Black Diamond Vaporlock Magnetron uses the revolutionary Black Diamond locking system that is secured with magnets. Inserted into the nose of the carabiner is a piece of steel, while the gate 'clips' are magnets. When the gate is open the magnets oppose each other keeping the gate unlocked. When the gate is closed the magnets snap tight onto the steel insert and the carabiner is locked instantly, it is this fast secure locking mechanism that makes this carabiner super safe.
The Vaporlock Magnetron is a very light HMS carabiner. The Vapourlock is the perfect crab to combine with an ATC belay plate for a superlight belay set-up. For those looking to squeeze even more weight out of their gear it is Munter Hitch compatible meaning that no belay plate need be carried. This is a great crab for alpinists, mountaineers and rock climbers who want the lightest gear without sacrificing performance.
Black Diamond Vaporlock Magnetron Features
- Magnetic attraction to a steel insert in the carabiner nose
- Locking arms must be individually depressed before the gate can be opened
- Increases friction up to 30% when lowering or rappelling with an ATC
- Munter Hitch compatible on ropes up to 9.4 mm
- Keylock nose prevents snagging
Note: The Magnetron carabiners should not be used within 50cm of an avalanche transceiver as the magnet may interfere with these. Therefore, the Magnetrons are not suitable for ski touring use or winter climbing if using a transceiver.