The 9.8 Transformer climbing rope is made from transfer yarns, high quality left over yarns usually disposed of unused due to their colour variations. As well as saving valuable resources, each meter of the resulting rope has a unique design. Mammut's thermal Protect treatment means that ropes feature higher performance and offer one to two more standard falls than non-treated ropes. Even after soaking in water for 15 minutes, a Protect rope still achieves 50% of its specified number of standard falls. The Coatingfinish on the sheath gives it a 40% higher abrasion resistance, as well as increased dirt repellency.