DMM Spectre 2 Quickdraw 25cm:
New climbing equipment for 2010 the Spectre 2 has evolved from the original Spectre carabiner using the knowledge DMM gained in the 4 years since the Spectre was first launched.
The Spectre 2 is bigger than the Phantom; the Phantoms size/weight ratio still probably has the edge as the best trad rock climbing carabiner, but the Spectre 2 is a touch more versatile - it has more metal to cope with bolt damage and will be slightly easier to handle and clip in adverse conditions. The Spectre 2 is full size and large enough to be used with gloves for winter climbing.
The carabiner is very strong, easy to handle, very safe and remarkably light - The Spectre 2 comes in at 32g with a 9kN gate open strength and a well rounded 8.5mm rope bearing radius.
The Spectre 2 includes all the usual DMM refinements such as a shrouded nose, an even tension gate and a well rumbled finish to remove any sharp edges or clipping lines. It behaves very well on all webbings from 8mm dyneema to 16mm nylon and resists cross loading brilliantly.
DMM Spectre 2 Quickdraw 25cm Specifications:
Gate Closed 24kN
Gate Open 9kN
Gate Open 8kN
Gate Opening 25mm
Rope Bearing Width 8.5mm