A great way to get a full rack of multi-length DMM Phantom quickdraws, perfect for trad and alpine climbing, and save some money all in one.
The DMM Phantom carabiners are exceptionally light wiregates which make for excellent quickdraws.
The Phantom is a small sized wiregate carabiner. Being smaller keeps the weight down but DMM have not gone too radical. DMM have said "Sure, we could have made this biner smaller, and as a result, lighter, but there comes a point when a tiny biner becomes a key ring – too fiddley to hold. Functionality is just as important as weight."
Apart from size it is the I-Beam hot forged construction that is the major factor in keeping the weight down. This design enables the Phantom to have as little metal as possible, whilst still retaining its strength, this is apparent by the recessed areas on the biner.
Compare the weight saved to another of DMMs popular quickdraws the Spectre 2. The difference in weight between the two is 16g (76g Spectre, 60g Phantom). This may not sound a lot, but over 10 quickdraws that’s a saving of 160g, so over two extra Phantoms worth. You can therefore think of it as being able to take more gear for the same weight, or less weight to climb with and for the walk in!
6 Quickdraws - 2x 12cm / 2x 18cm / 2x 25cm
- Manufacturer: DMM
- Crag Gate Clearance mm: 21
- Crab Length mm: 8.9
- Crab Strength Closed kN: 24
- Crab Strength Minor Axis kN: 7
- Crab Gate Open Strength kN: 9
- Crab Width mm: 5.1
- Sling Strength kN: 22
- Sling Width mm: 11
- Weight: 357g (all 6 quickdraws)