Black Diamond no longer produces the Hotwire, but you can skip over to our Quickdraw Review to get the lowdown on our current faves.
Black Diamond makes so many different quickdraws it can be hard to keep them all straight, but climbers should take note of the Black Diamond HotWire. This versatile piece of gear performs well on sport or traditional routes, and is a good choice for someone looking for an all-around performer. That said, the rope can get snagged on the unprotected wiregate and the sling is not designed for grabbing, so if you are a dedicated steep sport climber you'll want the Petzl Spirit Express instead. Likewise, if you mostly climb long and traditional routes, the Wild Country Helium Quickdraw is much lighter and better suited for that. But if you do a little bit of everything and only want one set of draws on your rack then the Black Diamond HotWire is an excellent choice.