Black Diamond has discontinued the Quicksilver carabiner and the Quicksilver Quickdraw. We recommend you check out the Positron Quickdraw(pictured below) instead. The Positron draw uses a straight Positron on top and a bent one on the bottom for better rope clipping. Both bent and straight Positron biners use key lock gates for smooth clipping and unclipping which is a huge improvement over the Quicksilver.
Keep reading to see what we thought about the now discontinued Quicksilver Quickdraw.
Strong and versatile at an affordable price, Black Diamond's Quicksilver Quickdraw is one of the most popular climbing quickdraws in the United States. It has proven itself over time but has some stiff competition both in price and performance. For only $1 more, the Black Diamond Positron Quickdrawis easier to clip and comes with key-lock gates on the carabiners. Also for only $2 more, the Wild Country Nitro Quickdraw is lighter and scored much higher in our tests. If you are really looking for a budget draw, it is hard to beat the Mad Rock Ultra-Light, which scored higher than the Quicksilver and costs only $12. The highest scoring Petzl Spirit Express is definitely our favorite but also costs $10 more. At $14 the Quicksilver draw is one of the better deals and is so ubiquitous that you can often find it on sale for under $14. We would opt for a lighter or higher scoring draw but this might be perfect for you.