The Spectre 2 has evolved from the original Spectre carabiner using the knowledge DMM have 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 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.
Classic all round wire gate biner
Lightweight I-Beam construction
Safer, deeper rope basket
Easy to handle back shape
Generous 8.5mm rope radius
Modified nose profile to protect the gate
- Betastick Compatible: Yes
- Crag Gate Clearance mm: 23
- Crab Length mm: 97
- Crab Strength Closed kN: 24
- Crab Strength Minor Axis kN: 8
- Crab Gate Open Strength kN: 9
- Crab Width mm: 55
- Sling Strength kN: 22
- Sling Width mm: 11
- Weight: 73g