safe, and as many have noted they are cheap, but when it comes time to replace the rope-end on these I will likely spring for Hoodwires or Oz biners.

Not for mice!

Not for mice!

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Seriously, if you are a mouse, directions indicate that you may NOT use these (by pains of death).

5 5

Good value, great quickdraw

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These draws are solid. The clipping action is smooth, and these things are pretty light especially for the price. Most people don?t mention aesthetics when reviewing gear, but these do look nice.

I recommend these for aspiring sport climbers, and experienced alike.

5 5

not the lightest

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are not the lightest quickdraw but they are good. they feel very sturdy and I feel very safe using them, which I think is very important when you just start sport climbing.

4 5

Best Value

you can pay a couple bucks more per draw and save 10 grams per draw or maybe get smoother actions, but if your getting you rack od draws on a budget, this is the way to do it. key lock nose for easy cleaning, wire gate biner for the rope for easy clipping and no gate flutter, and cheap.

5 5

Popular- and for a good reason!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These draws are perfect; not to heavy for me, solid gate on top, wire gate on bottom. -That makes it easier for the bolts and the rope.

I've seen these at almost every crag I've climbed at. They are indeed popular, and for this good of a draw at this price I'm not surprised!

By the way, I've seen other reviews of these in which the reviewer seems to complain about the entire quickdraw because the dogbone got worn out. The dogbone doesn't last as long as the carabiners anyway, so when it gets in that condition all you have to do is replace that part.


Popular- and for a good reason!
4 5

quality draws

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

BD quality. Get them at a good price and what's not to love?

Posiwire is super convenient for remembering which side is rope and which is wall. Durable.

4 5

pretty standard

There are definitely better deals out there. These quickdraws are pretty lightweight but pretty standard. The gate is smooth and I like that one carabiner is a wire gate and the other is not, to help distinguish which goes where during a climb. But overall nothing particularly special, but a brand you can trust fo sho... which actually means a lot to people you might climb with. get them on sale. (NOTE TO ALL: this comes from the budget of a broke college student) they're great draws, but you can get lighter ones for cheaper. I would recommend if you get them on sale.

5 5

Perfect Starter Pack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Black Diamond Posiwire Pack is a great set of quickdraws to start out with as a sport climber. After advancing my rack a little further, I still commonly use these draws because of their easy clipping and durability. I recommend these to anyone looking to start up a sport rack.

5 5

Skimpy on price not quality

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just like the description goes I bought these as my startup into sport climbing biners and I have had them for years. I have enjoyed their ease of use and they are comparable in quality to my petzl spirit draws but much cheaper.

5 5

If everything was so good...

I bought this set for 50 euros in Slovakia and I am very surprised. The`re just perfect. I would say they`re the best choice for this price.

5 5

Uber Draws

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We've bashed 'em, thrashed 'em and trashed 'em. They have caught every fall (and there have been many). They are worth every penny. They are light (kind of), cheap and durable. Why would anyone in their right mind pay more for quick draws? Easy clipping on both ends. No gate flutter. Great for sport and trad. We will buy these again when we need more draws.

4 5

PosiWire

Have used a set of these for the past 3 season on ice and rock. Good set of draws, nothing fancy but they work and seem very durable. Wire gates shave some weight and make for easy clipping. I appreciate the larger rope side biner for use with gloves, great for climbing ice.

4 5

They work

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The BD PosiWire quickdraws do exactly what they are designed to do. They are not the lightest nor highest performing draws out there, but they are inexpensive and they do their job. I would definitely recommend them as a great first set for all-purpose climbing.

They work
4 5

Great Draws.

These draws are perfect for me. I own two packs of six, an I'm very happy with the amount of money I spent. These things are affordable! And as far as I can tell they work totally fine. Good color too, they look awesome up against my orange and yellow mammut rope! The only reason they dont earn five stars is because they arent as light as id like.

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