Climbing racks just got lighter. Weighing-in at a remarkable mere 41 grams, DMM is proud to announce the launch of the world's lightest screwgate carabiner.
The Phantom Wiregate biner was ground-breaking, combining lightness, strength and functionality to produce the lightest and strongest quickdraw in the world. Following on from this quest for strength and lightness, it was logical to turn this technology to locking carabiners.
The result is the Phantom Screwgate.
At 41 grams it is the world's lightest screwgate carabiner! It has all the virtues of its sibling and with stats of 24 kN Major Axis, 9kN Minor Axis and 9kN gate open, strength has clearly not been compromised in the slightest. The Phantom also has a keylock nose and is one of the most advanced carabiners DMM has ever produced.
The Phantom Screwgate is hot forged using DMM's signature I Beam construction and finished to the same exacting standards we always set ourselves. The Phantom may be super-light but it's still a sensible size, easy to handle and has a good working capacity. This holds true to our maxim that the functionality of the product mustn't be compromised by a desire to make an empty statement. So if you are looking to further lighten your rack these are the 'lockers' for you.
If you read our previous DMM news item, 'In Patagonia', you'll see that Tim Neil and Mat Stygall greatly appreciated DMM's lighter hardware, meaning they could move quicker and were consequently safer from getting caught out by a Patagonian storm.
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:
I have some Edelrid Golden Gate Screwgates that are 45 grams, 24/8/8 so slighly weaker in the small and open axis. They were £7 each but I don't think you can get em anymore.
I've used em for 3 or 4 years now and have no problems other than them being a little small.
Obviously I'll replace em with these as the need arises - buy British!
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