The birth of the OvalWire came about from Black Diamond's desire to produce a low-profile, lightweight and easily clippable biner for aid climbers. Lighter and less bulky than Ovals, the OvalWire has a wire gate that resists gate whiplash, won't freeze up and is easy to clip. Sharing all of the same qualities as Black Diamond's classic Ovals, the wiregate versions are lower in profile and lighter. This means they can be piled on a rack with reckless abandon. A great biner for aid climbers who require an inexpensive, yet high-tech oval biner.