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 The Shadow 12cm is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Shadow 12cm is no longer produced by DMM and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.

DMM Shadow

Shadow 12cm



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Retail price

US$ 19.00

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Weight ­
Dogbone Size 12 cm long, 11 mm wide
Dogbone Material Dyneema­
Dogbone Strength (kN) 22 kN
Top Carabiner Shadow -
US$ 9.95

DMM Shadow Full View
Bottom Carabiner Shadow Bent -
US$ 9.95

DMM Shadow Bent Full View

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Climbing Gear Reviews UK Performance 5/5 Style 5/5 Value 4/5

If weight is an issue you could try the Shadow quickdraw, these performed almost as well as the Alpha Sport. They had the same sewn sling and the same ergonomic bent gate for clipping. They just weren’t as big. But if you’re looking for a lighter weight, all round set of quickdraws that would be suitable for all climbing situations then these would fit the bill.

Alpinist Gear Review rating 4/5

The Shadow crossbreed is able to navigate the boundaries of light weight, crazy strength and full size. The end result is less clutter on your rack and less weight in your pack. If they weren't so darned expensive, they'd deserve five stars.
Pros: Hot forged, and therefore strong but light; full-sized 'biners; key lock and recess features on plain gate make for easy clipping; come in two lengths.
Cons: Expensive.