This biner has been discontinued. Check out our complete Carabiner Review to see what is the best.
Strong and versatile at an affordable price, Black Diamond Quicksilver is one of the most popular climbing carabiners in the United States. It has proven itself over time but has some stiff competition both in price and performance. For only 50 cents more the Black Diamond Positron is easier to clip and comes with a keylock gate. Also for only 50 cents more the Wild Country Nitro is lighter and scored much higher in our tests. If you are really looking for a budget biner, it is hard to beat the Mad Rock Ultra-Light Straight which scored higher than the Quicksilver and costs only $6. However, at $7 the Quicksilver is one of the better deals out there and is so ubiquitous that you can often find it on sale for under $6. We would opt for a lighter or higher scoring carabiner but this might be perfect for you.