Black Diamond VaporLock v1

Black Diamond
VaporLock v1

Name:Black Diamond VaporLock v1
Category:screw lock
Locking Type:manual
Unlock Style:gate stopped
Sleeve Rotation:990° (unlocked) | 1350° (maximum)
Gate Shield:full
Weight:51.5 g
Dimensions:Length: 100 mm
Width: 68 mm
Gate Opening: 21 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 21 kN | Minor Axis: 8 kN | Gate Open: 7 kN
Other Markings:Forged: (double diamond logo)Black Diamond USA | (ratings) CE 0639Ⓗ
Stamped: 9075
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.