Used to be the Cascades, now its the Wasatch.
Great bike to ride around the town on relaxed summer evenings!
Streamlined and simple. Way good.
There are only 2 things I would change on it:
1: The clip for the rope strap is in this really little pocket. When your pack is full, it is super hard to get your fingers in there to clip or un-clip the rope strap. Add 2 or three inches to the webbing that the clip is on!
2: I would like to see reinforced ski straps like on the Mission 50. This would prevent the side straps from getting beat up when hauling your skis in an A-frame.
Both of the things I would like to see changed are super minor and I still give this pack 5 stars.
Great as a one tool fits all solution; from vertical ice to long alpine climbs.
Only thing that will most likely eventually break on you are the adjustable-height grip rests. These need a re-design. If you hit them on a bulge of ice, they lever and crack at the bolt. This doesn't affect the integrity of the tool, just the grip rest.
I prefer these in their small sizes. Narrow head and the single stem doesn't get in the way of small constrictions below the placement like a u-stem TCU can.
These are such an upgrade over my heavy gloves and or my liners for ice climbing. Your hands will definitely get cold at times in these things, but they grip so well. I just always have a pair of heavy gloves for belaying tucked in my shell or clipped to the back of my harness and switch to those when I finish a pitch.
I have had these bags for years and they hold up to everything I throw at them. The biggest decision you need to make is which size[es] you need!
Great support for my foot. The arch is nice and high (unlike most stock insoles which are flat). The cupped heel isolates my foot's natural cushion right under the heel. None of that gimmicky and wobbly gel. Great for day to day use, running shoes, and my ski boots. These insoles rock.
My favorite for racking my cams. Color coded, smooth gate, and enough room to clip runners/ropes!
I got the #4 Big Bro to expand my gear range. At its smallest it is like a tipped out #6 cam (BD or Wild Country). Sometimes it is just what you need!
These things are so small and lightweight, you don't feel bad bringing a few extra for that remote climb. Great for making alpine draws with dyneema runners. They are a bit small but I do not really notice it even when anxiously clipping gear. Light is right!
These things rock from finger to body sizes. They go in smooth and don't walk away. Plus, it's easier to get an over cammed Camalot out than any other cam. Confidence inspiring gear keeps me in the vertical world!
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