DMM Phantom Quickdraw
These are my favourite draws for trad climbing and…
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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Pick up a rack of these beauties and prepare to be amazed, it really is shocking how so much gear can weigh so little!Being super light is not the whole story though. You also need to find the optimum balance between size, strength and weight.Sure, DMM could have made the Phantom Quickdraw 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. At 28g the Phantom is astonishingly light.
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