DMM - Spectre 2 (Fall 2016)
The DMM Spectre 2 has evolved from the original Spectre carabiner using the knowledge DMM has gained in the 4 years since the Spectre was first launched. The Spectre 2 is bigger than the Phantom, and while the Phantom's size/weight ratio still probably has the edge as DMM's best trad climbing carabiner, 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 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.