The Phantom weighs 41.5g and is the lightest keylock screwgate biner in the world.
It also is very functional and very strong with a major axis strength of 23kN and a gate open strength of 9kN.
The remarkable thing is that DMM could have made it even lighter if they were willing to compromise on it's strength and safety, but they are not willing to produce an offset D carabiner with a gate open strength of less than 9kN. If we were to accept a gate open of 7 kN we could have kept the same size and got down to 20g. However, they do not believe that 7kN gives enough safety margin.
The same thought process is applied to the carabiner gate and barrel - DMM could have reduced the wall thicknesses to drop the weight down even further, but they have kept the same high strength 7075 components that we use on a lot of our other I Beam carabiners. This barrel has a massive push-in strength.
DMM has achieved all this by using the same special alloy that they use on the Phantom wire gates and using their knowledge of forging /heat-treated aluminum.
All of their standard DMM features are present - smooth steep internal radiuses to minimize the chances of the carabiner hanging up or of the carabiner being loaded badly, fully anodized finish and an internal rope groove.
The Phantom series of carabiners are the ultimate range for traditional and alpine climbing.
- Personal Locking Carabiner for versatility and low weight
- Offset D carabiner for optimal loading and ergonomics
- Keylock nose eliminates snagging
- I-Beam construction for optimum strength to weight ratio
- Color: Titanium/Lime
- Major Axis: 23kN
- Minor Axis: 9kN
- Gate Open: 7kN
- Dimensions: 54 x 94mm
- Weight: 42g
- Gate Opening: 15mm