The Black Diamond Hoodwire Carabiner is a easy clipping carabiner for your climbing needs. The innovative little hood protects the nose from use and abuse, while allowing you to clip in fast without any snags. It combines with a wiregate, which helps to drop the weight of the biner to a mere 1.3 ounces. Hot-forged by Black Diamond, the pieces are fused together for a strong, capable piece of a equipment. Whether you're climbing sport, alpine or other, it'll get the job done.