Rated 3 out of 5 by Charlie OZ or HoodWire?
I prefer the HoodWire. Both have the key feature of the Hoodwire technology. This biner is light and stuff but it feels more delicate that the HoodWire, that how it feels, of course they are comparably strong. But how gear feels in my hand and how it functions matters to me. So I chose a little more weight and the HoodWire because I think it feels better.
I like the size of the HoodWire and that it is more round and therefore better for hauling/lower friction(not sure if the engineers would agree with my last claim, but it could be true).
If your a weight weenee, this might be your dig.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quin Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Hoodwire nose + size + weight = one of the better biners out there. Perfect for racking cams and for use with slings. No snags on biner noses means faster, easier climbing, especially for the second.
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Levi Solid Biner
I am very new to climbing and recently added these into my rack and can't comment enough about how easy they are to get on and off the wall or climbing equipment. As a climber just starting to lead routes, I cannot stress enough how important having equipment that works well. It's one more thing that I don't have to think about when clipping in.
Thanks for making a great product that keeps me safe and is very easy to use. No snags and minimal weight.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kevin One of the best carabiners ever!!
Oh so light yet oh so useful. Wide opening, no snagging, what a great biner. This or something just like this will eventually be on all of my alpine draws!! Thanks again BD!!
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LibeckiTheTimeisNow The only biner you need
These biners make up 90+ percent of my rack on every big expedition/first ascent, cragging, you name it.
I have used these for years and they are by far my favorite most versatile biner.
Light, sweet, work horse, you name it. Any weather, any condition, anywhere.
Thanks to whoever designed/created these.
June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doug Light and functional
I just committed to using only Oz carabiners for my entire alpine climbing rack. They are super light, don't snag on slings, and most importanantly, I can still use them with bulky gloves. Switching over has saved me pounds.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TommyC Perfect match for Camalots
For me, the Oz is the perfect all around carabiner for trad climbing. I use them to rack my cams, and for my light draws or for sewn runners. Weight is of course light, but they feel good in hand and the new key lock is great for avoiding snags.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimC Black Diamond Oz Carabiner
The Black Diamond Oz Carabiner has become the mainstay for my trad rack, as it has helped to lighten the load of a full rack of gear and has made it completely easy to select the proper cam, as they color coordinate so well. Now it's not necessary to mention my trad rack as a 'training weight,' as the BD Oz carabiner floats among the clouds.
May 20, 2013