Christopher B.wrote a review of Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner on September 1, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My favorite non-locking carabiner by far for anything other than sport climbing. I always go back and forth between these and the newest version of the Oz carabiner, and both definitely have and always will have a place on my rack, but I typically use the HoodWire more. They have a bit better feel to them (they are a little “beefier”). Great smooth function, never any issues with snow, ice, dirt, etc. And I am a big fan of the snagless feature (when the old Oz carabiners didn’t have this, these always won out). Plus not that looks matter, but the color is great!