New for 2010 The Spectre 2 is DMM's premium workhorse wire gate carabiner and uses the same design characteristics that we developed for the super light Phantom series of carabiners, but 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 carabiner is very strong, easy to handle, very safe and remarkably light. The Spectre 2 comes in at 32g with a 9kN gate open strength and a well rounded 8.5mm rope bearing radius. 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. DMM was the first company to develop and manufacture I-beam carabiners and it is this experience along with their investment in creating the best aluminum forging plant in Europe that has enabled them to make this biner so light and so versatile. The wire gate keeps weight to a minimum, whilst providing an easy clip with minimum chance of it freezing or gunging up. The customized gate is curved to give a constant tension for ease of clipping and increased long-term safety, whilst the tip of the wire is also bent so that it pulls into the nose when under tension to minimise the chance of gate open loading. The nose is also shrouded so that there is a reduced risk of the gate being knocked or dragged open accidently. The Spectre is available in a variety of different colors so that climber can identify items on their rack quickly and easily and all models are fully anodised to help corrosion resistance. Features: Lightweight I Beam construction back. Safer, deeper basket. Easy to handle back shape. Generous 8.5mm rope radius. Modified nose profile to protect the gate.