Black Diamond VaporLock v2

Black Diamond
VaporLock v2

Name:Black Diamond VaporLock v2
Category:screw lock
Locking Type:manual
Unlock Style:gate stopped
Sleeve Rotation:1260° (unlocked) | 1710° (maximum)
Nose Guard:none
Gate Shield:full
Weight:52 g
Dimensions:Length: 100 mm
Width: 68 mm
Depth (basket end): 9.5 mm
Gate Opening: 21 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 21 kN | Minor Axis: 8 kN | Gate Open: 7 kN
Other Markings:Laser: (double-diamond solid logo) Black Diamond | (ratings) read (ce-logo)2777Ⓗ 1232
Batch Marking Location:spine-left
MSRP:$16.95 (2022)
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.

This version requires an additional turn to unlock than the v1 Vaporlock.

Technical Notice:Technical Notice