|Name:||Black Diamond VaporLock v1|
|Unlock Style:||gate stopped|
|Sleeve Rotation:||990° (unlocked) | 1350° (maximum)|
|Dimensions:||Length: 100 mm|
Width: 68 mm
Gate Opening: 21 mm
|Strength Ratings:||21 kN | 8 kN | 7 kN|
|Other Markings:||Forged: (double diamond logo)Black Diamond USA | (ratings) CE 0639Ⓗ|
|Batch Marking Location:||spine-exterior|
|Collection Criteria:||★ Personal Favorite|
|Summary:||ultralight HMS carabiner|
|Description & Commentary:|
At the time of release, the VaporLock was the lightest HMS style carabiner from a reputable manufacturer.
These have been part of my primary tree climbing kit for over a decade, and used for my closed hitch + minding pulleys when climbing on a moving rope system (MRS), usually DREC (Double Rope-End Climbing) on 9mm rope.
See also: v2 Vaporlock, which requires an additional rotation to unlock along with a different finish and markings.