Main Features of the DMM Spectre 2 Quickdraw
- Super-light, wiregate quickdraw
- Lengths: 12cm, 18cm, 25cm
- I-beam back construction for strength and lightness
- 8.5mm rope bearing radius which makes it a very rope friendly biner
- Straitjacket insert keeps the bottom carabiner properly oriented
- Easy to use even with a gloved hand
- 11mm dyneema sling: 22kN
- Weight: 73g (12cm), 76g (18cm), 80g (25cm)
The DMM Spectre 2 superlight quickdraw is a near perfect size/weight compromise. If you just want one quickdraw to do everything whether its sport or trad, summer or winter, roadside crag or alpine, the Spectre 2 Quickdraw is well worth considering.
Original DMM Spectre / Spectre 2 comparison
The Spectre 2 is a whopping 3g lighter than before (alright it doesn't sound like much, but apply that to every one of the 35+ biners on an average trad rack and it soon adds up), and it manages to retain the large size and gate opening that made the original Spectre such a good all round workhorse krab.
Strength wise it's still rated at 24kN in the major axis, 1kN stronger in the minor axis but it has lost 1 kN gate open (still a respectable 9kN though). It's shrouded nose and low mass wiregate means that the gate open strength is less important than with a solid gate.
The overall shape has been tweaked too. It's now less triangular more quadrilateral (just like a scaled-up phantom) and feels even nicer to use than before.
|DMM Spectre 2 Karabiner|
|Closed Gate - 24kN||25mm||32g|
|Open Gate - 9kN|
|Minor Axis - 7kN|