Yes. Pouch and porthole provided, with velcro tab to keep your pouch from dumping out if you tip your pack over
Long time fan of Lowe - but have used many others. I am tall and this FITS on top of that, there is function. the web catcher, load locker and tool mounting is pure innovative function. I have overloaded, underloaded and climbed with this with no complaints.
I am 6'3" and it fits me as good as anything on the market. I would guess that this (XL) would handle anywhere from 6' to 6'4" as a sweet spot
Sure. Grab some leather work gloves at the hardware store and pop a clip 'em up hole in them - or - spend twice as much or more on these. I have done the former and have now done the latter -
These are nice. Quality components, great fit. A treat. Worth it if you have the $.
For the weight? Space? Cost? for what it provides? I agree that it is essential kit. This combined with a microtraxion and a pulley is SO useful . Sure - you may not need it - but when you do...
And also agreed. These are not ascenders for regular duty. If I never have to use them then that's a good thing. I still carry them though.. Thats a smart thing.
I am old school. Built my first trad rack in 1976 - that's a way to say I have had a lot of binners, gear, rack. These are what they are advertised as - advanced forging mono wire gate ultra light carabiners. A big/small combo draw weighs in at about the same as a single old school Chouinard D on my rack. That is a take notice savings of weight. As others have said in various ways - there is no free lunch - you loose the old school durability - the small is, well, rather small and takes getting used to. For what they are, what they are built to do - I beleive the represent the state of the art and are REALLY cool enginerring. There is a place on anyones rack for a half dozen of the small / large combo's IMHO.