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Colin R.

Colin R.wrote a review of on February 25, 2015

4 5

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

Very similar to the Black Diamond Oz carabiners but slightly heavier and slightly larger.
The main difference is that they are slightly thicker, accounting for the weight increase (1.3 oz vs. 1 oz) and the strength increase from Oz's 20/7/7 kN to Hoodwire's 24/8/8 kN.
Note that the biners curve very thin along the top between the gate and the spine, so I wouldn't use these for a garda hitch.

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Colin R.

Colin R.wrote a review of on February 25, 2015

Hoodwire vs. Oz
4 5

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

Very similar to the Black Diamond Oz carabiners but slightly heavier and slightly larger.
The main difference is that they are slightly thicker, accounting for the weight increase (1.3 oz vs. 1 oz) and the strength increase from Oz's 20/7/7 kN to Hoodwire's 24/8/8 kN.
Note that the biners curve very thin along the top between the gate and the spine, hourglass style, so I wouldn't use these for a garda hitch.

In photo Oz is on left, Hoodwire is on right.

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Colin R.

Colin R.wrote a review of on February 25, 2015

Oz vs. Hoodwire
4 5

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

Very similar to the standard Hoodwire carabiners but lighter and just a little smaller.
The main difference is that they are thinner, meaning a drop from 24/8/8 kN to 20/7/7 kN. Still, if you're using these with cams (SLCD), keep in mind that standard size cams max at 14 kN, and most cams are 10 kN or less.
Note that the biners curve very thin along the top between the gate and the spine, hourglass style, so I wouldn't use these for a garda hitch.

In photo Oz is on left, Hoodwire is on right.

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Colin R.

Colin R.wrote a review of on February 25, 2015

4 5

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

Very similar to the standard Hoodwire carabiners but lighter and just a little smaller.
The main difference is that they are thinner, meaning a drop from 24/8/8 kN to 20/7/7 kN. Still, if you're using these with cams (SLCD), keep in mind that standard size cams max at 14 kN, and most cams are 10 kN or less.
Note that the biners curve very thin along the top between the gate and the spine, so I wouldn't use these for a garda hitch.

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