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BD Magnetron carabiner lock

PostPosted: May 1, 2015 11:02 am
by spider
Are these any good for caving? Are they a no-no if you're surveying? Does anyone know of any reviews?

Re: BD Magnetron carabiner lock

PostPosted: May 5, 2015 10:18 am
by ohiocaver
I'd expect the magnetism would throw any compass off..even in the outdoors. I'm not sure why you'd want to pay $25 or $30 for a biner to drag through a cave (or for any use, for that matter!). I think the main focus of the Magnetron is for guides to use it with clients who might forget or mishandle screw-gate or similar lockers (which cost half as much each). If your question is reliability, however, Black Diamond is a primo brand and, having used their gear since it was Patagonia and before, I'd give five stars to their product quality. A posting I saw a while ago on Midwest Mountain Guides gave it a thumbs up...although they note they did not use it in snow or wet conditions (and wet is exactly what we'd see in caves).