DMM Phantom Quickdraw
These are my favourite draws for trad climbing and have kicked my venerable DMM Spectres into retirement.
The combination of super light weight (26g), reasonable size and a gate open strength of 9kn makes them perfect for classic rock routes where you will be carrying lots of carabiners. The weight difference when carrying a rack of these is felt very easily and it really makes a difference on long, hard routes.
They clip well especially considering their smaller than average size and don't mis-behave.
I still use DMM Shadows for bolt clipping because they are tougher, bigger and have a keylock nose - but for trad routes these are brilliant.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
With two wiregate carabiners and an ultralight Dyneema sling, the DMM Phantom Quickdraw takes on any rock or ice pitch you encounter. This 2-ounce quickdraw provides easy clipping from a sketchy stance, and its burly I-beam construction provides 23kN of strength if you blow it. Neither the Phantom Quickdraw's wire gates or the Dyneema sling will freeze in cold weather, which makes this a great choice for winter use.
DMM's Phantom Quickdraw packs a full-featured carabiner and high-strength dogbone into an ultra-lightweight quickdraw you'll come to rely on.
- Mountain Gear
Description of DMM Phantom 12cm QuickdrawThe Phantom Quickdraw is the lightest on the market. The Phantom is a super specialised biner following the light is right path but crucially using I beam technology and 7010 aluminium to keep the strength high. Features12cm Quickdraw 58g
- US Outdoor Store
The Phantom is not only the lightest carabiner in the world, but we have also kept it large enough to be functional and made it super safe with 3 sigma 24kn gate closed and 9kn gate open strenths.