Strong and efficient, it's the Terminator of carabiners.
Some carabiner manufacturers obsess over light weight, but the resulting product is sized more for a toddler than a climber. The DMM Spectre 2 Carabiner is big enough for winter use but light enough for long trad climbs and difficult sport pitches. DMM's I-Beam construction keeps the weight down yet remains incredibly strong, and the wire gate further reduces weight and sticking. These biners are color coded to match your cams, so you don't grab the wrong piece when your handjam starts to slip.
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Easy opening, colors match many differnent companies gear, and theyre good quality. Will order again when my rack gets bigger
Hi Im debating on DMM Spectres 2 and DMM...
Im debating on DMM Spectres 2 and DMM Phantoms. I want them to be my ultimate trad alpine-quickdraws biners. I want them to be light and functional. Both are light but i cant make up my mind which ones should I buy. Is it much of a difference between those or is it more like getting use to it issue?
The biggest difference between the two is size. The Spectre has a larger gate opening and overall larger feel. I use Spectres for ice climbing draws (clipping with gloves and all, and i use Moses biners (Mammut's equivalent to the Phantom) for racking on alpine draws and gear. It just depends on personal preference, but for an ultimate alpine draw i would do Mammut contact slings with Phantom biners. Hope this helps.
biner size comparison
camp nano23, madrock ultralight, madrock super tech, DMM spectre2, DMM phantom, wildcountry helium
great biners, which ever ones you end up recieving lol
i order a second set of these and recieved the phantoms, they look the same but are a bit smaller. bummer.
DMM Spectre 2
DMM Spectre 2
Not the ones pictured
I ordered 2 sets of these and received 2 sets of the DMM Spectre 2's, not the DMM Spectres (pictured above). While the Spectre 2's are superior to the Spectres, I wanted the Spectres.
Hopefully, Backcountry.com will change the picture and title soon.
my favorite color coded wire gates
Really nice alternative to the BD rack pack. I find the gate action and size of the biner to be better than the neutrino (a good wire in its own right). Pairing the Spectre up with a BD Oz also makes for a functional, lightweight alpine draw.
great match for cams
i prefer these over the neutrinos because they're slightly larger and slightly lighter. but i agree with the other reviewer, they are not as cool as the notchless heliums. it would be nice if they had orange ones to match my metolius orange cams.
Write your question here... Is the the...
Write your question here...
Is the the color pack? i.e. are the carbiners multicolored or just silver?
i ordered and received a multi-color pack.
Second only to Heliums in my book
I use these on my cams.. I love the gate action and their shape takes clove hitches really well. When REI was sold out I went to the touble of calling their Seattle store to have them ship me some more! I Love these carrabiners! I'd give them five stars if they were knotchless..