Conventional carabiners lock via a screw toggle or spring gate. They're trusted mechanisms but require two hands to operate. The Black Diamond Magnetron reimagines the system: Magnets keep the arm in place; pinching two latches releases it. The magnets never lose their attraction and are a stronger, quicker system for securing climbers. [$25; blackdiamondequipment.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
Plus: Building a Bigger Action Hero
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The Interpreters We Left Behind
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