This is the Protect option of the all-around 9.8 Eternity. The 9.8 Eternity Protect is the first choice when a very versatile rope with perfect handling is required. New for Spring 2015 Mammut has reinvented their dry treatment process, as the UIAA has rolled out specific dry rope testing standards for the first time. The Eternity Protect rope has a coated sheath thanks to Mammut's patented COATINGfinish technology which creates lasting water and dirt repellency. It held onto only 36% of its weight in UIAA water repellency test making it an excellent choice for 3 season sport and trad climbs where things may be damp but not soaking wet.