|Name:||Black Diamond VaporLock (v1)|
|Dimensions:||Length: 99.88 mm|
Width: 67.80 mm
Depth (basket end): 9.88 mm
Depth (runner end): 9.04 mm
Gate Opening: 22.12 mm
|Strength Ratings:||21 kN | 8 kN | 7 kN|
|Other Markings:||Laser: (double-diamond solid logo) Black Diamond | (ratings) (ce-logo)0333Ⓗ|
Dot Peened: 4065A
|Batch Marking Location:||spine-exterior-right|
|Collection Criteria:||★ Personal Favorite|
★ Mechanically Interesting
|Summary:||magnetic simul-locking, light HMS carabiner|
|Description & Commentary:|
At the time of release, the VaporLock was the lightest HMS style carabiner from a reputable manufacturer. At some point, Black Diamond also released this version with the innovative Magnetron gate, but it was not in production very long. In 2023, examples fetch absurd prices (>$120) on forums and auction sites from collectors and magnetron enthusiasts - higher than any other Magnetron model.
The vaporlock body profile is different than the two screw lock versions I have. The spine is more square, almost T-beam rather than hourglass found in the other versions. I have listed it as baseball bat due to the slight narrowing near the spine interior edge.